Posts from GovConWire for 03/13/2018

CSRA Subsidiary Lands $64M NIH Network Support Order; Kamal Narang Comments

A CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) subsidiary has received a potential five-year, $64 million task order to provide network operations and security support for the National Institutes of Health’s center for information technology…
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Ted Fordyce Named Washington Operations VP at Elbit Systems’ US Arm

Ted Fordyce, vice president of government relations at Elbit Systems’ (Nasdaq: ESLT) U.S. arm, has assumed the additional role of VP for the subsidiary’s Washington operations. Fordyce will serve as Elbit Systems of America’s liaison to the White House, Congress and federal agencies such as the departments of Homeland Security and Defense in his expanded role, the company said Monday…
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General Dynamics Gets $696M Contract Modification for Additional Virginia-Class Submarine Materials

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) Electric Boat subsidiary a $696.2 million contract modification to obtain additional long-lead time materials needed to build four Virginia-class submarines…
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Iridium NEXT Satellites Arrive in California for 5th Launch; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications has announced the arrival of the fifth batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California in preparation for the launch aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket that is set to take off on March 29…
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Reports: House Intell Panel Concludes Investigation Into Russia’s Election Interference

The House Intelligence Committee has decided to end its investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election, The Hill reported Monday. Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) told reporters Monday the House panel did not find any evidence of collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump’s election campaign and will no longer interview witnesses…
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Northrop-Built Webb Observatory to Enter Final Test Phase

Northrop Grumman engineers are set to conduct final tests on NASA‘s James Webb Space Telescope after they have unloaded optical and scientific instruments from a shipping container at a company facility in Redondo Beach, California…
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Air Force Plans RPA Missile Simulation Contract Award to General Atomics

The U.S. Air Force has announced plans to award a General Atomics business unit a contract to develop an air-to-air missile aviation simulation technology for the MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft…
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LinQuest to Support Joint Navigation Warfare Center Under $99M Air Force IDIQ

LinQuest has won a potential seven-year, $99.2 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to support a military center that helps geographic combatant and joint force commanders execute navigation warfare missions…
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Navy Seeks Info on Air Vehicle Systems for MUX Program

The U.S. Navy has asked industry for technical information on air vehicle systems designed to expand and complement a joint force’s capability to carry out crisis response, campaigns and other operations across maritime, ground and littoral environments…
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DARPA Plans 5-Year Physical Security Support Contract

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has detailed the contractor support services requirement of its security and intelligence directorate through a presolicitation notice posted Wednesday on the FedBizOpps website…
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John Rood: FY 2019 Budget Request Backs DoD’s Modernization Requirements

John Rood, defense undersecretary for policy, has said the Trump administration’s proposed fiscal 2019 budget provides funds for all Pentagon’s modernization efforts that includes $11 billion for nuclear force operations and sustainment and $7 billion for recapitalization programs, DoD News reported Thursday…
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DOT Awards $500M in Federal TIGER Grants to 41 Transport Infrastructure Projects

The Transportation Department has selected 41 road, transit, maritime and rail projects to receive nearly $500 million in total fiscal 2017 discretionary funds through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program…
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VIDEO: JEDI Program Aims to Boost Military Lethality, Readiness

John Gibson, the Pentagon’s chief management officer, speaks about the Defense Department’s planned Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud acquisition program at a DoD industry day, March 7, 2018…
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