Posts from GovConWire for 05/18/2017

Alion Science Names 30-Year A&D Industry Vet Steve Schorer President, CEO

Steve Schorer, former president of DynCorp International, has joined Alion Science and Technology as president and CEO. Schorer will assume the posts Friday to succeed Bahman Atefi, who will transition to the role of vice chairman of the board of directors at the McLean, Virginia-based government services contractor, Alion Science said Wednesday…
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IronNet’s Keith Alexander: Govt-Industry Collaboration Needed to ‘De-Risk’ Security Tools

Retired U.S. Army Gen. Keith Alexander, president and CEO of IronNet Cybersecurity, has said the government and private sector must work together to fight cyber threats and de-risk security tools that intelligence agencies use against enemies following a ransomware attack that affected many systems worldwide, TechCrunch reported Wednesday…
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Report: Germany Seeks Classified F-35 Data from Pentagon

Germany has asked the U.S. Defense Department through a letter to provide classified data on the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter aircraft as the country’s air force prepares to replace its fleet of Tornado jets between 2025 and 2035, Reuters reported Wednesday…
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Ruth McMorrow Named President of Parsons Enterprises Business

Ruth McMorrow, formerly executive vice president of Parsons‘ enterprises business, has been promoted to serve as president of the unit focused on the development of concession-based businesses…
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Air Force Taps Raytheon to Provide Surveillance Tech for T-38, A-10 Planes

Raytheon has received a potential $49 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to integrate surveillance technology into T-38A/B and A-10 aircraft platforms. The Defense Department said Wednesday that the Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast equipment will help aircraft platforms comply with the Federal Aviation Administration‘s Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast mandate…
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Sikorsky to Overhaul Tail Rotor Blades of Army UH-60 Helicopters

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary has received a $37.6 million contract from the U.S. Army to repair 381 tail rotor blades of the service branch’s UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. The Defense Department said Wednesday contract work will run through March 31, 2019 in Dallas, Texas…
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Document Storage Systems to Develop Online Patient Self-Scheduling Tool for VA

Document Storage Systems has received a potential $19.6 million contract from the Department of Veterans Affairs to develop and deliver an online system that works to help military retirees schedule and modify medical appointments…
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President Trump to Nominate Claire Grady as DHS Undersecretary for Management

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Claire Grady, director of defense procurement and acquisition policy at the Defense Department, as undersecretary for management at the Department of Homeland Security…
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CBO Estimates House Bill to Modernize Gov Tech Will Cost $500 Million Over 5 Years

The Congressional Budget Office issued a revised cost estimate of $500 million over a five-year period for the for the re-introduced Modernizing Government Technology Act, legislation introduced by Rep…
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VIDEO: Crisis Response | The Corps Report Short

U.S. Marines and Sailors take part in an alert contingency Marine Air-ground Task Force (ACM) drill to prepare for future operations and exercises on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, May 5, 2017…
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May 17 Market Close: Significant Declines in the GovCon Index and Major Markets

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index followed major markets downward closing off 2.23 per cent to 91.553. All 30 of the stocks that comprise the GovCon Index were negative on the day. The major markets were off significantly today with losses that reversed all the gains realized in May…
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