Posts from GovConWire for 04/20/2017

10 Companies Win $231M Contract Spots to Support Army Combined Arms Center

The U.S. Army has awarded 10 companies positions on a potential five-year, $231 million contract that covers non-personal services for the Army Combined Arms Center. The Defense Department said Wednesday contractors will vie for task orders to help CAC develop and produce training and education strategies, scientific human subject studies, doctrine, concepts, instruction and products for current and future service members…
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Former Guggenheim Exec Jonathan Schildkraut Named CyrusOne EVP, Chief Strategy Officer

Jonathan Schildkraut, formerly senior managing director for equity research at investment and consulting firm Guggenheim Partners, has joined CyrusOne (Nasdaq: CONE) as an executive vice president and chief strategy officer at the Dallas-based data center provider…
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State Dept OKs $296M Humvee, Rifle Sale to Iraq

The State Department has given Iraq the go-ahead to purchase High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles, rifles and other military equipment for the Middle Eastern country’s two Peshmerga infantry brigades and two artillery battalions under a potential $295…
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Raytheon Moves GPS OCX Launch, Checkout System Qualification Testing to USAF Site; Dave Wajsgras Comments

Raytheon has begun to move the site-specific acceptance and qualification testing phase of the launch-and-checkout platform for the U.S. Air Force’s GPS Next-Generation Operational Control System from the company’s factory to Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado…
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Booz Allen EVP Karen Dahut Nominated to Tech Data Board

Karen Dahut, an executive vice president and civil commercial group lead at Booz Allen Hamilton, has been nominated to serve on the board of directors of information technology company Tech Data. Tech Data said Wednesday it will include Dahut’s nomination for the role of independent director in a proxy statement to shareholders…
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Report: Capitol Hill Vet Bill Greenwalt Named PSC R&D Senior Adviser

Bill Greenwalt, formerly a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, has been named senior adviser for research and development at the Professional Services Council, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday…
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MeMed Secures DTRA Funds to Complete Point-of-Care Platform Devt

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency has awarded MeMed a $9.2 million contract to fund development work on a medical technology designed to help clinicians diagnose bacterial and viral infections at the point of care…
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Jeff Foley: Siemens Contributes to NIST Draft Cybersecurity Guide for Energy Sector

Siemens and the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence have collaborated to craft a cybersecurity practice guide for the energy sector. Siemens said Tuesday the practice guide titled “Situational Awareness for Electric Utilities” suggests various methods for companies to detect and address utility anomalies, investigate events that led to the anomalies and share findings with other energy firms…
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VIDEO: F-15 Strike Eagle Aerial Footage

Aerial footage of Mountain Home AFB’s F-15 Strike Eagle training for a deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The F-15E is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions…
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April 19 Market Close: GovCon Index Up as Markets Close Mixed

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index closed up as advancing stocks outpaced declining 2 to 1. U.S. markets closed mixed as the economy grew at modest to moderate rates per the Bloomberg report. IBM reported weak earnings which helped hold the markets back…
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