Posts from GovConWire for 09/13/2017

State Dept OKs Potential $5.23B Boeing Super Hornet Aircraft Sale to Canada

The State Department has approved Canada’s request to buy Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft and related equipment and services from the U.S. government under a potential $5.23 billion foreign military sales agreement…
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L3 Eyes Undersea Market Expansion Through Adaptive Methods Buy

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has purchased Centreville, Virginia-based systems engineering firm Adaptive Methods for an undisclosed sum in a move to expand footprint in the undersea market. L3 said Tuesday it will incorporate Adaptive Methods into its sensor systems business segment to operate as L3 Adaptive Methods…
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Report: CSRA Lands $2.4B NSA Enterprise IT Support Recompete

CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) has secured a potential 10-year, $2.4 billion follow-on contract from the National Security Agency for enterprise information technology services, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The company said in a Sept…
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HII Gets Additional $151M Contract Funds for Navy Ship Planning Yard Support

A Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) subsidiary has received a $150.8 million contract modification to continue planning yard services for the U.S. Navy‘s Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruisers and Spruance-class destroyers…
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Raytheon to Supply Projectors for BAE-Built F-22 Digital Head-Up Displays

Raytheon has been chosen to deliver projectors for digital head-up displays that BAE Systems will install aboard the U.S. Air Force‘s F-22 Raptor aircraft. The Digital Light Engine HUDs will replace traditional analog displays on the fighter aircraft and help pilots gain situational awareness, Raytheon said Tuesday…
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DARPA Selects Orbital ATK for Hybrid Engine Research Project

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Orbital ATK a potential $21.4 million contract to study the potential integration of turbine and hypersonic engine technologies into a new aircraft propulsion system…
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DSS to Help VHA Implement Renal Patient Data Mgmt System

Document Storage Systems has received an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract of an undisclosed value to deliver and install a healthcare management system for kidney disease patients at Veterans Health Administration facilities…
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Executive Spotlight: Rob Zitz, SVP and Chief Strategy Officer at SSL Government Solutions

“I have been the ‘change agent’ throughout my career…understanding end users’ unmet needs is an absolute priority.” EM: Can you tell us a little bit about SSL Government Systems? Rob Zitz: SSL’s Government Systems group is made up of highly experienced, cleared professionals with deep domain expertise in defense and intelligence missions…
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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh: IT Network Simplification Key to Federal Shared Services Adoption, Cyber Efforts

Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer of Dell EMC’s federal business, has said the move to centralize nonmission-critical information technology systems would help the federal government build up its cybersecurity posture through a reduction in the network’s attack surface, MeriTalk reported Monday…
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Dan Coats, Jeff Sessions Want Congress to Renew Foreign Intell Surveillance Authority

National Intelligence Director Dan Coats and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have called on Congress to reauthorize a provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that is set to expire by the end of 2017…
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Matt Desch: Iridium Sees Internet of Things Business Growth

Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, has cited internet of things as a growing business area for the Virginia-based satellite company during a panel discussion at the Summit for Satellite Financing that, Via Satellite reported Monday…
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VIDEO: Tactical Augmented Reality

Tactical Augmented Reality provides sensor imagery with integrated mapping, navigation and 3D surface models for greatly enhanced operational maneuver and fires. This capability increases the Soldier’s ability to maneuver the battlefield and enhances survivability in dangerous operations…
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September 12th Market Close: GovConIndex Up, Major Indices Reach New Highs

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed up 0.478 percent to 102.351, reaching a second new 30 day high. Advancing outpaced declining shares 2 to 1. Investors responded positively to better than expected damage reports from Hurricane Irma…
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