Posts from GovConWire for 02/23/2017

Phebe Novakovic, General Dynamics CEO, Chosen to 2017 Wash100 for Profit Performance & Sales Outlook Leadership

Executive Mosaic is glad to announce General Dynamics Chairman and CEO Phebe Novakovic as an inductee into the 2017 Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena…
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Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX President and COO, Named to 2017 Wash100 for Flight Return & Space Transportation Leadership

Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX president and chief operating officer, 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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Air Force Awards $925M in Cryptographic & Info Assurance Tech Support IDIQs

The U.S. Air Force has awarded 12 companies spots on a pair of contracts worth up to $925 million combined over 10 years for lifecycle support and analysis of cryptographic and information assurance platforms…
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BAE COO Charles Woodburn to Become CEO in July

Charles Woodburn, chief operating officer at BAE Systems, will officially assume the chief executive role after Ian King retires from the British defense company at the end of June. “Since his appointment last year, Charles has made an important contribution to the company, bringing impeccable engineering credentials, broad international experience and fresh perspectives to build on our existing strengths,” BAE Chairman Roger Carr said in a statement released Wednesday…
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NASA Enlists 8 Firms for Small Spacecraft, Launch Vehicle Tech Maturation Program

Eight companies have received contracts worth a combined $17 million to help NASA advance small launch and space vehicle technologies under the second round of the agency’s Utilizing Public-Private Partnerships to Advance Tipping Point Technologies program…
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Aerojet Rocketdyne Agrees to Buy L3’s Coleman Aerospace Subsidiary; Eileen Drake Comments

Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings (NYSE: AJRD) has agreed to acquire L3 Technologies‘ (NYSE: LLL) Coleman Aerospace business for $15 million cash in a push to expand the former’s systems engineering and mission analysis expertise…
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6 Companies Secure DHS Funds for Internet-of-Things Security R&D

Six companies have secured $1.2 million in total funds from the Department of Homeland Security to research and develop platforms that would help address security issues  associated with internet of things…
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Linear Particle Accelerator Installed at Lockheed’s Silicon Valley-Based Tech Center

Lockheed Martin has implemented a new linear particle accelerator at its Advanced Technology Center in Silicon Valley to aid the company’s space instrument tests. Lockheed said Tuesday the 1,800-square-foot center houses the SPARC accelerator along with new hardware designed to test instruments such as space-based imaging and communications satellites for deep space navigation…
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Army Fields Cloud-Based System for Ammo Management

The U.S. Army started to implement an updated management platform in January to help the military branch’s reserve and active components monitor and control ammunition supply activities. The Standard Army Ammunition System is a cloud-based platform that has a centralized database and server that work to provide users real-time visibility on ammunition assets across the network, the service branch said Tuesday…
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VIDEO: CRS-10 | Falcon 9 First Stage Landing

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 first stage landing at Cape Canaveral.
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February 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Flat, S&P 500 Dips After Fed Minutes

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index held flat as the U.S. stock bellwether S&P 500 composite index traded narrowly lower Wednesday after the most recent Federal Reserve meeting minutes indicated a desire among many policymakers to raise interest rates “fairly soon…
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