Posts from GovConWire for 08/09/2016

4 Firms Win $400M AF Ground Testing Facility Restoration IDIQ Spots

The U.S. Air Force has awarded positions on a $400 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to four companies to support restoration, modernization and sustainment efforts at various military ground testing facilities…
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USSOCOM Taps 4 Companies For Aviation Support Services IDIQ

Avwatch, Broadbay Group, Coastal Defense and Consulting Services Group will compete for task orders under a U.S. Special Operations Command contract to provide  aviation support services to the Naval Special Warfare Command…
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Raytheon Gets $129M Contract Modification for US, Intl Military Wireless-Guided Missiles

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a two-year, $129.4 million contract modification to produce tube-launched, optically-tracked, wireless-guided missile systems for the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps…
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Jim Brady Appointed Grant Thornton COO; Mike McGuire Comments

Jim Brady, currently managing partner for the Central region at Grant Thornton, has been named chief operating officer of the company. He will oversee Grant Thornton’s public policy team as well as the firm’s Central and East regions and will continue to report to CEO Mike McGuire, Grant Thornton said Monday…
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Microsoft Vet Kevin Adler Joins Metalogix as State, Local Govt Strategic Account Exec

Kevin Adler, a 16-year veteran of Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), has joined Washington-based content management software vendor Metalogix as strategic account executive for the company’s U.S. state and local government business area…
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Atkins North America Lands Army, Air National Guard Architect-Engineer Services Contract

Atkins North America Inc. has been awarded a potential five-year, $45 million contract to provide architectural and engineering services to the U.S. Army and Air National Guard. Atkins will work to design programs and perform construction support to the Army and ANG in the continental U…
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Health Net, UnitedHealth, Anthem Subsidiaries Challenge DHA’s Tricare Contract Awards

Subsidiaries of Health Net (NYSE: HNT), UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) and Anthem (NYSE: ANTM) have filed protests with the Government Accountability Office to dispute the Defense Health Agency’s Tricare services contract awards, Federal News Radio reported Monday…
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CBO: Federal Budget Deficit Hit $514B For First 10 Months of FY 2016

A Congressional Budget Office report says the federal budget deficit for the first 10 months of fiscal year 2016 reached $514 billion, about $49 billion higher than the agency’s shortfall estimates for the same period in FY 2015…
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DLA Exercises IronPlanet Surplus Asset Sale Contract Option; Jeff Holmes Comments

IronPlanet will continue to manage and sell the Defense Logistics Agency’s surplus trucks, heavy equipment and other assets after DLA exercised the first option year under a six-year contract. The exercised option comes after DLA awarded the Commercial Venture 4-Rolling Stock contract to the company in July 2014, IronPlanet said Monday…
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August 8 Market Close: GovCon Index Dragged by Northrop & Other Defense Prime Losses

The GovCon Index stumbled Monday and failed to carry over momentum from Friday’s strong July jobs report as declines by major defense primes weighed on the GCI and losses by healthcare shares dragged down U…
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