Posts from GovConWire for 11/23/2016

Air Force Picks 16 Firms for $11.4B Fielded Active Weapon Tech Services IDIQ

The U.S. Air Force has awarded positions on a potential seven-year, $11.40 billion contract to 16 companies for support services to the Defense Department‘s fielded active weapon systems. The Air Force Sustainment Center in Oklahoma received 25 offers for the Contract Field Teams indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract through a competitive procurement, DoD said Thursday…
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Boeing-Bell JV Gets $267M Modification on Osprey Military Aircraft Logistics Contract

A joint venture of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Bell Helicopter has received a $267.25 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide additional logistics support for the V-22 Ospreys of the Marine Corps, Air Force and Special Operations Command…
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SpaceX to Provide Falcon 9 Launch Services for NASA’s Surface Water Survey Satellite

Space Exploration Technologies has been chosen by NASA to help the space agency launch a satellite designed for global survey of Earth’s surface water. NASA said Wednesday it expects the cost of launch service, spacecraft processing, payload integration and tracking, data and telemetry support for the Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission to reach $112 million…
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Reports: Canada Eyes Interim Purchase of 18 Boeing-Built Super Hornets

Canada plans to buy 18 Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft from the U.S. government on a temporary basis for an undisclosed amount in an effort to support the country’s existing fleet of CF-18 fighter jets, National Post reported Tuesday…
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Maj. Gen. James Dickinson Nominated to Lead Army Space & Missile Defense Command

Maj. Gen. James Dickinson, chief of staff of the U.S. Strategic Command, has been nominated to succeed the retiring Lt. Gen. David Mann as head of the U.S. Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command, waaytv…
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Jane Rathbun: DoD Seeks to Streamline Business IT System Acquisition Through New Guidance

The Defense Department plans to release new guidance that seeks to streamline the procurement process for business information technology systems, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jane Rathbun, deputy director for defense business systems, said at the Federal IT Acquisition Summit in Washington that the guidance would require defense officials in charge of the development of business systems requirements to collaborate with acquisition professionals, Jared Serbu writes…
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LMI Wins $58M Contract to Support Army ERP Service Implementation

Logistics Management Institute has won a three-year, $58.5 million contract to help the U.S. Army implement enterprise resource planning services for the military branch’s global combat support system…
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SAP Unveils Citizen Engagement Platform for Govt Organizations

SAP has partnered with UXC Oxygen to develop a citizen engagement platform designed to help government customers deliver citizen services. The citizen engagement offering builds on SAP’s efforts to provide industry-specific accelerators through SAP Hybris’ commerce platform, the company said Tuesday…
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Intelsat Subsidiary to Provide Satellite Connectivity for Army Tests Under DISA Task Order

An Intelsat subsidiary has secured a task order from the Defense Information Systems Agency to provide satellite connectivity to RiteNet Corp. in support of the U.S. Army‘s tests. Intelsat General said Thursday RiteNet will use Ku-band capacity on an Intelsat satellite to supply ongoing and surge capacity for the Army’s Warfighter Information Network…
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Amtrak Taps Phase One to Support Mobile Mgmt Tool for Chicago’s Union Station; Jodi Huston Comments

Phase One has been selected to support a mobile management tool Amtrak will use to manage processes at Chicago’s Union Station. Phase One said Friday the company will leverage its Salesforce application to help Amtrak manage train turn-around times and streamline the station’s processes…
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November 22 Market Close: GovCon Index, S&P 500 Notch Record Closes to Extend Post-Election Rally

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index set a new closing record Tuesday with a 1-percent gain paced by defense prime and government services stocks as the U.S. bellwether S&P 500 also ended at an all-time high in spite of healthcare stock declines…
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