Posts from GovConWire for 08/17/2016

Connectec Lands $97M Army Contract for Mortar Weapon Components

Connectec has secured a five-year, $96.7 million firm-fixed-price contract to provide mortar weapon components and related support equipment to the U.S. Army. The Defense Department said Tuesday the company will supply parts for 60mm and 81mm lightweight mortar weapons as well as mounts, baseplates, direct support tools and basic issue items for 60mm, 81mm and 120mm mortars…
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Centra Technology Wins $70M DTRA Technical Assistance Services Contract

Centra Technology has won a potential five-year, $70 million contract to perform technical advisory and assistance services at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency  headquarters in Fort Belvoir, Virginia…
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Leidos Adds 3 Members to Board of Directors; Roger Krone Comments

Leidos Holdings has named Gregory Dahlberg, Surya Mohapatra and Susan Stalnecker to its board of directors in conjunction with the closure of Leidos’ $5 billion merger with Lockheed Martin‘s information systems and global solutions business…
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Leidos’ Roger Krone Discusses Change in US Leadership and its Potential Impact on Defense Spending

Roger Krone, chairman and CEO of Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), told CNBC in an interview aired Tuesday that he thinks that all U.S. presidents tend to act the same way when it comes to the country’s defense and security of the citizenry…
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Versar to Extend Army Corps of Engineers Support in Iraq

Versar has been awarded a $2.5 million contract modification by the U.S. Army to extend the company’s support services for the Army Corps of Engineers-Middle East District in Iraq through August 2017…
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GAO Wants DoD to Revise Budget Materials Preparation, Execution Reports Guidance

The Government Accountability Office has asked the Defense Department to revise the way the department prepares budget materials and execution reports in an effort to help Congress oversee operation and maintenance budget…
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Space X’s Falcon 9 Rocket Launches Japanese Comms Satellite

SpaceX has launched a Space Systems Loral-built communications satellite for Japanese company SKY Perfect JSAT into orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. The U.S. Air Force‘s 45th Space Wing supported the JCSAT-16 payload launch Sunday from the Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral AF Station in Florida, the service branch said Monday…
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Tom Sharpe, David Shive: GSA’s IT Initiatives Underscore Cross-Agency Collaboration

Tom Sharpe, commissioner of the General Services Administration‘s federal acquisition service, and GSA Chief Information Officer David Shive have highlighted the agency’s information technology initiatives that seek to foster partnerships across the government…
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August 16 Market Close: GovCon Index Down, Lockheed in Steep Red & Leidos Up After Deal’s Closure

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index dropped at least one full net point Tuesday for the first time since June 24 on a sharp drop in Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) shares upon the defense contractor’s completion of the spinoff and subsequent merger of its government and technical services business into Leidos Holdings (NYSE: LDOS)…
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