Posts from GovConWire for 11/25/2014

Virginia Contracting Activity Releases Slides from DORE Pre-Solicitation Conference

The Virginia Contracting Activity has released Thursday the slide presentations from the pre-solicitation conference on the data science, operations, requirements and exploitation program. The DORE program aims to provide support services for collection concept development, planning and operations; Internet of Things, social media and open source projects; application, Web and collaboration; requirements development and test support; rapid-response SME support; academic/private sector outreach and contract project management…
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Dave Schmitz: Cubic to Help US Army Train on Tactical Vehicle, Laser Engagement Systems

Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) has received a more than $51 million U.S. Army order of tactical vehicle and integrated laser engagement systems for the service’s home-station training program. The technology incorporates laser emitters affixed to military weapons and sensors to simulate combat and records data during combat training exercises, Cubic said Monday
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Army to Award Biometrics API Contract to Novetta Solutions Subsidiary

The U.S. Army‘s Mission and Installation Contracting Command-West Point plans to award Novetta Solutions company IBG a sole-source contract to perform research and development work on a biometrics application program interface…
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QinetiQ Buys SR2020’s Seismic Data Processing Tech; Magnus McEwen-King Comments

QinetiQ has bought SR2020‘s seismic imaging and processing technology for approximately $1.7 million to complement QinetiQ’s distributed acoustic sensor and vertical seismic profiling offerings…
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L-3 Orders FLYHT Aircraft Data Monitoring Tech for Airbus A320; Bill Tempany Comments

A division of L-3 Communications has tapped FLYHT Aerospace Solutions to provide Airbus with flight tracking and performance monitoring tools for installation and retrofitting on the A320 aircraft…
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Chris Wisner: GSA to Open New Leasing Services Contract Competition

The General Services Administration will launch a third iteration of its contract vehicle for federal property leasing and brokerage services. GSA said Monday it has posted a draft solicitation for a contract that will cover work to help the agency’s realty contracting officers perform market surveys, document preparation and site visits…
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Lockheed Gets Initial UK F-35B Order

The U.K. defense ministry has placed an initial production order for four Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35B fighters. The agency said Monday the British government plans to buy a total of 14 F-35Bs during the next five years and build the necessary infrastructure to accommodate the fleet…
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November 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Starts Thanksgiving Week With Increase

The GovCon Index kicked off the week of Thanksgiving with aMonday close of 70.122 — up 0.74 percent from Friday’s trading day. According to Bloomberg, investors reacted with confidence to data that signals growth in the U…
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