Posts from GovConWire for 08/10/2018

SAIC Wins Potential $861M Navy C4ISR Tech Production IDIQ

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has won a potential seven-year, $861.1 million contract to produce integrated command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms and support equipment for the U…
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Mike Pence Unveils Plans to Form New Combatant Command, Service Branch for Space

Vice President Mike Pence has announced plans to establish by the end of the year a new space-focused military command that would be headed by a four-star general, The Washington Post reported Thursday
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SSL to Build Flight System Component for NASA’s Psyche Asteroid Mission; Richard White Comments

Maxar Technologies’ SSL subsidiary has been tapped by Zin Technologies to develop and test a flight system designed for NASA’s Psyche mission that aims to explore a metal asteroid and help shed light on the Earth’s formation…
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Raytheon Lands $110M Air Force Weapons Package IDIQ

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a potential $110 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Air Force to produce, certify, integrate and sustain Paveway laser-guided bombs…
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Election Tech Vendors, Cyber Org Team Up to Protect Voting Systems; BAE’s Peder Jungck Comments

A new group of elections systems providers and an information technology-centric cybersecurity data sharing organization have agreed to partner to safeguard voting platforms from possible election interference, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday
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Federal Spending Spree Imminent in Remaining Months of Fiscal 2018; PSC’s David Berteau Comments

Federal agencies are expected to spend up to 40 percent of their fiscal 2018 budgets before the new fiscal year begins in October, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Defense and civilian agencies would have to obligate at least $140 billion in additional budget authorized under the omnibus spending package passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump in March, when agencies were already halfway through fiscal 2018…
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Pentagon Renames DIUx as Defense Innovation Unit

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has announced the removal of the word “experimental” from the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental in a move to emphasize the organization’s permanence within the Defense Department…
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Vectrus Reports 24% Rise in Q2 2018 Revenue; Chuck Prow Comments

Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) recorded $321 million in revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2018, up 24 percent from the same period last year. Chuck Prow, Vectrus president and CEO, said in a statement published Tuesday the revenue increase can be associated with the company’s acquisition of SENTEL and 12 percent growth in its base business…
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Capture2 Helps Va.-Based Consulting Firm Secure Contracts With Tech

Line has adopted a Capture2-built software platform in a move to simplify the consulting services provider’s capture and proposal management process. Capture2 said Tuesday its technology helped Line win up to $44 million in contracts over a three-month period…
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Galois’ Software Engineering Spinoff to Target DoD Market; John Launchbury Comments

Galois has formed a new software re-engineering company in a push to help Defense Department customers reconfigure complex and large embedded systems. The Tangram Flex spinoff aims to use “smart” tools in efforts to update cyber-physical platforms and other subsystems that support DoD missions…
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