Posts from GovConWire for 09/28/2016

Northrop Receives $350M in Triton UAV, Spares Production Funds From Navy

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has secured $350 million in contract funds to produce MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial vehicles, control stations and interim spares for the U.S. Navy. The company will work on three lot 1 low-rate initial production MQ-4C UAVs, main and forward operation control stations, tooling and training courseware under a $255…
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GE Awarded $148M Contract to Replace Navy Hornet Aircraft Engine Components

General Electric (NYSE: GE) has been awarded a potential $148 million contract by the U.S. Navy to repair, replace and support 35 F404 engine components of the service branch’s fleet of F/A-18 A-D jets…
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BAE to Build Insensitive Munitions Treatment Facility Under $147M Army Contract Modification

The U.S. Army has awarded a $146.5 million contract modification to a BAE Systems subsidiary to construct an insensitive munitions weak nitric acid recovery facility at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Tennessee…
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GSA Issues Notice to Proceed for Human Capital & Training Contract Vehicle’s Unrestricted Portion

The General Services Administration has given federal agencies the go-ahead to use the unrestricted portion of a contract vehicle to procure human capital strategy, training and development and organizational performance support services…
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A&D Industry Vet Mike Greenley Joins L-3 as WESCAM Subsidiary President

Mike Greenley, formerly vice president and general manager of CAE‘s Canadian operations, has joined L-3 Communications‘ WESCAM subsidiary as president. He will work at the WESCAM headquarters in Ontario, Canada, and report directly to Jeff Miller, president of L-3’s integrated sensor systems sector, L-3 said Tuesday…
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University of Michigan Professor Thomas Zurbuchen Named NASA Science Mission Directorate Head

Thomas Zurbuchen, a space science and aerospace engineering professor at the University of Michigan, will officially join NASA on Oct. 3 as associate administrator of the space agency’s science mission directorate…
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Siris Capital Closes $2B Polycom Buy in Unified Comms & Collaboration Market Push

Investment firm Siris Capital has completed its buyout of communications and collaboration tools developer Polycom for nearly $2 billion cash, or $12.50 per share. San Jose, California-based Polycom said Monday it has stopped trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange as a result of the transaction and will continue to operate under its own name…
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Navy Taps 5 Companies for SPAWAR C4I Software Support IDIQ

The U.S. Navy has awarded five companies potential five-year contracts to provide software and system maintenance support for the service branch’s command, control, communications, computers and intelligence systems…
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Sierra Nevada-UN Partnership Targets 2021 Launch of Member States’ Microgravity Mission

Sierra Nevada Corp. and the United Nations’ Office for Outer Space Affairs have partnered with the goal to launch microgravity payloads from UN member states aboard company-built Dream Chaser spacecraft in 2021…
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September 27 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifted By Defense Tech Maker Gains, Fitch Ratings Backs Sector

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index rebounded Tuesday on gains by defense technology makers as U.S. stocks also rose with jumps by technology and retail shares in conjunction with investor optimism on new consumer confidence data…
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