Posts from GovConWire for 10/25/2018

PwC: Aerospace, Defense Sector Recorded $5.9B in Q3 2018 M&A Deal Value

A new PwC report says the total value of mergers and acquisitions in the global aerospace and defense industry was $5.9B in the third quarter of 2018, down 49 percent from the same period last year. PwC said the number of M&A deals in the A&D sector plummeted 18 percent to 89 transactions in Q3 2018 and the average deal size was $197…
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General Dynamics Reshapes Portfolio via CSRA Purchase, Call Center Deal; Phebe Novakovic Quoted

General Dynamics has initiated portfolio shaping efforts through its $9.7B acquisition of CSRA and recent move to divest its government call center business, the Washington Business Journal reported Wednesday…
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Chenega Subsidiary to Provide Fee Basis Providers to Military Entrance Processing Command Under $152M IDIQ

A Chenega subsidiary has received a potential five-year, $151.7M contract from the U.S. Army to provide fee basis providers who will help perform medical screening of applicants seeking to join the armed forces…
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Northrop Wins Potential $164M Navy DDG-51 Modernization Support Contract

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a potential $164M firm-fixed-price contract to deliver Integrated Bridge and Navigation Systems to support modernization efforts for the U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyers…
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BayFirst Solutions’ Robert Rice: Public & Private Sectors Work to Counter Cyber Intrusions

Robert Rice, president of BayFirst Solutions, took part in a panel discussion during the 2018 Cybersecurity Symposium that was held Oct. 6 at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. The forum included representatives from the CIA, the FBI and multiple companies that provide cyber technologies and infrastructure support services to the government,  BayFirst said Wednesday…
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Navy Taps Lockheed Subsidiary for Helicopter Logistics, Repair Under $717M Contract

Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) Sikorsky Aircraft subsidiary has received a $717.4M sole-source contract to perform logistics and repair services for 98 components of the U.S. Navy‘s CH-53 and MH-53 helicopters…
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Fugue, In-Q-Tel Form Cloud Infrastructure Security Partnership; Phillip Merrick Quoted

Intelligence community investment firm In-Q-Tel and Fugue have partnered in a move to help agencies secure cloud-based systems and manage policy compliance. Fugue said will introduce its cloud infrastructure security and compliance automation technology to the IC through the strategic partnership with In-Q-Tel…
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Honeywell Lands $1B DLA Contract for Aircraft Power Tech Support

The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded a potential 10-year, $1.03B contract to Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) for technical services in support of aircraft power components and equipment. The company will perform these services to support ground start carts; C-130, A-10, E-3, B-1 and B-2 auxiliary power units; F-15 components; and F-16 turbine power units, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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Booz Allen’s Dan Tucker, Elastic’s George Young: Data-First Strategy Key to Federal IT Modernization

Dan Tucker, a vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton’s digital solutions business, and George Young, VP of U.S. public sector at Elastic, have said federal agencies that aim to modernize their information technology infrastructure should begin with their data layer…
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GitHub’s Cloud Software Now FedRAMP-Certified

GitHub‘s software development platform has been approved under the General Services Administration‘s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, a cybersecurity standard for products and services used in the government…
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DoD Awards Crowdsourced Security Contracts to Bugcrowd, HackerOne, Synack

Bugcrowd, HackerOne and Synack have received separate contracts to expand the Defense Department‘s bug bounty challenges and explore other crowdsourced methods to secure its public-facing websites…
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