Posts from GovConWire for 01/10/2017

Textron Subsidiary Wins $475M USSOCOM Unmanned Aircraft ISR Services IDIQ

AAI, a subsidiary of Textron (NYSE: TXT), has won a potential $475 million contract to provide unmanned aircraft system intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services to the U.S. Special Operations Command…
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Boeing Insitu Gets $71M Navy Contract Modification for Blackjack UAS Production

Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) Insitu subsidiary has been awarded a $70.8 million contract modification to build and deliver six RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps…
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Airbus to Provide Multimode Radar System for Huntington Ingalls-Built National Security Cutter

Airbus‘ defense and space business will produce a multi-mode radar platform for integration into the U.S. Coast Guard‘s ninth National Security Cutter as part of a contract awarded to Airbus DS Electronics and Border Security GmbH…
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Report: Navy Explores Flight III Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer Contract Options

The U.S. Navy has begun to consider whether to switch to Huntington Ingalls Industries to build the Flight III version of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer due to a disagreement between the service branch and a General Dynamics subsidiary over a fixed-price contract, Defense News reported Sunday…
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Names New CIO, CFO in Series of Exec Moves

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has appointed Jerry Horton, former chief information officer at the U.S. Agency for International Development, as the bureau’s CIO and promoted deputy chief financial officer Elizabeth “Eli” Reilly to CFO in a series of leadership changes…
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Leidos Subsidiary, Quorum Enter Reseller Agreement for Legislative Data Tracking Tool

A Leidos subsidiary and Quorum Analytics have partnered to offer the latter’s legislative and dialogue tracking software to elected government officials at the federal, state and local levels…
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PaxVax to Collaborate With NIH, DoD on Chikungunya Vaccine Development

PaxVax has teamed up with the National Institutes of Health and the Defense Department to produce a commercial vaccine for the chikungunya virus. The company said Thursday it licensed NIH’s virus-like particle vaccine technology for chikungunya and aims to fully commercialize the vaccine through the collaborative effort…
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Sen. Mark Warner Seeks Cybersecurity, Wireless Comm Updates From Washington Metro Transit Agency

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virginia) has asked the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority about its cybersecurity operations, wireless communication deployment efforts and measures to address interoperability issues related to its communications systems for first responders…
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LaVerne Council Highlights VA IT Transformation Achievements

LaVerne Council, chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, discussed three key objectives that guide VA’s information technology transformation efforts in a blog entry posted Monday She said that VA’s office of information and technology has worked to stabilize and streamline core processes and platforms; address material weaknesses; and institutionalize new functions to boost outcomes…
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VIDEO: Drones for Good: Search & Rescue with Thermal – FLIR LIVE @ CES 2017

Patrick Sherman takes the stage at CES 2017 to talk about Drones for Good – Search & Rescue and more! See more at FLIR.com/CES
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January 9 Market Close: GovCon Index Lower in Mixed US Stock Trading Session

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded lower Monday on declines by large and middle-tier prime contractors as U.S. stocks showed mixed results after biotechnology gains lifted the Nasdaq composite index to an all-time record close and utilities weighed on the S&P 500 composite index…
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