Posts from GovConWire for 02/17/2017

James Morgan, ICF CFO, Chosen to 2017 Wash100 for Sales Growth & Profitability Leadership

Executive Mosaic is glad to unveil ICF Chief Financial Officer James Morgan as the latest member of the 2017 Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the government contracting arena’s most influential voices…
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Paul Smith, Red Hat Public Sector SVP and GM, Added to Wash100 for Tech Certification & Open Source Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to announce Paul Smith, senior vice president and general manager of Red Hat‘s public sector business, as an inductee into the 2017 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena…
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Humana Awarded $3.8B Tricare Managed Service Contract Extension

The Defense Health Agency has awarded Humana (NYSE: HUM) a one-year, $3.80 billion “bridge” contract to extend the company’s healthcare delivery services under the Tricare Health Benefits program…
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Army Awards 9 Spots on $2.5B Follow-On Vehicle for Desktop, Mobile Computers

Nine companies have won spots on a potential 10-year, $2.5 billion contract to supply desktop computers and other mobile computing platforms to the U.S. Army. The Army Contracting Command received 58 bids for the Army Desktop and Mobile Computing-3 contract vehicle, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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Rep. Mick Mulvaney Gets Senate Approval to Head OMB

The Senate voted 51-49 Thursday to confirm Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-South Carolina) as director of the Office of Management and Budget, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Jordain Carney writes Mulvaney will administer the federal budget process, lead agency performance evaluations and implement strategies and policies for the acquisition of goods and services in the government…
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Airbus Secures $212M Contract to Build ESA’s 2nd Orion Spacecraft Service Module

Airbus‘ defense and space business has been awarded a potential $212 million contract by  the European Space Agency to produce a second service module for the Orion spacecraft that Lockheed Martin currently builds for NASA…
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General Dynamics to Help Secure Military Intell Networks Under $170M DIA Task Order

A business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has received a potential five-year, $170 million task order to help the Defense Intelligence Agency secure enterprise intelligence systems and networks being used by DIA, combatant commands and other U…
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Harris to Provide Voice Comms System for Turkey’s Air Traffic Mgmt Program

Harris has been selected to provide a voice over internet protocol communication system in support of an air traffic management program in Turkey. The company said Thursday it will provide the cloud-based Voice Communication System for the 21st Century platform for Turkey’s air navigation service provider known as Devlet Hava Meydanlari Isletmesi…
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Federal News Radio: White House Eyes New Executive Order on Govt Reorganization

The White House has begun work on a new executive order that seeks to implement a reorganization in the federal government, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes a draft version of the executive order would require federal agencies to identify duplicative programs, back-office operations or services at other bureaus or agencies and assess whether those functions could be merged…
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VIDEO: SM-3 Block IIA Intercepts Ballistic Missile Target in Test

SM-3 Block IIA completed its first successful intercept flight test on Feb. 3, 2017 at the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. Launched from the USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53), the interceptor engaged and destroyed a target resembling an advanced ballistic missile threat…
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February 16 Market Close: GovCon Index Moves Green on Huntington Ingalls 4Q Beat, US Stocks Pause Rally

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at a new all-time high for a fourth consecutive session on strong fourth quarter earnings from Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) as the U.S. benchmark S&P 500 retreated Thursday after a five-day stretch of record closes…
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