Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 10/06/2017

Trump Nominates Synovision’s Bruce Jette as Army Acquisition Chief

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Synovision Solutions President and CEO Bruce Jette to be assistant secretary of the U.S. Army for acquisition, technology and logistics. The White House released Thursday the president’s announcement of candidates for possible positions in the administration, including Jette…
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Iridium Certus Broadband Service Enters On-Orbit Test; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications has initiated on-orbit tests of the company’s broadband service platform built to deliver global L-band connectivity through the NEXT satellite constellation. The company said Thursday it uploaded software to the NEXT satellites that are already in orbit to activate the Iridium Certus communications service…
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5 Firms Land $189M in Navy Installation Command Professional Services IDIQs

Five companies have won potential five-year contracts worth up to $188.8 million combined for professional services to the commander of the Navy Installation Command. The Defense Department said Thursday each indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a base ordering period of 36 months along with an optional 24-month ordering period and covers program management, administrative, engineering, financial management and logistics support services…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Ted Davies, CEO of Altamira

“You can’t get anything done on your own–You have to build a great team” EM: How did your experience land you where you are today? Ted Davies: When I started with Booz Allen I was a consultant and in many ways “grew up” there, eventually becoming a partner in the firm…
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Senate Approves New 5-Year Term for FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

The Senate voted 52-41 Monday to confirm Ajit Pai for another five-year term as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Reuters reported Tuesday. Pai said in a statement that he aims to continue focusing on “bridging the digital divide, promoting innovation, protecting consumers and public safety, and making the FCC more open and transparent…
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Bloomberg Report: Professional Services Deals Top List of GovCon Opportunities in FY 2018

A new report by Bloomberg Government predicts that professional services contracts will be the U.S. federal government’s highest paying deals for fiscal year 2018, with eight opportunities valued at $152…
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BAE Systems to Support All UK Navy Vessels at Portsmouth Naval Base

The U.K. ministry of defense has updated its maritime support delivery framework contract with BAE Systems to cover all classes of vessels homeported at the Portsmouth Naval Base including two new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers…
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Northrop Gets $66M Task Order to Sustain Navy Triton UAVs

Northrop Grumman has received a one-year, $66.3 million task order to test and maintain MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicles for the U.S. Navy. The Defense Department said Thursday Northrop’s systems business unit will help the service branch sustain MQ-4Cs along with mission control and operator training systems…
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SAIC-ST Kinetics-CMI Team to Build Vehicle Prototype in Bid for Army MPF Program; Jim Scanlon Comments

Science Applications International Corp. has partnered with CMI Defence and ST Kinetics to build a combat vehicle prototype they intend to propose for an engineering and manufacturing development contract as part of the U…
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Finland Sends Fighter Aircraft Tech RFI to 7 Other Countries

The logistics command of Finland’s defense forces has issued a request for information to gather input from industries of seven countries on weapons and equipment for a potential F/A-18 fleet replacement aircraft…
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Deltek to Purchase Onvia for $70M Cash

Deltek has agreed to acquire public-sector market intelligence provider Onvia (Nasdaq: ONVI) for approximately $70 million in cash, or $9.00 per share. Both companies expect to complete their combination in the fourth quarter of 2017 and Deltek said Thursday the deal will expand the firm’s GovWin IQ information product offerings for government contractors…
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PV Puvvada: Cultural Shift Key to Meet Federal IT Modernization Requirements

PV Puvvada, president of Unisys‘ federal business, has urged government agencies to implement cultural transformation efforts to obtain governance, management and technology skills required for digital modernization projects…
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Tyonek Subsidiary Lands $110M Army Environmental Control Unit Upgrade Contract

A Tyonek Native Corporation subsidiary has secured a potential $110 million contract to update environmental control units for the U.S. Army. Tyonek said Thursday its TFab Defense Systems business will work with HDT Global  and Rocky Research to produce, test and deliver four new variants of ECU variants designed to comply with environmental regulations on the control of Class II Ozone Depleting Chemicals…
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VIDEO: Arctic Research – Breaking the Ice for Polar Progress

A team led by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) deploys Air-Deployable Expendable Ice Buoys (AXIB) in the high Arctic near the North Pole from a Royal Danish Air Force C-130 aircraft operating out of Thule Air Force Base in Greenland, as part of the International Arctic Buoy Program (IABP)…
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