Posts from GovConWire for 12/20/2017

ACT I’s Claudio Monticelli to Assume COO Post in January; Michael Niggel Comments

Claudio Monticelli, currently executive vice president for program management at  Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, has been promoted to chief operating officer of the government acquisition support services provider…
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DXC to Support CMS Medicare Data Repository Under Potential $81M Contract; Marilyn Crouther Comments

DXC Technology has secured a potential $81 million contract to provide a range of information technology support services for an integrated data repository at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services…
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Boeing Previews Offering for Navy’s MQ-25 Tanker Drone Program

Boeing has unveiled its proposed unmanned aircraft offering for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25 carrier-based aerial refueling tanker drone program. The company said Tuesday it has begun engine tests on its proposed unmanned aerial system in preparation for deck handling demonstrations in 2018…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Michael Conlin, Chief Technologist, U.S. Public Sector for DXC Technology

Silicon Valley’s name was coined in the 1970s by electronic tabloid reporter Don Hoefler, who heard the phrase “Silicon Valley” during a business lunch. Hoefler then published a series of columns detailing the valley’s semiconductor industry under the title “Silicon Valley U…
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IBM Forms Network With 12 Firms, Universities to Advance Quantum Computing

IBM has partnered with companies, universities and national research laboratories to study quantum computing and identify its potential applications for financial services, automotive, materials, chemical and electronic industries…
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Owen West Confirmed as DoD Special Ops Head

The Senate voted 74-23 Monday to approve Owen West, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and former Goldman Sachs partner, as assistant defense secretary for special operations and low intensity conflict, Defense News reported Tuesday…
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Navy Preps Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer Construction RFP

The U.S. Navy could issue a request for proposals within the next month for a multiyear contract to build at least 10 Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers (DDG-51), USNI News reported Tuesday…
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Cubic to Support Army Readiness Training Center

The U.S. Army has awarded Cubic a potential $40.4 million contract to provide mission support services to the Joint Readiness Training Center located at Fort Polk in Louisiana. Cubic’s defense business segment will perform contract work through June 27, 2018, the Defense Department said Tuesday…
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Transcom Eyes ‘Secret’ Level Cloud Services Contract Award to AWS

The U.S. Transportation Command has announced its intent to award a contract to Amazon Web Services to provide commercial cloud services designed to host data classified at the “secret” level. Transcom said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Friday the proposed contract will cover storage, virtual machines, internet protocol management and network bandwidth services…
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Premier to Offer Health IT Products, Services Via GSA Contract Vehicle; Roshni Ghosh Comments

Premier has secured a position under the General Services Administration‘s Schedule 70 contract vehicle to offer health information technology products and services to U.S. government customers…
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DARPA to Host Proposers Day on Radio Tech Devt Program in January

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency plans to host a proposers day on Jan. 15 in Arlington, Virginia, to discuss a program that seeks new radio technology for military operational environments…
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President Trump Details National Security Strategy

President Donald Trump has unveiled a national security strategy that covers military power, homeland defense, trade policy, economic strength and border security, DoD News reported Monday. Trump said in a speech Monday the whole-of-government strategy seeks to advance national interests through four pillars and those include the need to protect U…
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VIDEO: Honoring Fallen Recon Brothers

“Every day we wake up, we need to become better men to fill the shoes they left for us.” Marines from 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion​ honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice from their battalion…
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