Posts from GovConWire for 12/29/2016

Air Force Kicks Off JSTARS Aircraft Replacement Bid Process

The U.S. Air Force has launched a full and open competition on the development of a new Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System to support airborne battle management command-and-control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations of joint and coalition forces…
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Raytheon Secures $304M Navy Contract for Tomahawk Block IV Cruise Missile Production

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $303.7 million contract to provide 214 Tomahawk Block IV vertical launch system missiles and spares to the U.S. Navy. The company will also produce Tomahawk spares for the U…
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Roper Technologies Completes $2.8B Deltek Buy

Sarasota, Florida-based industrial and technology conglomerate Roper Technologies  (NYSE: ROP) has wrapped up its acquisition of Deltek for $2.8 billion. Roper completed the transaction three weeks after it agreed to purchase Deltek from private equity firm Thoma Bravo…
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Army Picks 6 Firms for $301M Environmental Remediation Services Contract

The U.S. Army has selected six companies to support environmental remediation efforts of the military branch’s engineering and support center under a potential five-year, $301 million contract…
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Ameresco to Support Marine Base Energy Conservation Efforts Under $211M Task Order

Ameresco has won a potential 25-year, $210.6 million task order to help the U.S. Navy  implement energy improvement and conservation measures at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina…
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Air Force, Engility to Audit 100+ C2 Systems for Cyber Vulnerabilities

The U.S. Air Force has partnered with Engility to conduct a cyber risk audit of the service branch’s over 100 command-and-control systems as well as battle situation awareness platforms, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday…
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Report: 2017 NDAA to Boost Laser Weapon Procurement Budget

The Defense Department will receive a 51 percent increase in funds to procure and develop laser weapons under the fiscal 2017 defense policy bill that President Obama signed into law last week, Military Times reported Wednesday…
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IARPA-Backed Project Aims to Identify Potential Disease Outbreaks Via LED-Based Bug Trap

A team of scientists has started to develop a system that aims to identify mosquito-borne viruses and other pathogens as well as determine potential disease outbreaks through a project funded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, New Republic reported Dec…
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FDA Releases Final Guidance on Postmarket Mgmt of Medical Device Cybersecurity

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a final set of guidelines meant to help manufacturers secure medical devices from postmarket cyber vulnerabilities. Suzanne Schwartz, associate director for science and strategic partnerships at the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, wrote in a blog post published Tuesday that the guidance complements a guide on medical device premarket cybersecurity issued in October 2014…
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December 28 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls, Primes Lead Losses

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index tumbled Wednesday on notable declines by large defense and government services primes as U.S. stocks also fell with every major sector in negative territory to damper hopes of a Dow Jones Industrial Average close above 20,000 before the year’s end…
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