Posts from GovConWire for 02/09/2018

Terry Hagen, Jacobs Aerospace & Technology President, Inducted Into 2018 Wash100 for Acquisition Leadership

Executive Mosaic is pleased to introduce Terry Hagen, president of aerospace and technology at Jacobs Engineering Group, as the newest inductee into Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena–for his guiding principles in the aerospace and defense marketplace as evidenced after he helped spearhead the company’s purchase of CH2M last year…
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Ed Stockton Named ViON Services VP; Tom Frana Comments

Ed Stockton, formerly director of business development at ViON‘s federal civilian business, has been appointed as vice president of services at the Herndon, Virginia-based government information technology contractor…
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Navy Releases Multiyear Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer Procurement RFP

The U.S. Navy has issued the final request for proposals for multiyear contracts to procure Flight III Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyers (DDG-51). The service branch said Thursday the multiyear procurement contracts will run from fiscal year 2018 through FY 2022 and will be limited for competition between Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) and General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) Bath Iron Works subsidiary…
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Iridium CEO Matt Desch Chosen to 2018 Wash100 for his Vision and Achievements on Improving the Satellite Network Infrastructure

Executive Mosaic is honored to announce Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications, as an inductee into the 2018 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena–for his accomplishments in developing the next generation of satellite network-constellations and SATCOM services…
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Harris Secures $161M Navy Contract Funds for F/A-18 Onboard Jammer Tech Production

Harris (NYSE: HRS) has received a $161 million modification under a U.S. Navy contract to produce jammer systems for the Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures platform on the carrier-based F/A-18 aircraft…
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Lockheed Releases Satellite Specs to Advance Collaboration Via ‘Open Space’ Project; Rick Ambrose Comments

Lockheed Martin has launched a new program that seeks to encourage researchers, startups and companies to propose new technologies designed to address space-related challenges. The company said Thursday it published technical specifications about payload accommodation data for its LM 2100 satellite, LM 400 satellite and two LM 50 nanosatellite variants through the Open Space initiative to provide partnership opportunities for space technologists…
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Northrop to Support Saudi Arabia Warfighter Threat Simulation Under $75M IDIQ

Northrop Grumman has landed a potential $75 million  indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to help Saudi Arabia’s warfighters simulate threats with a company-built Joint Threat Emitter system…
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VMware’s Bill Rowan: Agencies Need to Build Zero-Trust Environment, Refine Processes for Cloud Adoption

Bill Rowan, vice president of federal sales at VMware, told MeriTalk in an interview published Wednesday that federal agencies that plan to migrate to the cloud should build a “zero-trust environment…
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Accenture Gets VA Loan Oversight System Upgrade Order

Accenture has won a potential 57-month, $29 million task order to modernize a system the Department of Veterans Affairs uses to manage VA-guaranteed loans for former military personnel. The company said Thursday its federal services business will update current VA Office of Information and Technology systems to include new web-interface and integration tools designed to automatically load events and updates from mortgage servicers…
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Sprint to Offer Converged Wireless Comms Portfolio to Federal & Public Sector

Sprint will provide the federal and public sector with a portfolio of converged wireless, internet of things, security and wireline platforms through its communications network. Chris Felix, a 27-year telecommunications industry veteran, has been appointed vice president of government solutions at Sprint, to oversee the delivery of converged wireless platforms to federal government clients, the company said Thursday…
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Chenega-Iron Mountain Team to Help Manage Prisons Bureau Records; Michael Lewis Comments

A team of Iron Mountain and Chenega Corp.‘s applied solutions subsidiary has received a five-year contract for offsite records management storage and services to the Federal Bureau of Prisons…
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6 GovCon Execs Join INSA Board of Directors; Letitia Long Comments

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance has appointed six government contracting industry executives to its board of directors to help oversee INSA’s business operations and strategic planning efforts…
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VIDEO: Arctic Research – Breaking the Ice for Polar Progress

A team led by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) deploys Air-Deployable Expendable Ice Buoys (AXIB) in the high Arctic near the North Pole from a Royal Danish Air Force C-130 aircraft operating out of Thule Air Force Base in Greenland, as part of the International Arctic Buoy Program (IABP)…
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