Posts from GovConWire for 05/26/2016

L-3 Subsidiary Wins $302M Navy Logistics Support Contract for C-12 Transport, Trainer Planes

C-12 HuronA subsidiary of L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has won a potential $302.2 million contract to provide logistics services for the C-12 Huron utility lift aircraft of the U.S. Navy. L-3 unit Vertex Aerospace will perform post-production, aircraft maintenance and materials delivery for Marine Corps Reserve C-12 as well as Navy TC-12B trainer aircraft, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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KEYW Lands Spot on $245M Naval Research Lab IT Support Contract

The U.S. Navy has added KEYW Corp. (Nasdaq: KEYW) as an awardee on a potential $245 million contract for engineering and technical support to the information technology division within the Naval Research Laboratory…
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Palantir Secures $222M SOCOM Contract for Software Licenses, Support Services

Palantir Technologies has landed a $222 million firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Special Operations Command for the delivery of All Source Information Fusion software licenses and associated support services…
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DISA Taps 8 Firms for $137M Spectrum Engineering, Operational Support IDIQ

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded eight companies spots on a potential five-year, $137 million contract to provide spectrum engineering and operational spectrum support for the Defense Spectrum Organization…
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Galois Receives Contract Under DARPA Program to Develop System Security Strategy

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded a $10 million contract under its Cyber Fault-tolerant Attack Recovery program to Galois for services to address security vulnerabilities in military and commercial system code bases…
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House OKs Bills to Shrink Federal Real Estate Footprint; Rep. Jeff Denham Comments

The House of Representatives has passed two bills that seek to reduce the federal government’s footprint, consolidate real estate properties and negotiate office space lease deals. The Federal Asset Sale and Transfer Act of 2016 (H…
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Air Force Taps SRI International to Develop Automated Media Integrity Assessment Tech

The U.S. Air Force has bestowed a $9.5 million cost-plus-fixed-price contract to SRI International to deliver automated media integrity assessment technologies to be integrated into a visual media forensics platform…
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General Dynamics Selected to Develop Shadow Compass Software Prototype

General Dynamics has secured a $14.8 million cost-plus-fixed fee contract from the U.S. Air Force to create a Shadow Compass software prototype designed to correlate geospatial and signals intelligence, as well as cyber indicators and warning data streams…
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NASA Taps Logical Innovations for Johnson Space Center Business Mgmt Support

Logical Innovations has received a five year, $42 million contract from NASA to provide financial and business management services for the Johnson Space Center. The space agency said Thursday the contract requires program, resource and data management as well as accounting, data entry, analysis, reporting and other business support services…
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Ashton Carter Opposes Provision to Separate Defense R&D, Procurement Functions

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said he opposes language in a draft fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill to separate military procurement and research and engineering functions into two proposed organizations, DoD News reported Wednesday…
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David Tillotson: DoD ‘Delayering’ Initiative Eyes $1.9B Savings for Military Training, Readiness

A Defense Department official has said DoD has begun to implement a “delayering” program at its headquarters in an effort to reduce personnel costs by 25 percent, DoD News reported Wednesday. David Tillotson III, assistant deputy chief management officer at DoD, told DoD News reporter Lisa Ferdinando in an interview that the Pentagon aims to achieve $1…
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Air Force Seeks Exec Director, Deputy CIO for Transcom’s Cyber Directorate

The U.S. Air Force has kicked off its search for a professional to serve as executive director and deputy chief information officer at the U.S. Transportation Command’s directorate of  command, control, communications and cyber systems…
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May 25 Market Close: GovCon Index Nudges Gain on Boeing, Navistar Lift

The GovCon Index nudged out a gain of 0.081 points to 78.273 Wednesday on contributions from Boeing (NYSE: BA) and armored truck manufacturer Navistar International (NYSE: NAV). Boeing surged 1.07 percent and Navistar rose 9…
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