Posts from GovConWire for 02/02/2017

DeEtte Gray, BAE’s US Intell Sector President, Chosen to Wash100 for Cyber Talent Strategy & IT Security Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to announce DeEtte Gray, president of the intelligence and security sector for BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary, as an inductee into the 2017 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena…
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Neil Green, Intel Federal President, Inducted Into 2017 Wash100 for HPC & Workforce Leadership

Executive Mosaic is glad to unveil Neil Green, president of Intel‘s federal business, as an inductee into the 2017 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena…
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Lockheed Secures $166M Navy Contract for Automatic Test Equipment Production

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded a potential four-year, $166 million contract to provide automatic test equipment and support services to the U.S. Navy. The Defense Department said Wednesday the contract covers full-rate production of 36 electronic Consolidated Automated Support Systems as well as sustaining logistics and engineering services…
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13 Firms Awarded DLA Fuel Supply Contracts

The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded contracts to 13 companies to supply DLA’s energy organization with multiple types of fuel. Each indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a 30-day carryover period and a one-year performance period, the Defense Department said Tuesday…
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James Mattis’ Memo Eyes FY 2017 Budget Amendment to Address Warfighting Readiness

Defense Secretary James Mattis has issued a memo that outlines a spending plan that seeks to prioritize near-term readiness and postpone equipment modernization efforts until 2019, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday…
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Canadian Military Vet Richard Foster Joins L3 in Corporate VP Role

Richard Foster, a 35-year veteran of the Canadian armed forces and a retired major general, has been appointed corporate vice president of L3 Technologies‘ (NYSE: LLL) business unit in Canada…
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Reuters: Japan Negotiates Cost Reduction for F-35 Support Equipment

Japan estimates cost savings of as much as $100 million on support equipment for six Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter aircraft the country ordered from the U.S. government, Reuters reported Wednesday…
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ACSI Report: Federal Govt Services User Satisfaction Score Rose 6.4% in 2016

A new American Customer Satisfaction Index report has found that citizen satisfaction with federal government services received a score of 68 out of 100 in 2016, up 6.4 percent from 63.9 in 2015. ACSI said Tuesday the figure is the highest government satisfaction score the index has recorded since 2012 and that federal government’s scores when it comes to customer service, information quality, processes and quality of government websites climbed to three-year highs in 2016…
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VA Secretary Nominee David Shulkin Eyes Veteran Care Services in Private Sector

David Shulkin, nominee for the Veterans Affairs secretary post, told a Senate committee Wednesday that he would implement efforts to increase access to care services for military veterans employed in the private sector if he is confirmed, USA Today reported Wednesday…
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IBM’s David Zaharchuk: Blockchain Tools Could Help Agencies in Contract Mgmt, Regulatory Compliance

David Zaharchuk, global industry research leader at IBM’s Institute for Business, has said the adoption of blockchain technology could help government agencies facilitate contract management, regulatory compliance, citizen services and identity management…
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VIDEO: Oracle and WindRiver Collaborate to Simplify IoT

An out-of-the-box integration of the Oracle IoT Cloud and Wind River Helix™ Device Cloud. This edge-to-enterprise solution is a secure platform for device & data management, providing a clear line of sight between devices & enterprise applications…
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February 1 Market Close: GovCon Index Flat, US Stocks Close Green After Interest Rates Unchanged

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index pared its losses to close flat against a mostly positive session for U.S. stocks Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged and said it sees improvement in consumer and business sentiment…
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