Posts from GovConWire for 11/11/2016

NASA Selects 9 Companies to Support Johnson Space Center’s Flight Operations Directorate

NASA has awarded nine companies indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts worth a total of $49.5 million over five years for specialized engineering, aeronautics and manufacturing support services to the Johnson Space Center’s flight operations directorate…
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Federal Market Vet LaMont Wells Joins AECOM as Business Devt EVP for Mgmt Services Group; John Vollmer Comments

LaMont Wells, formerly president and chairman of the board of directors at Technology Management Associates, has joined AECOM (NYSE: ACM), as executive vice president of business development for the company’s management services group…
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AT&T Joins NASA-Industry UAS Traffic Mgmt Initiative; Mike Leff Comments

AT&T supports a NASA-led project to research and develop a traffic management system for the agency to manage the safety and security of unmanned aircraft system operations in U.S. airspace. The company said Thursday it aims to contribute networking, internet of things, cloud, identity management and cybersecurity expertise to NASA’s UAS traffic management initiative…
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Motorola Solutions Closes Spillman Technologies Buy; Bruce Brda Comments

Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) has completed its purchase of Spillman Technologies, which will be part of the Illinois-based communications technology provider’s smart public safety solutions business…
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GAO Unveils New Mobile App to Aid Upcoming Presidential and Congressional Transitions

The Government Accountability Office has introduced a mobile application designed to help users access GAO’s priority recommendations for government operations management in support of the upcoming presidential and congressional transitions…
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Air Force Exercises $76M Contract Option for Raytheon Aerial Decoy Jammers

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a $76.1 contract option to continue the production of Miniature Air Launched Decoy Jammer flight vehicles and support equipment to the U.S. Air Force. The Defense Department said Thursday the exercised option is for lot 10 of MALD-J vehicles and Raytheon’s missile systems business will perform work in Tucson, Arizona through June 30, 2020…
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Report: US Defense Contractors to See Continued Rise in Foreign Weapons Sales Under Next Administration

Analysts say U.S. defense contractors should expect a continued rise in arms exports following Donald Trump’s victory Wednesday in the U.S. presidential election, Reuters reported Wednesday. Mike Stone and Patricia Zengerle wrote analysts have said they think Trump would continue to support the supply of U…
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DARPA, Leidos to Extend Anti-Submarine Unmanned Vessel Test

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Leidos an $8.5 million contract modification to extend the testing phase of an unmanned vessel the company developed for tracking underwater threats…
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Carahsoft Offers Terra Pixel’s Geospatial Data Streaming Tech via AWS Cloud Marketplace for Intell Community

Carahsoft Technology and Terra Pixel have partnered to offer the latter company’s geospatial data streaming platform through an online cloud marketplace Amazon Web Services runs for the U…
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Deltek Report: FedRAMP, IT Modernization Efforts to Drive Federal Cloud Computing Demand

A Deltek report has predicted that federal demand for vendor-furnished cloud computing services will reach $6.35 billion by fiscal year 2021 from $3.1 billion in FY 2016 at a 15 percent compound annual growth rate…
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November 10 Market Close: GovCon Index Adds 2% to Record High on Post-Election Defense Buying Spree

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index added 2 percent to another record close Thursday as investors continued a buying spree on defense stocks after Donald Trump’s election win and Maximus (NYSE: MMS) rebounded after its sharp drop Wednesday…
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