Posts from GovConWire for 07/15/2016

Safran Optics 1 Wins $305M Army Target Locator Module II Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded Safran Optics 1 a potential multi-year, $304.5 million contract to produce a laser target locator module for the service branch. The Army Contracting Command received five bids for the firm-fixed-price contract through an online-based solicitation and will provide funds and work location upon award of each order, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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Amec Foster Wheeler-KMEA JV Lands $95M Navy Environmental Compliance Support Contract

A joint venture of KMEA and Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a $95 million contract to provide multimedia environmental compliance services to various U.S. Navy and Marine Corps installations. The KMEA-Amec Foster Wheeler JV will collaborate with M…
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EHR Total Solutions Wins $70M DHA Contract for Military Clinical Workflow Services

EHR Total Solutions has won a potential five-year, $70 million contract from the Defense Health Agency to provide workflow services at military treatment facilities that use tri-service electronic health record systems…
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Timothy Romenesko Named AAR Finance Chief; David Storch Comments

Timothy Romenesko, chief operating officer of AAR Corp.‘s expeditionary services segment and a 35-year company veteran, will serve as chief financial officer at the Wood Dale, Illinois-based aviation aftermarket services provider beginning Aug…
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Rear Adm. Philip Howe Nominated Associate Director for CIA Military Affairs

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Philip Howe, president of the Naval War College in Rhode Island, has been nominated to the role of associate director for military affairs at the CIA. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Thursday that President Obama also endorsed Howe for promotion to the rank of vice admiral…
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William Roper: DoD Should Facilitate Prototyping of Tech Platforms

William Roper, director of the Defense Department’s strategic capabilities office, has said DoD should exercise flexibility when it comes to requirements of weapons systems and other acquisition programs, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday…
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NASA: Orbital ATK Eyes Aug. 22 Launch Date for Sixth ISS Cargo Resupply Mission

Orbital ATK aims to launch a company-built Cygnus spacecraft for its sixth cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station by Aug. 22 under the Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA…
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VLP Therapeutics to Develop Malaria Vaccine Under Army Grant; Wataru Akahata Comments

VLP Therapeutics has received a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Army to research and develop a vaccine against malaria. The service branch awarded the research grant through the Defense Department’s Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program, the company said Thursday…
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DLA Supports Pentagon’s Zika Virus Monitoring Campaign

The Defense Logistics Agency collaborates with the U.S. Army to collect mosquito samples on a DLA base located in Columbus, Ohio as part of Zika virus testing efforts. DLA said Tuesday the Department of Defense ordered its components to monitor, test and control mosquitoes at military installations…
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July 14 Market Close: GovCon Index Boosted on Boeing, General Dynamics Gains

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held higher for a fifth straight session Thursday on contributions from aerospace stocks Boeing (NYSE: BA) and General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) as U.S. financial markets received a boost from gains in JPMorgan (NYSE: JPM) shares…
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