Posts from GovConWire for 12/08/2016

NASA Taps A.I. Solutions for Potential $388M Launch Services Program Support IDIQ

A.I. Solutions has secured a potential $387.6 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support launch of NASA and agency-sponsored payloads aboard commercial expandable launch vehicles…
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Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly Chosen to Lead DHS Under Trump Administration

President-elect Donald Trump has picked John Kelly, a retired Marine general and former head of the U.S. Southern Command, to lead the Department of Homeland Security in the incoming administration, The New York Times reported Wednesday…
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4 Companies Win Spots on $47M Army Organizational, Technical Equipment Contract 

The U.S. Army has awarded four companies positions on a potential three-year, $47 million contract that covers organizational, administrative and technical personnel and equipment. The Defense Department said Wednesday contractors will provide staff and equipment to support theater combatant commands, theater special operations commands and other headquarters or command control elements of the Army…
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BAE Adds 6 Equipment Suppliers to UK Global Combat Ship Production Team; Geoff Searle Comments

BAE Systems has chosen an additional six companies to manufacture equipment for the U.K. navy’s first three Type 26 Global Combat Ships. BAE said Tuesday it currently works with 33 other firms that include 15 maritime equipment suppliers on the shipbuilding program…
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Defense News: Airbus Wins Potential $2.3B Search & Rescue Aircraft Replacement Contract With Canada

Canada has selected Airbus-built C-295 to serve as the next fixed-wing search-and-rescue aircraft and replace the country’s fleet of aging C-130s and Buffalo planes under a potential $2.3 billion contract, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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ID.me Helps VA Implement Online Veteran Healthcare Mgmt Tools; Blake Hall Comments

The Department of Veterans Affairs has implemented tools from small business ID.me in the agency’s online portal designed to help veterans manage their healthcare and benefits electronically. VA said Wednesday that Vets…
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Thomas Murphy to Be Nominated VA Undersecretary for Benefits

President Barack Obama intends to nominate Thomas Murphy, principal deputy undersecretary for benefits at the Department of Veteran Affairs, as VA undersecretary for benefits, the White House announced Tuesday…
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DARPA, Australian National University Discuss Night-Vision Tech Devt Project

A team of Australian National University researchers and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency have begun to discuss efforts to develop night vision glasses that could provide a direct view into infrared, The Sydney Morning Herald reported Wednesday…
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GSA Unveils 10-Year Administrative Services Delivery Vision

The General Services Administration has crafted a 10-year vision for the delivery of administrative mission support services to customers in the federal government. GSA said Wednesday its unified shared services management office collaborated with the Shared Service Governance Board, providers and clients to develop the administrative function support vision…
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December 7 Market Close: GovCon Index Posts All-Time Record Close, Extends Gain Streak to 5

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index posted a fifth straight gain to a new all-time record close Wednesday on strong performances by Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) and L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) as U…
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