Posts from GovConWire for 09/27/2016

BAE, DRS Win Contracts to Produce Weapon Sights Tech for US Army

BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary and DRS Technologies have won separate multiyear contracts worth $384 million and $337.7 million, respectively, to provide crew-served weapon sights systems to the U…
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General Dynamics-Raytheon JV Gets $96M Contract Modification for Air Force Launch & Test Range Support

A joint venture of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a one-year, $95.7 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to perform integrated support work on the service branch’s launch and test range system…
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Booz Allen to Support NASA’s Air, Rail Safety Programs Under 5-Year IDIQ Contract

Booz Allen Hamilton has received a five-year, $33.9 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from NASA to help the space agency’s Ames Research Center manage voluntary air and rail incident reporting programs…
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Bruce Brda: Motorola Eyes Public Safety Software Portfolio Expansion Through Spillman Purchase

Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) has announced plans to purchase Spillman Technologies for an undisclosed amount in an effort to expand the communications platforms provider’s portfolio of records management systems and computer-assisted dispatch software targeted at public safety agencies…
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Fitch Ratings: US Defense Spending Levels to Remain ‘Solid’ in FY 2017

Fitch Ratings has said it expects U.S. defense spending levels will continue to remain “solid” in fiscal year 2017 and in the succeeding years based on the assumption that the budget caps will be overturned…
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Army Taps VSE-Led Team for Data Framework Support Task Order; Maurice Gauthier Comments

VSE Corp. has been awarded a $28 million task order to help the U.S. Army maintain and update software systems and integrate data as part of the service branch’s Data Framework Initiative. VSE’s Akimeka LLC subsidiary will lead a team comprised of The Informatics Applications Group and Enterprise Information Services to provide support for the Army Analytics Group, VSE said Monday…
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Northrop to Enter Low-Rate Initial Production for MQ-4C Triton UAS

Northrop Grumman has obtained approval from Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall to begin low-rate initial production of the company’s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system for the U…
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Reports: Senate to Vote on Continuing Resolution to Avert Govt Shutdown

U.S. senators plan to meet Tuesday to vote on a bill proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) to extend government funding and head off a shutdown by the end of the week, Roll Call reported Monday…
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House OKs Bill to Support Small Biz Cybersecurity Efforts

The House has passed a bipartisan bill that would provide small U.S. businesses access to tools, resources and expertise to address cyber threats. Rep. Richard Hanna (R-New York) introduced the Improving Small Business Cyber Security Act of 2016 with Reps…
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September 26 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Down Ahead of 1st Presidential Debate

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index showed little change Monday to start September’s final trading week as U.S. stocks declined on investor anticipation over the first U.S. presidential debate to take place six weeks before the Nov…
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