Posts from GovConWire for 09/11/2017

State Dept OKs $3.95B in F-16V Aircraft, Patrol Boats, TOW Missile Requests From Bahrain

The State Department has cleared Bahrain’s request to buy F-16V fighter aircraft variant, services for the upgrade of F-16 Block 40 jets to F-16V configuration, TOW missiles and fast-patrol boats under four foreign military sales agreements worth approximately $3…
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SAIC’s Tony Moraco: Govt Demand for Cyber, Cloud Remains High Amid Proposed FY 2018 Budget Cuts

Tony Moraco, CEO of Science Applications International Corp., has said federal civilian agencies have begun to suspend technology updates in response to the Trump administration’s proposed fiscal 2018 budget cuts to fund increases in defense and homeland security spending, FCW reported Friday…
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White House Opposes Senate’s Army Tactical Network Funding Restriction Plan

The Trump administration has objected to a provision under the Senate’s proposed fiscal 2018 defense policy bill that would restrict all funds for U.S. Army battlefield network development efforts, C4ISRNET reported Saturday…
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CSRA Wins Dept of Navy Cloud Services BPA Under Schedule 70 Vehicle

CSRA has won a potential three-year, $34.7 million blanket purchase agreement for cloud computing services to Department of the Navy research and development enterprise. The Defense Department said Friday CSRA will help the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific to establish a cloud brokerage for 16 Navy warfare centers under the DON Cloud Services pilot program…
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Symantec: ‘Dragonfly’ Cyber Espionage Group Renews Campaign Against Western Energy Sector

Symantec has found that a cyber espionage group dubbed Dragonfly has re-emerged since late 2015 and has begun to launch cyber attacks on the energy sector in some countries in Europe and North America…
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ManTech to Support Mine-Resistant Ambush Vehicles of Army, Foreign Military Clients

ManTech International has received a $44.9 million contract modification to provide logistics sustainment and support services for mine-resistant ambush vehicles of the U.S. Army, Egypt and Iraq. The Defense Department said Friday the full obligated amount at the time of award is from the Army’s fiscal 2017 operations and maintenance; “other” procurement; research, development, test and evaluation funds; and foreign military sales funds…
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Engility to Provide R&D Support for Air Force Weapon Systems Testing Program

Engility has won a five-year, $49 million contract to provide research and development support for the U.S. Air Force‘s weapon systems testing technology program. The Defense Department said Friday Engility will develop multi-spectral and multi-modal phenomenology modeling tools as well as help the Air Force build and transition weapon systems under the Kinetic Kill Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation Technology for Advanced Research project…
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Report: Air Force, White House Explore Presidential Aircraft Cost Reduction Strategies

Ann Stefanek, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Air Force, has said the service branch has been in talks with White House officials to reduce the cost of the next presidential planes and one of the cost-saving plans is to forgo the aircraft’s aerial-refueling capability, Defense One reported Friday…
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Robert Work Named CNAS Senior Fellow for Defense, National Security

Robert Work, former deputy secretary of the Defense Department, has returned to the Center for a New American Security as distinguished senior fellow for defense and national security. CNAS said Wednesday Work will support research initiatives, advise future national security leaders and contribute to discussions on the modern threat landscape and the future force…
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L3 Picks Gulfstream 550 Aircraft for USAF Compass Call Replacement

Ann Stefanek, spokeswoman for the U.S. Air Force, has said that L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has selected the Gulfstream Aerospace-built Gulfstream 550 airborne early warning aircraft to replace the military branch’s current electronic attack platform, DoD Buzz reported Thursday…
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Iridium Eyes Space-Based IoT Services Expansion Through Magnitude Space Partnership; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications has partnered with Dutch satellite company Magnitude Space to facilitate the delivery of space-based internet of things service offerings through the development of low power global area network technology platforms…
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IBM’s Greg Souchack: Army Could Leverage AI Platform to Analyze Transportation Costs

Greg Souchack, partner for managed services and cloud solutions at IBM’s global business services unit, has said the U.S. Army could leverage the company’s Watson artificial intelligence platform to help analyze spending on the transportation of spare parts and other shipment, C4ISRNET reported Thursday…
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September 11th Morning Report: Friday Close – GovCon Index and Markets All Down For The Week

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) ended Friday down .745 percent from Tuesday’s opening value. Friday saw the platform companies Navistar International, BAE Systems, Textron Inc., and Boeing all sharing the top four slots of the GCI, all posting in excess of 1…
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VIDEO: Boeing X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle

Watch the video to learn more about the Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV).
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