Posts from GovConWire for 06/03/2015

Ray Mabus: Remove Overhead, Redundancies to Move Navy Programs Forward

U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus believes budget appropriators should look at eliminating bureaucracy and overhead costs at the Defense Department rather than slashing needed defense equipment, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday
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Thales Raytheon JV to Update NATO Missile Command, Control System; Philippe Duhamel Comments

Thales Raytheon Systems has been awarded a $103.3 million contract to update the missile defense command and control system of NATO. The upgraded system would connect NATO’s Ramstein, Germany-based air command to national sensors and interceptors in order to implement missile defense plans, NATO said May 11…
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Dean Bakeris Joins ICF International as Cybersecurity VP; Samuel Visner Comments

Dean Bakeris, formerly director of business development at BAE Systems, has joined ICF International (Nasdaq: ICFI) as vice president of the cybersecurity team. He will be responsible for the company’s federal business development initiatives in cybersecurity, ICF said Tuesday
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OGSystems Appoints John Sanders to Board of Directors; Omar Balkissoon Comments

John Sanders, former chief technology officer and assistant administrator for the Office of Security Capabilities at the Transportation Security Administration, has joined the board of directors of OGSystems…
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Report: BAE, General Dynamics Awarded Army Combat Vehicle Design Contracts

BAE Systems and General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) have been awarded contracts worth a combined $56 million to develop conceptual designs of an armored ground vehicle for the U.S. Army, Defense News reported Tuesday
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House Committee OKs $579B Defense Budget for FY 2016

The House Appropriations Committee has passed a $578.6 billion defense budget bill that would fund most of the Pentagon’s key weapon programs in fiscal 2016, Defense News reported Tuesday. John Bennett writes the bill, approved by the committee in a voice vote Tuesday following a markup, includes almost $88 billion in overseas contingency operations spending…
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June 2 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Trade in Narrow Range as Greece Debt Pact Emerges

The GovCon Index closed with a nominal loss Tuesday and finished at a slight decline of 0.116 points to end at 76.67. U.S. stock indices ended Tuesday’s trading session with nominal declines as investors learned Greece and its creditors have agreed on a new deal to present this week, according to CNBC…
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