Posts from GovConWire for 05/03/2016

Michael Watkins Appointed as New NASA JPL Director; Charles Bolden Comments

Michael Watkins, director of the center for space research at the University of Texas in Austin, has been appointed as the new director of NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. “Dr…
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Senate Bill Seeks to Remove 223 Duplicative, Obsolete Agency Reports

Sens. Mark Warner (D-Virginia) and Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire) have introduced a bill that would eliminate or merge approximately 223 outdated or redundant reports that federal agencies produce for Congress…
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NASA Awards Ames Aeronautics, Exploration Modeling & Simulation Contract to STC

Hampton, Virginia-based small business Science and Technology Corp. has secured a potential five-year, $39.3 million contract from NASA for services under the Aeronautics and Exploration Mission Modeling and Simulation contract…
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Vencore Lands $400M Systems Engineering, Integration Support Contract With US Agency; Mac Curtis Comments

Vencore will work to provide systems engineering and integration support services to an unidentified U.S. government agency under a potential $400 million contract. The company said Monday the contract covers the development and deployment of technical platforms designed to support the interoperability of the agency’s enterprise systems…
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Army Selects 3 Companies for Medical Equipment Supply Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded positions on a multi-year, $49.4 million contract to TQM Inc., Lighthouse for the Blind and MSGI Corp. to deliver a wide range of medical and laboratory equipment to Army medical units…
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OMB Asks Federal Agencies to Prepare Program Cost Estimates for Next US President

Shaun Donovan, director of the Office of Management and Budget, has instructed agencies to work with OMB to establish a database of current services program estimates before President Barack Obama leaves his post…
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DOJ Requests Info on Body-Worn Cameras for Market Survey

The Justice Department has issued a request for information in support of the National Institute of Justice’s upcoming market survey that aims to identify commercial body-worn cameras designed for use in law enforcement operations…
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DLA Taps BP Subsidiary for $224M Aviation Fuel Supply Contract

BP Products North America, a subsidiary of London-based oil and gas company BP, has received a potential one-year, $224.2 million contract to supply aviation turbine fuel to the Defense Logistics Agency…
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Lockheed Gets $1B Contract Modification for Lot 11 US Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force F-35s

The Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $1.3 billion contract modification to deliver 13 F-35 low-rate initial production fighter planes to the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force…
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May 2 Market Close: GovCon Index Up on L-3 Upgrade as Defense Primes Follow

The GovCon Index started the first week of May with a gain of 0.493 points to 76.854 in an attempt at a recovery from two days of sharp losses incurred Thursday and Friday for the final days of April trade…
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