Posts from GovConWire for 03/07/2017

Larry Barfield Joins Parsons as Federal Group VP, Capture Mgmt Leader; Carey Smith Comments

Larry Barfield, former director of capture management at KBR‘s (NYSE: KBR) government services subsidiary KBRwyle, has been named vice president and capture management leader for the federal business group of Parsons…
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Sen. Thad Cochran: 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill to Allocate $21.2B for Navy Shipbuilding

Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi) has said a defense appropriations bill that the House and Senate agreed upon would provide $21.2 billion for the U.S. Navy‘s shipbuilding programs, Defense News reported Friday…
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National Government Services to Continue CMS Next-Gen Desktop Program Support Under Potential $310M Award

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has awarded National Government Services a potential $310 million contract to continue helping CMS manage contact center calls from Medicare beneficiaries and health insurance marketplace customers through the Next-Generation Desktop program…
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Former VA CIO LaVerne Council Named SVP, GM of Mitre’s Connected Govt Center

LaVerne Council, former chief information officer and assistant secretary for information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been appointed to serve as senior vice president and general manager of Mitre‘s Center for Connected Government beginning April 3…
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Northrop Gets $91M Modification on Navy EA-18G Software Upgrade Contract

Northrop Grumman has secured a $91 million contract modification to provide software configuration set upgrades to software and ancillary hardware of the U.S. Navy‘s and Australia’s EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft…
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ULA Postpones WGS-9 Military Satellite Launch to Fix Rocket Booster Glitch

United Launch Alliance has decided to postpone the scheduled March 8 launch of a follow-on Wideband Global Satcom satellite as the Lockheed Martin–Boeing joint venture works to resolve a first-stage booster glitch found on a Delta IV rocket during its prelaunch inspection…
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Army Surveys Potential Tech Sources for Fake Social Media Account Removal Effort

The U.S. Army has issued a request for information to gather input from potential vendors that can support the military branch in efforts to identify, report and mitigate imposter social media accounts…
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FBI Appoints Gregory Brower as Asst Director in Office of Congressional Affairs

Gregory Brower, former deputy general counsel in FBI‘s office of the general counsel, will assume the role of assistant director for the bureau’s office of congressional affairs. FBI said Friday the appointment is effective early March…
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VIDEO: GoPro 142nd Field Artillery Brigade Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Live Fire Exercise

The 1st Battalion of the 142nd Field Artillery Brigade, Arkansas National Guard, conducts a live fire exercise using their multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) at the Ft. Chaffee Joint Maneuver Training Center, near Barling, Arkansas, on March 4…
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