Posts from GovConWire for 09/08/2017

Christopher Davis Named Raytheon International President; John Harris Comments

Christopher Davis, formerly country leader and president of Raytheon’s (NYSE: RTN) business arm in the United Arab Emirates, has been named president of the Waltham, Massachusetts-based defense contractor’s international business organization…
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Vice Adm. Mathias Winter: JPO Eyes Lot 11 F-35 Deal With Lockheed by mid-October

Navy Vice Adm. Mathias Winter, head of the F-35 joint program office, has said he expects JPO to close a deal with Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for lot 11 F-35 Lightning II aircraft by Oct. 15, Defense News reported Thursday…
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KeyLogic Names NASA Vet John Marinaro Federal Civilian Group VP

John Marinaro, former director of the technical excellence office at NASA‘s Safety Center, has joined professional services and engineering firm KeyLogic as vice president of the federal civilian division…
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Bell Completes V-280 Tiltrotor Prototype for Army

Textron‘s Bell Helicopter subsidiary has completed the prototype build of a tiltrotor aircraft platform designed for the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator program under the U.S. Army‘s Future Vertical Lift initiative…
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Dave DeWalt, David Petraeus Named to Optiv Board; Dan Burns Comments

Denver, Colorado-based cybersecurity platforms provider Optiv Security has named Dave DeWalt, formerly CEO of FireEye, and David Petraeus, a retired U.S. Army general, to its board of directors. DeWalt, a 25-year technology industry veteran, will also serve as vice chairman of the board at Optiv, the company said Thursday…
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EY to Audit Air Force General, Working Capital Funds Under DFAS Contract

EY has received a potential $44.2 million contract from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service to provide financial statement audit services for the U.S. Air Force‘s general and working capital funds…
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SpaceX Launches Fifth Air Force Spaceplane Mission

SpaceX launched the fifth mission of the U.S. Air Force‘s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle on Thursday from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The OTV-5 spaceplane was deployed aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, which was equipped with a first stage booster that landed at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station after launch, the Air Force said Thursday…
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The Bridge on TV – The Impact of Prolonged Uncertainty on GovCon

As 2017 comes to a close, uncertainty has become a recurring theme in the government and its contracting counterparts. Whether from intra-party polarization, the ever looming debt ceiling, obfuscation between Capitol Hill and the private sector, or the seemingly untethered gauge of normalcy in these mercurial times, all can attest to the resolute vitality of our nation’s Constitution and our collective will to maintain balance…
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Boundless-Global SOF Foundation Alliance Seeks to Help Armed Forces Address Networked Threats

Geospatial software provider Boundless has partnered with the Global SOF Foundation in a move to help special operations forces detect and manage global and networked threats. Boundless said Wednesday the Global SOF Foundation is a nonprofit group that aims to establish a worldwide special operations forces network that consists of military, government, academic and commercial stakeholders…
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ManTech Cyber Training Platform Achieves Full Operational Capability; Kevin Phillips Comments

ManTech International has achieved full operational capability for a military-grade cyber range designed to help government customers test, evaluate and train with cybersecurity tools. The company said Wednesday it developed the Advanced Cyber Range Environment to examine preparedness of customer networks to defend against security threats…
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NASA Picks 16 Firms for Potential $500M Space Station Research, Engineering IDIQ

NASA has awarded 16 companies positions on a potential seven-year, $500 million to provide research and engineering products and services to the International Space Station. The Research, Engineering, and Mission Integration Services program covers spaceflight and ground technology platforms; sustaining engineering; payload facility; research mission integration; and operations services, NASA said Thursday…
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Red Hat-Kryptowire Team to Support DHS’ Mobile App Security Project; Paul Smith Comments

A Red Hat–Kryptowire team has received a contract from the Department of Homeland Security to develop methods to automate compliance of mobile applications with government security and privacy standards…
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VIDEO: Design of and Rapid Manufacturing Technology for a Flying Missile Rail

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September 7th Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Up and Major Indices Close Mixed

After two days of downward direction, The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed up 0.456 percent to 101.643. Advancing outpaced declining shares 2 to 1. Navistar International at the top of the GCI, reported Wednesday a fiscal third quarter net profit of $37 million as compared to a $34 million loss reported the same period a year prior…
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