Posts from GovConWire for 12/30/2016

White House Announces Sanctions Against Russia for Presidential Election Cyber Intrusions

The White House has imposed sanctions on Russian intelligence officers and ordered the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats who are believed to be spies in response to Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election through malicious cyber activities, USA Today reported Thursday…
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General Dynamics NASSCO Gets $324M in Navy Expeditionary Sea Base Construction Funds

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) NASSCO subsidiary a $324.4 million contract modification for the detail, design and construction of a follow-on Expeditionary Sea Base. The modification also definitizes the procurement of long lead-time materials needed to build the ESB 5 ship, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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Leonardo Buys Remaining Sistemi Dinamici Shares in Unmanned Tech Portfolio Expansion Push

Leonardo, then Finmeccanica, has purchased the remaining 60 percent of shares in Pisa, Italy-based Sistemi Dinamici from systems engineering firm IDS for an undisclosed sum in a strategy to expand Leonardo’s portfolio of unmanned systems…
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Lockheed Gets $450M Contract Modification to Continue F-35A Air System Integration for South Korea

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded a $450 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to continue integration work on the F-35A air system for South Korea as part of a foreign military sales deal…
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Boeing Awarded $308M Modification to Integrate Navy EA-18G Jammer Pods

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a $308.3 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to support the engineering change proposal integration of jammer pods onto EA-18G Growler aircraft. The Defense Department said Thursday the company will provide necessary equipment for system integration laboratories; design and manufacture 12 ECP 6472 A kits; and integrate, demonstrate and test Next Generation Jammer pods on EA-18G aircraft…
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DynCorp Wins $106M Navy Aircraft Maintenance, Logistics Contract

DynCorp International has won a $106.2 million contract to maintain and provide logistics services for aircraft and support equipment for the Naval Test Wing Atlantic. The Defense Department said Thursday that DynCorp will provide organizational-level maintenance for all rotary, fixed, lighter-than-air and unmanned aircraft on-site…
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Ellen Stofan Resigns as NASA’s Chief Scientist

Ellen Stofan stepped down as NASA’s chief scientist three years after she assumed the post, Space.com reported Thursday. Jeff Foust writes NASA hinted at Stofan’s resignation in a Dec. 21 interview posted on social media site Tumblr saying she was “departing for new adventures…
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Elbit Systems’ US Subsidiary to Provide Army Fire Control Systems Under $102M Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded Elbit Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary a one-year, $102 million firm-fixed-price contract to produce fire control systems for the service branch’s mortar and fielding activity…
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ONC Seeks Online Generator for Health IT Privacy Info

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has launched a prize challenge to create an online generator that would help health information technology developers provide privacy policy notices on health IT products…
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Niksoft to Support DHA App Migration to DISA Capacity Services

The Defense Health Agency has awarded Niksoft Systems a potential three-year, $27 million contract to help migrate DHA applications to the Defense Information Systems Agency‘s capacity services…
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December 29 Market Close: GovCon Index Advances, US Stocks Turn Red After Russia Sanctions

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index moved higher Thursday on broad gains among defense primes and services contractors as U.S. stocks closed slightly lower in a mostly quiet penultimate trading session for 2016…
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