Posts from GovConWire for 02/27/2017

Raytheon to Build Qatar’s Early Warning Radar System Under $1.1B USAF Foreign Sales Deal

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a potential $1.07 billion contract to build an early warning radar system for integration into Qatar’s air and missile defense enterprise. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center in Massachusetts awarded the sole-source contract to Raytheon as part of a foreign military sales deal between the U…
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ORNL Director Thom Mason to Join Battelle as Lab Operations SVP

Thom Mason, director of the Energy Department‘s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will step down from his position by July 1 after 10 years on the job to become senior vice president for laboratory operations at nonprofit research and development company Battelle…
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Jacobs Wins Potential $771M Task Order for Enterprise Operations, Maintenance Support to USSOCOM

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has won a potential $771.3 million task order to provide enterprise operations and maintenance services to the U.S. Special Operations Command. The Special Operations Forces Acquisitions, Technology and Logistics office received four quotations for the task order via a “fair opportunity competition” under the General Services Administration‘s Alliant contract vehicle, the Defense Department said Friday…
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Ensco Adds Former GS1 CTO Steven Bratt to Board of Directors

Steven Bratt, former chief technology officer and president of standards development president at the GS1 nonprofit organization, has joined Ensco‘s board of directors. He brings his international business and technology leadership experience to the science and engineering services contractor as a board member, Ensco said Thursday…
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Bill Gerstenmaier: NASA Examines Pros, Cons of Crewed SLS/Orion Mission

NASA has launched a study of the potential advantages and disadvantages of having a flight crew on the Space Launch System‘s first deployment with the Orion spacecraft in 2019, Space News reported Friday…
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Army Reserve Vet Philip Bilden Drops Out of Navy Secretary Nomination

Philip Bilden, a financier and former military intelligence officer at the U.S. Army Reserve, has withdrawn his name from consideration as the next secretary of the U.S. Navy due to his business interests, USNI News reported Sunday…
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Commerce Dept Seeks Comments on Revised Confidentiality Pledge in BEA Surveys

The Commerce Department has asked the public to comment on a proposed revision to the confidentiality pledge the bureau of economic analysis gives to survey respondents as part of the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act…
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Adm. Mike Rogers Unveils Strategic Goals for Cybercom

Navy Adm. Mike Rogers, head of the Cyber Command and National Security Agency, has discussed his visions about Cybercom’s potential role on cyber integration at the tactical level of warfare and its relationship with the private sector in the next  five to 10 years during the West 2017 conference, DoD News reported Friday…
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February 27 Morning Report: GovCon Index Gets Boost as Trump Reaffirms Military Buildup Plan

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index posted a 0.625-point climb Friday to record a fourth consecutive weekly gain as defense stocks received a boost from President Donald Trump’s reiteration of his presidential campaign pledge to build up the military…
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VIDEO: Automate NIST Compliance in AWS GovCloud (US) with AWS Quick Start Tools

View this short demo and learn how to automate NIST and FedRAMP High compliance in just a few clicks.
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