Posts from GovConWire for 11/17/2016

Leidos Awarded $71M to Continue Aerial IED Neutralizer System Support for Army

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has received a $71.1 million contract modification to help the U.S. Army integrate, sustain and operate the military branch’s Saturn Arch neutralizer platform for improvised explosive devices…
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DigitalGlobe Closes $140M Radiant Group Buy in Geospatial Services Expansion Push

DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) has wrapped up its purchase of Chantilly, Virginia-based geospatial data services contractor The Radiant Group from investment firm Aston Capital for approximately $140 million cash…
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Tom Sharpe: GSA Seeks to Update Multiple Award Schedules Program Through Transactional Data Reporting Rule

The General Services Administration has published a final rule that would require federal contractors to report transactional acquisition data as well as eliminate price reduction clause and commercial sales practices disclosure requirements for contractors…
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Charles River Analytics-Led Team to Develop Automated Cyber Attack Prediction System for IARPA

Charles River Analytics has secured a potential $10.5 million contract from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity to help IARPA develop an automated system to forecast impending cyber attacks…
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Rockwell Collins to Repair Army CH-47F Helicopter Avionics System; Thierry Tosi Comments

Rockwell Collins has secured a five-year contract to repair up to 1,910 common avionics architecture system units currently installed in the U.S. Army’s CH-47F helicopters. The company’s cockpit equipment features the Flight2 system comprised of various  communications, navigation and mission subsystems, Rockwell Collins said Wednesday…
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Vice Adm. Dixon Smith, Rear Adm. Mary Jackson Nominated for New Navy Leadership Roles

President Barack Obama has nominated Vice Adm. Dixon Smith as deputy chief of naval operations for fleet and readiness at the U.S. Navy and Rear Adm. Mary Jackson as commander of the Navy Installations Command…
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Octo Consulting to Support GSA Award Mgmt Platform Modernization Effort

The General Services Administration has awarded Octo Consulting a potential five-year, multimillion dollar task order to help GSA modernize a technology platform for agency personnel to manage federal financial assistance services, contracts and intergovernmental transactions…
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Dominion Consulting to Help VA Adopt USDA’s Financial Mgmt Platform

Dominion Consulting has received a contract of an undisclosed value to support the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ migration to the Agriculture Department‘s financial management platform, AlexandriaNews reported Thursday…
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Army Seeks R&D, Technical Support Sources for Cybersecurity Program

The U.S. Army has begun to search for industry sources of research and development and technical services that could support the Army Research Laboratory’s cybersecurity service provider. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday stated ARL will use information from the responses to identify interested vendors and formulate a strategy for a planned solicitation on a contract with one base year and four option years…
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Navy Times: Donald Trump Seeks to Increase Navy’s Fleet Size to 350 Ships

President-elect Donald Trump has proposed to increase the U.S. Navy’s fleet of 272 ships to 350 as part of his plan to generate jobs and help the government deter conflicts and fight potential adversaries, the Navy Times reported Tuesday…
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November 16 Market Close: GovCon Index Lower as Defense Primes Slow Post-Election Surge

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded lower Wednesday on sell-offs in its largest defense prime components as U.S. stocks also held modestly down with financial stocks and utilities among the most notable decliners…
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