Posts from GovConWire for 01/25/2017

Booz Allen Completes Aquilent Purchase to Expand Digital Footprint

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) has concluded its acquisition of Aquilent, also known as eGov Holdings, as part of efforts to grow digital service offerings for the federal sector. Both companies first announced the $250 million deal in November and Booz Allen said Tuesday it estimates that Laurel, Maryland-based Aquilent will contribute nearly $20 million to fiscal 2017 revenue…
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Trump Asks Frank Klotz to Remain as NNSA Chief

Frank Klotz, a retired Air Force lieutenant general and head of the National Nuclear Security Administration, has been asked by President Donald Trump to remain as NNSA chief until the administration names a successor to the post, Albuquerque Journal reported Monday…
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5 Firms Awarded $67M in Air Force Medical Support Contract Modifications

The U.S. Air Force has awarded five companies contract modifications worth $66.7 million combined for medical support services at 67 military treatment facilities across the U.S., District of Columbia and Guam…
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Cherokee Information Services Awarded Defense Stockpile Mgmt System Support Contract

Cherokee Information Services has been awarded a four-year, $33.6 million contract to support the Defense Threat Reduction Agency‘s defense stockpile management system. The company will perform work at Fort Belvoir in Virginia and at Kirkland Air Force Base in New Mexico through Jan…
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OMB Nominee Rep. Mick Mulvaney Talks Federal Workforce, Hiring Freeze at Senate Confirmation Hearing

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-South Carolina), the White House’s nominee to head the Office of Management and Budget, has said he plans to determine ways on how to reward “exemplary” federal employees and deal with those that fail to meet expectations once confirmed, GovExec reported Tuesday…
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DCS to Support Navy Air Vehicle Test & Evaluation

DCS Corp. has won a one-year, $10.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide a range of technical services to the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s air vehicle test and evaluation division…
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Nutanix to Provide Computing Tech for Navy’s Deployable Joint C2 System Modernization Effort

Crown Point Systems has subcontracted Nutanix to provide enclave commercial off-the-shelf technology for a U.S. Navy deployable program of record that fields an integrated command-and-control system…
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James Mattis, Foreign Counterparts Discuss US Defense Partnerships with UK, Canada and NATO

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis has spoken with his counterparts from Canada and U.K. as well as NATO Secretary General Jens Soltenberg to discuss collaborative plans, partnerships and defense ties between the U…
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Boeing-Built ABS Communications Satellite Begins Commercial Service

A communications satellite that Boeing built for ABS has begun to provide services to customers in Africa, Middle East, Russia and Asia. Boeing said Monday ABS-2A is the second all-electric propulsion satellite that the company delivered to ABS following the launch of ABS-3A in 2015…
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VIDEO: SpaceX wants to use only reusable rockets

Using reusable rockets could make spaceflight cheaper — and it’s one of founder Elon Musk’s main goals. Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/66543/
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January 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Advances With Boeing Lift, Lockheed Drags on Dimmed Guidance & Sikorsky Material Weakness

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index traded higher Tuesday on a lift from Boeing (NYSE: BA) and government services stocks as Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) fell after the defense contractor reported material weaknesses related to internal controls for financial statements at its Sikorsky helicopter subsidiary…
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