Posts from GovConWire for 12/21/2018

Defense Secretary James Mattis to Step Down in February

James Mattis will leave the Department of Defense on Feb. 28 after two years of service as DoD’s top civilian leader. “My views on treating allies with respect and also being clear-eyed about both malign actors and strategic competitors are strongly held and informed by over four decades of immersion in these issues,” Mattis wrote in his resignation letter dated Thursday…
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Ray Williams: Radiant Solutions Uses AI, Other Emerging Tech to Help Clients Gain Insights From Data

Ray Williams, vice president and general manager of agile intelligence business at Maxar Technologies’ Radiant Solutions subsidiary, has discussed how his business works to help clients quickly generate insights from data sources in support of national security, environmental and humanitarian efforts…
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Richard Pilch Appointed Noblis CBRNE Portfolio Lead; Jordin Cohen Quoted

Richard Pilch, formerly a program manager at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, has joined Noblis as director of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives programs. He will lead the Reston, Va…
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CACI Eyes Enterprise IT Support Task Orders Under $12.1B Army ITES-3S IDIQ; Ken Asbury Quoted

CACI International (NYSE: CACI) will compete for information technology support task orders under the U.S. Army’s nine-year, $12.1B IT Enterprise Solutions recompete contract for services. The ITES-3 Services indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract covers cybersecurity; telecommunications and network operations and maintenance; integration; and supply chain management, CACI said Thursday…
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NIH Issues Award Notification for 8(a) Group of $20B On-Ramp CIO-SP3 Small Business GWAC

The National Institutes of Health has released a list of awardees on the Section 8(a) track of a potential four-year, $20B governmentwide acquisition contract for information technology and health IT support services…
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Bell Boeing Lands $1.1B Contract for Navy, Air Force Osprey Component Support

A joint venture between Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Textron‘s (NYSE: TXT) Bell subsidiary has received a potential three-year, $1.10B contract to provide logistics and repair services for components of the Osprey joint service multirole combat aircraft fleet…
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Accenture’s Dominic Delmolino Discusses IT Modernization Challenges Following Report

Accenture reported on Monday that the IT modernization of U.S. federal agencies has accelerated in 2018, but still faces significant challenges. The State of Federal IT 2018 report revealed that only 47 percent of IT decisionmakers believe their efforts contributed to mission agility…
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SOCOM Awards Boeing-Sikorsky JV Potential $1.1B Special Ops Helicopter Support IDIQ

A joint venture of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Sikorsky subsidiary has received a potential seven-year, $1.10B contract from the U.S. Special Operations Command to provide life cycle support for MH-6, MH-47 and MH-60 helicopters…
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DHS Prefers Existing IT Services Contracts to EAGLE Recompete; Soraya Correa Quoted

The Department of Homeland Security plans to use a set of existing procurement vehicles for information technology services to replace the Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading-Edge Solutions II contract, Nextgov reported Thursday…
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Navy Taps Lockheed, ERAPSCO for Potential $221M Sonobuoy Supply IDIQ

ERAPSCO and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) have been awarded spots on a potential $220.8M contract to supply the U.S. Navy with sonobuoys. The service intends to buy up to 18K AN/SSQ-125A units through the issuance of delivery orders under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Department of Defense said Thursday…
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Peraton Awarded $66M Air Force Cyber Tech Support Extension; Gus Bontzos Quoted

Peraton will continue to help the U.S. Air Force manage cyber technology platforms across multiple domains under a five-year, $66M contract. The company said Thursday the follow-on contract extends a partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory under the Xdomain Technology Through Research, Evolution, Enhancement, Maintenance and Support program…
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In-Q-Tel, Lilt Partner to Introduce Machine Translation Platform in Government

In-Q-Tel and Lilt have partnered to offer U.S. government agencies the latter company’s technology platform designed to translate source content in different languages. Lilt developed a machine translation engine that vetted translators continuously update and works to help enterprises localize foreign materials, IQT said Thursday…
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