Posts from GovConWire for 01/12/2017

CenturyLink to Implement Additional Network Services Under DoD Fiber Optic Net Contract

CenturyLink has added software-defined networking and network functions virtualization services to a previously awarded contract that requires the company to install a fiber-optic network for the Defense Department…
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Trump Taps VA Health System Chief David Shulkin to Serve as Secretary

David Shulkin, undersecretary of health at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to serve as VA secretary. “Shulkin has the experience and the vision to ensure we will meet the healthcare needs of every veteran… an incredibly gifted doctor who is using his elite talents for medicine to care for our heroes,” Trump said in a statement released Wednesday…
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VA Posts Enterprise Mobile Mgmt System RFI

The Department of Veterans Affairs has begun to explore potential industry sources of a managed system to facilitate management of authorized mobile phones and tablets across the VA enterprise. VA said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday it looks to migrate approximately 38,000 devices from its current cloud hosting environment and mobile device management software to another private cloud hosted and MDM platforms…
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Vice Adm. Bill Moran: Navy Urges Trump Administration to Fund Ship Maintenance First

U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Bill Moran, vice chief of naval operations, has said service branch leaders have told President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team that the Navy needs additional funds to initially support maintenance and modernization of its current fleet of 274 ships prior to procurement of new vessels, USNI News reported Wednesday…
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NASA Plans Earth Science Data Acquisition From Small Satellite Operators

NASA looks to procure imaging and radio occultation data from commercial small satellite companies to help address the space agency’s Earth science research goals, Space News reported Wednesday…
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General Dynamics Accepts Orders for Bluefin SandShark Underwater Drone

General Dynamics’ mission systems business has said customers in the defense, science and commercial sectors can place an order for an autonomous underwater vehicle through the company’s website. Bluefin SandShark is part of General Dynamics’ Bluefin Robotics suite of underwater drones and is designed to dive down to up to 656 feet and navigate to up to five knots, the company said Wednesday…
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BlackMesh Debuts Security-Focused Cloud Offering for Govt Agencies; Jason Ford Comments

BlackMesh has introduced a new cloud platform that focuses on security services as part of efforts to extend technology offerings to the government sector. The company said Tuesday its new government-focused cloud platform is designed to comply with federal and state requirements for data storage and security…
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Lockheed Seals 3rd Air Force Missile Warning Satellite Ahead of Launch

Lockheed Martin has enclosed a missile warning satellite the company built for the U.S. Air Force in a protective launch vehicle fairing in preparation for a scheduled Jan. 19 launch. The third Space-Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite went through encapsulation at Cape Canaveral, Florida, where it will be deployed aboard a United Launch Alliance-made Atlas V rocket, Lockheed said Tuesday…
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VIDEO: Iridium NEXT Slot Swap

Insights into Iridium’s NEXT Satellite slot swap.
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January 11 Market Close: GovCon Index Lower, Lockheed Hits 2% Intraday Decline After Trump F-35 Remarks

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index pared losses Wednesday afternoon but closed lower for the session as McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) and large primes weighed despite gains by all three of the U.S.’ major stock indices…
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