Posts from GovCon Wire 06/11/18

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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Triad National Security Wins Potential $25B DOE Los Alamos Lab Mgmt, Operation Contract

Triad National Security has won a potential 10-year, $25 billion contract from the Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration to manage and operate the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico…
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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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Reports: Inmarsat Turns Down EchoStar’s Takeover Offer

Inmarsat has declined to accept Colorado-based EchoStar’s (Nasdaq: SATS) takeover bid, saying the offer “undervalued” the U.K.-based satellite communications provider, Reuters reported Saturday. “After carefully considering the proposal with its advisers the board rejected the proposal on the basis that it very significantly undervalued Inmarsat and its standalone prospects,” Inmarsat said in a statement…
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House OKs Fiscal 2019 Spending Package for Military & VA, Energy, Legislative Branch

The House on Friday voted 235-179 to pass a package of three appropriations bills for fiscal year 2019, The Hill reported Friday. The House Appropriations Committee said Friday the “minibus” legislation would authorize $145…
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Culmen Buys PlanetRisk’s Federal Services Business; Dan Berkon Comments

Alexandria, Va.-based technical and management services contractor Culmen International has bought the federal services business of PlanetRisk for an undisclosed sum in a push to grow technology and expertise offerings in the federal market…
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Atos, Merlin Partner for Government, Healthcare Cybersecurity Services; Jones Tallent Interviewed

Atos and Merlin International have partnered to offer managed services intended to help government and healthcare organizations defend against sophisticated threats. The agreement covers artificial intelligence and digital transformation platforms and service offerings, the companies said Wednesday
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Boeing Gets $862M Super Hornet Full-Rate Production Contract Modification

The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing (NYSE: BA) a two-year, $862.2 million contract modification to fund the full rate production of lot 42 Super Hornet multirole aircraft. Boeing will produce 15 units of the F/A-18E variant and and 3 of the F/A-18F variant for the service branch under the modified contract, the Defense Department said Friday
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DOE Lab Unveils IBM-Built ‘Summit’ Supercomputer to Back AI, Energy Research

An Energy Department-backed national laboratory in Tennessee has launched a computer system IBM designed to support research in artificial intelligence, advanced materials, energy and other areas. The Summit supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory works to perform up to 200,000 trillion calculations per second or approximately 200 petaflops of computing power, DOE said Friday
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Dynetics to Produce Small Glide Munitions for SOCOM Under $470M IDIQ

Dynetics has landed a potential $470 million sole-source contract to manufacture GBU-69/B Small Glide Munitions for the U.S. Special Operations Command. USSOCOM will obligate $10.4 million in fiscal 2016 procurement funds at the time of award, the Defense Department said Friday
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Bechtel to Consolidate Global Headquarters in Reston, VA; Jack Futcher Comments

Bechtel has announced plans to consolidate its corporate leadership teams and operations into a new global headquarters in Reston, Va., by the end of the year. The company said Thursday it will also transfer corporate positions from Houston and San Francisco to Virginia…
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General Dynamics Subsidiary Gets Potential $305M DDG 51 Lead-Yard Services Contract

General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) Bath Iron Works subsidiary has received a potential one-year, $304.8 million contract to provide lead-yard services for the U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyer ships…
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VIDEO: USS Gerald R. Ford Replenishment At Sea

ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 5, 2018) The aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) comes alongside the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO 195) for a replenishment-at-sea. The Navy’s newest aicraft carrier, Gerald R…
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