Posts from GovConWire for 01/14/2016

Vencore Lands $96M EAGLE II IT Sustainment Order; Mac Curtis Comments

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded Vencore a five-year, $96 million task order to sustain information technology systems and applications for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency…
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IBM’s Anne Altman to Retire; Leidos’ Sam Gordy Named as Successor

Anne Altman, general manager of IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) U.S. federal and government industries, has confirmed her retirement after almost 30 years of work on both private and public sector programs, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday…
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Dawn: Congress Moves to Stall F-16 Fighter Jet Sale to Pakistan

Congress has used clarification notices to delay the Obama administration’s plan to sell eight new Lockheed Martin-built F-16 aircraft to Pakistan, Dawn reported Tuesday. Anwar Iqbal writes the Senate also moved to stall the sale of the fighter jets to Pakistan through a legislative “hold” notice sent to the White House…
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Coast Guard Seeks Industry Information on New Icebreakers; Adm. Paul Zukunft Comments

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a request for information on potential contractors that can build new icebreakers intended to perform missions in the Arctic, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Sydney Freedberg Jr…
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FirstNet Seeks Proposals for Public Safety Broadband Network Deployment; Mike Poth Comments

The First Responder Network Authority has called on industry to propose ideas on how to deploy a public safety broadband network nationwide in a move to update the country’s communications infrastructure…
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Raytheon Gets $85M AF Contract for Griffin A & B Missiles

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will supply Griffin A and Griffin B Block II and III missiles and provide engineering support services to the U.S. Air Force under an $85.5 million contract. The Defense Department said Wednesday the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is a sole-source award and includes test and support equipment for the missiles…
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USAF Awards EELV Rocket Engine Development OTAs to SpaceX, Orbital ATK

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) a $180.2 million ‘other transaction’ agreement and Space Exploration Technologies a $61.4 million OTA to build alternative propulsion systems for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles…
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January 13 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Tumble 2% as Consumer Plunge Weighs on Markets

The GovCon Index failed to carry momentum from its Tuesday rebound and plummeted 2.671 percent to 72.284 Wednesday as steep losses in consumer stocks spurred a large-scale selloff in U.S. financial markets…
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