Posts from GovConWire for 10/12/2016

USDA Awards CGI Potential $824M Cloud-Based Financial Shared Services Contract

CGI (NYSE: GIB) has received a potential $824 million task order contract to provide cloud hosting, operations, maintenance and reporting services under the U.S. Agriculture Department‘s financial management shared services program…
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Charles Bolden: NASA Lays Groundwork for ‘Journey to Mars’ Through NextSTEP, ISS Docking Port Programs

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has discussed two initiatives the space agency has launched in an effort to establish the foundation for NASA’s Journey to Mars project and other deep space missions…
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Boston Consulting Hires Brad Carson as Senior Adviser, Trent Reasons as Associate Director

The Boston Consulting Group has appointed Brad Carson, former acting undersecretary for personnel and readiness at the Defense Department, as senior adviser and named Trent Reasons, former director of analysis at the Treasury Department, as associate director…
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Rodin Lyasoff Promoted to CEO at Airbus’ A3 Innovation Outpost

Rodin Lyasoff, a former project executive at Airbus Group‘s A3 advanced projects and partnerships outpost in Silicon Valley, has been promoted to lead A3 as chief executive. He succeeds Paul Eremenko, who was appointed as the aerospace and defense contractor’s  chief technology officer, Airbus said Tuesday…
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Cynthia Marsden Joins CSR as President, CEO

CSR has appointed Cynthia Marsden, former president of GTI Federal, as president and CEO. Marsden holds experience in finance, operations and mergers and acquisitions having worked with various public and private organizations during her career, the company said Friday…
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Tropical Storm Delays Orbital ATK’s 6th ISS Cargo Delivery Mission Launch

NASA has moved from Oct. 13 to Oct. 16 the launch of an Orbital ATK-built Cygnus spacecraft due to tropical storm Nicole. Cygnus is initially scheduled to launch Thursday aboard Orbital ATK’s Antares 230 rocket to deliver approximately 5,100 pounds of crew supplies and research equipment to the International Space Station under the company’s Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA…
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DLT to Offer Govt Clients Endpoint Security Support Through Intel Partnership

Intel Security has chosen DLT Solutions as a support provider for the former’s portfolio of endpoint protection offerings in the public sector market. DLT said Tuesday it will offer first- and second-level technical support services to government customers as a platinum member of Intel Security’s partner program…
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In-Q-Tel, Brainspace Partner to Support Intell Community With Machine Learning Tech

In-Q-Tel has invested in unstructured data analysis company Brainspace in a move to help address the operational needs of the U.S. intelligence community through machine learning technology. Brainspace said Tuesday the strategic partnership with IQT seeks to demonstrate the former’s machine learning and data analytics tools for digital investigations…
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L-3 Kicks Off Logistics Support for US Air Force KC-10 Fleet; Michael Strianese Comments

L-3 Communications has begun to provide logistics support services for the U.S. Air Force’s KC-10 aerial refueling aircraft under a potential nine-year, $1.9 billion contract awarded to the company in June…
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October 11 Market Close: GovCon Index Plummets 1%, Earnings & Inflation Worries Loom Over Markets

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index plunged 1 percent Tuesday to post its worst one-day performance in two months with all 30 companies in red at the close as U.S. financial markets entered sell-off mode on investor worries over dim third quarter corporate earnings and the fast pace of inflation…
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