Posts from GovConWire for 03/27/2018

Raytheon to Kick Off Work on $600M Army Software Sustainment Contract; Todd Probert Comments

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will now commence work on a potential three-year, $600 million contract to provide software sustainment and upgrade support for the U.S. Army’s missile defense systems following the withdrawal of a bid protest in February…
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DoD Gets Over 1K Comments on Draft JEDI Cloud Solicitation

The Defense Department received 1,089 comments from 46 companies, three government agencies and two associations in response to the initial draft request for proposals for a cloud procurement contract…
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Former DHS Chief Architect Nicolas Chaillan Named Qualys Federal CTO

Nicolas Chaillan, formerly special adviser for cybersecurity and chief architect at the Department of Homeland Security, has joined Qualys (Nasdaq: QLYS) as federal chief technology officer. Chaillan will oversee the company’s strategy, platforms development and other government information technology programs in his new role, Qualys said Monday…
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Report: Lockheed Unveils Concept for Navy’s Stingray Tanker Drone Program

Lockheed Martin has launched its proposed concept for the U.S. Navy’s MQ-25A Stingray carrier-based aerial tanker drone program, USNI News reported Monday. The drone concept from Lockheed’s Skunk Works business has a flying wing design equipped with a set of sensors in the aircraft’s nose and a single D-704 buddy tank…
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NSA, Parsons Hold Cyber Exercise for US Military Cadets, Midshipmen; Carey Smith Comments

Parsons has helped the National Security Agency facilitate a daylong event that aimed to prepare U.S. military students to guard information technology networks and data against cybersecurity threats…
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Boeing Invests in Australian Firm Myriota to Support Satcom Tech Development

Boeing has invested in Myriota through its ventures arm to help the Adelaide, Australia-based startup further develop its direct-to-orbit technology platform designed to facilitate communications for internet of things-based devices in remote areas…
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Harris Unveils New Handheld Radio for Army Tactical Communications

Harris has unveiled a two-channel tactical handheld radio the company designed to help U.S. Army users transmit data and voice communications in real time. AN/PRC-163 Army Radio employs a software-defined architecture that allows operators to integrate new waveforms and applications into the system, Harris said Monday…
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Leidos Gets $112M Follow-On Contract for Army Ammo Logistics Support; Tim Reardon Comments

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has received a potential six-year, $112 million contract to continue to help a U.S. Army Central unit store, maintain and distribute ammunition stocks. The company said Monday it will provide mission logistics services to ARCENT’s 1st Theater Sustainment Command in Kuwait under the follow-on award…
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Orbital ATK to Build New Campus in Arizona for Launch Vehicle Operations

Orbital ATK will establish a new 47-acre campus in Chandler, Arizona to accommodate the expansion of the company’s launch vehicle operations. The new campus will include 617,000 square feet of space for two buildings as well as 261,000 square feet for manufacturing, Orbital ATK said Friday…
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NOAA’s Tahara Dawkins: Satellite Servicing Industry Needs Govt Support

Tahara Dawkins, director of the commercial remote sensing regulatory affairs office at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has said she believes government regulators should help in-orbit satellite servicing systems reach commercial viability, C4ISRNET reported Friday…
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F-35C Aircraft Passes Carrier Qualifications on USS Abraham Lincoln

The U.S. Navy‘s USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier has served as grounds for the F-35C Lightning II’s carrier qualification testing and completion. Pilots within strike fighter squadrons 125 and 101 flew the F-35C through 140 obstacles to qualify the aircraft for day and night use, in preparation for operational testing anticipated later in 2018, the U…
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Magnolia, DARPA Partner to Develop Portable Solar Power Source

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has partnered with Magnolia Optical Technologies to develop a photovoltaic system under a Small Business Innovation Research effort. The company said it aims to build power generator for military and commercial applications via the Phase II SBIR Program for Development of High-Performance Thin-Film Solar Cells for Portable Power Applications…
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VIDEO: Battle in Cyberspace

Specialized Marines have been fighting our nation’s battles in cyberspace. Now, they have their own job field. Find out how you can join the battle at https://go.usa.gov/xQcFq.
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