Posts from GovConWire for 08/07/2017

DMSP F-19 Satellite to End Weather Data Transmission

The U.S. Air Force has announced that the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Flight 19 will conclude its transmission of weather data to Defense Department and civilian agencies following a three-year operational service…
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DARPA Unveils ‘Mosaic-Like’ Weapons Development Approach to Industry

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has unveiled a new weapons development concept that would help build military systems through the “mosaic-like” integration of components such as sensors, command and control nodes and manned and unmanned platforms…
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Air Force Taps Rockwell Collins to Provide Logistics Support for JSTARS Aircrew Training Device

Rockwell Collins has received a $7.4 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide contractor logistics support services for a Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircrew training device…
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NASA-Brazil Research Team to Launch CubeSat Mission to Study Ionosphere Phenomena

NASA will collaborate with a team of space researchers from Brazil to conduct a joint CubeSat mission which will study phenomena that occur within the Earth’s upper atmosphere. The space agency said Friday that the Scintillation Prediction Observations Research Task mission will observe the equatorial plasma bubbles and scintillation in the ionosphere that affect radio communications, satellite technologies and global positioning systems…
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Report: UTC Eyes Rockwell Collins Acquisition

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) is exploring an acquisition of Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based avionics contractor Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) as the global industrial conglomerate looks to further expand its aerospace business, Bloomberg reported Saturday…
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Lockheed Vet James Byrne Confirmed as VA General Counsel

James Byrne, formerly associate general counsel and chief privacy officer at Lockheed Martin, has been confirmed by the Senate as general counsel for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Byrne immediately resigned from his posts at the company following his appointment to the VA role, Lockheed said Friday…
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Air Force Procures 2 Boeing 747s for Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization Program

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to convert a pair of 747-8 aircraft into presidential planes, the Air Force reported Friday. The contract award came a year after Boeing secured a potential $127…
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9 Companies Win Spots on $480M Army Technical, Operational Services Contract

The U.S. Army has selected nine companies to compete for technical development, technical support and operational integration task orders under a potential five-year, $480 million shared contract. Fifteen bids were submitted to the Army Contracting Command for the order-dependent contract via the internet, the Defense Department said Friday…
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Summit Technologies to Help Air Force Plan Combat Missions Under $250M IDIQ Award

Summit Technologies has won a potential $250 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide continued support for the U.S. Air Force‘s mission combat planning process. The Defense Department said Friday the company will help the service branch plan and develop mission concepts for aircraft and weapon platforms…
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BAE Starts Cogeneration Facility Construction at UK Naval Base

BAE Systems has started to build a combined heat and power plant at Portsmouth Naval Base in the U.K. in an effort to help the British defense ministry recycle energy, reduce carbon footprint and save as much as $5 million in energy costs…
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CACI Subsidiary Lands IDIQ Contract to Support Navy SIGINT Systems

A CACI International subsidiary has received a potential five-year, $29.8 million contract to provide life cycle support for Red Falcon signals intelligence systems currently installed on U.S. Navy ships and shore facilities…
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Raytheon to Update Integrated Sensor Suite for Air Force Global Hawk UAV Fleet

Raytheon has received a potential $25.9 million contract to modify the Enhanced Integrated Sensor Suite and retrofit the Enhanced Electro-Optical Receiver Unit on the U.S. Air Force‘s Global Hawk unmanned aircraft systems…
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Senate Confirms Ryan McCarthy as Army Undersecretary

Ryan McCarthy, former vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s F-35 sustainment program, has been confirmed as undersecretary of the U.S. Army. The Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to confirm McCarthy’s nomination, which was announced by the White House in June, the Army said Thursday…
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DARPA Picks 3 Industry Teams to Develop Counter-Small UAS Approaches

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded contracts to three industry teams to develop methods to counter small unmanned aircraft systems. DARPA said Thursday teams led by Dynetics, Saab‘s defense and security business unit and SRC will develop counter-sUAS approaches under the first phase of the Mobile Force Protection program…
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Air Force Unveils 5 New Priority Areas

Top U.S. Air Force leaders have established five new objectives in a move to help the military service address challenges in air and space missions. The service branch said Wednesday its current leaders will prioritize efforts to restore personnel readiness, modernize the lethality of the Air Force, drive innovation, train new leaders and bolster alliances…
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August 8th Morning Report: Friday Close – Markets End Week Up on Strong July Employment Numbers

Markets responded positively to July employment reports which beat expectation. The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed the week at 100.443 up 0.122 percent. At Friday’s close advancers outpaced decliners 18 to 12…
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