Posts from GovConWire for 10/26/2016

DigitalGlobe Buys Timbr to Add Data Science Tools in Extended Cloud & Analytics Push

Satellite imagery vendor DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) has acquired data sciences services company Timbr in a continued push to expand cloud-based offerings and create new analytics techniques to manage large volumes of information, DigitalGlobe CEO Jeffrey Tarr told investors Tuesday…
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Bloomberg: GAO Issues Declassified Version of Air Force Bomber Contract Award Protest Decision

The Government Accountability Office has said that Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) proposal for the U.S. Air Force’s Long Range Strike Bomber program held “significant structural advantages” over a bid by the team of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Bloomberg reported Wednesday…
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Orbital ATK to Build Land Imaging Satellite for NASA Under $130M Contract; Steve Krein Comments

Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has received a potential five-year, $129.9 million contract from NASA to design and develop a satellite that works to provide images and measurements of the Earth’s land cover…
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Army Engineers’ Water Resources Institute Seeks Analytics, Navigation Support Sources

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intends to award a $48 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for analytical and professional navigation support services to the USACE’s Institute for Water Resources…
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Microsoft Signs ViON as Azure Govt Cloud Managed Service Provider; Tom Frana Comments

Microsoft has signed up ViON as the newest managed service provider of the former’s cloud computing system for government agencies. ViON said Tuesday it can offer hybrid cloud platforms along with services intended to help customer agencies monitor and manage information technology systems as a Microsoft Azure Government MSP…
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Collab9 Lands State Cooperative Purchasing Contract for Unified Comms Cloud Service

Collab9 has secured a contract from the state of Utah to offer the company’s unified communications-as-a-service platform to participating U.S. states under the NASPO ValuePoint Cooperative Purchasing Organization…
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GE Secures Army Aircraft T700 Engine Support Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded General Electric‘s aviation subsidiary a potential five-year, $45.8 million contract for support work on T700 engines that currently power various multiple aircraft platforms…
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Carahsoft Adds Okta ID, Mobility Mgmt Tools to GSA, NASA GWAC Vehicles

Carahsoft Technology has added the identity and mobility management offerings of Okta to Carahsoft’s General Services Administration schedule to help public sector customers deploy new applications in a secure environment…
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Kevin Youel Page: GSA to Update Acquisition Processes Under “Making It Easier” Phase 2

The General Services Administration plans to refine its acquisition process under the second phase of an agency initiative to provide tools and support for companies that aim to do business with the government…
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October 25 Market Close: GovCon Index Ends 2-Week Stay Below 80; Lockheed Posts Best Day in 7 Years on Upbeat Guidance

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed above 80 points Tuesday for the first time in two weeks despite declines in the larger U.S. stock market after Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) posted its best one-day advance in seven years surged on upbeat financial outlooks for this year and 2017 to lead all GCI gainers…
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