Posts From GovCon Daily 07/18/2016

July 18 Market Close: GovCon Index Slightly Down Ahead of Lockheed 2Q Earnings Report

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded lower Monday and the U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index closed at a new all-time record as investors mulled new second quarter earnings reports as many GCI companies prepare to state their April-June results…
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NGA, NRO Establish Joint Activity to Explore Commercial GEOINT Tools for Intell Community

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the National Reconnaissance Office have created a joint activity to help both agencies identify and access emerging commercial geospatial intelligence tools…
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Report: Army Eyes Deactivation of 9 Long-Range Surveillance Groups

The U.S. Army looks to decommission nine long-range surveillance groups from active duty in 2016 as part of an effort to reorganize the armed forces, Stars and Stripes reported Friday. Alex Horton writes the Defense Department could decide on the deactivation of three active-duty and six National Guard Long-Range Surveillance companies over the next two months…
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USAID Selects Tetra Tech for Climate Change, Satellite Imagery Program; Dan Batrack Comments

Tetra Tech has received a $13 million contract from the U.S. Agency for International Development and NASA to help western African nations address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions with the use of satellite imagery…
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Microsoft’s Susie Adams Advises Agencies to Use Proposed Federal IT Fund on Cloud Transition Analysis

Susie Adams, chief technology officer of Microsoft’s federal business, has urged agencies to use the White House’s proposed $3.1 billion information technology modernization fund for cloud transition analysis efforts, Nextgov reported Friday…
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World Wide Technology to Replace Obsolete Data Storage Items at USACE Sites

The U.S. Army has awarded World Wide Technology a $7.9 million contract to deliver data storage hardware and software and provide maintenance and professional implementation services to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers…
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FMS Program Head Joe Rixey to Headline Global Weapons Trade Discussion Forum for Potomac Officers Club

The top uniformed officer over the U.S. government’s foreign military sales program will keynote an Aug. 3 breakfast forum hosted by Executive Mosaic’s Potomac Officers Club in Falls Church, Virginia to discuss the global arms trade’s current environment and the role of domestic industry in efforts to help defense agencies support security interests of allies…
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NASA, Sinclair College to Use UAS for Algae Bloom Study on Lake Erie

NASA‘s Glenn Research Center and Sinclair College’s national training and certification center for unmanned aircraft systems will conduct a study on the algae blooms on Lake Erie as part of their new Space Act Agreement…
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Vice Adm. Jan Tighe Becomes 66th Navy Intell Director

Vice Adm. Jan Tighe, former commander of the Fleet Cyber Command and 10th fleet at the U.S. Navy, assumed the roles of director of naval intelligence and deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare…
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KBR Chosen for US, Australia Defense Support Services Contracts

KBR has received a pair contract extensions of undisclosed terms for base operational support services from the U.S. Defense Department, as well as a five-year integrated support contractor services contract from the Australian defense department…
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GAO: DoD Should Define Joint Information Environment Scope, Update Security Planning Strategy

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Defense Department fully define the Joint Information Environment‘s scope and projected cost as well as create strategies to address DoD’s workforce and security planning…
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