Posts from GovConWire for 07/15/2015

Nine Firms Land $240M Munitions Contract with US Army

Nine companies have won a combined $240 million contract to produce munitions for the U.S. Army. The contractors will also perform environmental response services at locations deemed affected by munitions under the multiple-award contract, the Defense Department said Tuesday
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Gen. Darren McDew: Cybersecurity a Priority at Transcom

Gen. Darren McDew, the White House nominee to lead the U.S. Transportation Command, told a Senate panel that network security will be among his priorities at Transcom if he is confirmed, DoD News reported Tuesday
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FirstNet, Industry Partner to Build Emergency Mobile Comm System

The First Responder Network Authority is collaborating with industry to develop and commercialize a platform for first responders to communicate when they respond to emergencies in remote areas. The Mobile Communications Unit will be built to integrate into emergency response vehicles and allow first responders to transmit information while outside the terrestrial coverage of a national public safety broadband network, the FirstNet Office of the Chief Technology Officer said Monday
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Leidos Gets $99M Army Contract for Access Control Systems

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has won a four-year, $99 million contract to install software and hardware platforms intended for access control and threat detection operations at several U.S. Army installations…
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GAO Recommends Performance Measures for NASA-CASIS Work on ISS Research

The Government Accountability Office has urged NASA to establish measurable performance targets and document its assessment of the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space’s performance in the International Space Station program…
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July 14 Market Close: GovCon Index Extends Gain Streak to 4 Days

The GovCon Index closed in positive territory for the fourth consecutive trading session Tuesday with a gain of 0.470 points to end at 76.867. Semiconductor and biotechnology stocks drove gains in U…
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