Posts from GovConWire for 05/22/2015

David Cotton: Defense Department Develops New Cyber Practices Assessment Approach

David Cotton, deputy chief information officer for information enterprise at the Defense Department, has disclosed the agency’s new approach to evaluating the basic cybersecurity practices of DoD network users, FCW reported Wednesday
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US Army Awards $150M Utility Monitoring, Electronic Security Support Contract to Five Firms

Five companies have won spots on the U.S. Army’s $150 million contract to perform technical and program support services for utility monitoring and electronic security systems programs. Jacobs (NYSE: JEC), M…
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Four Companies Land $496M Advisory Contract with US Army

The U.S. Army has awarded a $496 million contract to four companies for advisory and assistance services. Alpha-Omega Change Engineering, Boecore, PeopleTec and Summit Technical Solutions will deliver the services for the Army Space and Missile Defense Command and Army Forces Strategic Command’s various missions, the Defense Department said Thursday
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Lockheed Awarded $736M to Help Sustain US Military Comm Satellites

The U.S Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a six-month, $735.5 million contract to perform sustainment work on three U.S. satellite systems for tactical communication. Lockheed’s space systems unit will maintain the Defense Satellite Communications System III, Milstar and Advanced Extremely High Frequency satcom networks for the Air Force, the Defense Department said Thursday
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Vectrus Systems Gets $160M Army Contract Modification for SW Asia Support

Vectrus Systems, a subsidiary of Exelis (NYSE: XLS) spinoff company Vectrus (NYSE: VEC), will provide operations and maintenance support for the U.S. Army‘s communications equipment and information systems under a $160…
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May 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Dips, US Stocks Rise on Uneven Economic Reports

The GovCon Index closed with an even mix of gainers and laggers for Thursday’s trading session to record a loss of 0.149 points and close at 75.394. Major U.S. stock indices closed up Thursdayafter positive earnings reports from Salesforce and Best Buy and gains in energy shares offset economic reports that showed purchases of previously-owned homes declined in April and contract closings fell 3…
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