Posts from GovConWire for 01/10/2018

Jeff Henry Promoted to President at ViON

Jeff Henry, former senior vice president of strategic initiatives at ViON, has been promoted as president of the Herndon, Virginia-based government information technology contractor. ViON said Tuesday Henry brings more than three decades of sales and marketing experience to his new position as well as his knowledge of emerging technology platforms that are relevant to federal and commercial IT clients…
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Unisys, Booz Allen Vet Rod Fontecilla Joins Altamira as CTO; Ted Davies Comments

Rod Fontecilla, formerly a vice president at Unisys (NYSE: UIS), has joined Altamira Technologies as chief technology officer. Fontecilla will directly report to Chairman and CEO Ted Davies and oversee the McLean, Virginia-based government information technology contractor’s innovation programs, communities of practice and technology assessment efforts, Altamira said Tuesday…
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Air Force Picks 9 Companies for Potential $496M Datalink Enterprise Support IDIQ

Nine companies have won spots on a potential $496 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support time-sensitive applications and tactical platforms for the U.S. Air Force‘s DataLinks Enterprise network…
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Brian Fogg Joins CSRA as Health & Civil Group CTO

CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) has appointed Brian Fogg, former chief innovation officer at Technica, as chief technology officer of the Falls Church, Virginia-based contractor’s health and civil group. The 25-year federal market veteran will be responsible for helping drive CSRA’s innovation efforts and technical strategies for the healthcare and civilian markets, the company said Tuesday…
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State Dept OKs $133M SM-3 Block IIA Missile Sale to Japan

The State Department has cleared Japan’s request to buy Standard Missile-3 Block IIA, related equipment and services from the U.S. government under a potential $133.3 million foreign military sales agreement…
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Battelle to Develop Biological Threat Assessment Software Under IARPA Program

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has selected Battelle to create a software platform that can help thwart development of synthetic biological threats. Battelle said Tuesday it will develop the threat assessment platform in support of IARPA’s Functional Genomic and Computational Assessment of Threats program that aims to counter various threats from biotechnological advancements…
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Garrett Pagon to Succeed Omar Balkissoon as OGSystems CEO in Series of Exec Moves

OGSystems has announced a series of leadership changes as CEO and Co-founder Omar Balkissoon transitions to the role of board chairman of the Chantilly, Virginia-based defense and intelligence technology contractor…
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Regan Campbell: Navy Eyes Frigate Conceptual Design Contract Awards by March

Regan Campbell, FFG(X) program manager at the Naval Sea Systems Command, has said the U.S. Navy plans to award four to six contracts by March to advance work on the conceptual design of the future guided-missile frigate as the service prepares to award the final construction contract by 2020, USNI News reported Tuesday…
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Boeing Gets $115M Contract Modification for Navy, Australian P-8A Logistics, Site Activation Support

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a $115.2 million modification under a U.S. Navy contract to provide integrated logistics and site activation support services for P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft…
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Army Vet, Former MDA Chief Patrick O’Reilly Named L3 Corporate VP of Engineering

Patrick O’Reilly, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general and former director of the Missile Defense Agency, has joined L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) as corporate vice president of engineering. He will report directly to Chief Technology Officer Paul DeLia and joins the New York City-based defense contractor after a distinguished military career, L3 said Tuesday…
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Multi-Industry Organizations Call for National Data Protection Standard

A coalition of 22 financial, technology and retail trade groups has called on Congress to pass legislation governing consumer data protection and breach notification. On Thursday, the organizations wrote a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee calling for the enactment of national data breach legislation that would protect consumers’ sensitive data…
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RapidSOS Adds Former FirstNet President TJ Kennedy to Advisory Board

TJ Kennedy, former president of the First Responder Network Authority, has joined the advisory board at emergency technology provider RapidSOS. RapidSOS said Monday Kennedy brings 14 years of public safety, technology and wireless communications experience to the company’s advisory board…
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VIDEO: Collaborative Operations in Denied Environment (CODE) Phase 2 Flight Tests

DARPA’s Collaborative Operations in Denied Environment (CODE) program aims to extend the capability of the U.S. military’s existing unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) to conduct dynamic, long-distance engagements of highly mobile ground and maritime targets in denied or contested electromagnetic airspace…
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