Posts from GovConWire for 12/07/2017

Former USPTO CIO John Owens Joins CGI Federal as Solution Devt Group VP

John Owens, formerly chief information officer at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, has joined CGI’s (NYSE: GIB) federal business as vice president of solution development group within the emerging technologies practice…
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A&D Trade Group Asks Congress to Finalize FY 2018 Spending Bill, Address Budget Caps

The Aerospace Industries Association has called on House and Senate leaders to finalize the appropriations bill for fiscal year 2018 as well as repeal or increase the budget caps in order to avert a possible sequestration…
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System One Eyes Federal Market Expansion Through GAP Solutions Purchase

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based workforce services provider System One has purchased Herndon, Virginia-based professional services company GAP Solutions for an undisclosed sum in a move to expand its portfolio of offerings for federal civilian and defense clients…
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Viasat to Enter Production Phase for Air Force Cryptographic Data Module

Viasat and the U.S. Air Force have jointly completed a production readiness review of an cryptographic module for military handheld devices and unmanned systems that transmit sensitive and classified data…
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Vencore Renews Accreditation as FedRAMP 3PAO for Cloud Tech Platforms

Vencore has been verified by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation to continue serving as a third-party assessment organization for cloud-based technology platforms under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Steve Halligan, CEO & Co-Founder of n2Grate Government Technology Solutions

With a number of new companies on the up and up, a promising one to watch is certainly leading network solutions provider n2Grate, a company dedicated to helping customers achieve their business/mission objectives by maximizing technology investment…
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Harris to Equip Army Security Force Assistance Brigade With Falcon III Radios

The U.S. Army has selected Harris to produce combat radio communication systems for use by the service branch’s Security Force Assistance Brigade in coalition training missions. The company said Wednesday it will supply Falcon III AN/PRC-152A Wideband Networking Handheld Radios; AN/PRC-117G Multiband Networking Manpack Radios; and AN/PRC-160 High Frequency Manpack Radios to support SFAB operations…
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Shefali Shah Joins Avaya as SVP, Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel

Shefali Shah, formerly a senior vice president at helicopter operator and transport provider Era Group, will officially join Avaya on Dec. 18 as SVP, chief administrative officer and general counsel…
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Battelle to Conduct Microelectronics Security Research Under Air Force Contracts

Battelle has received a pair of contracts worth a combined $23 million to help the Air Force Research Laboratory conduct research on microelectronics security methods. The company said Wednesday both contracts build on Battelle’s previous experience in exploring technologies designed to help address the proliferation of fake integrated circuits and embedded systems in the U…
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Leonardo DRS Lands Navy Tactical Data Link IDIQ

Leonardo DRS has received a potential five-year, $25 million contract to provide tactical data link products along with ancillary equipment to the U.S. Navy‘s fleet readiness directorate and PMW-150 Tactical Data Link program…
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NASA Unveils Space Tech Partnership Opportunities

NASA looks to enter public-private partnerships with U.S. companies in a push to address technology and capability requirements for government and commercial space missions. The space agency said Tuesday its space technology mission directorate will provide funds for the “Utilizing Public-Private Partnerships to Advance Tipping Point Technologies” initiative that seeks to address the directorate’s strategic thrust objectives…
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Report: UTC, Rockwell Collins Likely to Reveal ‘Collins Aerospace’ HQ Location in March

United Technologies Corp. and Rockwell Collins could determine by the end of March the location of the corporate headquarters for a new entity that would be formed through UTC’s acquisition of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based avionics contractor, The Gazette reported Monday…
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VIDEO: 76th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

On Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese surprise attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dubbed the attack as ‘a date which will live in infamy.
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