Posts from GovConWire for 01/18/2017

NASA Vet William Parsons Joins PAE-BWXT JV S3 as President

William “Bill” Parsons, an 18-year NASA veteran, has been named president of Syncom Space Services, a joint venture of PAE and BWX Technologies (NYSE: BWXT). Parsons will oversee S3’s operations at NASA that include management of facility operations, test and manufacturing services and maintenance requirements at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi and Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, PAE said Tuesday…
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Northrop to Support Air Force’s Battlefield Comms Relay Under $140M Contract Modification

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) a one-year, $140 million contract modification to provide payload and operations support for an airborne communications relay that works to help warfighters transmit data and gain situational awareness…
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DLA Awards GE $98M Delivery Order to Reproduce F110 Military Jet Engines

General Electric (NYSE: GE) will remanufacture F110 military aircraft engines for the U.S. Air Force under a $98.1 million firm-fixed-priced delivery order from the Defense Logistics Agency. The Defense Department said Tuesday that GE will perform work through through Oct…
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Reuters: Airbus Defense Chief Anticipates EU Military Spending Changes by 2018

Dirk Hoke, CEO of Airbus‘ defense and space segment, has said he expects to see changes to military spending in Europe next year and anticipates “intensive” discussions among European countries about the future of NATO, Reuters reported Tuesday…
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Siemens’ US CEO Judy Marks to Chair Foundation Board; David Etzwiler Comments

Judy Marks, CEO of Siemens‘ U.S. subsidiary, has been appointed as chair of the board of directors at the company’s philanthropic arm. She will lead the Siemens Foundation board as it works to help develop future scientists and engineers as well as sustain a workforce focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the foundation said Tuesday…
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NIST Unveils 2017 Funding Opportunity for Small Business-Led Tech R&D Projects

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has announced plans to award individual grants worth up to $100,000 to help small businesses research and develop technology platforms. NIST said Thursday the 2017 Small Business Innovation Research initiative seeks applications in 24 technology areas that are classified under collaboration and partnership; data and modeling; precision measurements; and systems…
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Air Force Exercises Option to Acquire St. Louis Site for New NGA West HQ

The U.S. Air Force has exercised the option to purchase a site in the city of St. Louis for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s new west headquarters. NGA said Friday it expects the property acquisition for the Next NGA West campus, which will be based at the corner of north Jefferson and Cass avenues, to occur by the end of fiscal year 2017…
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UltiSat Awarded DISA Task Order to Support NGA Deployable Comm Systems

UltiSat has received a task order from the Defense Information Systems Agency to provide Ku-band bandwidth capacity to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency‘s deployable communications systems…
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Reportlinker: Global C4ISR Market to Grow 2.85% Annually Through 2026

A new Reportlinker study predicts the global C4ISR systems market will grow at a 2.85 percent compound annual growth rate through 2026 due to an increasing demand for interoperable and integrated systems…
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VIDEO: Army flies hoverbike prototype

Dr. William Roper, director of the Strategic Capabilities Office at Office of the Secretary of Defense and members of his staff visited the U.S. Army Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Jan…
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January 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Down on Shipbuilder Declines, Financials Drive S&P 500 Lower

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index tumbled Tuesday on declines from major military shipbuilders and defense technology makers as U.S. stocks traded lower with a 2.28-percent decline by financial shares the main contributor after a three-day weekend for equity markets…
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