Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 03/29/2018

David Shulkin Ousted as V.A. Secretary, Ronny Jackson to Succeed Him

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin will be replaced by White House physician Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Trump announced Wednesday. Robert Wilkie, undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, will be acting secretary until Jackson’s confirmation…
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Terri Thomas to Lead ACT I Proposal Development Center; Neil Albert Comments

Terri Thomas, a federal market veteran with more than 20 years of proposal management experience, has been named director of Advanced Concepts and Technologies International‘s Proposal Development Center…
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Lockheed, Poland Seal PAC-3 MSE Missile Deal

Poland and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) have signed an agreement for the company to build Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement missiles and associated equipment for the Polish military…
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Emily Murphy: GSA Eyes Procurement Innovation Through Shared Services, E-Commerce Portal

Emily Murphy, administrator of the General Services Administration, has said GSA aims to transform the acquisition process through shared services, e-commerce portals and innovation identification, FedScoop reported Wednesday…
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Report: Army Eyes Short-Range Air Defense System Contract Award by August

The U.S. Army plans to have a contract in place by August for mission equipment packages to convert Stryker armored vehicles into short-range air defense systems and expects to have prototypes by the spring of 2019, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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James Anderson Nominated as DoD Asst Secretary for Strategy, Plans & Capabilities

President Donald Trump has nominated James Anderson, a former intelligence officer at the U.S. Marine Corps, to be assistant defense secretary for strategy, plans and capabilities. Anderson serves as vice president of academic affairs at Marine Corps University and oversees MCU’s academic and professional military education programs in that capacity, the White House said Tuesday…
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Navy Tests Updated Lockheed Trident II Missile; Eric Scherff Comments

The U.S. Navy launched two updated Lockheed Martin-built missiles from an Ohio-class submarine during a test held Monday off the coast of southern California. Lockheed said Wednesday the test aimed to demonstrate the readiness of USS Nebraska‘s crew and the Trident II D5 Life Extension missile configuration through the  Demonstration and Shakedown Operation-28 test…
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CBP Wants Info on Potential Sources of Financial System Support Services

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection seeks information on vendors that can provide financial system support services. CBP said Tuesday in a FedBizOpps notice that it plans to award a blanket purchase agreement with a one-year base ordering period and four option years for financial systems business process and business intelligence services…
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P&S Market Research: North American Govt Cloud Revenue to Hit $15B by 2023

A new report by P&S Market Research says the government cloud market in North America is estimated to generate more than $15 billion in revenue by 2023. Increased demand and investments in cloud-based systems from government agencies will drive the projected revenue growth in the region, P&S Market Research said Monday…
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AWS Completes Independent Cloud Security Assessment for Australian Government’s ‘Protected’ Data

Amazon Web Services has concluded an independent evaluation that would allow Australian government agencies to perform self-accreditation to host data at the protected level on the AWS cloud platform within the Sydney region, CRN reported Thursday…
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Insitu Gets Navy Order for Afghan UAS, Equipment & Support Services

Boeing‘s Insitu subsidiary has received a $47 million delivery order from the U.S. Navy to provide eight ScanEagle unmanned aircraft systems, spares and support equipment to Afghanistan as part of a Building Partnership Capacity mission…
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VIDEO: Navy Commissions USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114)

The Navy commissioned USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) at Columbus Street Pier in Charleston, South Carolina, March 24. The ship honors Marine Corps Pfc. Ralph Henry Johnson, who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his “conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity” during the Vietnam War…
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