Posts from GovConWire for 11/30/2015

November 30 Morning Report: CSRA to Replace CSC in GovCon Index, S&P 500

Federal technology services contractor CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) will replace Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) in the the GovCon Index effective Monday morning. The change comes after the completion of CSC’s spinoff of its North American public sector business and that unit’s merger with SRA International…
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Pratt & Whitney Gets $215M Contract Modification for F-35 Sustainment Work

A United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) subsidiary has been awarded a $214.6 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to provide F-35 hardware sustainment services to domestic and foreign military customers…
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Navy Picks Boeing’s Insitu for $71M ScanEagle FMS Contract With Afghanistan

Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) Insitu subsidiary has secured a potential three-year, $71 million contract from the U.S. Navy to produce eight ScanEagle unmanned aerial systems for Afghanistan through a foreign military sales agreement…
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Federal News Radio: Navy Taps 4 Firms to Provide IT Platforms Through Innovation Cell Program

The U.S. Navy has selected Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, VMware, Centrix and Tellabs to provide information technology systems and services for integration with the Navy Marine Corps Intranet as part of the Innovation Cell program, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday…
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Northrop Grumman Recognizes NICE Systems for NYC Emergency Comms Work

Northrop Grumman has awarded NICE Systems the 2015 Supplier Excellence Award for NICE’s contribution to New York City’s Emergency Communications Transfer Program project. The award recognizes Northrop’s information systems sector suppliers in accordance with schedule, management, technical, financial and quality standards, NICE said Nov…
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ADS Orders AeroVironment’s Puma AE Small UAS for Marines

AeroVironment will provide approximately $13 million in RQ-20A Puma AE small unmanned aircraft systems and spares to the U.S. Marine Corps under a firm-fixed-price order from ADS Inc. The order is part of the Defense Logistics Agency‘s Tailored Logistics Support program and has a 12-month delivery period, AeroVironment said Wednesday…
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First Flight Mirror Installed on NASA’s James Webb Telescope; Bill Ochs Comments

Harris Corp. has begun the installation of the mirrors built by Ball Aerospace & Technologies for Northrop Grumman‘s optical technology on NASA‘s James Webb Space Telescope. The space agency said Wednesday the team used a robotic system to integrate the first of 18 flight mirrors onto the telescope at the Goddard Space Flight Center…
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$607B Defense Policy Bill Gets Obama’s Signature

President Barack Obama has signed a bill authorizing a $607 billion budget for the Defense Department‘s military operations and reform efforts in fiscal 2016, USA Today reported Wednesday. David Jackson writes the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act provides funds to help DoD operate globally and improve the department’s retirement and compensation programs for service members…
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