Posts from GovConWire for 12/05/2016

ULA to Support Air Force Launch Vehicle Configuration Under $269M Contract Modification

United Launch Alliance has received a $269.2 million contract modification to configure the Delta IV Heavy rocket as part of the U.S. Air Force‘s launch vehicle production requirement for fiscal year 2017…
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GSA Solicits Letters of Interest for Construction Mgmt Support for New FBI HQ

The General Services Administration has asked potential vendors to submit letters of interest to provide construction management services for the new consolidated FBI headquarters in Washington. GSA said in a FedBizOpps presolicitation notice posted Thursday CM support for the bureau’s future 2…
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DigitalGlobe Unveils First Public Image From WorldView-4 Satellite

DigitalGlobe has unveiled the first public image from the Lockheed Martin-built WorldView-4 satellite that carries a Harris-made imaging payload. The image was taken on Nov. 26 and features the Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Shibuya, Tokyo which will host Olympic events in 2020, DigitalGlobe said Friday…
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Navy Taps Compass Systems for Aircraft Procurement, Sustainment Support Contract

Compass Systems has received a potential five-year, $27.4 million contract to support the U.S. Navy‘s new technology development and aircraft procurement and sustainment efforts. The Defense Department said Friday the company will provide non-technical management and materials and non-materials engineering support services under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract…
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Splunk’s Kevin Davis: Big Data, Analytics Tools Could Help Agencies Derive Operational Intell from Machine Data

Kevin Davis, vice president for public sector at Splunk (Nasdaq: SPLK), has said government agencies should implement big data and analytics platforms in an effort to generate insights or “operational intelligence” from machine data and facilitate the decision-making process…
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European Space Agency Pledges $11B to Space-Related Projects; Jan Worner Comments

Member countries in the European Space Agency have pledged $11 billion to support  various space-related projects that include a mission to launch a life-seeking rover to Mars by 2020, Deutsche Welle reported Friday…
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Bill Gerstenmaier: NASA Aims to Shorten 1st Orion EM-2 Manned Mission to 8 Days

NASA has proposed a new concept that seeks to shorten the duration of first manned mission of the Orion spacecraft to eight days based on the analysis of risks associated with the planned first crewed flight, Space News reported Friday…
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BAE, NFU Mutual to Collaborate on Financial Crime Detection, Prevention System

BAE Systems has received a contract to help NFU Mutual develop a system for the insurance company to protect customers against fraud and financial crimes. The partnership seeks to utilize external and internal data sources to identify fraudsters at the point of sale, BAE said Friday…
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Army Breaks Ground on New Cyber Command Complex in Georgia; Eric Fanning Comments

The U.S. Army has broken ground on a new facility at Fort Gordon in Georgia designed to combine the service branch’s cyber, education, training and capability development operations. Army Secretary Eric Fanning and Lt…
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ORAU Seeks Applicants for 2017 Air Force Research Lab Internship Program

ORAU has started to accept applications from graduate and undergraduate students for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s 2017 Summer Repperger Research Internship Program. The 10-week program will provide mentorship on AFRL projects to science, technology, engineering and math students and applicants can apply for appointments in Dayton, Ohio, or San Antonio, Texas, ORAU said Friday…
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December 5 Morning Report: GovCon Index Records 4th Weekly Gain on November Jobs Data, Likely Interest Hike

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed Friday up 0.442 percent to 89.812 and ended the week with its fourth straight five-day advance on reports of nonfarm public and private sector payrolls in November above analyst expectations and a likely interest rate increase Dec…
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