Posts from GovConWire for 10/11/2018

Raytheon’s Todd Probert: US Military Works With Industry to Protect Systems From Cyber Threats

Todd Probert, vice president of mission support and modernization at Raytheon, has said the U.S. military has been collaborating with industry to safeguard its systems from cyber threats and understand the risks posed by vulnerabilities, Bloomberg reported Tuesday…
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Treasury Dept Renews R&D Center Operation Contract With Mitre; Beth Meinert Quoted

Mitre will continue to operate a federally funded research and development center for the Treasury Department through 2023 under a contract extension. The Center for Enterprise Modernization FFRDC helps the Internal Revenue Service and other agencies at the Treasury meet mission-critical requirements by providing data-driven analysis, integration, systems engineering and decision support, Mitre said Wednesday…
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Phil Nolan, Dave Keffer Appointed General Partners at Blue Delta Capital

Government industry veterans Phil Nolan and Dave Keffer have been named general partners at McLean, Va.-based private equity firm Blue Delta Capital Partners, GovCon Wire has learned. Nolan has been an advisory board member at Blue Delta since 2011…
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Air Force Taps Northrop, ULA, Blue Origin for Rocket Prototype Dev’t OTAs

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), United Launch Alliance and Blue Origin will build rocket prototypes under three separate other-transaction agreements with the U.S. Air Force in support of the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program…
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Engility Named Center for Cyber Safety and Education’s Partner of the Year; Lynn Dugle Quoted

The Center for Cyber Safety and Education has named Engility as its 2018 partner of the year for serving and employing veterans in jobs for cybersecurity. The nonprofit said Tuesday it awarded the designation to the company during the 2018 (ISC)2 Security Congress…
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Draper Forms Team to Pursue NASA’s Next Lunar Exploration Project

Draper has teamed up with three other companies to bid for a project to build small exploration vehicles and scientific instruments to help NASA explore the moon’s surface. Cambridge, Mass.-based Draper said Tuesday it will lead an industry team composed of General Atomics’ electromagnetic systems group, ispace and Spaceflight Industries to pursue the space agency’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services contract…
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AM General Secures $121M Humvee Support Contract From US Army

AM General has received a $121.3M cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to support the U.S. Army’s family of high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles. The service branch will determine work locations and funding upon issuance of each order under the contract which covers engineering, logistics and system support services for its Humvee units, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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Insitu, University of Alaska Fairbanks Obtain FAA Approval for Autonomous BVLOS Test Flights

Boeing‘s Insitu subsidiary and the University of Alaska Fairbanks have received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct unmanned beyond-visual-line-of-sight and nighttime test flights…
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Boeing Invests in Propulsion System Developer Accion Systems via HorizonX

Boeing has invested in Accion Systems to support production and delivery of electric propulsion systems for satellites and other space vehicles. Boeing said Wednesday the investment, which was led by its HorizonX Ventures arm in partnership with GettyLab, will allow Accion to expand its manufacturing operations, as well as access Boeing’s personnel and facilities…
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Juniper, Nutanix Extend Collaboration to Support Enterprise Migration to Multicloud Platforms

Juniper Networks and Nutanix have announced a deeper partnership to take on more tasks that include assisting enterprises in migrating their applications to multicloud platforms. The two companies intend to combine their offerings to deliver a simple and flexible data sharing network to their customers, as well as integrate a modern microsegmentation method into the cloud environments of enterprises to help them counter virtual threats, Juniper said Wednesday…
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GE’s Aviation Unit to Help USAF Develop Turbine Tech Under $250M IDIQ

General Electric‘s (NYSE: GE) aviation business has won a potential eight-year, $250M indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support the first phase of the U.S. Air Force‘s Advanced Turbine Technologies for Affordable Mission-Capability program…
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