Posts from GovConWire for 02/01/2018

Kevin Phillips, President and CEO of ManTech, Inducted into 2018 Wash100 for Innovative Problem-solving and Strategic Vision

Executive Mosaic is pleased to announce that Kevin Phillips, CEO and president of ManTech, has been inducted into the 2018 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena–for his leadership in the digital domain and and successful strategy implementation in the intelligence community…
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Boeing-Led Team Lands $6.6B MDA Contract Modification for Missile Defense System Devt, Sustainment Services

A Boeing-led (NYSE: BA) team has received a six-year, $6.56 billion contract modification from the Missile Defense Agency to continue the production and sustainment of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense ballistic missile defense system…
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SpaceX Launches Orbital ATK-Built GovSat Satellite Aboard Pre-Flown Rocket

A communications satellite that Orbital ATK built for GovSat – a public-private joint venture of SES and the government of Luxembourg – took off Wednesday at 4:25 p.m. Eastern time from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket…
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Bill Rowan, VMWare’s VP of Federal Sales, Inducted into 2018 Wash100 for his Leadership in Security Innovation in Cloud Migration

Executive Mosaic is pleased to announce Bill Rowan, Vice President of VMware’s Federal Sales department, has been added into the 2018 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena — for raising the bar in how industry providers are using innovative security solutions in hybrid cloud infrastructure…
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Report: Defense Companies Plan Capital Expenditures Amid Rise in DoD Contracts

Some contractors have expressed plans to increase their investments in production capacity and facilities in fiscal year 2018 and in the next few years as the Defense Department starts to ramp up contract obligations, USNI News reported Wednesday…
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Lockheed to Build Airborne Launch Control System Prototype Under $81M USAF Contract; Vinny Sica Comments

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a potential $81 million contract to design and build a prototype designed to replace the U.S. Air Force’s aerial launch control system aboard the E-6B Mercury airborne command post aircraft…
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On Assignment Plans $775M ECS Federal Acquisition; Peter Dameris, George Wilson Comment

On Assignment (NYSE: ASGN) has agreed to purchase Fairfax, Virginia-based technology and engineering firm ECS Federal for $775 million from majority owner Roy Kapani and investment company Lindsay Goldberg…
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CenturyLink, collab9 Partner to Offer Cloud-Based Unified Comms Platform to DNFSB

CenturyLink has teamed up with collab9 to offer the latter’s cloud-based unified communications-as-a-service system to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board under a potential three-year contract…
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Leidos to Combine Operations Into New Reston, VA HQ; Roger Krone Comments

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has signed a deal with Boston Properties to transfer its headquarters to a new office building in Reston Town Center in Virginia as part of plans to consolidate operations from two buildings into one facility…
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Unisys’ PV Puvvada Cites As-a-Service Model as One of Federal Procurement Trends

PV Puvvada, president of Unisys’ federal systems business, said in an interview that aired Tuesday on Federal News Radio that one of the trends he sees in federal procurement is the government’s increasing interest in as-a-service business model…
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Sallyport Awarded $400M Contract to Support Iraq F-16 Base Operations

Sallyport Global Holdings has landed a one-year, $400 million contract to help manage Iraq’s F-16 base operations through the U.S. foreign military sales program. The Defense Department said Tuesday the company will deploy personnel to provide aircraft base life support and security services at Balad Air Base in Iraq…
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VIDEO: Autonomous Swarm

The autonomous Swarm demonstration, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, highlights a first-of-its-kind technology that gives naval warfighters a decisive edge through enabling unmanned Navy vessels to overwhelm an adversary…
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