Posts from GovConWire for 12/28/2016

Bechtel Receives $303M Naval Nuclear Propulsion Components Contract

Bechtel’s plant machinery company has received a $303.1 million cost-plus-fixed-fee, sole-source contract to provide nuclear propulsion components to the U.S. Navy. The Defense Department said Tuesday Bechtel Plant Machinery Inc…
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NIAID Awards 4 Spots on $159M Preclinical Drug Devt Services IDIQ

Four companies have won spots on a potential 10-year, $159 million contract to provide preclinical drug development support services for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract covers the development of manufacturing processes and analytical test procedures, regulatory services, manufacturing and product characterization in support of the development of biopharmaceutical drug candidates for infectious diseases, the National Institutes of Health said in a FedBizOpps notice…
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Donald Wetekam, Jeffrey Wehrenberg to Lead AAR’s Airlift Business as Chairman, Interim President

Donald Wetekam, vice president of government and defense business development at AAR‘s aviation services sector, and Jeffrey Wehrenberg, previously chief operating officer at the company’s airlift division, have been appointed to lead AAR Airlift…
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Barbaricum to Provide IT, Administrative Support to DoD Office of Inspector General

Barbaricum has received a potential five-year, $43.6 million contract to provide information technology, administrative and managerial support services for the Defense Department’s office of the inspector general…
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Former FCI Exec Julie Mehan Named MetroStar Systems Director of Cybersecurity Strategy and Alignment

Julie Mehan, former Femme Comp Inc. principal cybersecurity analyst, has been appointed as MetroStar Systems‘ new director of cybersecurity strategy and alignment as part of that company’s push to expand its cybersecurity capacity and thought leadership…
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Raytheon, CSRA, General Dynamics, Leidos Team Up to Bid on Army’s Global Training Equipment Support Contract

Raytheon has partnered with CSRA, General Dynamics, and Leidos to compete for a contract to sustain the U.S. Army‘s training devices and digital ranges worldwide. The Raytheon-led team also includes 17 small businesses and proposed the InSITE information management system to the Army Training Aids, Devices, Simulators and Simulations Maintenance Program, Raytheon said Tuesday…
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GSA Starts Phase 1 Solicitation for New Labor Dept HQ Development Project

The General Services Administration has released a request for proposals as part of a selection process for the new location of the Labor Department‘s future headquarters. GSA said Tuesday owners of the three Washington, D…
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Trump Names Thomas Bossert Top Homeland Security & Counterterrorism Adviser

President-elect Donald Trump has appointed Thomas Bossert, president of risk management consulting firm CDS Consulting and senior fellow of the U.S. Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, to be his assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism…
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Obama Moves to End ‘Dual-Hat’ Leadership of Cybercom, NSA

President Barack Obama has moved to split oversight of the U.S. Cyber Command from top brass at the National Security Agency, the Washington Post reported Friday. Cybercom and NSA “should have separate leaders who are able to devote themselves to each organization’s respective mission and responsibilities, but should continue to leverage the shared capabilities and synergies developed under the dual-hat arrangement,” Obama said in a statement released Friday…
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Rear Adm. Tim Gallaudet: Navy Fields UUVs for Ocean Exploration Missions

The U.S. Navy deploys unmanned underwater vehicles, also known as ocean gliders, to explore the world’s oceans for up to four months in order to help predict sea currents, tides and density as well as collect information on ocean salinity, depth and temperature…
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December 27 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifts to Start 2016’s Last Trading Week

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded higher Tuesday to start the final trading week of 2016 as GCI-S&P 500 company Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) led gains in conjunction with positive performances by mid- and lower-tier primes and services contractors…
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