Posts from GovConWire for 08/08/2016

Boeing Gets $61M Contract Modification for Navy P-8A Aircraft Design Review

Boeing has secured a $60.8 million delivery order modification to perform preliminary and critical design reviews intended to help mature the Increment 3 Block 2 update of the U.S. Navy‘s P-8A Poseidon maritime aircraft…
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Army Taps 7 Firms for USACE Environmental Consulting Services Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded positions on a potential $18 million contract to seven companies for environmental consulting services to the Army Corps of Engineers‘ South Atlantic Division. The Defense Department said Friday the service branch has chosen Mabbett & Associates, HazAir, Redhorse, a joint venture between LRS and GEO, S&A Environmental Consultants, R…
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AECOM, Schendt Engineering Win Air Force Facility Modernization Services IDIQ

AECOM (NYSE: ACM) and Schendt Engineering Corp. have won spots on a potential $10 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to maintain and modernize several facilities of the U.S. Air Force located at various sites…
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Red Hat’s Adam Clater: Automation Could Help Federal Agencies Facilitate Cloud Adoption

Adam Clater, chief cloud architect at Red Hat‘s (NYSE: RHT) North America public sector organization, has said federal information technology administrators should implement a strategy that seeks to automate application management, security and deployment in order to facilitate workload migration to the cloud…
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OPM’s Beth Cobert Announces Annual Special Rates Assessment for General Schedule Employees

The Office of Personnel Management has issued a data call with regard to OPM’s annual evaluation of special rates for General Schedule employees. Beth Cobert, acting OPM director, wrote in a memorandum issued Thursday the annual review of special rates comes as President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2017 budget proposes a 1…
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Rear Adm. David Hahn Named Naval Research Chief

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. David Hahn, formerly special assistant to the deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare, has been named chief of naval research at the service branch, the Defense Department announced Friday…
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Rear Adm. Brett Heimbigner Assigned Deputy Commander of Joint Functional Component Command for ISR

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Brett Heimbigner, director of intelligence at the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the U.S. Northern Command, has been assigned to serve as deputy commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance…
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HDT Expeditionary Systems to Produce Combat Vehicle Heaters for Army

HDT Expeditionary Systems has received a $9.3 million contract to manufacture heaters for the U.S. Army‘s combat vehicles. The contract contains a 21-month base period and one 10-month option period, the Defense Department said Friday…
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NASA Researchers to Study 5 ‘Green’ Aircraft Tech Concepts

NASA plans a new two-year project to study five technology concepts in a bid to help the aviation industry reduce aircraft fuel consumption, noise and carbon dioxide emissions. The space agency said Saturday its researchers will explore the five green technology ideas as part of the Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program and that three of those concepts are geared towards electrically powered aircraft…
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OPM Sets Timeline for Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act Implementation

The Office of Personnel Management has established a time frame for the implementation of federal law that requires agencies to identify personnel information technology and cyber-related functions across the government…
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August 8 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts All-Time High on July Jobs Report

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index posted an all-time high Friday with a gain of 0.535 points to 82.835 following the Labor Department‘s report that nonfarm businesses added 255,000 jobs in July…
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