Posts from GovConWire for 01/11/2018

Govplace Hires Tech Industry Vet Steve Hoffman as Sales VP

Steve Hoffman, former area vice president at Micro Focus‘ government solutions business, has joined information technology provider Govplace as vice president of sales. Reston, Virginia-based Govplace said Wednesday Hoffman will lead the company’s go-to-market sales strategy and serve on the executive team…
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Kito Mussa Named WidePoint EVP, CFO

Kito Mussa, formerly interim chief financial officer at WidePoint (NYSE: WYY), has been named executive vice president and CFO at the McLean, Virginia-based managed mobility services provider. WidePoint CEO Jin Kang said in a statement published Wednesday Mussa’s experience and insights will help build up the company’s internal controls, financial operations, contracting, legal compliance, human resources and operational management…
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DARPA Seeks Additional Tech to Complement Military Space Asset Mgmt Systems

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has issued a broad agency announcement to seek additional technology platforms that can help U.S. military personnel manage space assets through rapid delivery and presentation of data…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Gay Porter, VP of Engility’s Technical Solutions Group

Going from an idea to an act of innovation comes naturally to some, others met with mild confusion in the design, inception, implementation or aftermath stages of taking a concept to market. In an area of industry like GovCon, the approach to this potential roadblock is just as important as recognizing the road itself, based on a menagerie of logistics, creativity and intuition…
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Boeing Develops Unmanned VTOL Aerial Platform to Test Autonomous Tech

Boeing has revealed a new electric unmanned aerial vehicle prototype developed to serve as a test bed for the company’s future autonomous and electric propulsion technologies. The company said Wednesday it designed the vertical-takeoff-and-landing, multi-copter UAV platform to accommodate logistics and cargo payload of up to 500 pounds…
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NSA Approves Vencore App for Classified Data Security Program; Mac Curtis Comments

A mobile application created by Vencore‘s research arm has been included on the National Security Agency‘s list of approved commercial products designed to manage and secure classified data…
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Navy Taps 13 Companies for Shipboard Engineering, Electrical Services IDIQ

Thirteen companies have won spots on a potential $44.5 million U.S. Navy contract to provide shipboard electrical and engineering services to the Military Sealift Command. The multiple-award contract has a one-year base value of $8…
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David Norquist: DoD’s Inaugural Financial Audit to Cost $367M in 2018

David Norquist, Defense Department comptroller, has said the first departmentwide financial statement audit is expected to cost approximately $367 million this year, DoD News reported Wednesday. “We also anticipate spending about $551 million in 2018 fixing problems identified by the auditors,” he said Wednesday during his testimony before the House Armed Services Committee…
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Rockwell Collins to Help Manage USAF Airborne Radio Parts Supply Chain

Rockwell Collins has received a three-year, $22 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to manage the supply chain for replacement parts on U.S. Air Force airborne radio systems. The initial contract covers supply chain management services for AN/ARC-171, AN/ARC-190 and AN/ARR-85 communications platforms being maintained at Robins Air Force Base, the company said Wednesday…
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Former NIH, FDIC Official Renitalynette Anderson Named Quality Technology President

Renitalynette Anderson, former deputy director of business administration at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp,, has joined Quality Technology as president of the Maryland-based government information technology contractor…
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Gibbs & Cox to Help Lockheed Design Saudi Arabia’s Future Surface Combatant Ship

Lockheed Martin has selected Gibbs & Cox to support functional design work on a  multi-mission surface combatant platform for Saudi Arabia. Gibbs & Cox said Wednesday that Saudi Arabia’s navy chose an MMSC offering that Lockheed based on the Freedom-variant littoral combat ship in a bid to help the service branch confront maritime and economic security threats…
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CTC, Affiliate Get Aerospace Quality Recertification; Ed Sheehan Comments

Concurrent Technologies Corp. and its affiliate Enterprise Ventures Corp. have renewed their AS9100D aerospace quality management system accreditation that seeks to recognize the companies’ product design, production, assembly and testing processes…
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VIDEO: Inside the FBI’s Hazardous Devices School

The FBI’s Hazardous Devices School at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama is the only facility in the country that trains and certifies the nation’s public safety bomb technicians. Full story: https://www…
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