Posts from GovConWire for 01/12/2018

Gus Bontzos to Head Peraton’s Defense & Electronic Warfare Sector; Stu Shea Comments

Gus Bontzos, formerly vice president and general manager of Peraton’s former advanced solutions organization, has been appointed president of the Herndon, Virginia-based company’s defense and electronic warfare sector…
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Rockwell Collins’ Shareholders OK UTC Merger; Kelly Ortberg Comments

Shareholders at Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) have cleared a deal for United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) to acquire the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based avionics contractor for approximately $30 billion. Holders of at least 72 percent of outstanding shares in Rockwell Collins as of record date voted to approve the transaction during the Thursday meeting, the company said Thursday…
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Report: James Kavanaugh to Succeed Martin Schroeter as IBM CFO

James Kavanaugh, formerly senior vice president for transformation and operations at IBM (NYSE: IBM), has been named chief financial officer of the company, Reuters reported Thursday. Kavanaugh’s appointment took effect Thursday and he will succeed Martin Schroeter, who will replace the retiring Bruno Di Leo as SVP for global markets, IBM said in a Tuesday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission…
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Alan Chvotkin: PSC Backs E-Procurement Portal Implementation Approach

Alan Chvotkin, an executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, has said PSC supports transparency and adoption of a phased-in approach in the federal government’s implementation of e-commerce portals for procurement processes…
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Retired Navy Vice Adm. Carol Pottenger Joins Serco’s US Board; Dave Dacquino Comments

Carol Pottenger, a retired U.S. Navy vice admiral and former senior U.S. flag officer at NATO, has joined the board of directors at Serco Inc., the British contractor’s Americas region subsidiary…
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Sikorsky Awarded $194M Saudi Arabia UH-60M Helicopter FMS Contract

Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) Sikorsky subsidiary has received a potential $193.8 million U.S. Army foreign military sales contract to supply modernized units of the Black Hawk medium-lift helicopter platform to Saudi Arabia…
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Rep. Darrell Issa Announces Retirement

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California) announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election in 2018 after nearly two decades in Congress, Nextgov reported Wednesday. His 18-career in the lower chamber includes time as chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and as a proponent of federal information technology reform efforts such as the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act and the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act…
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General Dynamics Lands Army Medical Training Support Contract; Rich Farinacci Comments

A business unit of General Dynamics will provide medical training support to the U.S. Army under a potential five-year, $58.9 million contract. General Dynamics Information Technology will help the Army Reserve organization facilitate training and exercises as part of a regional training sites-medical program, the company said Thursday…
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Shaun Bierweiler: Hortonworks to Back 2020 Census With Data Processing Tools

Shaun Bierweiler, vice president of U.S. public sector at Hortonworks, has said the company will work to provide several data technology platforms for the U.S. Census Bureau in support of the 2020 Census project under a contract awarded in 2017…
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Former VMware, IBM Exec Mercer Rowe to Head Avaya Cloud Business

Mercer Rowe, former vice president of strategic partners at IBM‘s Watson and cloud computing platforms, has been named senior VP and general manager of a newly formed cloud business at Avaya. He will oversee research, development and sales of public, private and hybrid cloud offerings in his new position, Avaya said Wednesday…
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NASA Taps HX5 for Potential $377M NASA Glenn Center Support Contract

HX5 has received a potential seven-year, $376.8 million contract to provide engineering, research and scientific support services to NASA‘s Glenn Research Center. NASA said Thursday the Glenn Engineering and Research Support contract has a two-year base period slated to commence April 1, followed by a two-year option, another one-year option and a two-year award term…
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Endgame to Help Secure Navy Assets With Endpoint Protection Tech

The U.S. Navy has awarded Endgame a contract to provide an endpoint protection platform for the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S. Tenth Fleet to protect the service branch’s critical infrastructure from cyber threats…
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VIDEO: Future of autonomous air travel: Boeing unveils new cargo air vehicle prototype

In less than three months, a team of engineers designed and built the unmanned cargo air vehicle (CAV) prototype. The innovative vehicle will be used to test and evolve Boeing’s autonomous technology for future aerospace vehicles…
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