Posts from GovConWire for 11/13/2017

Report: UAE, Lockheed Seal $1.6B F-16 Upgrade Deal

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has secured a potential $1.6 billion order to perform upgrades to the United Arab Emirates’ F-16 fighter aircraft, The National reported Sunday. The report said UAE’s armed forces entered numerous defense deals with U…
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CTC Gets NuScale Steam Generator Prototype Manufacturing Contract; Ed Sheehan Comments

Concurrent Technologies Corp. has received an initial contract to manufacture a prototype steam generator technology for NuScale Power at the CTC-operated Center for Advanced Nuclear Manufacturing. NuScale said Wednesday CTC will produce helical coil steam generators that serve as a key component of the Fluor-backed venture’s small modular reactor nuclear design under certification review by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission…
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Grant Thornton’s Public Sector Group Adds Air Force Vet Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson, a retired U.S. Air Force major general, has joined Grant Thornton‘s public sector business as a senior strategic adviser for the defense and intelligence community. The 32-year military veteran will advise the company on security and defense business development and strategic matters, Grant Thornton said Friday…
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Orbital ATK’s Cygnus Spacecraft Lifts Off for 8th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission

Orbital ATK‘s Cygnus spacecraft launched Sunday morning at NASA‘s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia aboard an Antares rocket to bring approximately 7,400 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station…
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Deborah Ricci Succeeds Barry Broadus as Constellis CFO

Deborah Ricci, formerly senior vice president of finance and accounting at Constellis, has been promoted to chief financial officer of the Reston, Virginia-based risk management and operational support services contractor…
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Northrop Hands 1st MQ-4C Triton UAS to Navy

Northrop Grumman has delivered the first operational MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system to the U.S. Navy‘s facility in Point Mogu, California. The company said Friday MQ-4C is built to provide a 360-degree coverage area for Navy intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions…
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Report: US in Talks With Potential F-35 Buyers in Gulf Region

The U.S. government has begun discussions with several Persian Gulf countries about potential foreign military sales for Lockheed Martin-built F-35s, Reuters reported Friday. Gen. Stephen Wilson, vice chief of staff at the U…
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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch Leads Panel Discussion on Commercial Satcom Model for DoD Operations

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, vice president of government strategy and policy at Inmarsat‘s U.S. government business unit, facilitated a recent panel discussion on the use of commercial business models to address the Defense Department‘s satellite communications access challenges…
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Highlights From The Bridge on November 12th: How The Private Sector Can Help Rebuild The Infrastructure of The Hurricane Impacted Areas

On November 12th at 11 am on WJLA; and 6PM on News Channel 8 Host of The Bridge Jim McCarthy was joined by Dale Morris, Senior Economist, Embassy of the Netherlands, Harriet Tregoning, Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD and Alex Kaplan, Head, North America & Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships, Swiss Re…
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Navy Nominees Thomas Modly, James Geurts Gain Senate Committee Approval

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved the nominations of Thomas Modly as undersecretary of the U.S. Navy and James Geurts as acquisition chief at the service branch, USNI News reported Thursday…
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Lawmakers Include $400M ‘Light Attack’ Aircraft Procurement Language in 2018 NDAA

A group of U.S. lawmakers has proposed a $400 million initial budget for the U.S. Air Force to purchase a new light attack aircraft platform through the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2018, DoD Buzz reported Wednesday…
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BAE, Northrop Mark B-21 Bomber Project Collaboration

BAE Systems hosted an event at a company facility in Nashua, New Hampshire, last week to mark a partnership between BAE and Northrop Grumman to help build the U.S. Air Force‘s B-21 Raider bomber aircraft, Union Leader reported Wednesday…
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VIDEO: SeaBees on Deployment

Command Master Chief Jason Holden, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 4, talks about the mission his Sailors are executing while deployed to the 7th Fleet area of responsibility. NMCB 4 recently deployed to Okinawa as the forward deployed NMCB, ready to support Major Combat Operations, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief operations…
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