Posts from GovConWire for 01/03/2017

Air Force Issues RFP for $16B T-X Trainer Jet Replacement Program

The U.S. Air Force has released a request for proposals for a potential $16.3 billion program that seeks to build a new trainer jet designed to replace the T-38 aircraft and train pilots of F-22 and F-35 fighter jets, Air University reported Friday…
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Huntington Ingalls to Build 9th US National Security Cutter Under $486M Contract

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has secured a $486 million contract to build a ninth National Security Cutter for the U.S. Coast Guard. The company said Friday that Legend-class NSCs are the flagships of the Coast Guard’s cutter fleet and will replace 12 current Hamilton-class cutters…
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DataPath Secures Potential $363M Army Satcom Field Services Contract

DataPath has been awarded a potential $363 million contract to support various satellite communication terminals and controllers that the U.S. Army uses in the field, Space News reported Sunday. Phillip Swarts writes DataPath will manage the deployment of approximately 200 field services support personnel to military sites globally under the Global Tactical Advanced Communication Systems contract…
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Former Vectrus SVP Charles Anderson Joins PAE as Technical Services Group President

Charles Anderson, formerly senior vice president of facility and logistics services at Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) and a retired U.S. Army major general, has been named president of PAE‘s technical services business…
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Puglia Engineering Buys San Francisco Ship Repair Business of BAE’s US Arm

BAE Systems Inc., the British defense contractor’s U.S. subsidiary, has sold its San Francisco Ship Repair business to Tacoma, Washington-based ship repair services provider Puglia Engineering for an undisclosed sum…
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DHI Chairman John Barter Joins Engility’s Board of Directors

John Barter, chairman of the board of directors at DHI Group (NYSE: DHX), has been elected to join Engility‘s (NYSE: EGL) board as an independent director. Engility said Dec. 27 in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that Barter will also serve on the audit committee of the board of the Chantilly, Virginia-based government services contractor…
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M1 Support Services to Maintain Aircraft Systems at Nellis AF Base

The U.S. Air Force has awarded M1 Support Services a one-year, $90.4 million contract modification to provide backshop, flight maintenance services for 140 aircraft at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. M1 will also support various aircraft systems such as egress, fuel system, hydraulics, aerospace ground equipment, armament avionics, electronic warfare, structural and metallic platforms, the Defense Department said Friday…
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Microsoft Receives Air Force Enterprise IT Consulting Contract

Microsoft has secured a $34.4 million firm-fixed-price contract to provide consulting support services for the U.S. Air Force‘s information technology network. The Defense Department said Friday that Microsoft will help the Air Force mature the company-designed technologies the military branch purchased under the a joint enterprise license agreement…
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Incoming Administration Seeks to Re-Establish National Space Council

President-elect Donald Trump proposed to reintroduce during his presidential campaign a National Space Council that would manage the U.S. space policy and would likely be led by Vice President Mike Pence under the president’s executive office, Space…
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Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Ron Epstein on Defense-Related Investment Accounts, Navy Programs

Ron Epstein, senior equity analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, has said he expects defense-related investment accounts valued at approximately $179 billion to grow at a rate of 10 percent “depending on the year…
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January 3 Morning Report: GovCon Index Closes 2016 With 16.73% YTD Gain

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index registered a loss Friday to close what was only its second weekly decline since the Nov. 8 election of Donald Trump and end December in the negative. GCI decliners outnumbered gainers by a 3-to-1 ratio in the last trading session of 2016, while 25 out of 30 Index companies advanced on a yearly basis…
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