Posts from GovConWire for 06/22/2015

Report: UTC in Talks with Multiple Bidders for Sikorsky

United Technologies Corp. has confirmed that it is currently in negotiations with multiple bidders for the acquisition of UTC subsidiary Sikorsky Aircraft, Defense News reported Saturday. Andrew Clevenger writes that sources have named the bidders as Airbus, Blackstone, Lockheed Martin and Textron…
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GAO: GSA, Pentagon Fail to Share Data Over Vacant, Underutilized Spaces at Military Bases

The Government Accountability Office has found that the General Services Administration and the Defense Department fail to share information with regard to underused and vacant workspaces that could be occupied by non-DoD agencies at military installations…
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Lorraine Martin: Lockheed Martin Completes F-35B Production

Lockheed Martin is set to deliver the final batch of F-35B Joint Strike Fighter jets to the U.S. Marine Corps on June 30following completion of aircraft production, Flightglobal reportedThursday
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Report: Rising Usage of Small UAVs Boosts Market for Counter-UAV Systems

The increasing usage of small unmanned aerial vehicles is driving industry to respond with new technologies that work to protect infrastructure and people from potential UAV threats, Defense News reported Saturday
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White House Opposes Certain Provisions in House’s Intelligence Authorization Bill

The Obama administration has deemed “unnecessary” four initiatives that have been included in the House’s Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016. The Office of Management and Budget said June 15 in a statement of administration policy that the White House opposes one provision that would prohibit the U…
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June 22 Morning Report: GovCon Index Down on Friday’s Close

The GovCon Index ended at 76.906 on Friday’s close, registering a loss of 0.244 points that ended three straight days of gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 101.56 points to 18,014…
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