Posts from GovConWire for 12/16/2016

Raytheon to Begin Cryptographic Unit Production for Air Force Under $459M IDIQ Award

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has secured a potential five-year, $459 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to begin full-rate production of cryptographic units  designed to help the U.S…
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Bell Boeing Secures $412M in Navy Contract Modifications to Repair Osprey Aircraft Parts

A joint venture of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Bell Helicopter has received two contract modifications worth potentially $411.9 million combined to repair various parts of the U.S. Navy‘s V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft…
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Lockheed’s Venture Capital Arm Buys Minority Stake in Chip Maker IQ-Analog

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has purchased a minority stake in San Diego-based semiconductor firm IQ-Analog for an undisclosed amount through the former’s venture capital arm, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday…
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NASA Launches Cyclone Tracking Satellite Aboard Orbital ATK-Built Pegasus Rocket

A NASA satellite system designed to collect weather data for use in tropical cyclone forecasting lifted off Thursday aboard the Orbital ATK-built Pegasus rocket. Pegasus carried the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System into low-Earth orbit after the rocket was deployed at approximately 39,000 feet from Orbital ATK’s Stargazer L-1011 carrier aircraft that took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida, Orbital ATK said Thursday…
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Navy Awards Lockheed $181M F-35 Logistics, Sustainment Contract Modification

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) aeronautics business a $181.2 million contract modification to perform recurring logistics and sustainment work on F-35 fighter jets for U…
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Deltek Report: IT Policies, Infrastructure Upgrade Efforts to Drive Federal Data Security Spend

A new Deltek report predicts that federal spending on information security will reach $12.0 billion in fiscal 2021, up from $9.3 billion during fiscal 2016, as cybersecurity continues to be a priority for many agencies…
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Trump Picks Rep. Ryan Zinke to Head Interior Dept

Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Montana) has been chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as secretary of the Interior Department, USA Today reported Thursday. David Jackson writes Zinke is a former U.S. Navy SEAL and is in his second term in the House following his re-election in November…
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Army Engineers Seek Waterborne Commerce Data Collection Support Sources

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants information on small businesses that can assist USACE’s Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center in U.S. foreign transportation data collection efforts. USACE is interested in working with a contractor to collect and deliver comprehensive information  similar to manifest data gathered by the Customs Border and Protection or the bills of lading filed by shipping companies to CBP, the Army said in a sources sought notice published Tuesday on FedBizOpps…
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3 Firms Land Spots on $99M Army High-Explosive Mortar Cartridge Support Contract

Three companies have secured positions on a potential five-year, $99.5 million contract to help the U.S. Army load, assemble and pack 60- and 81-millimeter high-explosive mortar cartridges. American Ordnance, Day & Zimmermann and Canadian Commercial Corp…
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ODNI: Intell Community to Publicly Release Findings of Election-Related Foreign Intrusion Review

The Intelligence Community has begun to review foreign actions to influence U.S. presidential elections from 2008 to 2016 under an order from President Barack Obama. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Wednesday the IC will brief Congress upon completion of the study and release the findings to the public…
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December 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Ends 3-Day Slide on HII & Services Gains

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index inched higher Thursday to end its three-day streak of declines on a large gain by Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) and contributions from services-oriented companies as U…
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