Posts from GovConWire for 09/20/2017

Jacobs Wins Potential $480M Contract for DISA Test, Evaluation, Certification Services

A business unit of Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has won a potential $480 million contract to provide test, evaluation and certification support services to the Defense Information Systems Agency…
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Lockheed Unveils New Satellite Bus Product Line; Rick Ambrose Comments

Lockheed Martin has launched a new line of satellite buses at the Air Force Association-hosted Air, Space & Cyber Conference. The company said Tuesday its family of satellite buses consists of the LM 50, LM 400, LM 1000 and the LM 2100 series and will share at least 280 common components in an effort to reduce design time and costs…
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SAIC to Enter Marine AAV Survivability Tech Production, Deployment Phase

Science Applications International Corp. has received approval from the U.S. Marine Corp‘s program executive officer for land systems to kick off the production and deployment phase of its Assault Amphibious Vehicle Survivability Upgrade program…
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Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch: Air Force May Unveil T-X Developer Before Actual Contract Award

Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, top uniformed acquisition officer at the U.S. Air Force, has said the service branch may announce the selected bidder for the T-X trainer aircraft replacement program if a continuing resolution extends beyond Dec…
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VC, Space Industry Vet Jeff Matthews Named Deloitte Specialist Leader

Jeff Matthews, formerly director of venture strategy and research at the Space Frontier Foundation, has joined Deloitte Consulting LLP as a specialist leader. Matthews will lead Deloitte’s space innovation and technology workforce advancement efforts, the company said Tuesday…
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Saab Eyes New Grippen Variant to Help Address USAF Air Combat Training Requirements

Saab is considering the possibility of offering a new Gripen fighter aircraft variant to help address adversary air combat training requirements of the U.S. Air Force. Gripen Aggressor is equipped with updated sensor and datalink technologies and designed to support combat maneuvering and networking functions that fighter pilots need to defeat peer and near-peer adversaries, Saab said Tuesday…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Stephen Marker, Director of Product Strategy, Cyber and Electronic Warfare Systems of General Dynamics Mission Systems

“This threat that legacy equipment poses across all of our industries is truly one of the things that keeps me up at night.” EM: How has your work experience prepared you for your current position? Stephen Marker: My current role is director of product strategy within cyber and electronic warfare systems, focusing on which markets to enter and getting our products to market quickly…
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Senate-Approved Fiscal 2018 NDAA Includes Govt IT Modernization Bill

The new Senate-passed defense spending package contains a bill that would fund projects to modernize government information technology systems. A press release published Monday on Sen. Jerry Moran’s (R-Kansas) website said the upper chamber inserted the Modernizing Government Technology Act as an amendment to the  National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018…
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Eric Fanning to Become Aerospace Industries Association President, CEO

Eric Fanning, formerly secretary of the U.S. Army, will succeed Dave Melcher as president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association beginning Jan. 1. “Eric will strengthen AIA’s position as the voice of the aerospace and defense industry, bringing continued attention and advocacy to key issues affecting civil aviation, space and defense,” Dennis Muilenburg, AIA chairman and Boeing chairman, president and CEO, said in a statement released Monday…
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VIDEO: Hurricane Irma Relief | The Corps Report Ep. 112

Marines respond to Hurricane Irma, we take a look back at Marine Week Detroit, find out about the Expeditionary Fabrication facility, and a Marine is inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame, this week on the Corps Report…
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September 19th Market Close: GovConIndex Up as the Major Indices All Set New Records

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) posted another YTD high with its third consecutive daily increase, up 0.867 percent to 104.825. Engility Holdings topped the GCI with an almost 5 percent daily gain, while SAIC, AECOM, ICF, and ManTech International all posted greater than 2 percent increase on the day…
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