Posts from GovConWire for 05/17/2017

AT&T to Update CDC Telecom Network Under $119M GSA Task Order; Mike Leff Comments

AT&T (NYSE: T) has received a potential five-year, $119 million task order from the General Services Administration to help the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention modernize its telecommunications systems…
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General Atomics Receives $400M Air Force Reaper RPA Production Contract

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business unit has secured a $400 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to manufacture 36 MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft. The Defense Department said Tuesday the firm-fixed-price contract is for the fiscal 2016 production configuration of MQ-9 RPAs…
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Heather Wilson Assumes Top Air Force Civilian Post

Heather Wilson, a former U.S. representative from New Mexico, was sworn in as the Air Force‘s 26th secretary during a ceremony that took place Tuesday at the Pentagon. She officially assumed the top civilian post at the military service eight days after the Senate confirmed her nomination via a 76-22 vote…
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Sen. Mark Warner Asks OMB, DHS on Security Patch Implementation Amid Ransomware Attack

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virginia), vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, has asked the heads of the Office of Management and Budget and Department of Homeland Security about the measures the agencies have taken in response to the ransomware attack…
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Symantec: Machine Learning Tools Helped Block 22M Ransomware Attempts

Symantec has said the use of machine learning platforms and efforts to share threat intelligence data in real time have helped the company to stop nearly 22 million ransomware attempts in approximately 300,000 endpoint devices worldwide…
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Northrop Lands $304M Navy Contract Modification to Manufacture Lot 2 Triton UAS

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a $303.9 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy for low-rate initial production of three lot 2 MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft systems The Defense Department said Tuesday the company will also provide one main operation control station, one forward operation control station, tooling and trade studies under the modification…
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Paul Davis to Offer Agencies Emergency Services Under GSA Schedule 84

Property restoration services company Paul Davis has secured a position on the General Services Administration‘s Schedule 84 contract vehicle to offer emergency services to government agencies. Paul Davis said Monday the contract will help the company’s franchise owners across U…
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BAE Picks Deloitte as New Auditor

BAE Systems has selected Deloitte to succeed KPMG as the British defense contractor’s auditor following a formal tender process led by BAE’s audit committee. BAE said Friday Deloitte’s proposed appointment as auditor is subject to approval by BAE shareholders at the annual general meeting in May 2018…
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Lockheed Updates Exoskeleton to Help Boost Soldier Mobility, Load-Carrying Capacity

Lockheed Martin has updated its computer-controlled exoskeleton to help increase user mobility and load-carrying capacity as well as help reduce the risk of overstress on the lower back and legs. The company said Tuesday that the FORTIS Knee Stress Release Device helps bolster leg capacity for tasks that require repetitive and continuous carrying, climbing, dragging, kneeling, lifting and squatting with heavy loads…
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VIDEO: Dunford Provides Commencement Speech at Saint Michael’s College

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses Saint Michael’s College graduates during his commencement speech in Colchester, Vt., May 14, 2017.
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May 16 Market Close: Minor Changes With GovCon Index and Markets; NASDAQ Hits Record High

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index closed down for the fourth consecutive day to 93.276 off 0.008 percent. There was minor movement in markets today with the NASDAQ reaching another new high. The dollar weakened and technology shares continued to rise…
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