Posts from GovConWire for 02/23/2018

Chris Raymond, Boeing’s VP/GM of Autonomous Systems, Inducted Into 2018 Wash100 for Leadership in Expanding Autonomous Technology

Executive Mosaic is pleased to announce that Chris Raymond, vice president and general manager of Autonomous Systems for Boeing Defense, Space and Security, has been inducted into the 2018 Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena — for leadership in growing Boeings autonomous systems division…
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Northrop Secures $100M Navy Contract for Lot 7 E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Parts, Support

The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) a potential $99.7 million contract to supply long-lead parts and provide support for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye program’s lot 7 full rate production…
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Ramzi Musallam, Veritas Capital CEO, Named to 2018 Wash100 for Mergers & Acquisitions Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to announce Ramzi Musallam, CEO and managing partner of Veritas Capital, as an inductee 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 driving key mergers and acquisitions in the defense space…
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Cubic Buys Image Processing Tech Maker MotionDSP; Mike Twyman Comments

Cubic (NYSE: CUB) has acquired image processing software company MotionDSP as part of efforts to grow command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance technology offerings…
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Lockheed-Raytheon JV Gets $95M Javelin Weapon FMS Contract Modification

A Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) partnership will supply Javelin weapon equipment to six foreign military sales clients under a $94.9 million contract modification from the U.S…
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Survey Highlights Data Sharing Opportunity in Federal IT Modernization Efforts; Red Hat’s David Egts Comments

A new report by MeriTalk has found that 73 percent of federal information technology leaders said that deriving data from legacy applications is vital in efforts to advance government reform and use of shared services…
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Accenture to Support Virginia Medicaid Processing System Modernization Under $138M Contract

Accenture has secured a potential six-year, $138 million contract to help modernize the Commonwealth of Virginia’s system for processing and managing Medicaid claims. The company said Thursday it will support the implementation and operation of core systems for the state’s Medicaid Enterprise infrastructure as part of the Modular Core Services Solutions contract…
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Unisys Gets Expanded NIAP Certification for Microsegmentation Security Platform

Unisys has received a National Information Assurance Partnership accreditation to make its microsegmentation security software platform available to government agencies seeking to protect classified data and systems that run on Microsoft 10 and Windows Server 2016 operating systems…
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Kristen Mullins Named HighPoint Global Chief HR Officer

Kristen Mullins, formerly vice president of human resources at Oceus Networks, has joined citizen experience information technology firm HighPoint Global as chief HR officer. She will oversee HighPoint’s employee relations, recruitment, compensation, benefits and performance management as well as help the firm establish a team of professionals to advance citizen experience efforts, the company said Thursday…
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State Dept OKs Sweden’s Request for $3.2B in Patriot Missile Systems

The State Department has approved Sweden’s request to buy Patriot missile systems and related services from the U.S. government under a potential $3.2 billion foreign military sales agreement. Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will serve as prime contractors in the proposed FMS deal that covers the procurement of four Patriot Configuration-3+ modernized fire units, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Thursday…
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Thales: Federal Agencies Saw 20% Rise in Data Breaches; Nick Jovanovic Comments

A new report by Thales says 57 percent of U.S. federal government respondents claimed their agencies experienced a data breach over the past year. The figure in the “2018 Thales Data Threat Report, Federal Edition” shows a 23-percent increase from the 2017 report, which revealed that 34 percent of respondents encountered a breach, Thales said Thursday…
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Retired Army Gen. John Campbell Named NS2 Serves Chairman

John Campbell, a retired U.S. Army general, has been named chairman of a SAP National Security Services-backed nonprofit organization. He will succeed Joseph Kernan, a retired U.S. Navy vice admiral who was confirmed by the Senate as defense undersecretary for intelligence in November, as chairman of NS2 Serves, the nonprofit organization said Wednesday…
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VIDEO: LCAC Operations aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Exercise Cobra Gold

A Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), assigned to Naval Beach Unit 7, departs the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6), Feb. 10, 2018 during Exercise Cobra Gold 2018. Marines assigned to the 3d Marine Division embarked the LCAC in a light armored vehicle (LAV)…
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