Posts from GovConWire for 12/15/2016

MC Dean Awarded $163M Contract to Support Pentagon Force Protection Org’s Electronic Security Systems

M.C. Dean has secured a potential five-year, $163 million contract from the Washington Headquarters Services to provide integrated security services to the Pentagon Force Protection Agency. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract covers installation, maintenance and repair and support work on PFPA’s electronic security systems in the National Capital Region, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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Former Maximus Exec Helene Fisher Named DLH Danya President; Zach Parker Comments

Helene Fisher, former program manager and vice president at Maximus‘ (NYSE: MMS) federal services division, has been appointed president of DLH Holdings Corp.‘s (Nasdaq: DLHC) DLH Danya subsidiary and a newly established operating unit at the Atlanta-based healthcare and logistics contractor…
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Navy Vet Bruce Hardy Joins Drone Aviation as Sales VP; Jay Nussbaum Comments

Bruce Hardy, formerly vice president of business development at security consulting firm Panthera Solutions, has joined Drone Aviation Holding Corp. as vice president of sales. Hardy will lead Drone Aviation’s business expansion efforts for the company’s aerostats and tethered drones within the U…
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NASA Seeks R&D Proposals for Future Robotic Planetary Mission

NASA has begun to solicit proposals for a robotic planetary mission that the space agency aims to launch by the mid-2020s. The agency said Friday the future program will serve as the fourth mission under NASA’s New Frontiers portfolio that includes the New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt; the Juno mission to Jupiter; and the OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission…
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Boeing-NCDMM-SwRI Team to Help Air Force Develop Multipurpose Robotic Tech

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $6.7 million contract to a team comprised of Boeing, Southwest Research Institute and the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining to help the military branch develop software and technology for a multi-process robotic system…
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Parsons Subsidiary Lands Cybercom Support Task Order; Carey Smith Comments

Parsons‘ Secure Mission Solutions subsidiary has secured a five-year task order from the General Services Administration to provide support services for the U.S. Cyber Command. Parsons said Wednesday it will help USCYBERCOM address its capability development group’s requirements through research and development, engineering, test and evaluation, information technology and professional services…
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Retired Navy Adm. Kirkland Donald to Join Board of Huntington Ingalls Industries

Kirkland Donald, a retired U.S. Navy admiral and former CEO of Systems Planning and Analysis, will officially join Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ (NYSE: HII) board of directors Jan. 1. The 37-year Navy veteran previously directed the military branch’s Naval Nuclear Propulsion program until he retired in 2013, HII said Wednesday…
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Metron to Design Autonomous Tech for Navy UUVs

Metron has won a potential four-year, $33.9 million contract to help the U.S. Navy design, test and implement software to facilitate autonomous operation of unmanned undersea vehicles. The company will also design and integrate government-provided hardware to help address autonomy goals for various military missions, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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CNAS: DoD Should Implement ‘Optionality Strategy’ to Maintain Technological Edge

The Center for a New American Security has said the Defense Department should adopt a new strategic approach that seeks to expand technical and military options through a diverse set of concepts and capabilities in order to maintain technological advantage…
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December 14 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Turn Lower After Rate Hike Announcement

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index turned from neutral to negative territory Wednesday as did the U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for only a second time since the 2008 financial crisis…
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