Posts from GovCon Wire 5/15/18

Recorded Future’s Staffan Truve: Machine Learning-Based Threat Intell Key to Agencies’ Cyber Defense

Staffan Truve, chief technology officer and co-founder of Somerville, Mass.-based threat intelligence platforms provider Recorded Future, has said government agencies should consider using artificial intelligence and machine learning platforms in order to accelerate the analysis of large amounts of data and identify potential cyber threats…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview With John Vollmer, President of Management Services at AECOM

ExecutiveBiz spoke with John Vollmer, president of management services at AECOM, and a three-time Wash100 winner, about AECOM’s robust organic growth, future in the unmanned aerial systems market, what infrastructure opportunities lie ahead, and much more…
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Linda Murray Named Parsons Chief Audit Executive

Linda Murray, formerly strategic planning and marketing manager of Parsons’ federal business unit, has been named chief audit executive. Murray will report to the audit committee of the company’s board of directors and succeed Brent Harvey, who will transition to the chief risk officer role, Parsons said Monday
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Merlin Books $200M in DHS, VA Enterprise Tech Support Contracts

Merlin International has secured contracts worth up to $200 million to help modernize enterprise information technology systems at the departments of Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs. The company said Monday it aims to provide new tools for DHS and VA to manage critical missions and advance IT modernization efforts…
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Vencore’s Mac Curtis: Applied Research to Distinguish ‘Perspecta’ From Other Govt IT Vendors

Mac Curtis, president and CEO of Vencore, has said the company’s applied research work would help differentiate Perspecta from other government information technology services contractors, the Washington Business Journal reported Monday
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CACI to Continue Support for DoD Financial Mgmt System; DeEtte Gray Comments

CACI International has received a potential five-year, $23 million contract to continue to help the Defense Department update and maintain an enterprise financial management system. The company said Monday it will provide onsite financial management support, as well as help design, build, test, implement and sustain an Oracle Enterprise Business System  platform for the department…
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Matt Desch: Iridium Eyes ‘NEXT’ Satellite Deployment Completion by Q3 2018

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has said the company expects the remaining three Iridium NEXT satellite launches to conclude by the third quarter of 2018, SpaceNews reported Monday. “All of the satellites are going to be in place within probably about 30 days of our final launch,” he told reporters Monday in a conference call Monday
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BAE Lands $3.2B in Nuclear-Power Submarine Contracts With UK Defense Ministry

BAE Systems has received contracts worth approximately $3.2 billion from the U.K. government to support development work on nuclear-powered submarines. The company said Monday it will produce and deliver the seventh Astute-class submarine, HMS Agincourt, under a potential $2 billion contract…
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Huntington Ingalls-BWXT JV to Begin Los Alamos Site Cleanup Under $1.4B DOE Contract

N3B is set to commence environmental cleanup efforts at the Los Alamos National Laboratory after the Huntington Ingalls Industries–BWX Technologies joint venture completed a transition period under the terms of a potential $1…
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Mark Geyer Appointed NASA Johnson Space Center Director

Mark Geyer, acting deputy associate administrator for technical for the human explorations and operations mission directorate at NASA, has been appointed director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston in a move that takes effect May 25
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Leidos to Support DTRA’s Biological Threat Reduction Efforts

Leidos has received a $33.7 million contract modification to provide scientific and technical services for a Defense Threat Reduction Agency program that aims to thwart biological threats. DTRA exercised the option period 1 of a previously awarded time-and-materials contract for the company to support multiple projects under the Cooperative Biological Engagement program, the Defense Department said Monday
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Dots and Bridges’ CEO Pete Tseronis Highlights Key IT Challenge

When President Trump signed the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act into law in December, he also codified the Modernizing Government Technology Act, an amendment allowing agencies greater freedom in using allocated funds to spur digital transformation…
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Report: GSA Eyes Final RFP for 2 Pools of OASIS Vehicle’s Unrestricted Portion by May 31

The General Services Administration plans to open to companies two pools of the unrestricted portion of the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services contract vehicle, Bloomberg Government reported Friday
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