Posts from GovConWire for 12/27/2016

Melissa Hathaway: Trump Should Prioritize Energy, Telecom, Financial Cybersecurity in Budget Plan

Melissa Hathaway, president of consulting firm Hathaway Global Strategies, has called on President-elect Donald Trump to prioritize cybersecurity initiatives in his budget plan. Hathaway wrote in an opinion piece published Sunday on The Post and Courier that Trump must focus on efforts to secure energy, telecommunications and financial systems against what she noted are increasing cyber risks as the systems become connected to the internet…
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Lockheed CEO Marillyn Hewson Offers Trump ‘Personal Commitment’ to Reduce F-35 Cost

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) CEO Marillyn Hewson has said she assured President-elect Donald Trump that the company will work to reduce the cost of the F-35 fighter aircraft, CNN reported Friday. Danielle Wiener-Bronner writes Hewson made the remarks in a Twitter post Friday a day after Trump asked Boeing (NYSE: BA) to quote a competing price for its F-18 Super Hornet fighter aircraft due to cost overruns in the F-35 program…
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General Atomics Secures $349M Air Force Predator, Reaper UAS Support Contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a General Atomics subsidiary a $349.1 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide support services for the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial systems. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc…
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Pratt & Whitney to Support F119 Engine Sustainment Under $314M Air Force Contract Modification

 Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) subsidiary, has received a $313.9 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to help maintain F119-PW-100 engines. The Defense Department said Friday the contract covers necessary parts for engine sustainment…
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Gary Wang, Peter O’Donoghue Join Unisys Federal as VPs; PV Puvvada Comments

Gary Wang, a former chief technology officer at IBM (NYSE: IBM), and Peter O’Donoghue, a former vice president at CSRA (NYSE: CSRA), will serve as VPs within Unisys‘ (NYSE: UIS) federal business…
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Report: FBI Investigates China-Linked Cyber Breach at FDIC

The FBI has begun to investigate a security breach at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. that started in 2010 and included the computer of then-FDIC Chairwoman Sheila Bair, Reuters reported Friday. Individuals familiar with the matter told Reuters that senior officials at FDIC believe the breach, which is being investigated by the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, is associated with cyber threat actors backed by China’s military…
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December 27 Morning Report: GovCon Index Flat in Pre-Holiday Trading Session

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed Friday with a 0.001-point gain to 88.541 to remain nearly flat in the last day of trading before the holiday. Financial markets were thinly traded and showed minor change before the weekend…
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