Posts from GovConWire for 12/02/2016

Trump to Appoint Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as DoD Secretary

James Mattis, a retired U.S. Marine Corps general, has been selected by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as secretary of the Defense Department, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Dan Lamothe writes Trump announced his plan to appoint Mattis during a post-election rally Thursday in Cincinnati…
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IT Vet David Rubal Joins DLT Solutions as Data & Analytics Chief Technologist

David Rubal, a former vice president at Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), has been named chief technologist for data and analytics at Herndon, Virginia-based government technology services contractor DLT Solutions…
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17 Firms Win Spots on Potential $750M Navy Support Services IDIQ

The U.S. Navy has awarded 17 companies positions on a potential five-year, $750 million contract to provide a wide range of support services for the military branch’s operations in U.S. states and Puerto Rico…
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Lockheed to Supply France With C-130J Variant Under $133M Contract Modification

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded a four-year, $133.4 million contract modification by the U.S. Air Force to provide a stretch version of the C-130J Super Hercules airlifter to France. Lockheed’s aeronautics business will build C-130J-30 aircraft for the French military at a company facility in Marietta, Georgia, and is scheduled to finish work by Aug…
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DHS Issues ‘Other Transaction’ Solicitation for Financial Sector Cybersecurity Tech Program

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology branch has published an “other transaction” solicitation notice for a five-year innovation program that aims to develop cybersecurity tools for critical U…
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Compromise 2017 NDAA to Designate Cybercom as Full Combatant Command

The final version of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017 would remove the U.S. Cyber Command under the supervision of the U.S. Strategic Command and establish Cybercom as a unified combatant command, C4ISRNet reported Thursday…
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NIST Releases Interactive Tool for Cybersecurity Job Seekers

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a CompTIA-built interactive online tool designed to help job seekers find cyber career-related information. Rodney Petersen, director of the NIST-led National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, unveiled CyberSeek at the 2016 NICE conference in Kansas City, Missouri, CompTIA said Nov…
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Microsoft Secures Air Force Network Enterprise Support Contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Microsoft a four-year, $44.7 million contract to provide proactive and reactive services in support of the military service’s network enterprise. USAF aims to increase the operational efficiency, performance and uptime of AFNet with Microsoft Premier Support, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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American Systems to Provide Engineering Services to DoD’s Developmental, Test & Evaluation Org

American Systems will provide warfare area staff specialists to the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Developmental Test and Evaluation under a $5.7 million contract from the Washington Headquarters Services…
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DHA: Updated Tricare Retail Pharmacy Network Adds Walgreens Pharmacies

The Defense Health Agency has announced that the revised Tricare retail pharmacy network will add Walgreens-run pharmacies, effective Dec. 1, DoD News reported Wednesday. George Jones, chief of pharmacy operation at DHA, said the network will operate at least 57,000 retail pharmacies that include grocery store and community pharmacies as well as retail chains across the country…
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December 1 Market Close: GovCon Index Flat on Services Stock Declines & Aerospace Gains

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed at a slight decline Thursday to start the final month of 2016 as sharp declines by government services contractors offset large gains for aerospace stocks in a session that saw U…
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