Posts from GovConWire for 12/11/2015

MDA Contract Modification Brings Raytheon Antenna Deal Value to $955M

Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) integrated defense systems business has received a contract modification from the Missile Defense Agency that increases the value of a previously awarded $888.8 million contract to $955…
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Ron Poussard Joins NDIA Small Business Division as Chairman

Ron Poussard, formerly executive vice president for business development and contracts for Advanced Concepts and Technologies International, has joined the National Defense Industrial Association’s small business division as chairman…
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Inmarsat, Aerosatcom Form Gov’t Broadband Satellite Service Partnership; Andy Start Comments

Inmarsat has chosen an Eclipse–NSSLGlobal joint venture as a value-added reseller of Global Xpress mobile broadband satellite airtime services to government aviation agencies. Aerosatcom will market GX Ka-band and L-band services as well as help Inmarsat to design, certify and offer aeronautical communication platforms for the public sector, Inmarsat said Wednesday…
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WR Systems Gets Potential $97M Contract for Navy Navigation System Engineering Support

The U.S. Navy has selected WR Systems to provide design development, engineering, logistics and other services for the service branch’s navigation systems under a potential $97.5 million performance-based contract…
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DHS Names 10 Radio Interoperability Advisory Panel Members; Reginald Brothers Comments

The Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate has appointed 10 members to a new advisory committee that will work to develop standards to ensure interoperability among digital two-way radio communications tools that first responders use during emergencies…
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Motorola Solutions Lands UK Public Safety Comms Contract; Manuel Torres Comments

Motorola Solutions has been selected to provide user services for the U.K. government’s new public safety communications system. The company will also work to integrate the Emergency Services Network and to deliver system functionality, Motorola said Thursday…
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Reports: Congressional Negotiators Could Unveil $1T Spending Package By Monday

Leaders in the House and Senate expect to complete their negotiations on a $1.1 trillion omnibus bill to fund government operations for a full year by Monday, The Hill reported Thursday. Alexander Bolton writes the Senate has approved a stopgap spending measure to extend funding until Wednesday and give congressional negotiators more time to work on the spending package…
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December 10 Market Close: GovCon Index Snaps 3-Day Losing Streak

The GovCon Index snapped a three-day streak of declines Thursday with a gain of 0.319 points to 76.970 and the larger U.S. stock market also ended its four-day stretch of losses. U.S. investors also looked to build up their currency holdings as the dollar rose 0…
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