Posts from GovConWire for 03/09/2018

Proposed DXC USPS-Vencore-KeyPoint Merger to Operate as Perspecta; Mac Curtis Comments

The new company that will emerge from the proposed merger of DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) U.S. public sector business with Vencore and KeyPoint Government Solutions will operate under the Perspecta name upon the transaction’s closure…
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State Dept OKs $270M in Raytheon-Built Sidewinder Missile Sale to UAE

The State Department has given the United Arab Emirates the green light to buy Raytheon-built (NYSE: RTN) AIM-9X-2 Sidewinder Block II missiles, related components and services from the U.S. government under a potential $270…
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Senate Confirms Jeff Pon as OPM Director, Michael Rigas as Deputy Director

The Senate has confirmed Jeff Pon, former chief human resources and strategy officer at the Society for Human Resource Management, as the Office of Personnel Management‘s next director, Federal News Radio reported Thursday…
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SAIC to Continue Army App Devt Support Under $108M Task Order; Jim Scanlon Comments

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has received a potential two-year, $108 million task order to help the U.S. Army Human Resources Command continue to build, run and maintain at least 191 virtual applications used to support warfighters…
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Army Taps Raytheon, Palantir for Potential $876M Ground Intell System Support Contract

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and Palantir Technologies have won spots on a potential 10-year, $876 million contract to help the U.S. Army address technology requirements for the service branch’s Distributed Common Ground System…
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CACI to Open Oklahoma-Based Shared Services Center; Ken Asbury Comments

CACI International has announced it will establish a shared services center in Oklahoma City to expand its business operations and workforce in the state. The company said Thursday it aims to consolidate some of CACI’s transactional functions into the Oklahoma-based SSC in an effort to simplify the delivery of services to customers…
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Lockheed-MBDA JV to Pursue Germany’s Integrated Air & Missile Defense System Program

Lockheed Martin and MBDA have formed a joint venture to negotiate a contract to develop the German armed forces’ TLVS integrated air and missile defense system. The TLVS GmbH joint venture is slated to become the prime contractor of the deal, which is under negotiations with Germany’s military procurement office, MBDA said Thursday…
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PSC’s David Berteau: Increased Oversight Cooperation Needed to Optimize Security Clearance Process

David Berteau, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, has told lawmakers that there should be increased cooperation between government and contractor oversight approaches to accelerate the U…
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Orbital ATK to Provide Afghan Air Force ISR Aircraft Under $86M USAF Contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Orbital ATK and $86.4 million contract to manufacture  armed intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft for Afghanistan’s air force. Orbital ATK will provide AC-208 aircraft under the “pseudo” foreign military sales contract, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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VIDEO: USS Dewey CO on Up-Gunned ESG

SASEBO, Japan (March 2, 2018) Guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Anthony Webber, discusses the increased capabilities Dewey brings to the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group’s upcoming regional patrol in the Indo-Pacific region meant to strengthen regional alliances, provide rapid-response capability, and advance the Up-Gunned ESG concept…
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