Posts from GovConWire for 10/31/2016

Army Taps L-3 for Potential $500M Data Link, Satcom Services Contract

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has secured a potential five-year, $500 million contract to provide common data link and satellite communications support services to the U.S. Army. The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract will run through Oct…
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Northrop Awarded $190M Army Hunter UAS Logistics Support Extension

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will continue to provide logistics support for the U.S. Army‘s MQ-5B Hunter tactical unmanned aircraft systems under a two-year, $190.3 million contract. The Army Contracting Command received one bid for the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract and obligated $44…
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General Dynamics to Develop Acoustic Path Exploitation System for Navy

General Dynamics‘ mission systems business has won an $18.9 million contract to help the U.S. Navy design and develop an acoustic path exploitation system. The Defense Department said Friday the contract covers hardware delivery, design and construction services for the Deep Reliable Acoustic Path Exploitation System dummy array…
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MarkLogic’s Idriss Mekrez: Agencies Should Field An Enterprise NoSQL Database to Facilitate Big Data Workload Mgmt

Idriss Mekrez, chief technology officer for the public sector at MarkLogic, has said government agencies should implement an enterprise-grade NoSQL database to help collect and analyze large volumes of data from various sources as they work to adopt cloud platforms…
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John Fant, Michael Cameron Take Director Roles at Noblis NSP Subsidiary; Ellen McCarthy Comments

John Fant and Michael Cameron have joined Noblis NSP, a subsidiary of scientific research and engineering services contractor Noblis, as directors of special intelligence programs and cyber solutions, respectively…
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Lt. Gen. Jon Davis: MQ-21A Blackjack UAV Completes First Combat Mission

Lt. Gen. Jon Davis, deputy commandant for aviation at the U.S. Marine Corps, said in his speech at the Defense Unmanned Systems conference that the service branch’s newest unmanned aerial vehicle has performed its first combat mission, Seapower Magazine reported Wednesday…
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ODNI: Congress Appropriated $53B to National Intell Program for FY 2016

Congress appropriated $53 billion in total funds to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence‘s National Intelligence Program during fiscal year 2016. ODNI said Friday it will not disclose any “subsidiary information” on the NIP budget in order to protect national security…
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Brig. Gen. Robert Marion Assigned as Army Deputy for Acquisition, Systems Mgmt

The U.S. Army has appointed Brig. Gen. Robert Marion, head of the program executive office for aviation at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama since January 2014, as the military service’s deputy for acquisition and systems management…
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Virginia Electric & Power Lands DoD Electricity Supply Contract

Virginia Electric and Power Co. has been awarded a $23.4 million contract to perform electricity distribution and supply services for the Pentagon and other government facilities located in Northern Virginia…
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Leslie Caldwell: DOJ Issues Policy to Guide Prosecutors When to File Charges Under Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

The Justice Department has released a policy that seeks to help federal prosecutors determine when to bring charges or launch an investigation under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. Leslie Caldwell, assistant attorney general for the criminal division at DOJ, wrote in a blog post published Tuesday that the 2014 Intake and Charging Policy for Computer Crime Matters lists eight factors for prosecutors to consider before they charge an offense under the law, such as the extent of damage associated with unauthorized access to computer systems or data…
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Vice Adm. David Johnson: Navy Seeks to Maintain Technology, Maritime Advantage Via 30-Year R&D Plan

The U.S. Navy has begun to draft a research and development plan that seeks to build up technology capabilities that the service branch would use in the 2045 battlespace, USNI News reported Wednesday. Sam LaGrone writes Vice Adm…
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October 31 Morning Report: GovCon Index Records 1.039% Drop Friday to Close 5th Weekly Loss

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index posted a 1.039-percent or 0.830-point decline Friday to close at 79.036 and record its fifth consecutive weekly loss. Friday saw Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) as the GCI’s best net performer followed by L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) and General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), while AECOM (NYSE: ACM), L-3 Communications and KBR (NYSE: KBR) were the Index’s top three percentage performers…
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