Posts from GovConWire for 08/04/2017

Ken Asbury: CACI Aims to Help Advance Natl Security Innovation Through ‘Asymmetric Threat’ Forum

Ken Asbury, president and CEO of CACI International, has said he believes asymmetric threat discussions and representatives from federal agencies, industry and academia could help advance the development of strategies and capabilities to combat global national security threats…
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State Dept OKs Potential $593M Super Tucano Aircraft Sale to Nigeria

The State Department has approved Nigeria’s request to procure 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft and weapons under a potential $593 million foreign military sales deal. Nigeria’s request also covers training, spare parts, aviation and ground support equipment, hangar, facilities and other required infrastructure, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Thursday
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Lockheed Conducts VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Initial Flight

Lockheed Martin has completed the initial flight of a VH-92A test aircraft as part of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program. The test aircraft’s first flight on July 28 at Sikorsky Aircraft in Connecticut involved an airfield pass, low speed flight and hover control checks and marked the start of the test flight program that will occur at Lockheed’s Owego, New York-based facilities, Lockheed said Thursday
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Report: White House Asks Tech Firms’ Aid in Federal IT Modernization Via ‘Tours of Duty’

The White House has called on technology companies to perform short “tours of duty” to help the federal government carry out information technology modernization initiatives, Recode reported Thursday
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Boeing Wins $409M IDIQ Spot Under AF Thermal, Power, Controls Research Program

The U.S. Air Force has selected Boeing (NYSE: BA) as the latest awardee under a potential $409 million contract to help the military branch  develop thermal, power and controls systems for air platforms…
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CSRA’s Larry Prior Joins Wall Street Journal CEO Council

CSRA President and CEO Larry Prior has joined the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council. Prior will be part of a team of 150 CEOs from the world’s top companies, from corporate to collaborators. “I am excited to join the world’s leading business executives to represent CSRA on the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council,” said Prior…
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DHS CIO Richard Staropoli Steps Down

Richard Staropoli, chief information officer at the Department of Homeland Security, has resigned from his post, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. His resignation came three months after he was appointed by President Donald Trump to replace Luke McCormack in the CIO role…
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GAO: DoD, Congress Identify Potential Measures to Address NSA-Cybercom Leadership Separation Risks

The Government Accountability Office has reported that the Defense Department and congressional panels have identified possible strategies to mitigate potential risks that may arise if DoD separates the current dual-hat leadership structure of the National Security Agency and Cyber Command…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Stu Shea, CEO of Peraton

“Peraton: We are one team, one mission, with one focus on the future.” EM: Congratulations are in order. Could you tell our readers about what the new company Peraton does and how the name change from Harris IT will affect your business strategy? Stu Shea: We’re very thoughtful about things like our mission, our vision, our values and reflect that in our name and what our go-forward position is as a company…
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Rockwell Collins Gets Follow-On Army Manpack Radio, Equipment Order

Rockwell Collins has received a follow-on order from the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Command Control Communications Tactical to deliver 101 manpack radios and ancillaries. The company said Thursday that it will begin to produce the Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Factor radios in August then perform field-based risk reduction testing on the HMS units in 2018…
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Charles Woodburn: BAE to Maintain Macroenvironment-Backed Strategy Amid Rise in Half-Year Profits

BAE Systems CEO Charles Woodburn has said the company will continue to stick to its strategy that works to build up strengths and focuses on “evolution,” Reuters reported Wednesday. “It’s very much a case of evolution not revolution,” Woodburn told reporters Wednesday
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AECOM Subsidiary to Support Army Pre-Positioned Stocks in Kuwait, Germany

AECOM‘s URS Federal Services subsidiary has received two contract modifications from the U.S. Army to supply, maintain and provide logistics services for the military branch’s pre-positioned stocks…
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CGI Eyes Business Expansion Via Acquisitions; George Schindler Comments

CGI intends to make more acquisitions as part of its business expansion efforts and the Canada-based information technology consulting firm indicated it has at least 780 companies in its “active” pipeline, CRN reported Wednesday
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VIDEO: Pentagon Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony: James C. McCloughan’s speech