Posts from GovConWire for 10/10/2017

Micro Focus’ David Gould: Information Governance Policies Help Agencies Facilitate Data Searches

David Gould, WW director for secure content management solutions at Micro Focus Government Solutions, has said federal agencies should have information governance policies in place to facilitate data searches and speed up response to requests for information…
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Alion Science Names Christopher Zember as Strategy Chief, Todd Borkey as CTO

Alion Science and Technology has expanded its leadership team with the creation of the chief strategy officer position and appointment of a new chief technology officer in support of defense clients’ efforts to maintain military readiness and technological edge…
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Lockheed Books $337M in Apache Sensor Tech Orders

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received orders worth a combined $337 million to provide sensor systems and support services for Apache military helicopters of the U.S., U.K. and Saudi Arabia. The orders for Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensors fall under a potential five-year, $2 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract from the U…
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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Deploys 3rd Iridium NEXT Satellite Batch to Space; Match Desch Comments

Iridium Communications launched its third batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites into space aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket that took off Monday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The launch brings to 30 the total number of Iridium NEXT satellites in space and represents the third of eight launches that SpaceX needs to perform to deliver a total of 75 satellites into low-Earth orbit, Iridium said Monday…
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BAE Secures $100M Army Intell Data Collection, Analysis Support Contract

BAE Systems has received a potential four-year, $100 million contract to help the U.S. Army‘s 116th Military Intelligence Brigade obtain situational awareness with the use of sensor and geospatial platforms…
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Carahsoft Adds RSA Security Tools to State, Local Contracts Under Expanded Distribution Deal

Carahsoft Technology has agreed to distribute security platforms and service offerings from Dell Technologies’ RSA subsidiary to state and local government agencies and educational institutions under an expanded partnership…
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Raytheon Demos Air Defense Missile System With Army Ground Combat Vehicle

Raytheon has mounted and tested a company-built air defense missile technology on a Stryker armored fighting vehicle as part of efforts to help address the U.S. Army‘s requirement for ground troop protection…
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USSOCOM Taps Rockwell Collins for Avionics Tech Repair, Field Support Services

Rockwell Collins has received a potential five-year, $30.7 million contract to repair repair a common avionics architecture system for the U.S. Special Operations Command. The company said Monday it will also provide CAAS logistics, field support and spares management support under the contract contract supports the United States Special Operations Command’s equipment and spares management for missions…
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CBO: Federal Budget Shortfall Rose to $668B in FY 2017

A new Congressional Budget Office report says the federal budget deficit in fiscal year 2017 ended Sept. 30 reached $668 billion, approximately $82 billion higher than the shortfall recorded in the previous fiscal year…
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Engility Launches AI Platform for Federal Civilian, Military Customers; Lynn Dugle Comments

Engility has unveiled an artificial intelligence platform that company designed to help military and federal civilian agencies use data to make decisions. The company said Monday its Synthetic Analyst tool works to support decision-making across various operations such as threat detection and analysis; course of action planning; training support; and headquarters operations…
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AT&T to Provide Global Comms Services for Army Personnel; Kay Kapoor Comments

AT&T has secured a contract to help the U.S. Army integrate and update communications services for approximately one million personnel of the service branch in the U.S. and abroad. The company said Monday will provide chat, voice, video, instant messaging, presence and screen sharing services intended to help commanders and their staff members collaborate, connect and exchange information…
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VIDEO: USS Washington (SSN 787) Commissioning

The Navy will commission its newest fast attack submarine, the future USS Washington (SSN 787), during an 11 a.m. EDT ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk.
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October 9th Market Close: GovConIndex and Major Indices Close Down

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) fell today by 0.042  percent to 109.149 with advancing and declining shares pretty well split even. The major indices all closed down, with the S&P500 closing down 0…
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