Posts from GovConWire for 12/09/2014

Lockheed Martin, Solid Power to Jointly Build ICBM Battery for US Air Force; Doug Campbell Comments

Lockheed Martin and Solid Power Inc. have partnered to develop intercontinental ballistic missile battery systems under a two-year, $2.9 million U.S. Air Force contract. Lockheed will assist Solid Power in performing electrochemical and environmental testing for the power cell units in order to comply with program requirements, Solid Power said Monday
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Senate Confirms Ellen Williams as Energy Research Agency Head

Dr. Ellen Williams, formerly chief scientist at energy company BP, has received Senate confirmation to serve as director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy. She will be responsible for overseeing energy technology development projects that are funded through ARPA-E in her new position, the Energy Department said Monday
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Nine Firms Vie for State Department’s Architecture, Engineering IDIQ

The State Department has released a shortlist of companies that seek to provide architecture and engineering services for various U.S. operations worldwide. The nine companies will proceed to the evaluations stage after they submit additional information to the department’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, the State Department said Monday
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Lockheed Promotes Robert Rangel to SVP for Washington Ops; Marillyn Hewson Comments

Robert Rangel, vice president of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) programs and global security policy, will succeed Greg Dahlberg as the company’s senior vice president for Washington operations effective January 2015…
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Ken Bedingfield to Succeed James Palmer as CFO, Corporate VP

Ken Bedingfield, currently vice president of corporate finance at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has been elected by the board of directors to serve as corporate VP and chief financial officer. Bedingfield will assume his new positions following the company’s 2014 annual report and oversee financial planning, accounting, internal audit, treasury, contracts and pricing, trust administration and investor relations, Northrop said Monday
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December 8 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls, Crude Oil Prices Drag Market Down

The GovCon Index started the week of Dec. 8 with a decline of 0.761 percent — or 0.533 points — to close at 70.530 on Monday. Crude oil prices fell to below $63 per barrel for the first time in five years and investors reacted to other data that showed a shrinking economy in Japan, according to CNBC…
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Bill Rowan Discusses His New VMware US Federal Leadership Role

Bill Rowan has focused much of his initial attention on communications with VMware‘s customers and the company’s recruiting efforts as the new vice president of the cloud and virtualization firm’s U…
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