Posts from GovConWire for 02/14/2018

Raytheon CEO Thomas Kennedy Named to 2018 Wash100 for his Leadership in Establishing Strategic Cyber Partners

Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Thomas Kennedy, Chairman and CEO of Raytheon, as an inductee into the 2018 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena — for his leadership in enhancing cybersecurity awareness and establishing strategic cyber partners…
Read More
  

Air Force Begins GPS III Phase 2 Production Contract Solicitation

The U.S. Air Force has issued a request for proposals for the second phase of a program that seeks to procure 22 GPS III satellites. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says the service will award a fixed-price-incentive contract to build the GPS III space vehicles and expects production work to begin in fiscal year 2019…
Read More
  

Peter Smith, President and CEO of American Systems, Selected to 2018 Wash100 for Mission Readiness Support Leadership

Executive Mosaic is pleased to announce that Peter Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Systems, has been added to the 2018 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena — for demonstrating excellence in negotiating contracts with the military, shedding light on network operations and devising infrastructure products for immediate deployment…
Read More
  

Symantec Obtains FedRAMP Authorization for Cloud-Based Email Security Service

Symantec has received certification from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program to offer a cloud-based email security service to government agencies. Chris Townsend, vice president pf Symantec’s federal business, wrote in a blog entry posted Tuesday that the Symantec Email Security Service-Government offering works to help users protect messages delivered via Microsoft Office 365 and Exchange as well as Google‘s Gmail…
Read More
  

Army, Harris Vet Dennis Moran Joins Defense Team at Deep Water Point

Dennis Moran, formerly vice president of Defense Department business development at Harris’ (NYSE: HRS) global business development unit, has joined Annapolis, Maryland-based federal management consulting firm Deep Water Point as a DoD subject matter expert…
Read More
  

Textron to Repair USAF Combat Aircraft System Tester

A Textron subsidiary has received a potential five-year, $10.9 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to repair components of a technology platform used to test military combat aircraft systems. Textron Systems will perform repair work on AN/USM-670 Joint Service Combat System Tester parts under the sole-source contract, the Defense Department said Tuesday…
Read More
  

VMware’s Bill Rowan: Agencies Need Exit Strategy to Streamline Transition Across Multiple Cloud Services

Bill Rowan, vice president of federal sales at VMware, told MeriTalk in an interview published Tuesday that federal agencies should have an exit strategy that would enable them to transition applications from one cloud service provider to another in order to facilitate the migration process and minimize disruption…
Read More
  

Sikorsky Awarded $126M for Lot 3 King Stallion Helicopter Long Lead Items

Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) Sikorsky subsidiary has received a $126.5 million contract modification to obtain long lead materials for the low rate initial production of seven CH-53K King Stallion helicopters…
Read More
  

Cubic Eyes Simulation Support for Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative; Dave Buss Comments

Cubic’s Australian arm is expected to expand development work on combat training simulation systems in support of Australia’s potential $1.77 billion military training program with Singapore, Townsville Bulletin reported Tuesday…
Read More
  

Tetra Tech to Help FAA Build Aerospace Medical Info System

Tetra Tech has received a potential five-year, $40 million contract to develop an aviation personnel medical information tracking system for the Federal Aviation Administration. The company said Tuesday it will provide design, architecture development, test, data analysis, training and deployment support services to FAA under the Aerospace Medicine Safety Information System contract…
Read More
  

VIDEO: Lockheed Martin: Autonomy is Human More

At Lockheed Martin, we believe the future of autonomy isn’t human-less. It’s human more. Whether optionally manned or unmanned, we’re realizing a future that keeps humans out of harm’s way, makes the world safer, and brings people home everywhere – every time…
Read More