Posts from GovConWire for 04/11/2018

Sean Palleschi named Cubic Global Defense financial operations VP, controller; Dave Buss comments

Sean Palleschi, formerly associate finance director of aerostructures division at United Technologies Corp.’s (NYSE: UTX) aerospace systems business, has joined Cubic’s (NYSE: CUB) global defense segment as vice president of financial operations and controller…
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IBM’s IaaS cloud platform gets DoD impact level 5 authorization

IBM has received provisional authorization from the Defense Information Systems Agency to host impact level 5 data of Defense Department and federal agency customers through a multitenant cloud computing platform…
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CACI to Support Army’s Commercial Based Technology Analysis program; DeEtte Gray comments

CACI International has received a potential one-year, $41.5 million task order to provide engineering services for a U.S. Army program that seeks to facilitate the analysis of commercial-based technologies in support of mission requirements worldwide…
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Orbital ATK books $115M in Army small-caliber ammo orders

The U.S. Army has ordered more than $115 million worth of 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50 caliber rounds from Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA). Orbital ATK said Tuesday it will produce the ammunition at a U.S. government-owned, contractor-operated manufacturing plant located in Independence, Missouri…
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Lockheed-Cobham team to compete for Navy’s low-band jamming pod replacement program

Lockheed Martin and Cobham have teamed up to compete for a U.S. Navy program that seeks to replace the ALQ-99 tactical jamming pod system onboard the service’s Boeing-built EA-18 Growler electronic warfare aircraft…
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Report: Coast Guard to deploy DoD’s EHR system under single contract

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced plans to field the same electronic health record system that the Defense Department currently adopts, Healthcare IT News reported Tuesday. A FedBizOpps notice posted Monday says the Defense Health Agency plans to execute a contract modification in order to incorporate the Coast Guard into a potential 10-year, $4…
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Air Force Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy nominated to lead Northcom, NORAD

President Trump has nominated U.S. Air Force Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy to be commander of the U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command. The Defense Department said TuesdayO’Shaughnessy currently leads the Pacific Air Forces and serves as air component commander at the U…
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NGA plans historical imagery scanning tech acquisition via OTA process

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has begun its search for a commercial provider to develop a scanner prototype that NGA can implement to digitize historical images. NGA said Tuesday it will use “other transaction authority” to acquire technology designed to catalog imagery from aerial and satellite film missions conducted over the past 83 years…
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Raytheon integrates air-to-ground missile tech into Navy F-35C

Mark Borup, senior manager of business development for the air warfare systems product line at Raytheon‘s missile systems business, has said the company helped the U.S. Navy integrate a variant of the Joint Standoff Weapon system into the F-35C aircraft, Military…
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Iridium eyes May 19 launch for 6th ‘NEXT’ satellite batch, rideshare mission

Iridium Communications plans to launch on May 19 the Iridium-6 rideshare mission aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Falcon 9 will send into orbit five Iridium NEXT satellites and two satellites as part of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On mission of NASA and GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences, Iridium said Monday…
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Col. Eric Ropella: Navy plans to buy 17 presidential helicopters under new proposal

The U.S. Navy intends to procure 17 presidential helicopters to replace the service’s fleet of 11 VH-3D and eight of H-60N aircraft, the Naval Air Systems Command reported Monday. “The proposal that we have is for a total of 17 aircraft to be purchased in three years,” Col…
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Multiple agencies sign MoU to expedite federal infrastructure project approvals

At least 12 federal agencies have agreed to cooperate in efforts to accelerate the environmental assessment and authorization process for major infrastructure projects, Bloomberg reported Monday. Leaders of participating agencies signed a memorandum of understanding during a ceremony held Monday to implement President Trump’s executive order, titled “Establishing Discipline and Accountability in the Environmental Review and Permitting Process for Infrastructure Projects…
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VIDEO: MQ-25

The Skunk Works® purpose-built MQ-25 unmanned tanker concept is designed to deliver robust refueling capability to support our combat strike fighters and extend the range of our aircraft carriers. Our offering builds on our unmanned systems legacy including the RQ-170 to bring proven, low-risk approaches to our design…
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