Posts from GovConWire for 08/10/2017

Jacobs Wins Follow-On $4.6B MDA Mission Support IDIQ Contract

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has won a potential $4.6 billion contract to deliver products and services in support of the Missile Defense Agency‘s operations, test and training activities…
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DLT, Hortonworks Forge Open-Source Analytics Tech Partnership; Shaun Bierweiler Comments

DLT Solutions and Hortonworks have teamed up to expand the adoption of open source-based analytics platforms designed to help federal agencies and other public sector institutions perform data analysis and management operations…
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OMB’s Grant Schneider to Add NSC Cyber Leadership Role

Grant Schneider, acting federal chief information security officer at the Office of Management and Budget, will serve in the additional role of senior director for cybersecurity at the White House’s National Security Council, FedScoop reported Wednesday…
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Govt, Tech Industry Vets Named to Govini Board of Advisers; Eric Gillespie Comments

Govini has named six government and technology industry executives to its board of advisers. “Our clients will directly benefit from the strategic initiatives this board and Govini’s leadership team undertake as we pursue our mission to transform the business of government through data science,” Eric Gillespie, founder and executive chairman of Govini, said in a statement released Wednesday…
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Larry Prior: CSRA Eyes DoD Private Cloud Migration in April Under $498M Contract

Larry Prior, president and CEO of CSRA (NYSE: CSRA), has said the company plans to start migrating the Defense Department’s workloads to its private cloud platform in April 2018 under a potential eight-year, $498 million contract, CRN reported Wednesday…
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Chris Kastner: Huntington Ingalls Finds Buyer for Avondale Shipyard

Huntington Ingalls Industries has signed an agreement to sell its Avondale shipyard near New Orleans to an undisclosed buyer, The Maritime Executive reported Wednesday. HII Chief Financial Officer Chris Kastner said Wednesday during a conference call the company expects to complete the sale after the buyer completes a due diligence process…
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Raytheon Secures Navy Funds for Standard Missile-6 Material Procurement

Raytheon‘s missile systems business has received a $32.3 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to obtain long-lead materials needed to build Standard Missile-6 units. The Defense Department said Wednesday the modification will support requirements and  spares for fiscal 2017 SM-6 full-rate production…
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Envistacom to Help Manage Tactical Comms at Army Enterprise Satcom Facility

Envistacom has secured a five-year, $10 million delivery order to support tactical communications systems at the U.S. Army‘s Enterprise Satellite Communications Gateway Facility in Landstuhl, Germany…
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Lockheed to Develop Military Code Software for GPS Satellites

Lockheed Martin has received a $45.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to provide military-code early use software for current and future global positioning system satellites. The Defense Department said Wednesday the company’s space systems business will develop the software for the service branch to task, monitor and signal M-code programs in space…
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SSL Reviews Robotic Satellite Servicing Spacecraft Design; Richard White Comments

Space Systems Loral has concluded the preliminary design review of a robotic spacecraft for NASA’s in-orbit satellite servicing mission. The completion of the three-day PDR advances the space vehicle to the detailed design phase to facilitate the launch of the Restore-L mission in 2020, SSL said Tuesday…
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CenturyLink to Resell King & Union’s Cyber Analysis Collaboration Platform; Erich Sanchack Comments

King & Union has authorized CenturyLink to resell a cyber analysis collaboration platform to commercial and government customers under an agreement between the two companies. CenturyLink said Wednesday King & Union’s Avalon platform is designed to use dynamic graphing and threat visualization to provide cyber situational awareness…
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VIDEO: Weather Satellite GOES-R: Up-Close Virtual View

There are many parts that go in to a weather forecast, and the GOES-R series of weather satellites are more advanced than the current fleet and can scan the Earth five times faster, at four times the image resolution, with triple the number of channels for more accurate, reliable weather forecasts and severe weather outlooks…
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August 9th Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Up While Major Indices Close Down

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed up 0.144 percent to 100.857. Advancers and decliners split even on the day. The major indices responded to heightened tensions between the U.S. and North Korea and closed slightly down for the day…
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