Posts from GovConWire for 03/18/2015

Northrop Grumman to Continue Software Maintenance for US Navy’s Hawkeye Program

Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) aerospace systems company has received a $59,629,826 contract modification to sustain software for the U.S. Navy’s Hawkeye program. The company will provide engineering, product support, engineering investigations and software maintenance to support the third batch of E-2D advanced Hawkeye units, the Defense Department said Monday
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Eric Fanning Named Defense Department Chief of Staff

Eric Fanning, formerly undersecretary of the U.S. Air Force, has been named the Defense Department’s chief of staff and appointed to the Senior Executive Service. Defense Secretary Ash Carter confirmed Fanning’s appointment on Tuesday
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Army to Procure Professional Services Via GSA’s OASIS Vehicles; Harry Hallock Comments

The U.S. Army has inked an agreement with the General Services Administration to procure professional services via the agency’s One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services and OASIS Small Business contract vehicles…
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CIA’s Former IG David Buckley to Lead KPMG’s Forensic Practice; William Phillips Comments

David Buckley, formerly inspector general at the CIA, has joined KPMG LLP as managing director of forensic advisory services. He will be responsible for the auditing firm’s investigative and integrity advisory services to civilian agencies, with focus on fraud risk assessments, compliance and ethics program development and integrity monitoring, KPMG said Monday
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General Atomics Lands $133M Army Contract Modification for Gray Eagle Drones

A General Atomics business unit will provide the U.S. Army with 19 Gray Eagle drones, 19 SATCOM air data terminals and one lot each of initial spares and ground support equipment under a $132.7 million contract modification…
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March 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Dips Ahead of Fed Interest Rate Announcement

The GovCon Index closed down Tuesday with a loss of 0.217 points to 68.844 on the day before the Federal Reserve‘s scheduled decision on when an interest rate hike could occur. U.S. stocks recorded small losses Tuesday as investors considered data that showed a decline in home construction during February and an increase in building permits, according to Bloomberg…
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BAE, Boeing, Raytheon Join MIT Cyber R&D Alliance

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has partnered with BAE Systems, Boeing, Raytheon, BP and BBVA to establish a collaborative research program to tackle cybersecurity issues on a larger scale, the Boston Business Journal reportedMonday
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