Posts from GovConWire for 10/11/2016

FCi Federal Creates Advisory Board to Support Expansion Initiatives; Scott Miller Comments

Ashburn, Virginia-based FCi Federal has established a board of advisers as the professional services company looks to expand its market footprint and grow its portfolio. The advisory board consists of public and private sector veterans with background in immigration, intelligence, diplomacy, transportation and homeland security, FCi Federal said Monday…
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Report: Labor Union OKs Sikorsky Helicopter Production Plan in Connecticut

A proposal by Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary to manufacture 200 CH-53K King Stallion helicopters at a company facility in Stratford, Connecticut for the U.S. Navy was approved by local union members through a 2,104-140 vote, CTPost reported Monday…
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BAE Extends Combat Systems Integration Services for UK Navy; Richard Williams Comments

BAE Systems has signed a contract to extend the company’s combat systems integration services for the U.K. Royal Navy’s in-service and future platforms for an additional 10.5 years. BAE said Monday its engineering team will work to integrate the Royal Naval ships such as Type 45 destroyers, Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers and Type 26 global combat ships…
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Brookings Institution Report: Global Internet Disruptions Cost $2.4B Over 12-Month Period

A study released by the Brookings Institution has found that the economic cost of temporary internet shutdowns that occurred worldwide between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 reached at least $2.4 billion…
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Cubic to Provide Operational Support to USPACOM’s Disaster Management Center

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center for Pacific has awarded a Cubic Corp.  subsidiary a five-year, $20 million task order to provide operational support services at a  U.S. Pacific Command facility…
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Sean Stackley: Navy Initiates Talks With Congress Over Rapid Prototyping Funds

Sean Stackley, acquisition chief at the Department of the Navy, has said the Navy has initiated talks with lawmakers to explain the service branch’s reprogramming request that seeks to fund rapid fielding and prototyping initiatives in an effort to keep pace with evolving threats, USNI reported Friday…
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Gen. Gustave Perna Cites Potential Role of Additive Manufacturing in Army’s Supply Chain

Gen. Gustave Perna, commander of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, has said he believes additive manufacturing has potential applications in the service branch’s prepositioned stocks and depots, the Army reported Thursday…
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Mercury Systems Introduces New Rackmount Server for Defense Sector; Shaun McQuaid Comments

Mercury Systems has unveiled a rackmount server for the defense sector designed to perform mission processing, sensor processing and cybersecurity applications at the annual Association of the U.S. Army meeting in Washington…
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Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges: US Army Europe Seeks to Deploy Rotational Force for Deterrence Missions

Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges,  commander of U.S. Army Europe, has called for the utilization of rotational forces of heavy armored and aviation brigades as well as storage units at strategic sites to support deterrence missions in Europe…
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October 10 Market Close: GovCon Index Lifted on Boeing & Services Gains as US Stocks Ride Oil Bounce

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index returned above the 80-point barrier Monday on strong gains by Boeing (NYSE: BA) and services-oriented companies as energy shares led U.S. stocks higher in conjunction with a rise in crude oil prices…
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