Posts from GovConWire for 12/09/2016

State Dept OKs $8.6B in Helicopter, Missile, Logistics Support Requests from 4 US Allies

The State Department has approved foreign military sales agreements worth approximately $8.6 billion combined with Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Morocco. Saudi Arabia requested to buy 48 Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) CH-47F Chinook helicopters, aircraft engines, GPS inertial navigation platforms, machine guns and common missile warning systems from the U…
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GSA Green-Lights Small Biz Portion of Human Capital & Training GWAC Vehicle

The General Services Administration has issued a notice to proceed for the small-business portion of a potential $11.5 billion governmentwide acquisition contract vehicle meant to help agencies access customized human capital strategy, organizational performance, training and development support services…
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Air Force Awards Leidos $350M Joint Mission Planning System Integration IDIQ

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has been awarded a potential 11-year, $350 million contract by the U.S. Air Force to perform engineering integration work on the Joint Mission Planning System for military aircraft, weapon and sensor missions…
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Booz Allen, Deloitte, ReefPoint, WBB Win Military Health System Support Contracts

The U.S. Navy has awarded $45.8 million in contracts to Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH), Deloitte, ReefPoint Group and Whitney, Bradley & Brown for military health system-related support to the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery…
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Navy Issues Cyber, IT Training Support IDIQ Awards to 3 Companies

Onyx Consulting Services, CSR Group and Ultimate Knowledge have won separate contracts from the U.S. Navy for cyber and information technology training services to the Marine Corps Forces Cyber Command…
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Senate Sends $619B Fiscal 2017 NDAA to White House

The Senate sent the proposed $618.7 billion defense policy bill for fiscal year 2017 to the White House with a 92-7 vote days after the House passed the measure, Reuters reported Thursday. Patricia Zengerle writes the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act contains a $3…
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House OKs Stopgap Funding Bill in 326-96 Vote

House lawmakers voted 326-96 Thursday to pass a stopgap spending bill that would fund government operations through the end of April 2017, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Sarah Ferris writes Republican leaders expect the bill to reach President Barack Obama’s desk in time to prevent a government shutdown on Saturday…
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eGlobalTech to Deploy EPA’s Data Collection System on AWS Cloud

The Environmental Protection Agency has selected consulting firm eGlobalTech to deploy the agency’s information collection system on Amazon Web Services’ cloud platform. EGlobalTech said Wednesday it will work to update, restore, operate and maintain EPA’s Information Collection Request, Review and Approval System under a new task order…
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Trump Nominates Fast-Food CEO Andy Puzder as Labor Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has nominated CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder as secretary of the Labor Department, USA Today reported Thursday. USA Today’s David Jackson quoted Trump as saying that Puzder can help the incoming administration to enforce occupational safety standards and reduce “unnecessary” federal regulations…
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Pelatron Technologies to Support Air Force F-16 Program Office

The U.S Air Force has awarded Pelatron Technologies a potential five-year, $22 million contract to provide a range of support services for the military branch’s F-16 aircraft-related programs. Pelatron will support software, systems and interface design, sustainment and intelligence analyst engineering activities of the F-16 systems program office, the Defense Department said Friday…
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December 8 Market Close: GovCon Index Drops on Steep Prime Declines, SAIC Climbs on Earnings Beat

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index tumbled Thursday on steep losses among several of its large-cap prime components as U.S. stocks posted a small advance to a new record high close with financial shares the top performers at a 1-percent gain and industrials the largest laggards…
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