Posts from GovConWire for 07/13/2017

BAE to Install RF Countermeasure Systems on C130Js Under $67M SOCOM Contract Modification

BAE Systems has secured a potential 30-month, $67 million contract modification to install its Radio Frequency Countermeasure platform aboard the U.S. Special Operations Command‘s fleet of MC-130J Commando II and AC-130J Ghostrider aircraft…
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Orbital ATK to Help MDA Sustain Trident, Orion Rocket Motors

Orbital ATK has secured a five-year, $48 million contract from the Missile Defense Agency to help sustain Trident I and Orion rocket motors the agency intends to use in target and interceptor vehicles…
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GSA Seeks Info on Commercial Automation Tools for FedRAMP ATO Process

The General Services Administration has asked industry to provide information on commercially available tools and methods that could help facilitate the automation of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program’s authority-to-operate process…
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Northrop to Maintain E-11A Battlefield Airborne Comms Node for Air Force

Northrop Grumman has won a potential $41.3 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force maintain the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node of the military branch’s Bombardier E-11A aircraft. The Defense Department said Wednesday that Northrop will also provide logistics support for four Bombardier E-11A planes as well as subsystems and support equipment for overseas contingency operations…
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Air Force Taps Sierra Nevada to Design, Test Mission Network Aircraft

Sierra Nevada Corp. has received a $41 million firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Air Force to design, engineer, integrate and test an aircraft for the Airborne Mission Networking System. The Defense Department said Wednesday that SNC will also provide non-recurring engineering support along with material, over and above, travel and data deliverables under the sole-source contract…
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OMB Urges Agencies to Align FY 2019 Budget Requests With White House’s FY 2018 Spending Plan

The Office of Management and Budget has issued a new memo that would direct federal agencies to ensure that their discretionary budget requests for fiscal 2019 are in agreement with the White House’s fiscal 2018 spending measure, Government Executive reported Wednesday…
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Chris Liddell: WH Innovation Office Eyes Multiyear Projects to Transform Federal Service

Chris Liddell, director of White House strategic initiatives, has said the Office of American Innovation aims to establish infrastructure and reach out to industry as part of multiyear efforts to improve how the federal government delivers customer service, Nextgov reported Wednesday…
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Engility to Offer Cyber, Enterprise Modernization Expertise as Cloud Security Alliance Member

Engility has joined a nonprofit consortium that aims to develop and promote strategies to secure cloud computing infrastructure in organizations. The company said Wednesday it plans to leverage the Cloud ASCEND platform and cyber and modernization experience to support the Cloud Security Alliance’s mission…
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Airbus Secures Army Funds for Lakota Helicopter Sustainment, Logistics Support

Airbus‘ helicopter manufacturing division has received a $35.2 million contract modification to sustain and provide logistics and parts support for the U.S. Army‘s UH-72 Lakota helicopters…
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DoD Proposes Changes to Defense Contracting Regulations

The Defense Department has called on Congress to modify current regulations for the department’s acquisition processes, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. In a set of nine proposals, DoD proposed to lessen contract-related reporting requirements and raise the micropurchasing threshold from $5,000 to $10,000…
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Army to Conduct Service Analysis of Military Battlefield Networks

Gen. Mark Milley, U.S. Army chief of staff, has launched a service analysis of the military branch’s battlefield networks in response to congressional concerns over a future mobile satellite communications network, Defense Systems reported Tuesday…
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KippsDeSanto Lists Top 10 A&D, Government Tech M&A Deals for Past Quarter

KippsDeSanto has unveiled its list of what it calls the most notable merger and acquisition deals in the aerospace, defense and government technology sectors for the quarter ending June 30. Bob Kipps, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2017, is co-founder and managing director of KippsDeSanto…
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Kurt DelBene Adds Chief Digital Officer Role at Microsoft

Kurt DelBene, executive vice president of corporate strategy, core services engineering and operations at Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), has taken the additional role of chief digital officer at the company, the Seattle Times reported Friday…
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AT&T to Update Military Network Infrastructure in Hawaii Under DISA Contract; Anthony Robbins Comments

AT&T has received a 10-year contract with an undisclosed amount from the Defense Information Systems Agency to provide a communications network that will serve to support military operations in the Pacific region…
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Former US Gov’t CISO Greg Touhill Joins Cyxtera as President of New Federal Business

Greg Touhill, the first-ever federal chief information security officer, has joined information technology infrastructure company Cyxtera Technologies as president of its newly established federal business…
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VIDEO: USS Fitzgerald Enters Dry Dock

YOKOSUKA, Japan (July 11, 2017) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) moves into Dry Dock 4 at Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka to continue repairs and assess damage sustained from its June 17 collision with a merchant vessel…
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July 12th Market Close: GovCon Index UP and DJIA Closes at New High

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed up for the fourth consecutive day 0.658 percent to 97.609 another 90 day high with advancers outpacing decliners 5 to 1. The major indices all closed up with the DJIA reaching a new high of 21,532…
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