Posts from GovConWire for 12/28/2017

FTC Clears Merger of DXC’s US Public Sector Business With Vencore, KeyPoint

The Federal Trade Commission has given antitrust approval to DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) to merge its U.S. public sector business with Vencore and KeyPoint Government Solutions. FTC issued Friday a notice of early termination of the required waiting period for the deal under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, DXC said Wednesday…
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State Dept Awards PAE $423M Task Order for Aviation Support to Colombian National Police

PAE has received a potential $423 million task order to support rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft platforms of the Colombian national police’s aviation unit. The company said Wednesday it will provide administrative, technical, maintenance, training, safety, logistics and procurement services for 59 aircraft units that include Bell-206 helicopters, C-208 caravans, UH-1HII, UH-60L and UH-60A…
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Cristiano Amon Promoted to Qualcomm President

Cristiano Amon, executive vice president of Qualcomm’s (Nasdaq: QCOM) technologies business, has been named president of the San Diego, California-based telecommunications equipment provider in a move that takes effect Jan…
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General Dynamics NASSCO Wins Potential $98M ‘USS Mesa Verde’ Maintenance Contract

General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) NASSCO subsidiary has won a potential $98.3 million contract to help the U.S. Navy implement a docking phased maintenance availability effort for USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19)…
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4th Iridium NEXT Satellite Batch Begins Testing, Validation Phase; Scott Smith Comments

Iridium Communications has started the testing and validation phase for the fourth batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites that launched Friday aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9. Scott Smith, chief operating officer at Iridium, said in a statement published Wednesday the company’s team at the satellite network operations center started to conduct initial diagnostics minutes after the deployment of the fourth set of satellites…
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Navy Exercises $102M Option on Lockheed Aegis Combat System Support Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $102.5 million contract modification for technical support services to the service branch’s Aegis Combat System Engineering Agent effort…
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Congress-Approved Bill Seeks to Make Federal Websites Accessible on Mobile Tech

Congress has passed a bill that would mandate federal agencies to make all public-facing government websites accessible through the use of mobile devices. The Connected Government Act was approved by senators five weeks after the legislation was cleared by House lawmakers, according to an article published Friday on Rep…
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BAE to Help Maintain, Upgrade Navy Mine Countermeasures, Destroyer Ships

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems two contracts worth $183.8 million combined and a potential $11.5 million contract modification to maintain two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and an Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship…
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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Govt, Industry Partner to Create Integrated Satcom Architecture

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said calendar year 2017 saw several efforts that government and industry leaders initiated to build an integrated satellite communications architecture that views commercial and military satcom as a “holistic capability…
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CAE’s Gene Colabatistto: Industry Moves to Standardize Networked Aircraft Training Systems

Gene Colabatistto, CAE‘s group president for defense, has said that the training and simulation industry will move toward the standardization of interoperable aircraft simulators, Defense News reported Thursday…
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GSA Releases Login.gov Identity Proofing RFQ

The General Services Administration has posted a request for quotation from vendors that can provide identity proofing services. GSA said Thursday in a FedBizOpps notice that selected contractors will help verify the identity of users of the login…
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VIDEO: Battle of the Bulge: Against all odds

Veteran Harry Miller remembers how against all odds the 740th Tank Battalion stopped the 1st SS Panzer Division, the spearhead of Germany’s surprise Ardennes offensive. The 740th was billeted in the town of Neufchateau, Belgium, but had no tanks when they were asked to stop the German offensive…
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