Posts from GovConWire for 04/21/2017

William LaPlante Appointed SVP, GM of Mitre’s National Security Center

William LaPlante, formerly a vice president of Mitre, has been appointed as senior vice president and general manager of the nonprofit research company’s Center for National Security. Mitre said Thursday LaPlante will lead efforts to increase the organization’s strategic value across its Defense Department, intelligence and cybersecurity portfolios…
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Lockheed Completes Long-Range Radar Preliminary Design Review

Lockheed Martin has completed the preliminary design review of a radar system designed to safeguard the U.S. from ballistic missile threats. The company developed the Long Range Discrimination Radar under a potential $784 million contract the Missile Defense Agency awarded in October 2015, Lockheed said Thursday…
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DLA Awards Potential $925M Contract to American Material Handling Equipment

American Material Handling Equipment has won a potential five-year, $925 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency for the supply of material handling equipment to the U.S. Air Force, Army, Marine Corps and Navy as well as federal civilian agencies…
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Report: Romania Eyes Raytheon-Built Patriot Missiles for Integrated Air Defense System

Romania looks to buy Raytheon-built Patriot missiles as part of the country’s military modernization efforts, Reuters reported Thursday. Gen. Nicolae-Ionel Ciuca, chief of the general staff of Romania’s defense ministry, said Patriot missiles could be part of the country’s multi-level air defense system and he expects the acquisition program to begin this year, Radu-Sorin Marinas wrote…
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General Dynamics Subsidiary Gets Navy Contract for Ship Alterations

General Dynamics‘ Electric Boat subsidiary has secured a potential $46.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide ship alterations and a range of technical services. The Defense Department said Thursday the contract has a $13 million base value and covers technical engineering support for Trident II submarine launched ballistic missile programs, Ohio-class submarines, attack weapon system trainers and advanced weapons system development requirements…
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SES Unveils Satcom-Based Vehicle for Defense, Disaster Response Missions

Luxembourg-based geostationary satellite operator SES has launched a satellite communication-based vehicle platform that works to provide high-speed connectivity and communication services in support of defense, humanitarian, commercial and civil missions…
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Nonprofit Offers White House Recommendations to Bolster Federal Cyber Workforce

Nonprofit organization (ISC)2 has urged President Donald Trump’s administration to prioritize federal cyber workforce development programs through a set of recommendations the group sent to White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus…
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Cubic’s Defense Segment to Modernize Canadian Data Comms Network & Exercise Control Hub

Cubic‘s global defense business has received a potential $4.5 million contract from the government of Canada to update a data communications network and exercise control center for the Canadian defense department…
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Report: Boeing Ends Belgium F-16 Replacement Contract Pursuit

Boeing has decided not to submit a proposal for Belgium’s recapitalization program that seeks to replace the country’s fleet of Lockheed Martin-built F-16 jets, FlightGlobal reported Wednesday. “We regret that after reviewing the request we do not see an opportunity to compete on a truly level playing field with the… F/A-18 Super Hornet,” the company said in a statement…
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VIDEO: President Trump Makes Remarks and Signs the Buy American, Hire American Executive Order

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April 20 Market Close: GovCon Index and Markets Surge On Speculation of Tax Cuts

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index closed up almost a full percentage point with advancing stocks 29 to 1 versus decliners. U.S. markets surged as the Treasury Secretary comments gave support that the Trump administration would cut taxes soon…
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