Posts from GovConWire for 10/07/2016

Engility Lands Army Task Order for Chikungunya Vaccine Clinical Trials; Lynn Dugle Comments

The Walter Reed Army Institute of Research has awarded Engility a potential five-year, $10 million task order to perform clinical trials of experimental vaccines against Chikungunya virus. Engility said Thursday it received the task order under a potential four-year, $900 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract awarded by the U…
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North American Rescue Wins Spot on $107M DLA Hospital Equipment IDIQ

North American Rescue has won a position on a potential five-year, $107.2 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract vehicle from the Defense Logistics Agency for hospital equipment and accessories…
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Lockheed to Update Army Apache Helicopter Sensors

Lockheed Martin has secured a $49 million contract from the U.S. Army to provide sensor upgrades for AH-64E Apache helicopters. The company said Monday the contract covers 42 Modernized Day Sensor Assembly kits and spares to update the Apache aircraft’s Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor…
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General Atomics Unveils New Data Management Software

General Atomics has introduced a software platform designed to manage big data workloads. The company said Thursday Nirvana 5.0 works to help clients in energy exploration, scientific research and media sectors manage data-intensive workflows as well as locate information through the use of workflow-defined metadata…
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Law Enforcement Vets Ronald Sloan, Robert Fahlman Join Wynyard Advisory Council

Former Colorado Bureau of Investigation Director Ronald Sloan and Robert Fahlman, a 35-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, have joined the advisory council at crime analytics firm Wynyard…
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Netizen Corp. to Provide Cyber, Risk Assessment Services for Army Tech Systems

Netizen Corp. has landed a five-year, $9.9 million contract to provide cybersecurity, compliance and risk assessment services for the U.S. Army‘s technology systems on classified and unclassified networks…
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DoD Joint Interoperability Test Command Approves API Technologies’ Security Platforms

API Technologies‘ ION Networks security brand has achieved certification to be included on the Defense Department‘s Unified Capabilities Approved Product List. The company said Thursday the Joint Interoperability Testing Command certified that API Technologies’ ION SA5600 and ION PRIISMS platforms are compliant with the Defense Information Systems Agency‘s Security Technical Implementation Guides…
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Honeywell-Pratt & Whitney JV to Develop Engine Tech for Vertical Lift Combat Helicopters

A Honeywell–Pratt & Whitney joint venture has secured a contract from the U.S. Army to develop and demonstrate new engine technologies to power a new fleet of vertical lift combat helicopters…
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DynCorp Receives New AFCAP IV Base Operations Support Task Order; Randy Bockenstedt Comments

DynCorp International has received a task order under the Air Force Contract Augmentation Program IV vehicle to provide base operations support to the U.S. Air Force in Oman. The company will perform maintenance and repairs at the Thumrait and Al Mussanah air bases in Oman as part of the task order requirements, DynCorp said Wednesday…
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Katrina McFarland, Lt. Gen. Michael Williamson Talk Army’s Acquisition Reform Efforts, Procurement Priorities

Katrina McFarland, acquisition chief at the U.S. Army; and Lt. Gen. Michael Williamson, principal military deputy to the service branch’s acquisition chief; have discussed acquisition reform initiatives and procurement priorities at the military branch, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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October 6 Market Close: GovCon Index Goes Green Against Muted US Markets, Booz Allen Rallies & Gets Analysts’ Backing

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held higher against narrow trading activity in U.S. financial markets Thursday on strong performances by CACI International (NYSE: CACI) and defense platform makers as Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) rallied to recoup one-half of losses from a steep fall Wednesday…
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