Posts from ExecutiveBiz 6/11/18

BGov: Planned GitHub Acquisition to Build on Microsoft’s Federal Cloud Market Posture

Microsoft‘s plan to acquire software development platform GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock by the end of 2018 could position the former as a key provider of federal cloud computing services due to the latter’s deals with government agencies…
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AT&T’s Jill Singer: Network Virtualization Could Help Federal CIOs Meet System Modernization, Cybersecurity Goals

Jill Singer, vice president of national security at AT&T’s public sector business, has said chief information officers at federal agencies seeking to modernize their systems and build up their cybersecurity posture should implement network virtualization…
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OMB Selects 3 Federal Departments for Initial Technology Modernization Funding Round

The Office of Management and Budget has awarded the first round of funds totaling $45 million to help federal government organizations modernize information technology systems. The departments of Housing and Urban Development, Energy and Agriculture have secured initial funding awards under the Technology Modernization Fund, the Office of the Federal CIO said Friday
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Northrop Grumman Delays ICON Launch to Assess Pegasus XL

Northrop Grumman has postponed the launch of NASA‘s Ionospheric Connection Explorer spacecraft atop the Pegasus XL space vehicle to further assess the rocket after it sent off-nominal data during the ferry flight…
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Harris Receives $400M Contract Modification AIDEWS Production

Harris (NYSE: HRS) has secured a $400 million fixed-price-incentive-firm contract modification to develop and deliver its Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite offerings to foreign military sales clients…
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Army Plans Tech Demo to Select Equipment Transport Vehicle From 4 Manufacturers

The U.S. Army intends to launch a yearlong technology demonstration effort to evaluate Squad Multipurpose Equipment Transport vehicles from four contenders as part of the program’s down-select process…
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Mark Testoni on SAP NS2-AWS Partnership, DoD Cloud Procurement Contract

Mark Testoni, president and CEO of SAP National Security Services, said in an interview on “Bloomberg Technology” show that aired Saturday the company has worked with Amazon Web Services in efforts to deploy cloud computing platforms to the government sector…
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ICF Lands Potential $189M FEMA Grant for Puerto Rico Disaster Recovery Support

ICF (Nasdaq: ICFI) has secured a potential 37-month, $188.8 million grant to help the the Federal Emergency Management Agency review grant claims and formulate projects related to disaster recovery efforts in Puerto Rico…
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Report: China Compromised Submarine Warfare Data Stored in Navy Contractor’s Computers

Government hackers in China have breached a U.S. Navy contractor’s computers to steal a collection of sensitive data related to the service branch’s submarines and other undersea weaponry, The Washington Post reported Friday
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Executive Spotlight: Interview With Greg Wenzel, Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton

ExecutiveBiz talked with Greg Wenzel, executive vice president, about his work in C4ISR, the future of the U.S. Army’s digital transformation, and where he sees Booz Allen Hamilton providing solutions as an open systems integrator…
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State Department Intends Sole-Source Facial Recognition Software Contract Award to Idemia

The State Department plans to award a sole-source potential five-year contract for facial recognition software to Idemia. The contract for the Facial Recognition (FR) program will include a one-year base performance period and four one-year options, DoS said through a notice posted on June 5 on the Federal Business Opportunities website…
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Lockheed Martin Gets $736M Modification to Lot 13 F-35 Advance Acquisition Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a $735.7 million modification to an advance acquisition contract that funds equipment and efforts necessary to build lot 13 F-35 low-rate initial production units for the U…
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VIDEO: Underwater Weapons Sting

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