Posts from GovCon Wire 6/13/18

Executive Spotlight: Interview With Jennifer Chronis, General Manager, DoD, at Amazon Web Services

ExecutiveBiz spoke with Jennifer Chronis, general manager, Defense Department, about Amazon Web Services’ cloud offerings for defense and intelligence community customers, the pace of federal information technology modernization and what she sees in store for the future of cloud computing and adoption…
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State Department OKs India’s Request for $930M in Apache Weapons, Equipment

The State Department has approved a potential $930 million foreign military sale of weapons, support equipment and services for six AH-64E Apache helicopters the Indian government intends to buy through a direct commercial sale transaction…
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General Dynamics to Help Navy Update Satellite Simulator; Manny Mora Comments

General Dynamics’ mission systems business has secured a contract from the U.S. Navy to update and maintain a satellite simulator at the Naval Postgraduate School. The simulator at the school’s Spacecraft Research and Design Center/Adaptive Optics Center of Excellence is a model of a communications satellite, Navy Fleet Satellite, and works to help students improve their skills to manage technical issues related to space platforms, the company said Tuesday
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Matt Tait Named ManTech Mission Solutions & Services Group President; Kevin Phillips Interviewed

Matt Tait, formerly senior managing director and defense lead at Accenture (NYSE: ACN), has been appointed to succeed Dan Keefe as president of ManTech International‘s (Nasdaq: MANT) mission solutions and services group…
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Microsoft, Thales Forge Defense Cloud Dev’t Partnership

Thales and Microsoft have teamed up to build a cloud platform designed to help the armed forces and other defense clients store and secure classified and sensitive data within their information technology infrastructure…
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AT&T Introduces FirstNet Wireless Service Plans; Chris Sambar Comments

AT&T has announced the availability of FirstNet wireless communications service plans designed for career and volunteer first responders who intend to use the national public safety network. The telecommunications company said Tuesdayinterested FirstNet users can sign up for the service at any of the firm’s more than 5,300 retail stores nationwide or through an online registration portal…
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DOI Selects Booz Allen, Spry Methods for Dam Infrastructure Cybersecurity Support IDIQ

Booz Allen Hamilton and Spry Methods have won positions on a five-year, $45 million contract to help the Interior Department address potential information technology risks to the country’s dam industrial control systems, Nextgov reported Monday
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General Dynamics Vet Chris Pogue Joins Maxar’s MDA as Govt Division President

Chris Pogue, a General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) veteran, has joined Maxar Technologies’ (NYSE: MAXR) MDA business as president of the newly created government division. Pogue will directly report to Mike Greenley, MDA group president, and oversee defense, enterprise information technology, Earth observation systems and government space robotics business lines, Maxar said Tuesday
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Joseph Wells Promoted to Dewberry Intell Community Market Leader

Joseph Wells, a nearly 40-year architectural and engineering industry veteran, has been promoted as intelligence community market leader at Dewberry‘s office in Fairfax, Va. He will coordinate with federal clients on life cycle cost management, cybersecurity, general architecture, asset management, engineering, resilience efforts, Dewberry said Tuesday
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NASA Launches ‘Ikhana’ Unmanned Aircraft for Initial Test Flight in National Airspace

NASA on Tuesday conducted a test flight of a General Atomics-built remotely piloted aircraft to assess the capability of the platform to operate in the national airspace without the use of a safety chase plane…
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Pratt & Whitney Forms Military Engine Tech Prototyping Arm; Matthew Bromberg Comments

United Technologies Corp.‘s Pratt & Whitney division has created a business unit that aims to help military customers develop engine technology prototypes. GatorWorks comprises cross-functional teams, a vertical integration system and multiple suppliers and partners, Pratt & Whitney said Tuesday
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Jim Reavis: Cloud Security Alliance, GSA’s FedRAMP Partner to Develop ‘FedSTAR’ Cloud Certification

The Cloud Security Alliance and the General Services Administration have teamed up to establish a new cloud security certification through the combination of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program with the alliance’s STAR certification, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday
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VIDEO: Inside the Fight for the Pentagon’s Cloud

Jun.08 — Cloud computing companies are competing for the Pentagon’s cloud. It’s a planned winner-take-all award for a multibillion-dollar cloud computing contract, calling the effort to choose a single provider the best approach for “rapidly delivering new capabilities” to U…
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