Posts from GovConWire for 01/26/2017

Executive Mosaic Reveals 2017 Wash100 Inductees: GovCon Arena’s Most Influential Leaders & Voices

As we begin a new and exciting year in the GovCon marketplace, Executive Mosaic announced its selection for the 2017 edition of the Wash100. An award that recognizes leaders for outstanding performance throughout government and industry…
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Octo Consulting Buys Aquilent’s SeaPort-e Business Unit

Octo Consulting Group has purchased the SeaPort-e business unit from Laurel, Maryland-based federal digital and cloud services provider Aquilent for an undisclosed sum. Octo said Wednesday it assumed the support contract for the SeaPort-e electronic platform with the U…
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Former CSRA Operations Director Christine Couch Joins MetroStar as Defense, Intell Group SVP

Christine Couch, formerly director of operations at CSRA (NYSE: CSRA), has joined MetroStar Systems as senior vice president for the defense and intelligence business at the Reston, Virginia-based information technology services contractor…
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L3 Unveils Leadership Changes as Company Moves to Split Electronic Systems Segment

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has announced plans to split the New York City-based defense contractor’s electronic systems segment into two new business segments as part of a growth strategy that also involves multiple leadership transitions…
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HarbourVest, Army Reserve Vet Philip Bilden Nominated for Navy Secretary Post

Philip Bilden, a 25-year veteran of private equity firm HarbourVest Partners and former military intelligence officer at the U.S. Army Reserve, has been nominated to succeed Ray Mabus as secretary of the U…
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Aero Turbine Wins Potential $129M Air Force Engine Component Overhaul IDIQ

Aero Turbine has won a potential $128.8 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to overhaul J85-GE-5/-21 turbojet engine components for the U.S. Air Force. The Defense Department said Wednesday that Aero Turbine will perform contract work at a company facility in Stockton, California, through July 24, 2022…
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General Dynamics Subsidiary Gets $116M Option on US Military Aircraft Logistics Support Contract

A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) subsidiary has received a one-year, $115.7 million contract modification to continue to provide logistics support for the C-20 and C-37 aircraft platforms of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard…
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Berico Technologies Offers Geoparsing Software Package Through AWS

Berico Technologies has made its geoparsing platform available on Amazon Web Services to help customers extract names of places from unstructured text in data streams or documents. CLAVIN 2.0.0 software is designed to identify location names and resolve misspellings, alternative names and ambiguous references against a gazetteer, Berico said Wednesday…
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Raytheon Tests James Webb Telescope’s Flight Operations System

Raytheon has conducted factory acceptance tests on a flight operations system for NASA‘s James Webb Space Telescope. The tests occurred at Raytheon’s Aurora, Colorado-based facility and aimed to verify 800 requirements on JWST’s ground control system, the company said Wednesday…
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Rep. Mick Mulvaney: OMB Needs Program Assessment Rating Tool to Help Identify Govt Waste

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-South Carolina), President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget, has said he believes reinstating the Program Assessment Rating Tool would help OMB identify and reduce government waste and abuse, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday…
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VIDEO: James Webb Space Telescope Launch and Deployment

Northrop Grumman is proud to lead the industry team building NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. This revolutionary observatory is the largest telescope built for space and the most powerful infrared telescope ever made…
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January 25 Market Close: GovCon Index Higher on Boeing Earnings Beat, Textron Miss Weighs

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held onto its gain Wednesday with help from Boeing (NYSE: BA) on the airplane maker’s fourth quarter results above analyst forecasts to offset the decline by Textron (NYSE: TXT) after its October-December figures disappointed Wall Street…
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