Posts from GovConWire for 11/22/2016

Washington Headquarters Services Taps 3 Firms for $240M Professional Engineering Services IDIQ

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH), Engility (NYSE: EGL) and Decisive Analytics  have won spots on a potential $240 million contract to support the statutory and regulatory policy, guidance, specialty engineering and human capital functions of the Washington Headquarters Services…
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BAE’s US Subsidiary Awarded $86M Navy Combat Systems Integration Contract; DeEtte Gray Comments

BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary has received a potential five-year, $86 million contract for management, engineering, maintenance and information technology support to U.S. Navy  combat systems. BAE Systems Inc…
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IT Vet Steven Earls Joins Ntrepid as Info Security Strategy VP; Richard Helms Comments

Steven Earls, former senior vice president and deputy chief information security officer at Fifth and Third Bank, has joined Ntrepid Corp. as vice president of information security strategy. Ntrepid said Monday he brings more than two decades of commercial and government information technology experience to his new role and will oversee the company’s business strategy around its browser security product Passages and future cybersecurity offerings…
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Iridium Secures Follow-On DoD Satellite Network Support Contract

Iridium Communications has been awarded a potential five-year, $45.8 million contract by the U.S. Navy to continue to provide communication services in support of the Defense Department‘s tactical, operational and strategic operations…
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Reports: Donald Trump to Nominate Rep. Mike Pompeo as CIA Chief

President-elect Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, as CIA director, the Washington Post reported Friday…
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Stephen Seay, John Horvath, Richard Boggs Join Quantum3D Govt Systems’ Board of Directors

Stephen Seay, a retired U.S. Army general, and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) veterans John Horvath and Richard Boggs have joined the board of directors at simulation and training services contractor Quantum3D Government Systems…
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Orbital ATK’s Cygnus Spacecraft Leaves ISS to Start Secondary Missions

An Orbital ATK-built Cygnus spacecraft has departed from the International Space Station after a commercial resupply mission to start two secondary mission objectives. The S.S. Alan Poindexter spacecraft will launch the Spacecraft Fire Experiment-II to help study the behavior of fires in microgravity, then deploy CubeSats into orbit to support weather forecasting, Orbital ATK said Monday…
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NIH Seeks Industry Input on Digital Scientific Data Sharing, Mgmt & Citation Strategies

The National Institutes of Health has asked industry to provide information on scientific data sharing and management methods as well as standards for software and data citation. NIH issued the request for information as part of the implementation of the agency’s Plan for Increasing Access to Scientific Publications and Digital Scientific Data from NIH Funded Scientific Research that was issued in February 2015, NIH said in a notice posted Nov…
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By Light, Intelsat Partner to Deliver Satcom Services to DLA’s Haiti Hurricane Relief Efforts

The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded By Light Professional IT Services a three-month contract to support satellite communication services for hurricane relief efforts in Haiti. By Light said Monday it will combine the firm’s engineering expertise with Intelsat‘s Ku-band Galaxy 18 satellite platform to provide communications support to first responders…
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Echodyne Tests Detect and Avoid Radar on Commercial Drone; Eben Frankenburg Comments

Echodyne has completed an airborne test of a detect-and-avoid radar technology mounted on a commercial small unmanned aerial vehicle. The company said Nov. 8 its radar is designed to help UAVs sense moving and stationary obstacles with radar vision when drones fly through the airspace beyond the operator’s line of sight…
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November 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Advances, KBR & Leidos Get Upgrades as Cubic Falls on Guidance Miss

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index advanced for a third consecutive session Monday on a mix of contributions from large primes and services stocks but a sharp fall by Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) pared the GCI’s gain after the contractor’s guidance missed analysts’ expectations…
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