Posts from GovConWire for 10/10/2016

BAE’s US Arm to Build More Laser-Guided Rockets for US, Intl Defense Clients Under $618M IDIQ Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems Inc., the British contractor’s U.S. subsidiary, a potential $618.3 million contract for the full-rate production of precision laser-guided rocket systems. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract covers the supply of FRP lots 5 to 7 Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II rounds to the Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force as well as the governments of Australia, Netherlands, Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon under a foreign military sales deal, the Defense Department said Friday…
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General Dynamics Secures $509M Contract for Army Stryker Vehicle Configuration Update

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has received a potential $508.7 million firm-fixed-price contract to re-engineer the U.S. Army‘s fleet of Stryker ground combat vehicles. The Defense Department said Friday that the company will update an estimated 215 Stryker flat-bottom armored vehicles to a double-V hull engineering change proposal one configuration…
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State Dept Clears $81M Egypt Missile Warning System Sale

The State Department has approved Egypt’s request to procure Common Missile Warning Systems from the U.S. under an $81.4 million foreign military sales agreement. BAE Systems and DynCorp will serve as the prime contractors on the deal that covers  67 AN/AAR-57 CMWS units for integration onto AH-64E Apache, UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Friday…
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RSA’s Jacklyn Wynn: Agencies Should Integrate Cyber Policies With ‘Day-to-Day Mission Execution’

Jacklyn Wynn, an official at EMC’s security division RSA, has said government agencies should work to re-evaluate their cyber defense strategies through the integration of cyber policies and objectives with the way they implement their missions on a daily basis…
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Executive Mosaic’s Top General Counsels in Government Contracting Award

The government contracting industry and its agency customers are both grappling with questions as to how they can keep pace with fast technology advancements as requirements and demands of users change with those trends…
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USAF Taps Canadian Commercial Corp. for Pave Hawk Control Display Replacement Contract

Canadian Commercial Corp. has received a $7 million contract to produce, integrate and test a control display unit replacement for the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters of the U.S. Air Force. The Defense Department said Friday the sole-source contract covers the production of 42 non-developmental CDUs with the same form, fit and function as the current Pave Hawk display system…
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Andy Peters of AECOM Joins Labor Dept’s Construction Safety & Health Advisory Panel

Andy Peters, a senior vice president and chief safety officer of AECOM, has been appointed by the U.S. Labor Department to serve on DOL’s advisory committee on construction safety and health. Peters will work with the 15-member panel to assist Labor Secretary Thomas Perez in efforts to provide workplace safety and health strategies across the construction industry, AECOM said Thursday…
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Wayne Brasure Nominated as Full-Time Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Chief at DHS

L. Wayne Brasure, acting director of the domestic nuclear detection office at the Department of Homeland Security since May, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve in the role on a full-time basis…
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GSA, OMB Approve USDA as Shared Service Provider of CGI’s Financial Mgmt Software

The General Services Administration and the Office of Management and Budget have selected the Agriculture Department to serve as a shared services provider of CGI’s financial management platform. OMB and GSA’s office of unified shared services management gave USDA’s financial management services division approval to offer CGI’s Momentum software to other government agencies after USDA passed a committee-based assessment process, GSA said Friday…
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Gen. Mark Milley: Army Seeks to Evolve Troops, Weapons to Manage Future Conflicts

Gen. Mark Milley, U.S. Army chief of staff, has said he forecasts the future of the service branch will not include divisions, corps, tanks or Bradley fighting vehicles and bear little resemblance to its current state in 25 to 30 years…
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October 10 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Friday, Weekly Decline on September Jobs Data

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index registered a sharp 1.298-percent decline Friday to close at 79.859, going below 80 points for the first time since Sept. 21. Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), McKesson Corp…
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