Posts from GovConWire for 05/15/2015

US Navy Adm. James Winnefeld: New Defense Innovation Unit to Help Bolster Pentagon, Silicon Valley Ties

U.S. Navy Adm. James Winnefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said the Defense Department‘s plan to stand up an innovation unit is intended to bolster partnership between the agency and Silicon Valley firms, DoD News reportedThursday
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Navy Selects 8 Firms for Construction Services to NAVFAC Southwest

The U.S. Navy has selected eight companies to provide construction, repair and renovation services for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command‘s area of responsibility in the U.S. southwest region under a $240 million contract…
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Army Awards $1B Equipment Support IDIQ Spots to 20 Companies

Twenty contractors will compete to perform equipment-related services for the U.S. Army under an eight-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract worth $1.1 billion. A total of 24 proposals were submitted to the Army Contracting Command for the order-dependent contract and the winning vendors are scheduled to complete work on May 13, 2023, the Defense Department said Thursday
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Army Taps 19 Companies for $634M R&D Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded 19 companies spots on a $634 million contract to provide research and development services for the creation of new products and processes. The Defense Department said Thursday the contract runs through May 13, 2023
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26 Firms Picked for $1.8B Army Knowledge Services Contract

Twenty-six companies have won positions on a potential eight-year, $1.8 billion contract to provide a range of knowledge-based services to the U.S. Army. The Army Contracting Command received 35 bids for the multiple-award contract via the Internet and will determine both funding and performance location with each order, the Defense Department said Thursday
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May 14 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Jump 1% as Dollar Weakens

The GovCon Index closed Thursday at its highest figure since April 28 with a 1.652 percent gain to 75.207. U.S. stocks jumped 1 percent Thursday as investors weighed a weakened U.S. dollar and stabilized Treasury bond market after a series of mixed economic reports earlier in the week, according to CNBC…
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James Baker Succeeds Andrew Marshall as DoD Net Assessment Director; Ashton Carter Comments

James Baker, principal deputy director for strategic plans and policy for the J5 organization and strategist to the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, will take the role of director of the Office of Net Assessment…
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