Posts from GovConWire for 01/19/2017

Executive Mosaic 2017 Wash100 to be Launched on January 26th – Countdown 7 Days

On Thursday, January 26th Executive Mosaic will be honoring the top 100 recipients for the 2017 Wash100 award. The list is comprised of influential leaders, from the public and private sector who have impacted the government contracting industry…
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OST Wins $248M Army Systems Engineering, Technical Support Contract

Optimal Solutions and Technologies has won a potential $248 million firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Army for systems engineering and technical assistance support services. The Defense Department said Wednesday OST will provide the services to the Army’s program executive office for simulation, training and instrumentation as well as limited customers related to the PEO STRI mission…
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Senate Panel OKs James Mattis’ Nomination for DoD Secretary Post

The Senate Armed Services Committee recommended the nomination of James Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general, as Defense Department secretary through a 26-1 vote Wednesday. The committee said Wednesday it will hand over Mattis’ official nomination to the full Senate for confirmation…
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Leidos to Continue Support for Army Simulation, Training Systems

The U.S. Army has awarded Leidos a one-year, $22 million delivery order to provide terrain data and battlefield equipment to support training environments for the military branch’s simulation systems…
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Retired Navy Adm. James Winnefeld Joins Raytheon Board; Thomas Kennedy Comments

James Winnefeld Jr., a retired U.S. Navy admiral and former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has been elected to Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) board of directors. The 37-year Navy veteran previously led the North American Aerospace Defense Command and the U…
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AUDS Team’s Counter-UAV System Obtains Tech Readiness Level 9 Status

A anti-unmanned aerial vehicle defense system from a team of three U.K.-based technology companies has achieved technology readiness level 9 status after the platform’s deployment with U.S. forces…
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Frank Kendall Urges Next Administration to Prioritize Defense R&D, Modernization Investments

Frank Kendall, the Defense Department‘s top acquisition official, has said funding defense technology research, development and modernization programs should be a priority for the next administration, DoD News reported Wednesday…
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Polaris Alpha Subsidiary to Offer R&D, Technical Services Through Navy IDIQ Contract

Polaris Alpha‘s EOIR Technologies subsidiary has secured a position on a five-year, $48 million contract that covers research, development and technical support services for the U.S. Navy‘s corporate laboratory…
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Senate Armed Services Committee Unveils New Subcommittee Leaders, Ranking Members

The Senate Armed Services Committee has selected chairpersons and ranking members who will lead the panel’s subcommittees in the 115th Congress. SASC said Wednesday Sens. John McCain (R-Arizona) and Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island), respective chairman and ranking member of the committee, will serve as ex-officio members of all armed services subcommittees…
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Gen. David Goldfein: Air Force Eyes Light-Attack Aircraft Search in Spring

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein has said the service branch looks to begin its search for a light-attack aircraft this spring, the National Defense magazine reported Wednesday. Vivienne Machi writes Goldfein said at an American Enterprise Institute event the military branch plans to collaborate with defense contractors to conduct an experiment called OA-X to find a potential commercial-off-the-shelf light-attack aircraft or a low-end fighter plane designed to perform close-air support missions…
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VIDEO: Iridium CEO – SpaceX right team to be working with

Matthew Desch, Iridium Communications CEO, speaks to CNBCs Morgan Brennan about SpaceXs recent launch of Iridium satellites into space, and the “ambitious schedule” to come.
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January 18 Market Close: GovCon Index Higher, US Stocks Mixed After Fed Chair Speech

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded higher Wednesday on help from its large-cap components against mixed U.S. stock movements as investors awaited Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen’s speech on the U…
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