Posts from GovConWire for 03/12/2018

Chris Corgnati Joins PAE ISR as COO

Chris Corgnati, a 25-year U.S. Navy veteran, has joined PAE ISR as chief operating officer. Chico Moline, president of PAE’s national security solutions business unit, said in a statement that Corgnati’s appointment seeks to reflect PAE ISR’s commitment to achieve growth in unmanned aircraft systems…
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AECOM’s URS Subsidiary Wins $961M Contract to Help Manage USAF Pemotely Piloted Aircraft

The URS Federal Services business of AECOM (NYSE: ACM) has won a potential $961 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force operate and maintain three kinds of remotely piloted aircraft. URS will provide organizational-level maintenance support for the Air Force’s MQ-1  Predator, MQ-9 Reaper and RQ-4 Global Hawk RPA platforms under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense Department said Friday…
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Navy, Coast Guard Release Polar Icebreaker Design, Construction RFP

The U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard have issued a solicitation for a program to design and build up to three heavy polar icebreakers. USCG said in a March 5 news release the Naval Sea Systems Command will hold a full-and-open competition for the detail design and construction of HPIBs and plans to award a single contract by fiscal 2019…
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Ethan Eisner Succeeds Sam Hardman as Reed Tech President

Ethan Eisner, formerly a vice president and managing director of LexisNexis‘ Reed Tech subsidiary, has been promoted to president of the Horsham, Pennsylvania-based information services provider…
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3 Firms Awarded Defense Readiness Reporting System Support Contracts

The U.S. Navy has awarded three companies contracts to provide software development and systems engineering support for the service branch’s Global Readiness and Force Management Enterprise program…
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State Dept Aims to Facilitate OIG-Contractor Cooperation Via Contracting Language Update

The State Department will include in all contracts a clause that would require contractors to fully cooperate with the agency’s office of inspector general by providing OIG access to their records and employees in an effort to prevent any future misunderstandings, Federal News Radio reported Friday…
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August Schell to Help Create Sourcing Vehicle for DON Software Licensing Program

The Marine Corps Systems Command has awarded August Schell a potential six-year, $41.2 million contract to help establish a strategic sourcing method for the Department of the Navy to procure Axway software licenses and related maintenance services…
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Raytheon Named Prime in Qatar’s $197M FMS Request for Air Operation Center Upgrades

The State Department has named Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) as prime contractor on a potential $197 million foreign military sale of equipment and services to modernize the Qatari air force’s Air Operation Center…
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Applied Technology Added to Navy Signature Tech Office Support IDIQ

The U.S. Navy has awarded Applied Technology a spot on a potential five-year, $48.5 million contract for scientific, engineering and programmatic research and development services to the military branch’s Signature Technology Office…
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Former GSA Deputy CIO Steve Grewal Named Cohesity Federal CTO

Steve Grewal, formerly deputy chief information officer at the General Services Administration, has joined Cohesity as chief technology officer of federal and Eastern U.S. business at the San Jose, California-based data storage vendor…
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Reports: Trump Imposes Tariffs on Steel, Aluminum Imports

President Donald Trump on Thursday imposed a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tax on imported aluminum in a push to build up national security and put an end to “aggressive foreign trade practices,” The Hill reported Sunday…
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Orbital ATK to Unveil In-Orbit Robotic Servicing Platform at Satellite 2018 Conference

Orbital ATK will launch its in-orbit satellite servicing platform on March 13 at the four-day Satellite 2018 conference and exhibition slated to kick off Monday in Washington, D.C. David Thompson, Orbital ATK president and CEO, will join Tom Wilson, president of SpaceLogistics, to introduce the robotic servicing system – Mission Extension Vehicle – at the event, Orbital ATK said Thursday…
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VIDEO: USS Mustin Departs Yokosuka (Timelapse)

YOKOSUKA, Japan (Feb. 28, 2018) Time-lapse of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) departure from Yokosuka, Japan. Mustin is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region…
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