Posts from GovConWire for 08/08/2018

Chris Marzilli to Succeed Dan Johnson as General Dynamics IT, Mission Systems EVP

Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) mission systems business and a 2018 Wash100 winner, has been elected to serve as executive vice president of the company’s information technology and mission systems segments beginning on Jan…
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Leidos Gets $639M in Social Security Administration IT Support Orders

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has received two task orders worth up to $639 million combined to provide information technology services for the Social Security Administration’s Disability Case Processing System and office of software engineering…
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Perspecta to Support DISA’s Background Investigation Mgmt Program; Mac Curtis Comments

Perspecta has received an 18-month, $49 million “other transaction” agreement to develop an information technology system for the Defense Information Systems Agency‘s Investigation Management program…
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General Dynamics Vet Marcus Collier Named Conduent Government Head

Marcus Collier, former senior vice president of health and civilian solutions at General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) information technology arm, has joined Conduent (NYSE: CNDT) as CEO of its government unit…
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SSL’s Rob Zitz: Agencies to Leverage Small Satellites for Large Spacecraft Capability Enhancement

Rob Zitz, senior vice president and chief strategy officer for government systems at Maxar Technologies’ SSL subsidiary, has said he believes intelligence and defense agencies will look to small satellites in the next few years to build up the capabilities of large spacecraft owned and run by the government, SpaceNews reported Tuesday
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NASA to Launch Northrop-Built Spacecraft for Ice Topography Measurement Mission

NASA and United Launch Alliance are preparing to launch a Northrop Grumman-built spacecraft in mid-September on a mission to record the changing measurements of Earth’s glaciers, ice sheets and sea ice…
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Bill Parker Appointed MCR President, CEO

Bill Parker, a more than two-decade government technology market veteran, has been named president and CEO of McLean, Va.-based program management and engineering services provider MCR. He succeeds Vince Kiernan, who will continue to serve on MCR’s board of directors, the company said Monday
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Army to Update Enterprise Cloud Strategy; Thomas Sasala Comments

The U.S. Army is working to update its enterprise cloud strategy to keep up with technology trends and innovations in the private sector, C4ISRNET reported Wednesday. Thomas Sasala, director of the Army’s Architecture Integration Center and chief data officer for the Chief Information Officer/G-6 office, said the military service aims to adopt a hybrid cloud environment to address various requirements…
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Boeing Invests in 3D Printing Tech Developer Digital Alloys

Boeing has invested in Burlington, Mass.-based additive manufacturing system developer Digital Alloys through its ventures arm to advance the development of 3D-printed aerospace components. Digital Alloys has developed an additive manufacturing platform, Joule Printing, that works to combine high-temperature alloys, titanium and other metals to produce 3D-printed parts, Boeing said Tuesday
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Carol Harris, Nick Marinos to Assume FITARA, Census Responsibilities at GAO

Dave Powner, the departing director of information technology issues at the Government Accountability Office, will hand over his Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act-related responsibilities to Carol Harris, director for IT acquisition management issues at GAO, Meritalk reported Tuesday
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