Posts from GovConWire for 09/14/2017

Boeing Lands $600M Contract Modification for Future Air Force One Preliminary Design Work

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a potential $599.9 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to conduct preliminary design activities to convert a pair of 747-8 aircraft into presidential planes…
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LMI, Alion Science Vet Manik Rath Joins C2 Technologies as COO

Manik Rath, formerly a senior vice president at LMI, has been named chief operating officer at Vienna, Virginia-based human capital and information technology services provider C2 Technologies. Rath has more than two decades’ experience in human capital, IT and management consulting in the public sector in support of intelligence and defense agencies, C2 Technologies said Wednesday…
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DHS Issues Directive to Remove Kaspersky Anti-Virus Software From Federal Data Systems

Elaine Duke, acting secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, has released a binding operational directive that requires federal agencies to discontinue the use of AO Kaspersky Lab’s anti-virus platforms and related products on their information systems within 90 days…
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Salient CRGT Subsidiary to Expand VA Medical Center Voice System Deployment

Salient CRGT‘s Information Innovations Inc. subsidiary has received a potential five-year, $13.6 million task order to implement voice systems at Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare facilities located in North Carolina and Virginia…
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Lockheed Unit Demos Use of Open Systems Architecture to Help Warfighters Share Data

A Lockheed Martin subsidiary has taken part in the U.S. Air Force‘s Northern Edge military exercise to demonstrate how open systems architecture could help warfighters gain battlespace awareness and accelerate the data-to-decision process in the battlefield…
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Silvus-Thales Team Wins DoD Contract to Build Military Radio Bolt-On Module

A team of Silvus Technologies and Thales has received a contract from the Defense Department to produce a bolt-on module for military handheld single-channel radios. Both companies seek to address DoD’s requirement to equip the Rifleman Radio with multiple-input, multiple-output functions through the contract, Silvus said Thursday…
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MDA Extends Colsa’s Missile Defense Research Center Support Contract

Colsa has received a $41.1 million contract modification to continue design and operation support work at a research facility that provides simulation services to the Missile Defense Agency. The Defense Department said Wednesday the modification extends by one year the ordering period under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Advanced Research Center support services and increases the contract’s ceiling value to $464…
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NASA Explores Potential Saturn Missions to Succeed Cassini

NASA has begun to evaluate proposals for future missions to Saturn, as the Cassini spacecraft performs its final approach to the planet, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. The space agency said Thursday it expects Cassini to plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere on Friday to end its 13-year mission around the planet and prevent collision with Saturn’s moons Titan and Enceladus…
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General Dynamics Exhibits Multirole Vehicle for Defense Customers

General Dynamics is presenting its EAGLE 6×6 multirole vehicle at the Defence and Security Equipment International 2017 event that will run through Friday in London. The company said Wednesday an ambulance variant and a troop carrying version of EAGLE 6×6 will undergo trials from October 2017 to February 2018 as a part of the British Army’s Multi Role Vehicle – Protected program…
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Retired Air Force Gen. Ronald Keys Appointed to SPA Board; William Vantine Comments

Ronald Keys, owner of management consulting services company RK Solution Enterprises and a retired U.S. Air Force general, has joined the board of directors at Systems Planning and Analysis. SPA said Keys helped provide operational context for the Alexandria, Virginia-based contractor’s support work at the Office of the Secretary of Defense and pilot experience-level research efforts the company has conducted for ACC…
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AWS Govt Cloud Platform Obtains Provisional Authorization to Host DoD Impact Level 5 Data

Amazon Web Services has received provisional authorization from the Defense Information Systems Agency to host the Defense Department‘s Impact Level 5 workloads in the company’s isolated cloud region for U…
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Sens. David Perdue, Johnny Isakson Introduce NDAA Amendment to Protect JSTARS Recap Program

Two Republican senators from Georgia have proposed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2018 that seeks to prevent the potential retirement of the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System by the U…
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VIDEO: F-35 By the Numbers

From the first production aircraft to now – the worldwide F-35 fleet has logged over 100,000 flight hours and accomplished several significant “firsts.” See the facts & figures. Learn more about the F-35 at f35…
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September 13th Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Down While Major Indices Continue Reaching New Highs

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed down 0.421 percent to 101.803. Declining outpaced advancing shares 23 to 7. All three major indices reached new highs. The S&P500 closed up 0.08 percent to 2,498…
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