Posts from GovConWire for 05/29/2015

Gen. Ray Odierno: Army Eyes New Combat Vehicle Development Programs

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno has said the military branch is looking to build four types of ground combat vehicle over the next two years, Breaking Defense reported Thursday. Sydney Freedberg Jr…
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ViaSat Lands Radio Terminal Production IDIQ with US Navy, Intl Clients

ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) has been awarded a $478. 6 million follow-on contract to produce and sustain joint tactical radio terminals for the U.S. Navy and international customers under a foreign military sales agreement…
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VSE Subsidiary to Maintain US Military’s Medical Asset Repository; Maurice Gauthier Comments

A VSE Corp. subsidiary has been selected to develop and maintain the U.S. military’s joint medical asset repository system under a nearly $14.9 million task order. Akimeka LLC will provide core sustainment for the web-based application that services military logisticians, military planners and healthcare providers, VSE said Wednesday
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DLA Awards $113M Fuel Supply Contract to Refinery Associates of Texas

Refinery Associates of Texas based in New Braunfels has won a $113,067,273 contract to help the Defense Logistics Agency deliver fuel products to military services. DLA’s energy arm at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, received five proposals for the economic-price-adjustment contract through a competitive procurement, the Defense Department said Thursday
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NARA Releases Electronic Messaging Guide Draft

The National Archives and Records Administration has published new guidance for federal agencies to manage electronic messages that have been transmitted in the course of doing public business. NARA said its draft bulletin covers the management of text, voicemail, chat and instant messages through mobile apps, social media and other communication platforms…
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May 28 Market Close: GovCon Index Flat, Greece News & Jobless Data Sends US Stocks Down

The GovCon Index hovered Thursday’s trading session in neutral territory and closed with a nominal gain of 0.007 points to 74.763. U.S. investors showed concerns over conflicting statements from the European Union and Greece’s government leaders over that country’s debt negotiations with Eurozone and international creditors, according to Reuters…
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Federal IT Lobbying Group Backs COTS Provisions in Defense Authorization Bills

A lobbying group for federal information technology contractors has said it has no considerable objections to any provisions in both House and Senate versions of new defense authorization bills, Federal News Radio reported Thursday
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