Posts from GovConWire for 05/20/2015

Navy Adm. James Winnefeld: DoD to Focus on Ground-based Missile Defense Tech

Navy Adm. James Winnefeld, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the Defense Department plans to prioritize the provision of funds for the Boeing-led Ground-based Midcourse Defense platform as the governments of Iran and North Korea work to develop intercontinental ballistic missiles, DoD Buzz reportedTuesday
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US Naval Research Lab Develops Mini-Drones for Battlefield Surveillance Missions

Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory have developed a palm-sized drone, dubbed the Cicada, that can be dropped from a plane to perform military missions in a remote area. The Covert Autonomous Disposable Aircraft has no engine and can fly silently to programmed coordinates at 74 kilometers per hour, the Agence France-Presse reported Saturday
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POGO’s Scott Amey: GSA’s Proposal to Scrap Market Price Reporting Could Hinder Savings

The Project on Government Oversight has urged the General Services Administration to drop its proposal for the government to use prices previously paid for goods and services as the basis for procurement rather than actual commercial pricing…
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Report: UTC in Talks With Potential Sikorsky Buyers

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTC) has begun discussions with other companies about a potential sale of UTC’s Sikorsky Aircraft subsidiary, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Citing several sources, Dana Mattioli and Ted Mann write that Airbus Group, Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) are considering making offers for the helicopter manufacturing business…
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CSC Board Approves Plan for Separate Commercial-, US Public Sector-Focused Companies

The board of directors at Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) has approved a plan to divide the Falls Church, Va.-based technology and services contractor into two separate publicly-traded companies: one solely focused on the U…
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May 19 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Dip on Strong Dollar & Housing Report

The GovCon Index retreated Tuesday with a loss of 0.089 points to 75.455 on a day that saw U.S. stocks lose traction late in the trading session. Investors reacted to April’s housing numbers that showed 1…
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