Posts from GovConDaily 01/13/2017

Lockheed CEO: New Deal to Cut Costs on Next F-35 Line ‘Close’

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is “close to a deal” on a new contract that would “significantly” bring down costs of the next line of F-35 fighter jets and add 1,800 new jobs at its Fort Worth, Texas facility that houses production, the company’s chief executive said Friday after a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump…
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Mary Davie: GSA Unveils Rebranded Office of Information Technology Category

The General Services Administration has changed the name of its Integrated Technology Service to the Office of Information Technology Category and modified the ITC’s framework to align with agencies and industry partners…
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Space News: NASA Delays Contract Awards for Asteroid Redirect Mission Amid Budget Uncertainty

NASA has pushed back a contract award and other grants for the Asteroid Redirect Mission due to budget uncertainty, Space News reported Thursday. Jeff Foust writes ARM Program Director Michele Gates told a NASA Small Bodies Assessment Group meeting the agency will award a contract for the spacecraft bus of ARM’s robotic segment in May instead of March…
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Army Vet Rhett Hernandez Named Thycotic Adviser on Public Sector Cybersecurity

Rhett Hernandez, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general and former commander of the Army Cyber Command, has joined Washington-based privileged account management technology provider Thycotic as strategic adviser for the public sector on cybersecurity matters…
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Harris to Help DoD Develop Narrowband Soldier Radio Waveform; Chris Young Comments

The National Spectrum Consortium has awarded Harris a three-year contract to produce a narrowband mode of the Defense Department‘s Soldier Radio Waveform. Harris said Wednesday the narrowband SRW will be designed to help reduce spectrum requirements for the deployment of an infantry brigade combat team and expand the warfighter’s point-to-point communications range…
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Maximus Unit Lands Spot on UK Govt Employment, Health Services Framework; Richard Montoni Comments

Maximus‘ Remploy subsidiary has secured a spot in Region Six on a framework the U.K. government plans to use for the provision of employment and health services. The company said Thursday Remploy may bid as a prime contractor for contracts procured in Wales via the Umbrella Agreement for the provision of Employment and Health Related Services, which also covers opportunities for the country’s new Work and Health program…
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National Association of Corporate Directors Issues New Edition of Cyber-Risk Oversight Guide

The National Association of Corporate Directors has issued a new edition of its cyber-risk oversight handbook in an effort to help private sector managers and boards of directors mitigate downside losses in their organizations, Federal News Radio reported Thursday…
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Capt. Gisele Bonitz Named Space & Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific Commanding Officer

Capt. Gisele Bonitz, executive officer of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, has been appointed commanding officer of SSS Pacific. She took over the post from Capt. Kurt Rothenhaus, who has been SSC Pacific’s commanding officer since 2013, during a change-of-command ceremony held Monday at SSC Pacific in San Diego, the U…
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VIDEO: Surface Naval Association Symposium kicks off.

SNA 2017 begins in Crystal City, Virginia.
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