Posts from GovConWire for 03/16/2017

ASRC Federal Subsidiary Lands Potential $250M EPA Info Mgmt Services Contract

An ASRC Federal subsidiary has received a potential five-year, $250 million contract to provide a range of information management services to the Environmental Protection Agency. ASRC Federal said Wednesday its mission services business will support EPA’s library network, docket center and records management program under the Information Management Center Services IV contract…
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Former Sen. Dan Coats Confirmed as DNI

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed former Sen. Dan Coats as director of national intelligence with an 85-12 vote, The Hill newspaper reported Wednesday. Coats, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2017, will oversee 16 agencies that make up the U…
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Boeing Gets $3.3B FMS Contract Modification to Build Apache Helicopters, Crew Trainers for Saudi Arabia

The U.S. Army has awarded Boeing (NYSE: BA) a five-year, $3.28 billion contract modification to produce lots 7 to 11 of AH-64E Apache attack helicopters for Saudi Arabia as part of a foreign military sales deal…
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Diane Randon: Army Exempts 20K New Civilian Positions from Federal Hiring Freeze Via New Process

The U.S. Army has approved approximately 20,000 new civilian employees for exemption from President Donald Trump’s federal hiring freeze following the implementation of a process that seeks to facilitate the granting of such exceptions, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday…
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Lockheed to Conduct Aegis Implementation Studies Under $80M Navy Contract Modification

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a potential $80.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to continue to conduct additional implementation studies for the Aegis ballistic missile defense system…
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GrammaTech to Help DHS Test, Update Software Analysis Tools

GrammaTech has secured an $8 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate for the creation of a repeatable methodology to test, evaluate and modernize analyze tools used to detect software vulnerabilities…
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NRC Accepts NuScale Power’s Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Tech for Review

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has accepted for review Nuclear Power‘s design certification application for a company-made commercial nuclear power generation technology. NuScale, which Fluor holds a majority stake in, filed an application in late 2016 seeking NRC approval for its small modular nuclear reactor…
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Air Force Updates Cyber Risk Mgmt Framework for Airmen

The U.S. Air Force‘s chief information security office has introduced an updated risk management framework that covers formal policies and processes for the service branch to assess, manage and validate the cybersecurity risks of tools and systems that airmen operate…
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VIDEO: Iridium’s Edmonston on “NEXT” Constellation, Growth & Affordable Plans

Tom Edmonston, senior sales engineer for government programs at Iridium Communications, discusses the company’s Iridium NEXT constellation, growth and affordable plans with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the Satellite 2017 trade show March 6-9, 2017, in Washington…
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March 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Up, as Markets React Positively to the Federal Reserve Rate Increase

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed up on the day as markets responded positively to the Federal Reserve raising the benchmark lending rate. Not to anybody’s surprise the Federal Reserve raised rates by one quarter point to 1…
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