Posts from GovConWire for 02/12/2018

John Vollmer, AECOM Mgmt Services Group President, Named to 2018 Wash100 for Logistics Management and Mission Support Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce John Vollmer, president of the management services segment at AECOM, as an inductee into the 2018 edition of Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena–for his leadership in logistics management and achievements in mission support…
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Trump Signs Measure to Increase DoD Spending Over 2 Years

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a spending measure that would allocate a defense budget of $700 billion for fiscal year 2018 and $716 billion for FY 2019, The Associated Press reported Sunday. The FY 2018 budget would earmark approximately $629 billion for base defense budget and about $71 billion for overseas war funds in Afghanistan and other countries…
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Dave Wajsgras, President of Raytheon’s Intel, Information & Services Segment, Chosen to 2018 Wash100 for his Achievements in Advancing Cyber Technology

Executive Mosaic is pleased to announce Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon‘s intelligence, information and services business segment, as an inductee into the 2018 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena–for his achievements in advancing Raytheon’s success in Cybersecurity…
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NASA to Discuss Crewed Flight Contingency Option With Boeing, SpaceX

Bill Gerstenmaier, associate administrator of human exploration and operations at NASA, has said the agency is considering crew rotation missions as one option to address a schedule gap that may arise if Commercial Crew Program contractors experience spacecraft certification delays, SpaceNews reported Friday…
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Mike Lawrie Gives Updates on DXC’s Cloud Business, USPS Unit’s Merger With Vencore, KeyPoint

Mike Lawrie, chairman, president and CEO of DXC Technology, has said the company saw a 13 percent growth in its cloud business during the third quarter of fiscal 2018 that ended Dec. 31, CRN reported Friday…
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BAE-Harris-MBDA Team Conducts Ground-Based Tests of Aircraft Payload Bay

BAE Systems, Harris and MBDA‘s U.K. business have collaborated on ground-based tests that sought to demonstrate the release of a full-sized payload from an aircraft cargo bay. A team of engineers used BAE’s test facility in Warton, England, to conduct full-scale ground trials in an effort to better understand the aircraft bay environment, the British defense company said Thursday…
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PSC Applauds Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018; David Berteau Comments

The Professional Services Council has commended Congress for passing a bipartisan budget measure that would appropriate funds for defense and nondefense operations. President Donald Trump signed Friday the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018…
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Iridium Unveils 6 Initial Iridium Certus Ground Mobile Service Providers

Iridium Communications has introduced the first group of six companies that will provide ground-based mobile services through its Iridium Certus broadband offering by mid-2018. The company said Wednesday Iridium Certus is powered by the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation and is designed to provide mobile communications services such as voice, cellular data, satellite internet and land mobile radio support…
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CSRA to Provide Google, AWS Cloud Services to Federal University Under BPA

CSRA has received a potential five-year, $8.5 million blanket purchase agreement to provide cloud computing services to the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. The company said Thursday it will provide USU access to Google‘s cloud offering, G Suite and Amazon Web Services’ cloud platform through the BPA that has a base term and four option years…
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Navy Selects Tekla Research, Avian-Precise Co. for NAVAIR Systems Engineering Support IDIQs

The U.S. Navy has awarded a $64.1 million contract to Tekla Research and a $57.4 million contract to Avian-Precise Co. for a range of support services to the Naval Air Systems Command’s Systems Engineering Department…
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Report: Noblis Eyes Expansion in San Antonio, TX

Noblis seeks to expand its operations in San Antonio, Texas from 21 employees to about 125 personnel in the next two to three years, My San Antonio reported Thursday. Mike Cameron, director of cyber solutions at Noblis, said the Virginia-based research and technology nonprofit aims to conduct more work related to artificial intelligence, data science and cybersecurity at its San Antonio location…
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Lockheed Taps BAE to Update UAE F-16 Head-Up Displays

BAE Systems has secured a contract from Lockheed Martin to modernize head-up displays of the United Arab Emirates’ F-16 fighter aircraft fleet. The British defense contractor said Thursday it will replace the fleet’s analog HUDs with digital displays using its Digital Light Engine technology…
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VIDEO: Two Ships Passing

PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 20, 2018) The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) perform a passing exercise in the Pacific Ocean. The Carl Vinson Strike Group is operating in the Pacific as part of a regularly scheduled deployment…
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