Posts from GovConWire for 12/21/2017

Accenture Wins Spot on Potential $500M USDA Shared Services Support BPA; Elaine Beeman Comments

Accenture‘s (NYSE: ACN) federal services business has secured a position under a potential five-year, $500 million blanket purchase agreement to support a shared services program at the Agriculture Department…
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House Eyes Another Stopgap Bill to Fund Govt Through Jan. 19

House lawmakers plan to pass another continuing resolution Thursday in an effort to avoid a government shutdown and fund federal agencies through Jan. 19, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Congress passed Dec…
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Satellite Industry Vet Samer Halawi to Join Intelsat as Chief Commercial Officer

Samer Halawi, formerly chief commercial officer of satellite communications firm OneWeb, has been appointed to a similar role at Intelsat (NYSE:I) in a move slated to take effect Jan. 9. Intelsat said Wednesday Halawi’s appointment comes as the company aims to accelerate the commercialization of its EpicNG satellite fleet and the launch of new managed service offerings…
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Alleace Gibbs, Yolanda Murphy to Assume New Communications VP Roles at Northrop

Alleace Gibbs, vice president of communications at Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) technology services sector, has been named VP of communications at the defense contractor’s mission systems sector in a move that takes effect Jan…
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Lockheed Gets $961M Air Force IDIQ for Targeting Pod Upgrade, Sustainment Services

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has secured a potential five-year, $961 million contract to perform upgrades and provide sustainment services for the U.S. Air Force’s Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract covers 683 Sniper pods, spares, sensor and software updates, logistics support and other services, Lockheed said Wednesday…
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Alion Science-Led Team to Help Air Force Analyze Fleet Sustainability Challenges

A team led by Alion Science and Technology has received a potential $40.9 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to help the service branch address life-limiting issues on the C-130, C-5, C-17 and F-15 aircraft fleets…
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Northrop to Develop Cruise Missile Tech Under $110M Air Force IDIQ

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a potential seven-year, $110 million contract to provide networked cruise missile prototypes to the U.S. Air Force. The Defense Department said Wednesday that Northrop’s space and mission systems business will design, develop, manufacture and test cruise missiles that can help defeat adversarial air defense systems…
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Boeing, Nordam Group to Repair Navy F/A-18 Outer Wing Panels

Boeing and Nordam Group have secured five-year, $49.1 million and $52.4 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts from the U.S. Navy to repair outer wing panels of F/A-18 A-D series aircraft…
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L3 Receives $150M Int’l Order for Night-Vision Equipment; Christopher Kubasik Comments

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has secured a potential $150 million contract to supply an international country with multiple night-vision devices to aid in border security and defense operations. The customer ordered Binocular Night Vision Goggles, Holographic Weapon Sights, Light Weapon Thermal Sights and Advanced Target Pointer Illuminator Aiming Lasers from the company, L3 said Wednesday…
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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh: MGT Act, White House IT Modernization Report to Incite AI, Cloud Adoption

Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer of Dell EMC’s federal business, has said he expects federal agencies to advance experimentation with cloud migration and information technology upgrades driven by the passage of the Modernizing Government Technology Act and the release of the White House’s IT modernization report, FedTech Magazine reported Tuesday…
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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Warfighters Need Access to Integrated Satcom Architecture

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said that it is crucial for U.S. service personnel to have access to an integrated satellite communications architecture to support military missions worldwide “across the full spectrum of engagement…
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VIDEO: Highbay Integration Progress of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

Watch a time lapse video of the integration progress of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) in Northrop Grumman’s Redondo Beach facilities! Northrop Grumman is proud to lead the industry team building JWST…
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