Posts from GovConWire for 06/09/2016

Former CENTCOM Commander Lloyd Austin Joins UTC Board of Directors; Gregory Hayes Comments

Lloyd Austin, former U.S. Central Command commander, has been elected to join United Technologies Corp.‘s (NYSE: UTX) board of directors. UTC said Wednesday the retired U.S. Army general will join the company on Sept…
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BAE to Add Laser-Guided Rockets to Air Force F-16, A-10 Planes

The U.S. Air Force has started to field a BAE Systems-built laser-guided rocket technology on the service branch’s F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft to support ongoing combat missions in Afghanistan and Iraq…
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TrueTandem to Build FedRAMP Dashboard Under GSA’s 18F Agile BPA Task Order

TrueTandem has secured a $150,000 task order from the General Services Administration‘s 18F organization to create a dashboard for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, Fedscoop reported Tuesday…
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US, Japan Ink Reciprocal Defense Procurement Pact

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Gen Nakatani, Japan’s defense minister, have signed an agreement that aims to facilitate the procurement of defense supplies between the two countries and exempt defense products from Buy America provisions, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday…
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UTC Subsidiary Lands Potential $64M Contract From AF for F119 Sustainment Services

United Technologies Corp.‘s (NYSE: UTX) Pratt and Whitney business unit has secured a potential $64 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force for F119 engine sustainment services. The Defense Department said Wednesday the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center will obligate $48 million from fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance funds…
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Cardno-Amec Foster Wheeler JV Wins Contract to Help Assess Marine Corps Facilities

 A joint venture of Cardno and Amec Foster Wheeler has secured a potential $30 million architect-engineering contract from the U.S. Navy to assess U.S. Marine Corps facilities with a web-based building inspection software…
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Air Force to Negotiate Potential Contract for GPS Receiver Tech with Rockwell Collins

The Department of the Air Force has announced it wants to negotiate a contract for the production, repair and logistics support of a global positioning system receiver for the Defense Department and foreign military customers…
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Seqirus, GlaxoSmithKline to Produce Flu Vaccine Vials for US Military, Civilian Agencies

Seqirus and GlaxoSmithKline have each won a contract worth $18.1 million and $17.1 million, respectively, from the Defense Logistics Agency to manufacture multi-dose influenza vaccine vials. The pharmaceutical companies will produce the vials for the U…
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Beth Cobert: OPM Makes Strides in IT Cybersecurity

Beth Cobert, acting director at the Office of Personnel Management, has said she is confident about the cybersecurity of the agency’s new information technology systems in an interview with the Washington Post published Wednesday…
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GovExec: OPM Looks to Extend Identity Theft Protection Services for Up to 10 Years

A spokesman for the Office of Personnel Management has said OPM has initiated steps to extend identify theft and credit monitoring services to victims of data breaches at the agency from three years to up to 10 years, Government Executive reported Wednesday…
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June 8 Market Close: GCI Hits 80, Extends Gain Streak to 6th Day as HII & L-3 Hit 52-Week Highs

The GovCon Index held positive for a sixth consecutive full trading session Wednesday with a gain of 0.751 points to 80.497 and achieved its first close above 80 points in 16 months. A weakening dollar helped lift U…
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