Posts from GovConWire for 08/11/2017

KeyLogic Eyes Biometrics Services Expansion Through CrossResolve Buy

KeyLogic Systems has purchased Morgantown, West Virginia-based forensics and identity management services provider CrossResolve for an undisclosed sum in a push to expand the former’s biometrics service offerings…
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Army Receives 1st Tactical Missile System From Lockheed’s Arkansas Production Facility

Lockheed Martin has shipped the first Tactical Missile System from a manufacturing facility in Camden, Arkansas, to the U.S. Army as part of a contract to produce ATACMS weapons for the service branch and a foreign military customer…
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Data Link Solutions, ViaSat Get $123M in Navy Contract Modifications for MIDS Radio Terminals

Data Link Solutions and ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) have received contract modifications worth $123.4 million combined to continue to develop, produce and sustain Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems terminals for the U…
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BAE Bids on Australia SEA 5000 Future Frigate Program

BAE Systems has submitted a proposal to construct nine anti-submarine warfare ships under Australia’s SEA 5000 Future Frigate program. The company said Thursday it proposed the Global Combat Ship-Australia for the program nearly a month after it started construction work on the first Type 26 Global Combat Ship designed to replace the U…
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CAE Taps Rockwell Collins to Build Visual Display System for French Air Force’s PC-21 Simulators

CAE has awarded Rockwell Collins a subcontract to provide a new visual display system for Pilatus PC-21 simulators in support of a French training program designed to train future fighter pilots and weapon systems officers in France…
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SpaceX Conducts Falcon 9 Static Fire Test for 12th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission’s Monday Launch

SpaceX completed Thursday a static fire test on Falcon 9 rocket’s Merlin 1D engines at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida in preparation for the Monday launch of the Dragon spacecraft as part of the company’s 12th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station, Spaceflight Now reported Thursday…
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President Trump Vows Missile Defense Spending Increase

President Donald Trump has said he plans to increase spending on the country’s missile defense efforts in response to North Korea’s increasing nuclear threats, Washington Examiner reported Friday…
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Air Force Receives 207 Valid Vulnerability Reports, Awards $130K Under Bug Bounty Program

More than 270 ethical hackers joined the U.S. Air Force‘s “bug bounty” program that ran from May 30 to June 23, 2017. Participants in the Hack the Air Force event have found 207 valid vulnerabilities in the service branch’s online platforms and received more than $130,000 in combined rewards, the Air Force said Thursday…
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KBR Subsidiary to Continue Army Prepositioned Stock Afloat Program Support

A KBR subsdiary has received a $47.4 million contract modification to maintain, supply, transport and provide logistics support for the U.S. Army‘s Prepositioned Stocks-3 Charleston Afloat Program…
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POC Keynote Speaker: Dr. William Conley on the Future of Electronic Warfare

“If they say they want to dominate something and we say we want to dominate something–it is highly unlikely that both of us simultaneously can achieve dominance. The best that can be achieved in such a contested environment is “superiority…
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VA Issues Mobile Cloud Services Infrastructure RFI

The Department of Veterans Affairs has released a request for information on potential contractors that can support the development of a mobile cloud services infrastructure for VA. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says the VA MCS system will replace the department’s mobile infrastructure services platform that works to facilitate common controls sharing and management across several applications and enclaves…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Security Strategic Business Unit President, Timothy Lamb, Chenega Corp.

“[Chenega] subject matter experts must think in terms of today, but also tomorrow…we future-proof solutions to the greatest extent possible.” EM: What services does Chenega provide, and what federal agencies do you work with? Timothy Lamb: Chenega corporation provides a wide-variety of professional and technical services across the entirety of the federal government…
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Cisco’s Diane Gongaware: Agencies Should Advance Data Analytics Via Collaboration, Network Creation

Diane Gongaware, vice president of U.S. public sector services at Cisco, has said government agencies should establish an information technology network that will work to help them analyze and derive insights from large data workloads as a result of the adoption of internet-connected devices…
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VIDEO: Molding a Future

Dave Beachler goes through the process of how prostheses are made at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., July 26, 2017.
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August 10th Market Close: GovConIndex and Major Indices All Close Down

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) followed the markets downward closing at 100.168 off 0.706 percent. Declining shares outpaced advancers 3 to 1. The major indices responded to heightened geopolitical tensions between the U…
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