Posts from GovConWire for 02/21/2017

Roger Krone, Leidos CEO, Selected to 2017 Wash100 for Merger & Integration Leadership

Executive Mosaic is glad to announce Leidos Holdings CEO Roger Krone as an inductee into the 2017 Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the government contracting arena’s most influential voices…
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Kevin Phillips, ManTech President and COO, Chosen to 2017 Wash100 for Operational & Market Focus Leadership

Executive Mosaic is glad to announce ManTech International President and Chief Operating Officer Kevin Phillips as the newest member of the 2017 Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the government contracting arena’s most influential voices…
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Lt. Gen. HR McMaster Named National Security Adviser

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center, has been selected by President Donald Trump to serve as national security adviser, The New York Times reported Monday. McMaster is “a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience… He is highly respected by everyone in the military, and we’re very honored to have him,” Trump said in a statement delivered at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida…
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Harris Lands $189M Contract to Build UAE’s Integrated Battle Mgmt System

Harris (NYSE: HRS) has secured a two-year, $189 million contract to build an integrated battle management system for the United Arab Emirates’ military. The contract was booked during the company’s fiscal 2017 first quarter under the Emirates Command and Control System Land Tactical System program that aims to integrate, coordinate and maximize the efficiency of UAE military assets, Harris said Monday…
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Jerry Tarnacki, John Schneider Take New VP Roles at Aerojet Rocketdyne

Jerry Tarnacki, vice president of quality and mission assurance at Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE: AJRD), has been named senior VP of the firm’s newly created space business unit. Tarnacki will directly report to Eileen Drake, Aerojet’s president and CEO, and manage all programs related to defense, NASA, space and launch strategies, in-space propulsion and commercial launch platforms through the company’s facility in Florida, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Friday…
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GSA Eyes Schedule 70 SIN, BPA for Earth Observation, Commercial Geospatial Services

The General Services Administration seeks comments from industry on the agency’s plan to create a new special item number for Earth observation services under the Information Technology Schedule 70 procurement vehicle as part of efforts to address commercial imagery requirements across the government…
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Talel Kamel, Bernard Bouillaud Appointed to Rockwell Collins Director Roles

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) has named Talel Kamel as managing director of the avionics manufacturer’s operations in the Middle East, Turkey and North Africa and appointed Bernard Bouillaud as sales director for the same regions…
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SpaceX’s Dragon Lifts Off With Science Experiments, Research Equipment Headed to ISS

The SpaceX-built Dragon spacecraft launched Sunday morning from NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard a Falcon 9 rocket to deliver 5,500 pounds of supplies and research equipment to the International Space Station as part of the company’s 10th cargo resupply mission with the agency…
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Vigor Marine Wins Navy Submarine Tender Overhaul, Dry Docking Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded Vigor Marine a potential $28.3 million contract to perform a 120-day overhaul and dry docking of submarine tender USS Frank Cable. The service branch’s military sealift command is the contracting activity and received two offers for the firm-fixed-price contract through a competitive procurement, the Defense Department said Friday…
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February 21 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts 5th Straight Record Close

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index ended the week with a five-day advance of 2.72 percent and extended its which extends its stretch of positive movement to three trading weeks. Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) was the top net performer among S&P 500 companies in the GCI while Boeing (NYSE: BA) was one of the best gainers listed in both indices…
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VIDEO: Marines train with Japanese pilots on flying the MV-22B Osprey

This week in the Corps, Japanese Ground Self Defense Force pilots learn how to fly the MV-22B Osprey.
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