Posts from GovConWire for 12/03/2014

Lockheed Martin F-35 Training System Wins Modeling, Simulation Awards; Mary Ann Horter, Col. Todd Canterbury Comment

Lockheed Martin has received a recognition from the National Training and Simulation Association for the company’s F-35 Lightning II training system. The team of Lockheed Martin, U.S. Air Force’s 33rd Fighter Wing and the F-35 joint program office was awarded the 2014 Modeling and Simulation Awards for training pilots and maintainers on the F-35 system, Lockheed Martin said Tuesday
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Level 3 to Help Intelsat Expand Fiber, Teleport Network; Edward Morche Comments

Level 3 Communications has been selected to deploy network connectivity services to Intelsat‘s Tysons Corner, Virginia-based headquarters and other sites across the U.S. Intelsat will expand its IntelsatOne terrestrial fiber and teleport network connected to Intelsat’s global satellite infrastructure using the service, Level 3 said Tuesday
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Tony Smeraglinolo: Consolidation Would Facilitate ‘Mission Readiness’ in Govt Sector

Merger and acquisition deals offer a way for contractors to integrate technology offerings to help government organizations fulfill their missions, Engility CEO Tony Smeraglinolo saidTuesday in a conference keynote adapted for Washington Technology…
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Richard Stapp Joins Northrop Grumman as VP of Aerospace Systems Tech Development

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. (ret.) Richard Stapp, formerly director of special programs at the office of the defense secretary, has joined Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) as vice president of technology development in the company’s aerospace systems sector…
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George Slessman: IO to Separate Cloud, Data Center Businesses as it Seeks ‘Clarity of Purpose’

IO will separate by early next year into two standalone entities — the IO colocation and cloud services firm and a new company named BASELAYER, which would provide modular data center hardware and infrastructure management services…
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Tetra Tech Awarded $216M to Help USAID Promote Gender Equality in Afghanistan

The U.S. Agency for International Development has awarded Tetra Tech (NASDAQ: TTEK) a potential $216 million to help the agency launch a gender equity campaign to empower Afghan women. Tetra Tech said Monday the initial task order has a $42 million value and calls for the company to support USAID’s efforts to develop female leaders across the public and private sectors in Afghanistan…
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Report: 2015 Defense Bill Allots Funding to Preserve A-10, Combat IS Militants

The House and Senate Armed Services Committees have reached a compromise on a defense policy bill that would allocate $583 billion in fiscal 2015 funding for the Pentagon, Defense News reported Tuesday
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December 2 Market Close: GovCon Index Rebounds as Biotech, Energy Shares Drive Market

The GovCon Index gained some ground Tuesday from the previous day’s loss with an increase of 0.387 percent — or 0.273 points — to close at 70.263. Biotechnology and energy companies were the major drivers of activity on the major stock markets and investors also drew confidence in data that showed growth in construction spending during October, according to Bloomberg…
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