Posts from GovConWire for 10/06/2016

Lockheed Gets $215M Navy IDIQ for Automated Test Equipment Logistics, Maintenance Services

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded a potential $214.5 million contract to perform logistics, maintenance and support work on automated test equipment for the U.S. Navy. The Defense Department said Tuesday that Lockheed will support as many as 400 Consolidated Automated Support System stations and 150 reconfigurable, transportable CASS stations under the performance-based contract…
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DRS Lands $65M Army Production Order for Night-Vision Goggles

DRS Technologies has secured a potential $65 million task order to manufacture and supply night-vision goggle systems to the U.S. Army. The service branch awarded the initial production order under a potential $367 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that DRS received in September 2015 in support of the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle III and Family of Weapon Sights – Individual program, DRS said Wednesday…
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Vencore, Havas Health Form Medical Data Analytics JV; Steve Costalas Comments

Vencore has formed a joint venture with Havas Health to offer data analytics and predictive modelines services intended to help biopharmaceutical companies gain insight into the rare-disease market. HVH Patient Precision Analytics aims to collect, aggregate and analyze huge amounts of healthcare data to help clients identify people with rare diseases as well as to aid early diagnosis and treatment of those patients, Vencore said Wednesday…
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Security Industry Vet Christopher Day Joins Invincea as CISO

Christopher Day, former chief technology officer at Packet Forensics, has joined Invincea as chief information security officer of the Fairfax, Virginia-based malware detection and prevention software developer…
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Dennis Muilenburg: Boeing Eyes Space Tourism, Plans to Send 1st Human to Mars

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has said the Chicago-based aerospace company plans to land the first human on Mars and that he expects space tourism to develop into a “viable commercial market” over the next 20 years, Bloomberg Technology reported Tuesday…
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Pwnie Express Adds Former Raytheon CEO William Swanson to Board of Directors; Paul Paget Comments

William Swanson, former chairman and CEO of Raytheon, has joined the board of directors of Pwnie Express, a developer of device threat detection technology for wired, wireless and connected devices. Swanson led Raytheon for nearly 10 years before he retired from the defense company in September 2014 after a 42-year career there, Pwnie Express said Wednesday…
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L-3 Achieves Air Force Military GPS Security Certification

L-3 Communications has completed a U.S. Air Force security certification process for the company’s GPS system for military users. L-3 said Wednesday its Military Code GPS User Equipment is built and certified through the Air Force’s MGUE program administered by the GPS directorate of Los Angeles Air Force Base’s Space and Missile Systems Center…
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Northrop Demos Counter-UAS Tech Platforms; Chuck Johnson Comments

Northrop Grumman has demonstrated the company’s mobile acoustic sensing and electronic attack systems during the Defense Department’s annual counter-unmanned aerial systems exercise. The Mobile Application for UAS Identification and the Drone Restricted Access Using Known EW technologies were exhibited as part of DoD’s Black Dart exercise managed by the Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization, Northrop said Wednesday…
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Ashton Carter, Defense Innovation Board Members Discuss Interim Recommendations for DoD

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and members of the Defense Innovation Board have discussed 11 interim recommendations to the Defense Department during the independent advisory board’s first meeting at the Pentagon, DoD News reported Wednesday…
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October 5 Market Close: GovCon Index Gets Boeing, Services Stock Boosts as KBR Gets Upgrades After Selloff

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded higher Wednesday with Boeing (NYSE: BA) the largest contributor with services-oriented contractors also leaders of gains as U.S. stocks rose on investor confidence in a strengthening domestic economy after the release new data…
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