Posts from GovConWire for 08/09/2018

Wayne Rehberger: Engility Eyes $100M-$500M Systems Engineering Contracts

Wayne Rehberger, chief financial officer at Engility, has said the company is targeting mission operations and systems engineering support contracts in the defense, intelligence and space markets that range between $100 million and $500 million, the Washington Business Journal reported Wednesday
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ICE Vet Peter Edge Named SOSi VP for Corporate Security; Julian Setian Comments

Peter Edge, formerly acting deputy director at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has joined SOS International as vice president of corporate security at the Reston, Va.-based government services contractor…
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Five Firms Awarded $500M in Navy C4ISR Installation Support IDIQ Modifications

The U.S. Navy has awarded five companies contract modifications worth up to $500 million combined to continue efforts to install and operationally certify shore facility and shipboard command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms…
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AWS’ Jennifer Chronis: Cloud Tech Can Help DoD Harness Potential of Machine Learning, AI

Jennifer Chronis, general manager for the Defense Department market at Amazon Web Services, told Government Matters in an interview that aired Friday she believes DoD organizations can harness the possible advantages of machine learning and artificial intelligence tools in a cloud computing environment…
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Trump to Sign $717B Defense Policy Bill at Fort Drum

President Trump will sign the Congress-approved $717 billion defense policy bill for 2019 at Fort Drum in New York, Washington Examiner reported Wednesday. Last week, House and Senate lawmakers finalized the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, which includes provisions to prohibit the government from using technologies from Chinese telecommunication firms and boost the authority of the Committee of Foreign Investment in the U…
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Insitu Gets Additional $232M SOCOM UAS ISR Task Order

The U.S. Special Operations Command has awarded Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) Insitu subsidiary a potential $232 million task order under a single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide mid-endurance unmanned aircraft systems…
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GSA, OPM Reduce Contract Access Fee for Human Capital & Training Solutions Program

The General Services Administration and the Office of Personnel Management have reduced the contract access fee of the Human Capital and Training Solutions initiative by at least 60 percent. GSA Administrator Emily Murphy said in a statement published Wednesday the move to lower CAF from 2 percent to 0…
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CA Technologies CEO Mike Gregoire Appointed Board Chairman

Mike Gregoire, CEO of CA Technologies (Nasdaq: CA) since 2013, has succeeded Art Weinbach as chairman of the software vendor’s board of directors. He has led CA in brand transformation, market footprint growth and workforce investment efforts over the past five years, the company said Wednesday
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NASA Picks Six Firms as Partners for Space Exploration Tech Dev’t Projects

Six companies have won contracts worth approximately $44 million combined from NASA to develop 10 technology platforms for space exploration. NASA said Thursday it selected the proposals through its Tipping Point solicitation that seeks to address the space technology mission directorate’s three technology focus areas through public-private partnerships…
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Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves Talks MDA’s Space-Based Sensor Layer Concept for Missile Defense at Symposium

Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, director of the Missile Defense Agency, has described MDA’s concept of a possible space-based sensor layer intended for missile defense efforts at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium, Defense News reported Wednesday
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