Posts from GovConWire for 09/22/2017

General Dynamics Lands $5B Contract to Complete Navy Columbia-Class Submarine Design

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) Electric Boat subsidiary has received a potential $5 billion contract to complete design work on the lead Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine for the U.S. Navy. The Integrated Product and Process Development contract includes funds for the development of submarine components and technologies as well as manufacturing of a missile tube module and a reactor compartment bulkhead, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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Virginia Taps SAIC for Potential $272M Multisourcing IT Service Integration Support; Bob Genter Comments

Science Applications International Corp. has received a potential nine-year, $272 million contract from the Commonwealth of Virginia to help the state establish a marketplace of consolidated information technology platforms and services as part of a technology infrastructure modernization effort…
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GSA Revises Special Item Number on Professional Services Schedule to Cover ID Protection Services

The General Services Administration has revised a special item number on its Professional Services Schedule in an effort to meet the rising demand for identity protection services and changing requirements of federal agency customers…
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Army Tests Updated Lockheed PAC-3 Missile Interceptor

The U.S. Army has completed the first-ever test of Lockheed Martin‘s updated PAC-3 missile interceptor from a remote launcher to assess the weapon system’s capacity to detect, track and intercept incoming threats…
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Coalfire, GSA Vet Dave McClure Joins Accenture as Federal CIO Advisory Director

Dave McClure, formerly chief strategist of cybersecurity at Coalfire’s federal business, has joined Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) federal services business as director of the federal chief information officer advisory practice…
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Iridium Preps 3rd NEXT Satellite Batch for October Launch; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Comxmunications has rescheduled to Oct. 4 the launch of a third batch of 10 NEXT communications satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, aboard a SpaceX-built Falcon 9 rocket. The company said Wednesday it began pre-launch processing activities on the satellites and the Falcon 9 rocket stages and components…
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DIA Picks Engility for Digital Forensics Support Contract

Engility has won a potential five-year, $16.5 million contract from the Defense Intelligence Agency to provide audio and video forensics laboratory services. The Defense Department said Thursday Engility will help DIA’s National Media Exploitation Center to perform digital forensics and in-depth exploitation of multimedia files…
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AM General to Provide Supplemental Humvees, Equipment for Afghan Defense Forces

AM General has secured a potential $45.9 million contract from the U.S. Army to provide 6,576 supplemental M1151A1B1 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles for Afghanistan’s national defense security forces…
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Jim McCarthy, the Host of ‘The Bridge’ Discusses the Challenges Facing the Burgeoning UAS (Drones) Marketplace

With new developments in aerial technology growing faster than legislature can adapt, a disconnect has emerged. The applications of unmanned aerial systems (UAS or Drones) are vast and far-reaching, but where will the regulatory line be drawn between hobbyists and the military? The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently estimated that by 2020 there will be 11 million commercial UAS’s sold in the United States, and it is unclear the impact they will have on the National Airspace System…
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Air Force Seeks White Papers for Multi-Domain Aerial Warfighting Network R&D

The U.S. Air Force has begun to seek white papers from industry for a potential $24.9 million program to research, develop, integrate and test novel technology platforms and techniques that work to provide agile data transmission and networking capabilities to aerial platforms…
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VIDEO: Mattis Speaks at AFA Conference

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis delivers the keynote address at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 20, 2017.
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September 21st Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Up as Major Indices Close Down

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) continued to move up in posting its fifth consecutive day of gains. The CGI closed at 105.814 up 0.377 percent with advancing shares outpacing declining 3 to 1…
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