Posts from GovConWire for 10/10/2018

Google Withdraws Plans to Bid for DoD’s JEDI Cloud Contract

Google has dropped plans to compete for the Defense Department’s potential 10-year, $10B Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud procurement contract, Federal News Network reported Monday. “We couldn’t be assured that it would be aligned with our artificial intelligence (AI) principles,” Aileen Black, an executive director at Google, said of the JEDI contract…
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Maximus to Buy General Dynamics’ Citizen Engagement Centers in $400M Cash Deal; Bruce Caswell Quoted

Maximus (NYSE: MMS) has agreed to buy federal citizen engagement centers of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) information technology business for $400M in cash in a move to expand its capabilities in citizen services delivery…
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Boeing Closes KLX Purchase; Stan Deal Quoted

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has wrapped up its $3.2B cash acquisition of Florida-based aviation parts and services provider KLX. The transaction is part of Boeing’s aerospace services market push and expands its offerings for defense, business, commercial and general aviation clients, the company said Tuesday…
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Army Issues RFP for Non-Developmental Medium to Large Drones, Contractor Logistics Support

The Army Contracting Command has issued a request for proposals for two non-developmental medium to large unmanned aerial systems, initial spares and related contractor logistics support services. A FedBizOpps notice posted on Sept…
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Maxar Eyes January 2019 Completion for US Incorporation; Howard Lance Quoted

Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) has begun the process of its domestication in the U.S. as part of its business strategy. Howard Lance, Maxar president and CEO, said in a statement published Tuesday the proposed U…
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Julia White: Microsoft to Launch New Azure Cloud Regions for Secret-Level Data in 2019

Julia White, corporate vice president for Microsoft Azure, has said Microsoft will launch new Azure Government cloud regions by the end of the first quarter of 2019 to allow the Defense Department and intelligence agencies to manage Secret-level classified data…
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Army to Purchase BAE-Made BONUS Ammunition Under NATO Contract

The U.S. Army has qualified BAE Systems’ Bofors 155mm BONUS munition for inclusion in its weapons arsenal and is purchasing rounds under an agreement with the NATO Support and Procurement Agency. Each BONUS round contains two sub-munitions that use sensors to independently track and chase targets within a 32K-square-meter radius, BAE said Tuesday…
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Perspecta Adds Former Ernst & Young CFO Michael Ventling to Board of Directors

Perspecta (NYSE: PRSP) has appointed Michael Ventling, formerly global chief financial officer at Ernst & Young, to its board of directors and has named him chairman of the company’s audit committee…
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AeroVironment, General Dynamics Partner to Offer Combat Vehicle Systems for Army, Marine Corps

AeroVironment has partnered with a General Dynamics business unit to offer autonomous drones and tactical missile systems for the combat vehicle modernization programs of the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps…
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DHA Taps ASRC Federal to Support Connected Health Services; Mark Gray Quoted

ASRC Federal‘s technical services business has received a five-year, $26M contract to deliver program and project management support for the Defense Health Agency‘s Connected Health Program…
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Michele Flournoy, Ellen Jewett Appointed to Booz Allen Board

Former Defense Department official Michele Flournoy and Goldman Sachs veteran Ellen Jewett have been named to the board of directors at Booz Allen Hamilton. Flournoy, who will join the board’s compensation committee on Oct…
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