Posts from GovConWire for 10/11/2017

Parsons Buys Williams Electric in Control Tech Market Push; Chuck Harrington, Carey Smith Comment

Parsons has purchased Williams Electric for an undisclosed sum as part of the Pasadena, California-based engineering services contractor’s move to expand its control systems business. Fort Walton Beach, Florida-based Williams Electric is a privately held company that provides electrical, control system integration, general contracting and energy infrastructure platforms and services for defense and federal agency clients, Parsons said Tuesday…
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BAE Announces Reorganization Plan, Names New CTO in Series of Exec Moves

BAE Systems has announced plans to eliminate its U.K. and international platforms and services operating groups as part of a reorganization effort that will take effect on Jan. 1. The company said Tuesday it will consolidate its military air and information business, its interest in the MBDA joint venture as well as its Australia, Oman and Saudi Arabia operations into the new air sector…
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ERAPSCO Awarded $220M Navy Sonobuoy Contract Modification

ERAPSCO has received a three-year, $219.8 million contract modification to manufacture 166,500 signal underwater sound sonobuoys for U.S. Navy anti-submarine warfare missions. The Defense Department said Tuesday the company will supply AN/SSQ 36, AN/SSQ-53, AN/SSQ-62, AN/SSQ-101, AN/SSQ-125 and MK-84 sonobuoy units to the service branch…
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1st Lockheed-Built GPS III Satellite Gets Air Force ‘Available for Launch’ Status

The first GPS III satellite that Lockheed Martin built for the U.S. Air Force is ready to lift off in 2018 after the space vehicle received the “available for launch” designation from the service branch…
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SAIC Lands USDA Web App Devt Task Order; Bob Genter Comments

Science Applications International Corp. has received a potential five-year, $43 million task order from the Agriculture Department to provide web application maintenance and development support services for the Farm Service Agency…
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General Atomics Shifts MQ-1C UAS Production to Extended Range Variant

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business unit has transitioned the production line for the MQ-1C Gray Eagle to an extended-range variant of the unmanned aircraft system for the U.S. Army…
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Raytheon to Build Imaging Payload for DigitalGlobe WorldView Legion Satellites

DigitalGlobe has chosen Raytheon as the payload provider for a constellation of next-generation satellites designed to capture Earth imagery. Raytheon said Tuesday it will supply combined electronics, detectors and telescopes to Palo Alto, California-based satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral, which serves as the space vehicle integrator of DigitalGlobe’s future WorldView Legion constellation…
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Army Vet George Franz Appointed to Lead Accenture Defense & Security Business Initiatives

George Franz, a retired U.S. Army major general and former operations director of the U.S. Cyber Command, has joined Accenture‘s (NYSE: ACN) federal services business as managing director of defense and security business initiatives…
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Reports: US, China Agree to Continue Bilateral Cyber Partnership

The U.S. and China have agreed to extend a cybersecurity cooperation partnership that was originally forged between the two countries in 2015, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. Both countries aim to further bilateral efforts to address cyber crime, exchange threat information, protect networks…
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Nicolas Farah Named CACI Mission Solutions & Services Group Head; DeEtte Gray Comments

Nicolas Farah, an executive vice president of CACI International (NYSE: CACI), has been appointed as leader of the company’s mission solutions and services group. He will report to DeEtte Gray, president of CACI’s US operations, and will oversee the unit that offers command and control, communications, logistics, material readiness, surveillance and reconnaissance services to the federal civilian and military sectors, the company said Tuesday…
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Engility to Support DoD Technical Data, Network Security Efforts; Lynn Dugle Comments

Engility has won a potential five-year, $28 million contract to help the Defense Department‘s Damage Assessment Management Office and Joint Acquisition Protection and Exploitation Cell prevent foreign exploitation of key acquisition programs, technology networks and controlled technical information…
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VIDEO – Presenting the Financial Integrity Network

Presenting the Financial Integrity Network​: FIN delivers an array of strategic, advisory, and technical services to a diverse and select group of governments, financial institutions, and sectoral clients…
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October 10th Market Close: GovConIndex and Major Indices Close Up

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) advanced to a new record, to close up 0.316 percent to 109.332 with advancing shares outpacing declining 3 to 1. The major markets all closed to the positive with the DJIA reaching a new high of 22,830…
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