Posts from GovCon Wire 6/12/18

LinkedIn’s Deanna Grady: Talent Developers’ Role in Workforce Learning Could Advance Citizen Engagement

Deanna Grady, senior manager of federal, state and local government sales at LinkedIn Learning, has said government agencies should provide training opportunities to employees to help them develop new skills needed to facilitate citizen engagement efforts…
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Perspecta Leadership Team Rings NYSE Opening Bell; Mac Curtis Comments

Mac Curtis, Perspecta (NYSE: PRSP) president and CEO, led the ringing of the opening bell Monday at the New York Stock Exchange to mark the company’s launch after it completed its separation from DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) and merger with Vencore and KeyPoint Government Solutions…
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BGOV: Army Eyes June 30 Release of Final RFP for $5.1B GTACS II Contract

The U.S. Army plans to issue a final solicitation by the end of June for a potential 10-year, $5.1 billion contract vehicle for information technology hardware and services to support the development of a tactical communications network for warfighters, Bloomberg Government reported Monday
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Chris Bauer Joins Valiant as SVP, COO of National Security & Mission Support Division

Chris Bauer, a more than 25-year government contracting industry veteran, has joined Valiant Integrated Services as a senior vice president and chief operating officer of the firm’s national security and mission support division…
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Boeing’s Insitu Lands $117M USCG Contract for National Security Cutter ISR Services; Donald Williamson Comments

Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) Insitu subsidiary has secured a potential multiyear, $117 million contract to provide small unmanned aircraft systems to support intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance missions onboard the U…
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Senators Aim to Keep Commerce Dept’s Penalties on ZTE Via Amendment to FY 2019 NDAA

Senators announced plans to add a bipartisan amendment to the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act that would retain the Commerce Department’s penalties against Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE for breaching U…
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PAE Gets Vanguard Award for Stability Operations Support to US Government; John Heller Comments

The International Stability Operations Association has given Arlington, Va.-based contractor PAE a Vanguard Award in the tier 1 large company category. PAE said Monday it won the recognition during the ISOA 2018 Achievement Award Ceremony for the company’s work to provide capacity building and humanitarian operations support, as well as maintain transparency, ethics and accountability when supporting customer missions…
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BAE to Help DARPA Develop Conflict Modeling, Evaluation Software for Military Planners

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected BAE Systems to develop a software platform for U.S. military planners to understand and address the causes of a conflict in various missions…
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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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Lockheed to Supply Targeting Pods for Qatar Fighter Aircraft

Lockheed Martin has secured a contract of an undisclosed value to provide a targeting system for installation on Qatar’s Rafale fighter aircraft fleet. The company said Monday it will begin to deliver Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods , spares and fielding support to the Qatar Emiri Air Force starting next year…
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ICF Gets 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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VIDEO: L3’s Piatt on Air Tractor Collaboration, Night-Vision Market, ForceX Software, Warlock C-UAS System

Jon Piatt, vice president for strategy and business development at L3 Insight Technology’s L3 Warrior Sensor Systems business, discusses the company’s partnership with Air Tractor on the AT-802L Longsword aircraft, its US Army night-vision goggle contract and expansion plans within that market, driving information and systems integration within the L3 Technologies ecosystem, L3 ForceX software updates and the Warlock anti-drone system during a May 2018 interview with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian at the National Defense Industrial Association’s 2018 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, held May 21-24, in Tampa, Fla…
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