Posts from GovConWire for 03/10/2015

Pentagon Swears In Defense Secretary Ashton Carter

Ashton Carter took his oath of office Friday as the 25th U.S. defense secretary in a ceremony held at the Pentagon, DoD News reported Friday. Claudette Roulo writes Carter urged Defense Department personnel to seize new approaches for operation, recruitment, acquisition and technology development during his swearing-in event…
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Katherine Hammack: Army Faces Base Realignment, Closures Amid Budget Cuts

Katherine Hammack, assistant secretary of the U.S. Army for installations, energy and environment, said in a congressional hearing last week that the service needs to implement base realignment and closures in 2017 to balance costs and readiness…
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Susan Miller: Inmarsat to Offer L-Band Airborne ISR Service for US, Global Market

Inmarsat‘s government business has completed airborne testing of its L-band Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance service that works to provide up to 10 Mbps broadband data transmission rate…
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Northrop Grumman Orders F-35 Test Equipment from Kitron

Northrop Grumman has ordered a $2 million test program set from Kitron AS to evaluate the avionics system of the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter. Kitron will develop interface test assemblies that work with Lockheed Martin’s LM-STAR test system under the four-year contract, Kitron said Monday
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Analysts: Aerospace Firms Grow Interest in NASA’s Cargo Resupply Services Program

At least five companies have submitted bids to NASA to deliver supplies to the International Space Station through a second round of commercial resupply services competition, the Washington Post reported Monday
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March 9 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Markets Rebound From Friday Declines

The GovCon Index recovered much of its losses from Friday with a Monday gain of 0.532 points — or 0.766 percent — to close at 68.929. Maximus‘ (NYSE: MMS) share price jumped nearly 3 percent after the company said it would purchase technology services contractor Acentia for $300 million cash…
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