Posts from GovConWire for 04/12/2016

UTC Subsidiary Receives $1B Navy F-35 Propulsion Contract Modification

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) has received a $1.04 billion contract modification to manufacture the ninth batch of F-35 Lightning II propulsion systems for U.S. and foreign military customers. UTC’s Pratt & Whitney will produce parts and components of 28 F135-PW-100 systems for the U…
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Motherboard: Sensitive US Gov’t, Business Data Targeted By ‘APT6’ Hacker Group

FBI disclosed that a foreign group of hackers has infiltrated multiple U.S. government and commercial computer networks as early as 2011 to steal sensitive information, Motherboard reported April 4…
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Washington Post: FDIC Links Breach of 44K Client Records to Former Employee’s Personal Storage Device

A Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. official has said that a former employee “inadvertently” breached information of approximately 44,000 FDIC clients in February by downloading data to a personal storage device, the Washington Post reported Monday…
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Jay Schnitzer Named VP, CTO at Mitre; Alfred Grasso Comments

Jay Schnitzer, formerly director of biomedical sciences at Mitre, has been appointed vice president and chief technology officer at the nonprofit technology and research organization. “[Schnitzer’s] technical and life sciences expertise offers an invaluable perspective as we look for new and innovative ways to solve complex challenges, particularly in the international and healthcare domains,” Mitre CEO Alfred Grasso said in a statement issued Monday…
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Boeing to Provide F/A-18 Maintenance Support Under $94M Navy Contract Modification

Boeing (NYSE:BA) has received a $93.8 million U.S. Navy contract modification to provide maintenance support for F/A-18 A/B/C/D aircraft. The company will perform High Flight Hour inspections, recurring and additional inspections, modifications and liaison engineering, the Defense Department said Monday…
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GSA Federal Acquisition Service Issues RFI on Cybersecurity Services for Gov’t Agencies

The General Services Administration is requesting information on existing cybersecurity services in the market that could meet the needs of government agencies. In a FedBizOpps notice posted Monday, GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service office of integrated technology services sought feedback from stakeholders on cybersecurity products and services that could address threats that government and industry currently face…
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Comtech Gets Multiple Orders for DoD Comms Services; Stanton Sloane Comments

Comtech Telecommunications has collected $14.3 million in orders from the Defense Department during the third quarter of its fiscal year 2016 for communications services by the company’s government solutions unit…
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DocPoint Solutions Adds eSignLive Services to GSA Schedule; Scott Swidersky Comments

DocPoint Solutions has moved to incorporate the eSignLive electronic signature service into its Microsoft SharePoint offering as part of an effort to help customers transition to digital processes. DocPoint has added eSignLive to its General Services Administration Schedule 70 offerings and will offer the e-signature service to customers in Canada, Europe and Australia under the partnership, DocPoint said Monday…
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GAO: DOE Labs Spent $542M on Internally Directed R&D Projects in Fiscal 2015

The Energy Department‘s national laboratories have invested a combined $542 million in laboratory-directed research and development programs during fiscal 2015, which accounted for 4.2 percent of their budgets for that year, according to a Government Accountability Office report…
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OPM Seeks Automated Search Tool Sources for FIS Public Electronic Data Pilot Program

The Office of Personnel Management has released a request for information on potential industry sources of tools and services in support of a pilot program that seeks to integrate searches of publicly available information online with background investigations…
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April 11 Market Close: GovCon Index Hits Free Fall in Last Trading Hour, Closes at Loss

The GovCon Index mirrored the larger U.S. stock indices’ reversal into negative territory in the last hour of trade Monday and closed at a loss of 0.222 points to 74.005 with no clear driver of news on activity in markets…
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