Posts from GovConWire for 10/05/2016

Booz Allen, Cyberspace Solutions, Intrepid Receive DIA Enterprise IT Task Orders Under E-SITE Vehicle

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH), Cyberspace Solutions and Intrepid Solutions and Services Inc. have each won a five-year task order to provide a range of information technology support services to the Defense Intelligence Agency…
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General Dynamics Subsidiary Awarded $101M for Ohio Replacement Submarine Missile Tubes

A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) subsidiary has been awarded a $101.3 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to produce 22 tactical missile tubes for the Ohio Replacement Program. The Defense Department said Tuesday that General Dynamics Electric Boat will build the missile tubes to support the production of the Ohio-class submarine replacement’s common missile compartment…
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Reuters: Harris to Divest Some Parts of Critical Networks Division

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has put some parts of Critical Networks division up for sale in a transaction that could be worth more than $1 billion, Reuters reported Tuesday. Mike Stone and Michael Flaherty write the potential divestiture includes Harris’ information technology services operation and comes a month after the Melbourne, Florida-based communications technology maker named two mutually agreed independent directors to the board of directors as part of a cooperation agreement signed with New York-based activist hedge fund Jana Partners in August…
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QTS Buys VMware Govt Cloud Platform in Push to Expand Hybrid Cloud Portfolio; Dan Bennewitz Comments

QTS Realty Trust has purchased a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program-compliant cloud platform from VMware for an undisclosed sum. QTS said Wednesday it has rebranded VMware vCloud Government Service as QTS Government Cloud and expects the acquisition to help expand QTS’ portfolio of hybrid cloud platforms designed to help federal information technology professionals meet IT infrastructure compliance requirements…
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NASA Sets Oct. 13 Launch for Sixth Orbital ATK Cargo Delivery Mission

NASA has scheduled Oct. 13 as the date it aims to launch an Orbital ATK-built Cygnus spacecraft on a mission to deliver more than 5,100 pounds of crew supplies and research equipment to the International Space Station…
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VA Picks USDA as Financial Mgmt Shared Service Provider

The Agriculture Department has been chosen to replace the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ current financial management platform as VA’s federal shared service provider. VA said Tuesday the partnership with USDA reflects cross-agency efforts to increase financial transparency, mitigate duplication and redundancy and increase the quality and agility of administrative services in the government…
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Robert Work: DoD Should Increase Multidomain Warfare Focus

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has said he believes the Defense Department should develop strategies to help the U.S. military fight and win on a multidomain battlefield, DoD News reported Tuesday…
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Salient CRGT Receives ISRI Contract to Update Theft Tracking Web App

Salient CRGT has secured a contract of undisclosed value from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries to modernize the association’s web application that works to help track and recover stolen materials…
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Textron’s Unmanned Systems Business Unveils Control & Collaboration Tech Product Line

Textron Systems‘ unmanned systems business unit has unveiled a portfolio of multi-domain control and collaboration technologies that work to aid situational awareness and information sharing. Textron said Monday the Synturian family of products includes the Synturian Control line which works to serve as a multi-platform, multi-vehicle, multi-domain control system that facilitates collaboration and information dissemination…
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Saab Intros Land-Based Compact Radar Tech Offering; Erik Smith Comments

Saab has launched a land-based compact radar system to be offered in the U.S. market designed to address multiple threat types and help meet requirements of the maneuver force. The company said Monday the Giraffe 1X product group that mounts on vehicles, vessels and fixed installations will be transferred to the Saab Defense and Security USA subsidiary to help meet the country’s market needs…
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October 4 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls on Defense Prime Declines, Strong Dollar and IMF Forecast Weigh on Markets

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index declined Tuesday with major defense primes and large services companies the major contributors to its losses as U.S. stocks also tumbled on a stronger dollar and a muted global outlook from the International Monetary Fund…
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