Posts from GovConWire for 12/05/2014

ASRC Federal to Help Air Force Engineer Ballistic Missiles

An ASRC Federal subsidiary has won a potential $21.7 million contract to provide launch mission assurance services for the U.S. Air Force‘s ballistic missiles program. The contract has an initial $4 million value and covers missile engineering and sustainment work at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico through Dec…
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DoD Undersecretary for Personnel & Readiness Jessica Wright Resigns

Jessica Wright has resigned from her post as undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness effective March 31, 2015, to pursue retirement after 40 years of public service. The Defense Department said Thursday Wright, a retired major general in the Pennsylvania National Guard, assumed her current responsibilities in January 2013…
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Franklin Orr, Joseph Hezir Confirmed to Energy Dept. Roles; Ernest Moniz Comments

The U.S. Senate has voted to confirm Franklin Orr as undersecretary for science and energy and Joseph Hezir as chief financial officer at the Energy Department. The agency saidThursday that Orr, formerly director of Stanford University’s Precourt Institute for Energy, will manage government science research programs on various energy-related fields…
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Report: House Approves $577B Defense Budget for Fiscal 2015

House members voted 300-119 Thursday to pass a $577.1 billion spending bill to fund U.S. defense programs in fiscal year 2015, Bloomberg Businessweek reported Thursday. Roxana Tiron writes the bill covers $495…
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Anne Rung: New OFPP Guidance Highlights Category Mgmt, Vendor Relationships, Acquisition Talent

Anne Rung, administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said that the federal contracting process should focus on facilitating best practices, information sharing and collaboration between agencies to drive cost savings, performance and innovation…
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Justice Dept OKs Orbital Merger with ATK’s A&D Groups

The Justice Department has approved a proposed merger between Orbital Sciences (NYSE: ORB) and ATK‘s (NYSE: ATK) aerospace and defense businesses. Orbital and ATK expect to close the estimated $5 billion deal in February 2015, pending votes by shareholders at both companies next month and other customary closing conditions, Orbital said Thursday
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December 4 Market Close: GovCon Index Loses Ground, Investors Await Labor Report

The GovCon Index retreated Thursday by 0.223 percent — or 0.157 points — to close at 70.676, a figure that keeps the index in positive territory from the previous week. Investors reacted to the European Central Bank’s decision to not take any action on a potential stimulus until at least early next year and will have their eye on Friday’s employment report from the Labor Department, the Wall Street Journal reports…
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Jay Whitehurst: TCS Named Top Location Tech Vendor by ABI Research

TeleCommunication Systems has been named a top location technology provider to wireless carriers in a market analysis report from ABI Research. ABI Research ranked TCS as the number one provider in the global location-based services platform market based on 13 criteria, TCS said Thursday
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