Posts from GovConWire for 12/03/2018

Potomac Officers Club Hosts Are We There Yet? Cloud Event; Dr. John Zangardi Gives Keynote

On Thursday, Nov. 29th, GovCon leaders from the public and private sector gathered for the Potomac Officers Club’s Are We There Yet? Your Journey to the Cloud and the Pit Stops Along the Way Agenda event, featuring a keynote address from Dr…
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10 Firms Awarded Spots on $962M Navy Cyber Mission Engineering Support IDIQ

The U.S. Navy has awarded 10 companies positions on a potential $962M multiple-award contract to provide cyber mission engineering and information warfare support services across air, ground, maritime, cyber and space domains…
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Michael Huerta Joins Serco’s US Aviation Business as Senior Consultant; Dave Dacquino Quoted

Michael Huerta, formerly administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, has been named a senior consultant for Serco Group‘s aviation business in the U.S. He will provide strategic guidance and play a role in the development of Serco Inc…
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DARPA Tests CACI, Lockheed Situational Awareness Tools Under ‘Squad X’ Experimentation Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has tested portable systems from CACI and Lockheed Martin as part of a program that seeks to help small, dismounted units obtain situational awareness across multiple domains…
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Rick Ambrose: Lockheed-AWS Partnership Aims to Make Satellite Data Access Less Costly

Rick Ambrose, head of space business at Lockheed Martin, has said the company’s partnership with Amazon Web Services aims to make access to satellite-based data less expensive for firms and other stakeholders, the Washington Post reported Friday…
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Bechtel Subsidiary Gets $1.8B in US Naval Nuclear Propulsion Component Supply Contracts

A Bechtel subsidiary has landed three contracts potentially worth $1.76B combined to supply nuclear propulsion components for installation in U.S. Navy submarines and aircraft carriers. Naval Sea Systems Command will provide $1…
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Air Force Eyes December Launch for First GPS III Satellite as Lockheed Begins Ground System Updates

Lockheed Martin has started to upgrade the U.S. Air Force’s legacy ground control platforms as the service prepares to launch in December the first GPS III satellite aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, National Defense reported Friday…
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Harris to Build Optical Telescope Under $196M NASA Contract

Harris (NYSE: HRS) has received a potential seven-year, $195.9M contract to build an optical structure for NASA‘s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope mission. The company will provide personnel, services, materials, equipment and facilities needed for the construction, refurbishment or modification of the optical telescope assembly, the space agency said Friday…
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Navy Picks Five Companies for $84M BUMED Financial, Business Ops Support Contract

Five companies will compete for task orders to help the U.S. Navy‘s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery manage financial and business operations under a potential four-year, $83.8M contract. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract’s ordering period is scheduled to commence in February 2019 and will continue through January 2023, the Defense Department said Friday…
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NIST Report Highlights Tech Advancements in Facial Recognition Market

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a report that points to rapid advancements in the U.S. marketplace for facial recognition software platforms. NIST said Friday it evaluated 127 software algorithms from 39 different developers and found that face-based biometric matching algorithms showed 20 times better searching performance over the past four years…
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Pratt & Whitney to Continue F-35 Propulsion Tech Sustainment Work Under $400M Contract Modification

United Technologies Corp.‘s (NYSE: UTX) Pratt & Whitney subsidiary has received a one-year, $399.8M contract modification from Naval Air Systems Command to provide sustainment services for the F-35 aircraft propulsion technology…
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