Posts from GovConWire for 11/28/2016

Lockheed Gets $1.3B Upfront DoD Payment to Begin Lot 10 F-35 Production

The Defense Department has paid Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) an upfront fee of $1.28 billion to bankroll the 10th batch of F-35 aircraft through a potential $7.19 billion “undefinitized” contract action by DoD, Bloomberg reported Wednesday…
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Air Force Taps S4 for $99M Northcom, NORAD IT Systems Mgmt IDIQ

S4 Inc. has won a $99 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide information technology systems management support to the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command. The Defense Department said Friday that S4 will handle classified and unclassified data, voice and video networks of Northcom and NORAD under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract…
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Bruce Samuelsen Promoted to Alion Science COO; Bahman Atefi Comments

Bruce Samuelsen, formerly special adviser to Alion Science and Technology CEO Bahman Atefi, has been promoted to chief operating officer at the McLean, Virginia-based government technology and engineering services contractor…
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Report: DoD Eyes $3B Investment for Underwater Drone Development

The Defense Department plans to invest up to $3 billion in funds in an effort to build and field unmanned underwater vehicles designed to perform surveillance operations, the Washington Post reported Thursday…
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Pentaho’s Quentin Gallivan: Open-Source Framework, Analytics Tools Key to Agencies’ Data Integration Efforts

Quentin Gallivan, CEO of Hitachi Data Systems’ Pentaho subsidiary, has said government agencies should develop a “centralized” plan that seeks to leverage the use of business analytics tools and an open-source framework like Hadoop in order to facilitate data integration and access…
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Orbital ATK’s Cygnus Spacecraft Puts 4 Spire Global CubeSats Into Orbit

An Orbital ATK-built Cygnus spacecraft has deployed four small satellites from Spire Global above the International Space Station’s orbit as part of a secondary mission, Space News reported Saturday…
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Donna Harris to Step Down as Co-CEO of D.C. Incubator 1776

Donna Harris is due to step down from her role as co-CEO of Washington, D.C.-based seed fund and startup incubator 1776 by the end of January 2017. She will remain at 1776 as a board member and partner in the fund while her co-CEO and co-founder Evan Burfield will become the sole CEO, the company said Wednesday…
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MARCO to Continue Support for DARPA’s Multi-University Research Network Devt Program

Microelectronics Advanced Research Corp. has secured a $15.5 million contract modification to continue to help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency establish a network of multi-university research centers in the U…
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General Dynamics Secures Navy Ship & Submarine Yard Services Contract

A General Dynamics subsidiary has received a $24.7 million contract to provide planning yard services for the U.S. Navy‘s nuclear-powered submarines and moored training ships. General Dynamics Electric Boat will furnish, manufacture and procure materials, supplies and services necessary for the operation of the planning yard for nuclear-powered submarine reactor and propulsion facilities, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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GAO: FAA Should Review Regulatory Framework for Space Support Vehicles, Clarify Financial Responsibility Rules to Spaceport Operators

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Transportation Department’s secretary to call on the Federal Aviation Administration chief to analyze whether FAA’s regulatory structure is applicable to space support vehicles…
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November 28 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts 3rd Straight Record Close, Weekly Gain

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index climbed 0.721 percent to 89.518 for the shortened trading session Friday to register a third consecutive record-high close as gainers outnumbered decliners by a 4-to-1 ratio…
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