Posts from GovConWire for 10/12/2017

DXC to Merge US Public Sector Business With Vencore, KeyPoint; Mac Curtis to Lead Combined Firm

DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) has agreed to merge its U.S. public sector business with Vencore and KeyPoint Government Solutions in a bid to establish a “top five” independent, publicly traded contractor within the government information technology services sector…
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Report: Xavier Williams to Succeed Kay Kapoor as AT&T Govt Solutions Head

Xavier Williams, a veteran of AT&T (NYSE: T), will succeed Kay Kapoor as president of the company’s government solutions business, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. The station cites unnamed sources that say Kapoor has resigned after a four-year tenure at the company…
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Navy Taps General Dynamics for USS Washington Submarine Post-Delivery Support

General Dynamics‘ Electric Boat subsidiary has received a potential $20.6 million contract modification to help the U.S. Navy plan and execute post-delivery activities for the service branch’s latest Virginia-class submarine…
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Kirstjen Nielsen to Be Nominated for Homeland Security Secretary Post

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Kirstjen Nielsen, principal deputy chief of staff at the White House, as the next secretary at the Department of Homeland Security. The White House said Wednesday Nielsen is the first DHS leadership nominee to have previously worked for the department and her professional experience spans homeland security policy and strategy, cybersecurity, emergency management and critical infrastructure areas…
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State Dept OKs $53M Raytheon Air-to-Air Missile Sale to Netherlands

The State Department has approved the Dutch government’s request to buy 26 Raytheon-built AIM-120 C-7 advanced medium range air-to-air missiles, military equipment and related services from the U…
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James Mattis: DoD’s ‘Three Lines of Effort’ Seek to Maintain US Military Edge

Defense Secretary James Mattis has issued a memorandum that details the Defense Department’s “three lines of effort” that aim to maintain U.S. military superiority amid security threats posed by North Korea, Russia, China, Iran and the Islamic State militant organization, DoD News reported Wednesday…
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House Approves FITARA Data Center Initiative Extension

U.S. House members voted 418-0 Wednesday to pass a bill that would extend Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act provisions related to the government’s data center modernization and consolidation initiatives, Nextgov reported Wednesday…
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Jean Milbrandt Succeeds Mark Kontos as Mitre CFO

Jean Milbrandt, formerly director of business operations at Mitre, has been promoted to vice president and chief financial officer of the nonprofit corporation. Mitre said Tuesday Milbrandt succeeds the retiring Mark Kontos and aims to help maintain the company’s position as manager of federally funded research and development centers…
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Aurora Flight Sciences to Continue X-Plane Devt for NASA

Aurora Flight Sciences has received a 12-month contract to further develop a subsonic aircraft technology as part of a NASA program that aims to increase fuel and operational efficiency and reduce noise of commercial planes…
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SwRI to Help Army Researchers Update Armor Computational Analysis Tech

The U.S. Army has awarded Southwest Research Institute a potential $4.3 million  indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract contract to help the Army Research Laboratory update computational analysis tools for armor and warfighter survivability…
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VIDEO: Mattis Speaks at AUSA Annual Meeting

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis delivers the keynote address at the Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, Oct. 9, 2017.
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October 11th Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Down as Major Indices Set New Record Highs

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) reversed its positive direction to close down slightly 0.278 percent to 109.246 with declining shares outpacing advancing 18 to 12. As we begin Q3 earnings season the three major indices closed to the positive with all three reaching new highs…
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