Posts from GovConWire for 04/09/2018

Siemens Government Technologies Selects Mike Jin as CIO

Siemens Government Technologies announced Monday, April 9 that Mike Jin will be its new chief information officer. He will oversee enterprise information technology strategy, providing technology applications and services support to federal customers, the Arlington, Va…
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Boeing’s Leanne Caret to Receive Navy League’s Nimitz Award

Leanne Caret, president and CEO of Boeing’s defense, space and security business, will receive the Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Award from the Navy League of the United States in recognition of her contribution to the maritime sector and efforts to build up national security, American Security Today reported Thursday…
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L3 to Supply New F/A-18, EA-18G Aircrew Training Systems Under $218M Navy IDIQ

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has secured a potential five-year, $218.1 million contract to provide new aircrew training systems for the U.S. Navy‘s F/A-18C/D/E/F and EA-18G fleets. The company will also update hardware and software and perform modifications on current training equipment for both aircraft platforms under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense Department said Friday…
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AT&T, FirstNet Kick Off National Public Safety Broadband Network Build-Out Phase

AT&T and the First Responder Network Authority have begun the build-out phase for a national public safety broadband network, Federal News Radio reported Friday. “Two weeks ago we issued the final task order, which is kind of the blue print for the build out in the 56 states and territories and the District of Columbia that’s required,” FirstNet CEO Mike Poth said on Federal Drive with Tom Temin…
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GAO to Implement Electronic Bid Protest Docketing System

The Government Accountability Office is set to launch in May a web-based platform for companies to electronically file protests on federal projects. GAO said Thursday it will start to accept and review challenges to government contract awards, excluding classified information, beginning next month via the agency’s electronic bid protest docketing system…
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Report: Boeing’s MQ-25 Tanker Drone Offering Undergoes Tests Ahead of Source Selection Decision

Boeing has already conducted several tests of its proposed unmanned aircraft system for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 Stingray carrier-based aerial refueling tanker drone program ahead of the service’s contract award decision, National Defense reported Friday…
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Pentagon Nears Missile Defense Review Completion

A Defense Department spokesperson has said that DoD aims to release the findings of its missile defense review within the month of May, Defense News reported Friday. The Pentagon’s unclassified MDR strategy document will offer the public a comprehensive view of U…
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Saudi Crown Prince Tours Lockheed’s Sunnyvale, Calif. Facility; Marillyn Hewson Comments

Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson hosted Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during his visit Thursday at a company site in Sunnyvale, California. MBS toured the facility where Lockheed currently builds a pair of communications satellites for operator Arabsat and the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, the company said Friday…
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USS Ford Carrier Shock Test Gets DoD Backing

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan, in a letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee, said the department believes the U.S. Navy should not delay shock-testing of its $13 billion USS Gerald R…
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NASA May Add Crew Member to Boeing’s Manned Flight Test Under Contract Modification

NASA has modified its contract with Boeing for the transportation of astronauts to and from the International Space Station in a move that could potentially extend crewed flight test to up to six months and add a third crew member to the test flight…
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OMB Seeks to Advance Federal Cybersecurity Through Proposed ICAM Policy

The Office of Management and Budget has proposed a new policy that seeks to help federal agencies ensure the security of information systems and data through the implementation of identity, credential and access management practices…
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EIS Vendors Test Business Support Systems

A new General Services Administration report says vendors that won spots on a potential 15-year, $50 billion contract for telecommunications services have made progress in testing back-office systems they will implement in support of that contract, FCW reported Thursday…
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NOAA Moves to Expedite Review of Commercial Remote Sensing Tech

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs Office has moved to accelerate its licensing process for commercial Earth imaging systems, SpaceNews reported Thursday…
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