Posts from GovConWire for 07/14/2017

CTC to Lead Nuclear Reactor Manufacturing Innovation Center; Ed Sheehan Comments

Concurrent Technologies Corp. will open a new facility in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, that will focus on developing processes to manufacture small modular and advanced reactor systems. The Center for Advanced Nuclear Manufacturing has been established to support the nuclear industry’s efforts to develop and transition manufacturing technologies, CTC said Thursday…
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Bill Zielinski: GSA Close to $50B IT, Telecom Services Contract Award Announcement

The General Services Administration expects to award in the next few weeks a potential 15-year, $50 billion contract vehicle for information technology, infrastructure and telecommunication services, FedTech reported Thursday…
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Air Force to Host Industry Day on Phase 2 Competition for GPS III Production

The U.S. Air Force will hold an industry day on July 20 in El Segundo, California, to update potential vendors on the acquisition strategy for the Phase 2 competition to produce up to 22 GPS III satellites…
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MDA, DigitalGlobe Shareholders Set July 27 Vote on $3.6B Merger Plan

DigitalGlobe and Canada-based MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates are scheduled to hold their respective shareholder meetings July 27 to decide on MDA’s proposed $3.6 billion acquisition of the Westminster, Colorado-based Earth imaging services provider originally announced in February…
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Unisys Introduces IT Services Suite to Support Agencies’ Digital Govt Efforts

Unisys has unveiled a set of software and information technology service offerings designed to support digital transformation programs of government agencies at both state and local levels. The Digital Government Accelerators family of IT services works to help agencies facilitate delivery of digital services to citizens through migration of applications and data to cloud environments and establishment of a collaborative work environment for agency employees, Unisys said Thursday…
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Leidos Subsidiary to Hire Medical Consultants for DOL Occupational Illness Benefits Program

A Leidos subsidiary has secured a potential five-year, 15 million contract from the Labor Department to hire clinicians who will serve as contract medical consultants under an occupational illness benefits program for current and former Energy Department employees…
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Proposed Bill Seeks to Block Potential US-Russia Cybersecurity Alliance

Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Pennsylvania) has introduced a bill that aims to prevent the U.S. from forming a cybersecurity partnership with Russia, Washington Times reported Thursday. Boyle drafted the No Cyber Cooperation with Russia Act in response to U…
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Boeing Gets SOCOM Helicopter Engineering Task Order

Boeing has received a potential $27 million task order from the U.S. Special Operations Command to provide non-recurring engineering services ahead of the production of Block 2 MH-47G helicopters. The Defense Department said Thursday that Boeing will use the funds to prepare for the manufacturing of MH-47G aircraft using reworked, recapped and salvaged contractor and government furnished components…
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Air Force to Use ‘Agile DevOps’ Method for Air Operations Center Upgrade Effort

The U.S. Air Force plans to adopt a software development practice known as Agile DevOps to update the military service’s Air Operations Center weapons system. The service branch said Thursday it terminated a contract with Northrop Grumman to start a AOC Pathfinder program to facilitate the delivery of modernized AOC functions to warfighters within a year after launch…
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DoD Looks for New Cyber Tech Platforms

The Defense Department‘s Rapid Reaction Technology Office will hold an event in October in McLean, Virginia to give selected companies an opportunity to showcase technology platforms in the cyber domain…
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Calspan to Help Operate USAF’s In-Flight Simulator Test Aircraft

Calspan has received a five-year, $20 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force operate, engineer and maintain the service branch’s Variable Stability In-Flight Simulator and Test Aircraft. The company said Wednesday it will also provide curriculum development services for the VISTA/F-16 program at a test pilot school at Edwards Air Force Base in California…
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DISA-Europe Selects Vectrus for ‘Facility of the Year’ Award; Chuck Prow Comments

Vectrus has received the Defense Information Systems Agency-Europe‘s “Facility of the Year” award in recognition of various locations the company operates within the Department of Defense Information Network…
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Kaspersky Lab Banned from Federal Contracts

After a review by the General Services Administration, the White House and intelligence agencies, Russian cybersecurity software firm Kaspersky Lab may no longer sell to federal agencies via civilian acquisition contract vehicles…
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Air Force Orders $78M in Raytheon IFF Transponders, Equipment

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has landed a potential $78 million contract to supply the U.S. Air Force with identification friend-or-foe transponders and ancillary equipment. The Air Force will obligate $1.4 million in fiscal 2017 procurement funds at the time of award, the Defense Department said Friday…
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VIDEO: Orion – Designed with Humans in Mind

From launch to landing, Orion will be the safest spaceship in the world, returning humans to deep space and bringing them home safely. We’re pushing the envelope for crew safety – all in the name pioneering something never done before: sending people to Mars…
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July 13th Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Down and Major Indices Close Up

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed down for the first time in four days. The major indices all closed up with the DJIA reaching a new high of 21,553.09, the S&P500 was up 0.19 percent, while the NASDAQ Composite gained 0…
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