Posts from GovConWire for 10/09/2017

Laurie Foglesong Named Peraton Chief HR Officer; Stu Shea Comments

Laurie Foglesong, a 20-year human resources professional, has been appointed chief HR officer at Herndon, Virginia-based communications and technology services contractor Peraton. She previously served as director of HR at Harris (NYSE: HRS), Peraton said Friday…
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State Dept Clears $15B Sale of THAAD Missile Defense Systems, Equipment to Saudi Arabia

The State Department has approved a potential $15 billion foreign military sale of anti-ballistic missile defense systems, related equipment and support services to Saudi Arabia. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will serve as principal contractors on the sale, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Friday…
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Presidential Memo Aims to Advance Sharing, Use of National Security Threat Actor Data

President Donald Trump has signed a memorandum that seeks to advance analysis, integration, sharing and use of classified data on threat actors and their networks in support of national security missions…
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Lockheed, Austal USA Secure Navy LCS Construction Contracts

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Austal’s U.S. arm have received six-year contracts worth $584.2 million each to help the U.S. Navy build Littoral Combat Ships. The contract modification awarded to Austal USA covers LCS design, planning, construction and testing activities in exercise of an option to a previously awarded contract, the Defense Department said Friday…
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NOAA-NASA Team to Launch 1st Joint Polar Satellite System in November

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA have set a November launch date for the first of four polar-orbiting satellites designed to boost weather forecast accuracy. NASA said Saturday the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 is scheduled to lift off Nov…
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Report: House, Senate to Address F-35 Procurements, Missile Defense in Fiscal 2018 NDAA Reconciliation

House and Senate Armed Services panels are expected to address F-35 aircraft procurements, missile defense and size of the U.S. Army as they begin to reconcile this month their versions of the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, the Washington Examiner reported Monday…
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General Dynamics Releases Wireless Comms Gateway Platform; Mike Guzelian Comments

General Dynamics has introduced a communications gateway designed to increase wireless network coverage for military, public safety and industrial customers. The Fortress Wireless Gateway works to connect mobile devices to Wi-Fi and LTE networks as well as facilitate roaming and mesh networking services in licensed and unlicensed spectrum, General Dynamics said Friday…
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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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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 aircraft replacement…
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The Bridge – Highlights From How Proper Planning Can Lessen the Impact of a Crisis

As the nation is dealing with the devastation from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria; Jim Mc Carthy the host of The Bridge  (televised on October 8th) spoke with Hart Brown (Firestorm) and Charles M…
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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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October 9th Morning Report: GovCon Index and Indices End First Week of October Positive

As we ended the first week in October the Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) continued for its sixth consecutive day of gains, to close up 0.032 percent for the day and up 0.67 percent from the monthly open…
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VIDEO: Warriors at Sea | Exercise KAMANDAG

Marines and sailors with 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade are strengthening bonds with the Armed Forces of the Philippines during exercise KAMANDAG.
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