Posts from GovConWire for 01/05/2017

CEO Matt Desch Previews Iridium’s ‘NEXT’ Chapter, Satellite Launch

Iridium Communications‘ long-awaited next-generation satellite constellation will start to take form Sunday night when a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California…
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Curtiss-Wright Closes $233M Teletronics Buy in Data Acquisition Tech Push

Curtiss-Wright (NYSE: CW) has concluded its $233 million cash acquisition of Teletronics Technology Corp. as part of efforts to expand data acquisition technology offerings and geographic footprint. Both companies first announced the deal in early December…
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Navy’s $125B Columbia-Class Submarine Program Gets Milestone B Approval From Pentagon

Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall has granted Milestone B approval to the U.S. Navy’s potential $125 billion Columbia-class nuclear missile submarine program, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday…
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Former Raytheon, Lockheed Exec Marcy Palus Joins CenturyLink as Contracts Mgmt VP

Marcy Palus, formerly vice president of contracts at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), has been named VP of contracts management at CenturyLink‘s (NYSE: CTL) federal government solutions group, Washington Technology reported Wednesday…
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General Atomics Receives $57M Air Force Order to Expand Spain’s UAV Fleet

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business unit has secured a two-year, $56.7 million order from the U.S. Air Force as part of an existing foreign military sales deal to expand Spain’s current fleet of MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles…
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Report: VA Deputy CIO Sean Kelley Named EPA CISO

Sean Kelley, deputy chief information officer for account management of benefits and veteran experience at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been named chief information security officer at the Environmental Protection Agency, FCW Insider reported Wednesday…
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Andromeda Systems Wins Navy Fleet Readiness Center Support Contract

Andromeda Systems Inc. has won a potential five-year, $40.6 million contract to provide logistics and technical support services to the U.S. Navy‘s Fleet Readiness Center Southeast. The Defense Department said Wednesday the contract covers planning, analysis, development, training, support equipment management and facilities…
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Yahsat Seeks to Expand Y1B Satellite Broadband Services Via Hughes-Built VSAT Platform

Al Yah Satellite Communications has placed an order for the Hughes Network Systems-built very small aperture terminal in an effort to expand Yahsat’s broadband services and other offerings delivered through its Ka-band Y1B satellite…
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Deltek Report: Federal Health IT Demand to Reach $6.4B by Fiscal 2021

A new Deltek report predicts that U.S. federal government demand for vendor-furnished health information technology products and services will hit $6.4 billion by fiscal year 2021 from $6 billion in fiscal 2016 at a compound annual growth rate of 1…
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CBO: 355-Ship Plan Would Exceed Navy’s Cost Estimates

The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the U.S. Navy‘s plan to increase its fleet size to 355 ships over three decades would cost $60 billion more than originally projected, DoD Buzz reported Wednesday…
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VIDEO: INFIRNO Targeting and ISR Turret by Lockheed martin – Telemetry and attack Pod

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January 4 Market Close: GovCon Index Up Second Day in a Row on Strong Market Performance

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index moved higher for the second day in a row Wednesday on broad gains across almost all of the thirty stocks that make up index. The Dow Jones Industrial moved ever closer to the 20,000 mark, closing at 19,942…
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