Posts from GovConWire for 07/17/2017

DynCorp Vet Lou Von Thaer to Succeed Jeff Wadsworth as Battelle President, CEO

Lou Von Thaer, who has been CEO of DynCorp International since July 2015, will join Columbus, Ohio-based nonprofit research and development company Battelle as president and CEO on Oct. 1. He will succeed the retiring Jeff Wadsworth, who will continue to provide assistance during the transition period and perform consulting work on some projects through the end of 2017, Battelle said Friday…
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House OKs $696B Defense Policy Bill for Fiscal 2018

The House voted 344-81 Friday to pass a defense spending bill that would allocate $621.5 billion in defense base budget and $75 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal year 2018, Defense News reported Friday…
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George Krivo Promoted to DynCorp CEO

George Krivo, chief operating officer of DynCorp International since October 2016, has been promoted to CEO at the McLean, Virginia-based government services contractor, effective immediately. DynCorp said Friday Krivo is a nine-year company veteran who previously oversaw profit-and-loss account for DynCorp’s contingency operations, operations and maintenance and intelligence and training functions…
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7 Companies to Share in $900M Air Force Medical Facility Design-Build Contract

Seven companies have won spots on a potential five-year, $900 million contract to design and build healthcare facilities for the Air Force Medical Service across the U.S. Twenty-eight bids were submitted to the U…
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Lockheed Secures $130M Army Contract Funds for Fiscal 2017 PAC-3 Missile Production

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has secured a $130.3 million modification to build additional Patriot Advanced Capability-3 air defense missiles for the U.S. Army and government customers under the foreign military sales program…
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CBP Solicits Bids for $297M Border Patrol Recruitment Support Contract

The Customs and Border Protection has begun to solicit proposals for a potential five-year $297 million recruitment and hiring services contract. CBP said Tuesday in a FedBizOpps notice it seeks a contractor to help the agency hire up to 5,000 border patrol agents as required by the “Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements” executive order…
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Navy Selects 11 Small Businesses for Potential $92M IT Support IDIQ

The U.S. Navy has awarded 11 service-disabled, veteran-owned companies positions on a potential five-year, $92.3 million contract for information technology support services to the Naval Higher Education Information Technology Consortium…
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Samsung’s Yasir Aziz: Containerization Key to Agencies’ Mobile Device Management

Yasir Aziz, senior director of end user sales for Samsung Knox at Samsung Business, has said government agencies should consider containerization as an approach to mobile device management in an effort to balance their organizations’ security, flexibility and productivity requirements…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Melvin Greer, Intel’s Chief Data Scientist

Melvin Greer is Chief Data Scientist, Public Sector Americas, at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for building Intel’s data science platform through artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cognitive computing…
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Buchanan & Edwards to Provide IT Infrastructure Support to US Library of Congress

Buchanan & Edwards has received a contract to provide information technology infrastructure and integration services for the U.S. Library of Congress to support the federal institution’s migration to Microsoft‘s ServiceNow platform…
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Technica Lands Air Force Top-Secret Network Support Contract

Technica has secured a potential four-year, $33 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force manage a network that stores top secret/sensitive compartmented information. The company said Tuesday it will support the Air Combat Command’s Program Management Office for Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications Systems and the 625th Air Communications Squadron under the Blanket Operations and Security Sustainment contract…
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ViaSat to Provide Blue Force Tracker Engineering Support to DISA

ViaSat has received a one-year, $9.9 million contract from the Defense Information Systems Agency to provide engineering services for the Blue Force Tracker-2 program. The Defense Department said Friday contract work will include out-of-warranty repairs, satellite ground stations and satellite network control center maintenance, software assurance and Tier 4 to 6 help desk support…
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Lockheed EVP Rick Ambrose to Receive NDIA’s Peter B. Teets Award

Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of space systems segment at Lockheed Martin, will receive the Peter B. Teets Award from the National Defense Industrial Association in recognition of his contribution to the space systems sector, the Denver Post reported Thursday…
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Dell Technologies Subsidiary Launches Endpoint Security Tool’s Air Gap Version

A Dell Technologies subsidiary has introduced an air gap version of its enterprise endpoint security platform designed to help organizations isolate endpoint devices from the internet and protect such devices from cyber threats…
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Stinger Ghaffarian Secures Potential $1B NASA Contract for Mission Systems Operations Support

Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies has landed a potential eight-year, $1.1 billion contract from NASA to provide mission systems operations support at the Johnson Space Center. NASA said Friday the indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity contract encompasses technical, managerial and administrative services for spaceflight programs…
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Former Apple, Cisco Executive Stephanie Carullo Named New COO of Box

Dan Levin, the longstanding chief operating officer of the cloud storage and document sharing company Box is stepping down, and will be replaced by former Apple and Cisco executive Stephanie Carullo, reports Biz Journals…
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July 17th Morning Report: Friday Close – GovConIndex, S&P500, DJIA End The Week at New Highs

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed the week on Friday at a new high while coming close to breaking the 98.00 mark. Advancers outpaced decliners 3 to 1 as the GCI closed at 97.971, up 0.450 percent…
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VIDEO: Inherent Resolve Commander Briefs Reporters

Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, speaks to Pentagon reporters via teleconference from Baghdad on coalition operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, July 11, 2017…
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