Posts from GovCon Wire 5/16/18

SAP NS2 Buys Technology Management Associates in Intell Community Expansion Push; Mark Testoni Comments

SAP National Security Services has acquired signals intelligence and engineering services contractor Technology Management Associates for an undisclosed sum in a move to broaden its footprint in the intelligence community and advance the delivery of platforms to the federal government…
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3 Firms Eye South Korea’s $1.8B Maritime Patrol Aircraft Procurement Program

Airbus, Saab and Boeing plan to compete for a potential $1.8 billion program to provide maritime patrol aircraft for the South Korean navy, Jane’s 360 reported Tuesday. South Korea’s naval force intends to initially procure six MPAs with plans to expand the procurement of the aircraft once it retires its 16 Lockheed Martin-built P-3 planes that entered service in the 1990s…
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Robert Sanders Named VP of Ensco’s US, Canadian Avionics Subsidiaries

Robert Sanders, a more than 20-year aerospace and defense industry veteran, has taken a new role as vice president of Ensco‘s avionics subsidiaries in the U.S. and Canada. Ensco said Tuesday Sanders will lead two businesses that offer avionics engineering products and services to the aerospace sector…
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CAE USA Awarded 5-Year Navy Pilot Training Contract

CAE‘s U.S. subsidiary has received a potential five-year contract to support primary, intermediate and advanced ground-based training programs for U.S. Navy pilots. The company said Tuesday CAE USA will provide instructors to help the service branch train aviators at five naval air stations…
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CACI’s DeEtte Gray Named AFCEA International Board Chair

DeEtte Gray, president of U.S. operations at CACI International (NYSE: CACI), has been named chair of AFCEA International’s board of directors. Gray started her two-year term on Monday, May 14, to oversee AFCEA’s initiatives and other affairs, lead the association’s board and executive committee and serve as an ex officio member of all panels and subcommittees, CACI said Tuesday
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DOJ Seeks IT Tools, Services to Update Inmate Mgmt System

The Justice Department‘s Federal Bureau of Prisons has issued a request for information on potential tools and services to modernize a system used to manage inmate records. A FedBizOpps notice posted Thursday says the bureau looks to update its mainframe-based SENTRY platform that includes common business-oriented language and assembler programs…
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DHS Sets Approach to National Cyber Risk Management Through New Strategy

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a new strategy that outlines measures to detect and manage cybersecurity risk and address changing threats to critical infrastructure and functions. DHS said Tuesday the new cyber strategy was released in compliance with the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act and seeks to prioritize and harmonize the department’s programming, planning, operational and budgeting efforts across its cyber mission areas…
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Lockheed to Update, Maintain Air Force C-5M Transport Aircraft Software

Lockheed Martin has received a potential six-year, $31.4 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force maintain and update software on the C-5M Galaxy military transport aircraft. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract also includes maintenance and engineering support for the service branch’s Systems Integration Laboratory, the Defense Department said Tuesday
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Adobe Receives FedRAMP ATO for Cloud SaaS Platforms

Adobe Systems has received permission through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program‘s tailored baseline process to offer three of its cloud computing platforms to government customers…
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John Gibson Explains DoD’s JEDI Cloud Single-Award Contract Plan to Congress

The Defense Department has sent a letter to Congress to explain its decision to pursue a single-award contract for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud procurement program instead of a multiple-award contract, Fedscoop reported Monday
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CBO: House Panel’s FY 2019 Defense Bill Would Affect Direct Spending Over 10 Years

A Congressional Budget Office report says that enactment of the House Armed Services Committee’s fiscal 2019 defense appropriations bill would affect the Defense Department‘s direct spending by less than $500,000 over the next decade…
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Parsons Names Adam Taylor as Chief Transformation, Operations Officer

Adam Taylor, formerly chief strategy officer at Veritiv (NYSE: VRTV), has joined Parsons as chief transformation and operations officer. Parsons said Monday Taylor will lead efforts to transform the company into a data-based, cognitive technology provider and align its operating model with key market trends…
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VIDEO: NASA Mars Helicopter Technology Demonstration

The Mars Helicopter is a technology demonstration that will travel to the Red Planet with the Mars 2020 rover. It will attempt controlled flight in Mars’ thin atmosphere, which may enable more ambitious missions in the future…
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