Posts from GovConWire for 08/10/2016

6 Firms Awarded NASA Deep-Space Habitat Concept Devt Contracts

NASA has awarded six companies separate contracts worth up to $65 million combined to help the agency research concepts and develop ground prototypes for deep space habitats. Boeing (NYSE: BA), Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA), Sierra Nevada, Bigelow Aerospace and NanoRacks were chosen through the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships-2 initiative, the agency said Wednesday…
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Booz Allen to Help DHA Implement Military Health System Action Plan Under $53M Task Order

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) has won a potential $52.5 million task order from the Defense Health Agency to assist the assistant defense secretary for health affairs in efforts to implement action plans resulting from the Defense Department‘s military health service review…
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Pentagon Vet David DeVries Named OPM CIO; Beth Cobert Comments

David DeVries, principal deputy chief information officer of the Defense Department, is set to join the Office of Personnel Management in the coming weeks as CIO. The 35-year DoD veteran will provide strategic leadership to help strengthen OPM’s cyber posture through partnership with other agencies as part of the White House’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan, OPM said Tuesday…
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Lockheed Receives MDA Contract to Install Aegis Ashore Equipment in Poland

Lockheed Martin has received a potential $36.4 million contract from the Missile Defense Agency to integrate, test and install the Aegis Ashore platform onboard a deckhouse and support facility. MDA awarded the fixed-price-incentive contract through a competitive procurement process and will obligate the full contract amount from fiscal 2015 defense procurement funds at the time of award, the Defense Department said Tuesday…
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DARPA, Lockheed Partner for Optical Systems Research Project

Lockheed Martin has received a $7.1 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to perform research into optical systems. The Defense Department said Tuesday the research project is part of the Modular Optical Aperture Building Blocks program that aims to explore technologies for the development of ultra-compact light detection and ranging systems…
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GSA Releases FedRAMP Readiness Assessment Report Template for Cloud Providers, 3rd-Party Auditors

The General Services Administration has created a pre-audit template for cloud service providers and third-party assessment organizations to demonstrate a CSP’s readiness to go through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification process…
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Mac Curtis: Vencore to Support NAVAIR Cyber Warfare Detachment Program

The U.S. Navy has awarded Vencore a position on a basic order agreement to support the Naval Air Systems Command’s Cyber Warfare Detachment initiative. Vencore said Wednesday it will compete for task orders to provide research, integration and development support services to NAVAIR’s under the BOA…
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Navy Taps Boeing’s Insitu for ScanEagle UAS Support Services to Iraq

Boeing’s Insitu subsidiary has received a potential one-year, $8.3 million delivery order from the U.S. Navy to provide spares, related equipment and other support services for the ScanEagle unmanned aerial system…
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Bechtel to Continue Nuclear Propulsion Components Production for Navy

A division of Bechtel will continue to manufacture nuclear propulsion components to the U.S. Navy under a potential $64.3 million contract modification awarded through the Naval Sea Systems Command…
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August 9 Market Close: GovCon Index Rebounds, AECOM Down on 3Q Revenue Miss

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rebounded Tuesday with gainers outnumbering laggers by a roughly 4-to-1 ratio against a largely choppy day for U.S. stocks as the general financial markets continue to struggle for direction…
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