Posts from GovConWire for 09/13/2016

VPI Wins $165M Contract to Provide Army Radiological Detection Tech

The U.S. Army has awarded Visionary Products Inc. Technology Group a potential $165.2 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to develop a radiological detection system for the military branch. The company will perform work for the contract through March 11, 2027, the Defense Department said Monday…
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Navy Taps ICF to Assess Potential Infrastructure Risks at Military Installations

The U.S. Navy has awarded a potential five-year, $34 million contract to ICF International to assess potential risks on infrastructure at installations around the world. ICF International said Tuesday it will perform risk assessments of physical and cyber infrastructure at DoD installations worldwide and conduct studies on the resilience of the assets to threats and hazards as well as provide information on technical disciplines to help identify potential risks…
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Kratos to Help Train Marine Corps Aircrews; Jose Diaz Comments

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions Inc. has been awarded a $54 million contract to build five training systems for the U.S. Marine Corps to train the military branch’s aircrews. Kratos said Monday it will supply Marine Common Aircrew Trainers to the Marine Corps for use in the training of Super Stallion, Osprey and Venom enlisted aircrews…
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5 Firms Secure Navy Contract Option for Ocean Engineering Services

The U.S. Navy has awarded five companies a potential one-year, $28 million contract modification for worldwide ocean engineering support services. The firm-fixed-price modification exercises the second option on a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract and brings the total contract value to $84 million, the Defense Department said Monday…
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SOCOM Picks Rolls-Royce for AC-130W Infrared Suppression System Installation Contract

A Rolls-Royce subsidiary has won a potential one-year, $9.3 million contract from the U.S. Special Operations Command to install infrared suppression platforms on SOCOM’s fleet of AC-130W Stinger II aircraft…
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Former Parsons Exec Phillip Lacombe Joins STG Group as President, COO

Phillip Lacombe, former head of the commercial cybersecurity and secure mission solutions businesses at Parsons, has been named president and chief operating officer at Reston, Virginia-based government services contractor STG…
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OSI Systems Buys American Science & Engineering to Grow Security Tech Portfolio

Hawthorne, California-based OSI Systems (Nasdaq: OSIS) has bought inspection systems provider American Science and Engineering for approximately $269 million, or $37.00 per share in cash. The transaction adds AS&E’s screening technology platforms into OSI Systems’ portfolio of security offerings such as the Z Backscatter Van X-ray backscatter-based technology and the MINI Z portable backscatter-based inspection system, OSI Systems said Monday…
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GSA’s David Shive: Agencies Need to Modernize IT Systems Even Without Legislation

David Shive, chief information officer of the General Services Administration, has said federal agencies should update legacy systems whether or not Congress takes legislative action on the matter, Nextgov reported Friday…
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NBC: Ashton Carter, James Clapper Want Separate Leadership Structure for NSA, Cybercom

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have proposed to split the U.S. Cyber Command from the National Security Agency, NBC News reported Friday. Ken Dilanian and Courtney Kube write the two military agencies, currently led by Adm…
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September 12 Market Close: GovCon Index Reverses Friday Sharp Decline with Significant Increase

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index reversed it’s Friday closing position with a significant advance to 80.727, up 1.13 percent. All thrifty stock in the index advanced. Fed Governor Lael Brainard addressing The Chicago Council on Global Affairs  “counsels prudence in the removal of policy accommodation…
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