Posts from GovConWire for 06/19/2015

$612B Defense Authorization Bill Clears Senate

The Senate on Thursday voted 71-25 to pass a bill that would provide $612 billion in Defense Department funds for the 2016 fiscal year, including an extra $38 billion war budget, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday
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Raytheon’s Dave Wajsgras Urges Increased Cyber Investment Following OPM Breach

Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon‘s intelligence, information and services businesses, has urged the government and private sector to boost investments in cybersecurity following the recent Office of Personnel Management data breach, Reuters reported Thursday
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NOAA Wants Raytheon to Build Coyote Drones for Storm Research Project

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plans to contract with Raytheon for Phase II development of Coyote unmanned aerial systems that NOAA intends to use to collect hurricane data. NOAA said in a June 12 FedBizOpps notice that it intends to buy three Raytheon-built Coyotes fitted with communications technology and meteorologic sensors…
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Oshkosh Defense to Refresh US Army Mobility Trucks, Palletized Load Systems

Oshkosh Defense (NYSE: OSK) has been awarded a $780,396,541 contract to recapitalize the U.S. Army’s heavy expanded mobility tactical trucks and palletized load systems. The company will also update 1,022 new palletized load system trailers, specialty kits, logistical and test support, and related items, the Defense Department said Thursday
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Navy, Marines Tap 12 Small Businesses for Construction Contracts Totaling $189M

The U.S. Navy has awarded 12 small businesses contracts for separate Navy and U.S. Marine Corps construction projects worth a total of $189 million. The Defense Department said Thursday six companies received contracts worth a combined $99 million to support work within the Washington area of responsibility of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command through June 2017…
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June 18 Market Close: GovCon Index Jumps, Investors Cheer Fed Statement

The GovCon Index more than tripled its gains from the previous two trading days to record a climb Wednesday of 0.712 points and close at 77.150. U.S. investor confidence grew duringWednesday’s trading session after the Federal Reserve said it thought the economy would be strong enough to handle an interest rate increase this year, according to CNBC…
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