Posts from GovConWire for 12/23/2014

FAA, Industry Issue Safety Guide for Drone Operators; Michael Huerta Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration has partnered with industry groups to kick off a campaign on the safe use of drones in response to concerns over aircraft collisions, the Associated Press reported Monday
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Boeing’s Insitu Subsidiary to Provide Navy With Blackjack Drones

Boeing (NYSE: BA) subsidiary Insitu will supply the U.S. Navy with three RQ-21A Blackjack drones, ground control stations, and associated equipment and services under a $41.1 million low-rate initial production contract…
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GSA Wants Market Input on Ronald Reagan Building Management, Operation; Darren Blue Comments

The General Services Administration is seeking ideas from industry for approaches to manage, operate and maintain the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Darren Blue, regional commissioner for GSA’s public buildings service, said Monday the agency wants to “find a better way to manage the public-serving portions” of the federal asset…
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Raytheon Awarded $491M for Lot 28 Air-to-Air Missiles

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a $491,478,068 contract from the U.S. Air Force to produce lot 28 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles and associated equipment. The Defense Department said Monday the contract includes orders from South Korea, Thailand, Oman and Singapore through the agency’s foreign military sales program…
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Northrop Taps Brian Kim, Jack Dorsett for Chief Executive Roles in East Asia

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has appointed former Boeing (NYSE: BA) executive Brian Kim as chief executive for South Korea and former Northrop information systems executive Jack Dorsett as CEO for Japan…
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Lockheed Hits Goal of 36 F-35 Deliveries in 2014

A Lockheed Martin-led contracting team has met its goal of producing and delivering 36 F-35 fighter jets this year. Lockheed provided a total of 34 F-35A, F-35B and F-35C planes to the U.S. Defense Department and 2 F-35As to the Royal Australian Air Force during 2014, the company said Monday
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December 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Hits 30 for 30 in 1% Climb

The GovCon Index started the week of Christmas with a gain of 0.903 points — or 1.250 percent — to close at 71.280 on Monday. All 30 companies on the GovCon Index recorded gains in a day that saw the index extend its streak of gains to a fourth consecutive trading day…
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