Posts from GovConWire for 01/09/2017

Harris to Supply Tactical Radio Spare Parts to Army, DLA Under $403M IDIQ

Harris (NYSE: HRS) has been awarded a potential five-year, $403.3 million contract to provide tactical radio system spare parts to the U.S. Army and the Defense Logistics Agency. The company will perform work under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract in New York through Jan…
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ManTech to Help Test Navy’s Weapons, Combat Systems Under $87M Task Order; Dan Keefe Comments

ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT) has secured a potential five-year, $87 million task order to help the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division test and evaluate  weapons and combat systems…
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Belcan Buys Kemtah Group in Govt IT Services Expansion Push

Belcan, a portfolio company of private investment firm AE Industrial Partners, has purchased The Kemtah Group for an undisclosed amount in a strategy to expand the former’s government information technology services business…
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Report: James Mattis Agrees to Cut Ties With General Dynamics If Confirmed as Defense Secretary

Defense Secretary nominee James Mattis has agreed to resign from his board position at General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and divest all of his business holdings with the company if Senate confirms him as the next leader of the Defense Department, Politico reported Saturday…
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BAE Unit Wins $79M Contract to Maintain Navy Amphibious Transport Dock

BAE Systems’ Norfolk, Virginia-based ship repair business has won a potential $79.4 million contract from the U.S. Navy to repair, update and maintain the USS San Antonio. The Defense Department said Friday that BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair will provide the facilities and personnel who will perform and coordinate the ship maintenance, repair and modernization efforts for the amphibious transport dock ship…
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Army Corps of Engineers Picks 4 Firms for Test, Evaluation Support Contract

Four companies have secured positions on a potential $51.7 million contract to provide joint test and evaluation engineering services to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Defense Department said Friday that USACE received four bids for the shared contract via the internet and will provide funds and performance locations with each task order…
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Capstone Obtains Govt IT Support Contract Spot Through New Business Acquisition Deal

The National Institutes of Health‘s information technology acquisition and assessment center has novated an information technology support contract to Capstone after the company purchased an unnamed business…
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Reports: SpaceX Delays Falcon 9 Rocket Launch Due to Bad Weather

SpaceX has delayed a rocket launch initially slated to take off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Jan. 8 due to high winds and rain from the launch site in California, CNN reported Sunday. Jill Disis and Danielle Wiener-Bronner write the Falcon 9 rocket will launch with 10 Iridium NEXT satellites, that feature Aireon-built aircraft tracking and surveillance systems, on Jan…
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Deborah Lee James: Air Force Sets Up New Digital Service

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has said the service branch has started to establish a new digital service that will work to build up software capability into new programs, Federal News Radio reported Friday…
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Army Research Lab Demos 3D-Printed UAV Created Via On-Demand Process

Engineers at the Army Research Laboratory have conducted flight tests of a 3D-printed unmanned aerial vehicle developed through an on-demand system, the Army reported Thursday. ARL performed the flight demonstration as part of the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments in December at Fort Benning in Georgia, David McNally writes…
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January 9 Morning Report: GovCon Index Registers Gain as Labor Dept Records 156K New Jobs

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index registered a 0.162-point climb Friday to 89.761 and closed the week in the positive. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) was GCI’s top net performer while Honeywell (NYSE: HON) led the Index in percentage gained…
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