Posts from GovConWire for 04/15/2016

Boeing Lands $308M FMS Chinook Contract Modification From Army

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a $308 million contract modification from the U.S. Army to manufacture 12 CH-47F helicopters for Holland through a foreign military sales contract. The Defense Department said Thursday the company will complete the production in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, by April 15…
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Lockheed Receives $139M Air Logistics Support Contract Extension From DLA

The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded an 18-month, $138.8 million “bridge contract” to Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to support DLA’s efforts to deliver spare parts and industrial hardware to U…
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Flightglobal: Northrop Plans Alternate Market for Proposed DARPA Unmanned Spaceplane

Northrop Grumman seeks to introduce its reusable unmanned spaceplane to the commercial satellite launch market even as the company works on its design under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Experimental Spaceplane-1 program, Flightglobal reported Thursday…
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Federal IT Vet Gene Zapfel Joins Koniag Services as President

Gene Zapfel has joined the Koniag Government Services group of companies as president of Koniag Services Inc., where he will head KSI’s information technology services operations and objectives. Zapfel will bring to KSI 25 years of executive leadership experience in federal IT and management and consulting services from both small and large companies, KSI said Thursday…
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DOJ: Engineer, Chinese Energy Firm Charged with Nuclear Tech Conspiracy

A U.S. nuclear engineer and a Chinese state-owned nuclear power company have been indicted on federal charges of conspiracy to facilitate nuclear material development and production efforts outside the U…
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SecurityScorecard: Gov’t Agencies Lag Behind 17 Industries in Cyber Posture

A SecurityScorecard report indicates that the U.S. government lags behind 17 private industries such as the healthcare, transportation and retail sectors when it comes to cyber hygiene and reaction time to data breaches…
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Federal News Radio: Gordon Bitko Appointed FBI CIO

Gordon Bitko

Gordon Bitko, an eight-year FBI veteran, has been appointed as chief information officer at the bureau, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jason Miller writes Bitko, a RAND Corp. scholar and author, will succeed Jerry Pender, who stepped down from the CIO post in August…

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Navy Orders Additional Laser-Guided Training Rounds From Lockheed

The U.S. Navy has awarded a $25.8 million contract to Lockheed Martin to deliver live-fire training rounds of its laser-guided bombs. Lockheed said Thursday the Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds award is the last of four options under an $84…
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Liquidity Services Secures DoD Scrap Asset Mgmt Contract From DLA; Bill Angrick Comments

Liquidity Services has secured a three-year contract with two 12-month optional extension periods from the Defense Logistics Agency for management and sales services of Defense Department scrap assets…
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Army Seeks Proposals for Software Programming Support IDIQ

The U.S. Army Contracting Command has issued a request for proposals on a potential five-year, $20 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for software programming support services…
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Sens. Richard Burr, Dianne Feinstein Introduce Draft Encryption Bill

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the committee’s vice chairman, have unveiled the draft of a bill that would require technology companies to help law enforcement agencies decipher encrypted data in compliance with court orders…
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April 14 Market Close: GovCon Index Descends to Loss in Afternoon Trade

The GovCon Index descended into narrow range in a choppy afternoon trading session Thursday and closed at a nominal decline of 0.093 points to 75.306 as U.S. investors paused to gauge markets’ rally over Tuesday and Wednesday…
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