Posts from GovConWire for 10/14/2015

Michael Strianese: L-3 Adds New ISR Tools with ForceX Acquisition

L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) has bought intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance software and geospatial technology company ForceX for an undisclosed amount as part of efforts to grow L-3’s integrated sensor systems business…
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Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch: USAF Aims to Increase GPS III Satellite Contract Competition

U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch has said the military service could seek approval from the U.S. Defense Department in 2016 to launch a competitive bidding process for GPS III satellite development contracts, Bloomberg reported Tuesday
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ICF to Help IRS Gauge Customer Satisfaction; Larry Luskin Comments

ICF International has received a $21.5 million contract to design and administer surveys in support of the Internal Revenue Service’s effort to gauge the service satisfaction of customers. ICF professionals will work to analyze survey data and yield reports as part of IRS’ preparation for its annual customer satisfaction report to Congress, ICF said Tuesday
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SOCOM Adds 24 Firms to $450M Mission Support Contract

The U.S. Special Operations Command has selected an additional 24 companies to provide SOCOM-wide mission support services under a previously awarded five-year, $450 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract…
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Mark Kirasich Named NASA Orion Program Manager; William Gerstenmaier Comments

Mark Kirasich, formerly deputy manager of NASA’s Orion program, has moved to the manager role of the space launch program. Kirasich succeeds Mark Geyer, who was appointed as deputy director of Johnson Space Center, and will oversee the development, manufacturing and testing of the Orion spacecraft, NASA said Tuesday
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Apprio to Build Information Models for E-Government Health Initiative; Bobbie Peterson Comments

Apprio has secured a potential five-year, $3.4 million contract to create enterprise data models in support of the Federal Health Architecture’s Federal Health Information Model. FHA is an Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology-administered e-government program that seeks to help federal agencies develop common information platforms in an effort to achieve transparency, data quality and interoperability among health IT systems, Apprio saidTuesday
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BAE Systems to Supply APKWS Rockets to US Army

The U.S. Army has placed an order for an initial supply of BAE Systems-built laser-guided rockets for deployment onboard its AH-64 Apache helicopters. The company said Tuesday the service branch will use the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System rockets to support its military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq…
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October 13 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Fluctuate to Declines

The GovCon Index failed to hold momentum from a strong late morning spike Tuesday as it closed with a decline of 0.715 points to 73.713. U.S. stocks traded in and out of positive territoryTuesday as investors continue to anticipate third quarter earnings reports from multinational corporations and other blue chip companies, the Wall Street Journal reported…
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