Posts from GovCon Wire for 10/16/2014

Lockheed to Supply Qatar With PAC-3 Missiles; Scott Arnold Comments

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will provide the Qatar air force with the PAC-3 Missile and associated command launch system under an initial contract with the Qatar government. The company saidWednesday Qatar is its eighth international customer for the PAC-3 missile system…
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John McHugh: Budget Resolution to Help Army Balance Readiness, Manpower, Modernization

U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh has indicated the need for Congress to implement long-term defense funding as the service seeks to balance readiness, manpower and modernization amid continued concerns about a possible 2016 sequestration…
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Defense Acquisition University Gives Program Mgmt Tips in Smart Shutdown Guidebook

The Defense Acquisition University has released guidance for Defense Department program managers on shutting down a program or contract, noting that the department faces the potential of terminating more programs due to the current fiscal environment…
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HHS Taps Profectus BioSciences for Ebola, Marburg Vaccine R&D

The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded Profectus BioSciences an $8.6 million contract to further develop and test a vaccine designed to treat infections caused by Ebola and Marburg viruses…
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October 16 Morning Report: GovCon Index Enters Day at Half-Percent Decline

The GovConIndex will enter Thursday’s trading day at 62.418 points — down 0.367 points from Wednesday’s figures, or a decline of 0.592 percent. CNBC reports that more economic data will become public on Thursday, such as the weekly jobless claims numbers, industrial production figures, the Philadelphia Federal Reserve survey and the National Association of Home Builders’ sentiment survey…
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GSA Opens Early Registration for Alliant 2 Industry Day

The General Services Administration will host Alliant 2 industry day events for governmentwide acquisition contracts and another for small business GWACs to gather feedback from industry partners on the Alliant 2 request for information…
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Internet of Things Reference Model Unwrapped at World Forum; Wim Elfrink Comments

Industry has unveiled an Internet of Things reference model to help define the technology, identify its challenges and standardize IoT terminology for developers, chief information officers and IT leaders…
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Peter Beange Named Northrop Director of European Commercial Operations; Andrew Tyler Comments

Peter Beange, a more than 30-year defense and aerospace industry veteran, has joined Northrop Grumman as director for the company’s European commercial business unit. He will be based in London and aim to guide the organization in developing contracting, supply chain, capture and customer service strategies in the European market, Northrop said Tuesday
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