Posts from GovConWire for 03/08/2017

Lockheed Unit Lands $1B Air Force KC-10 Engine Overhaul, Logistics IDIQ

Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) commercial engine solutions business, formerly Kelly Aviation Center, has secured a potential nine-year, $1 billion contract to provide engine overhaul and logistics support services for the U…
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Intelsat Buys Equity Stake in Kymeta; Stephen Spengler Joins Antenna Manufacturer’s Board

Intelsat has purchased an equity stake in satellite communications antenna manufacturer Kymeta following joint efforts to develop the Kalo satellite services and mTenna antenna technology. The satellite operator said Tuesday the transaction comes with the appointment of Intelsat CEO Stephen Spengler into Kymeta’s board of directors…
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Booz Allen Vet Kathleen Sifer Appointed to Lead Grant Thornton’s Federal Financial Regulatory Practice

Kathleen Sifer, a former principal at Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH), has joined Grant Thornton as a managing director of the accounting and advisory services company’s federal financial regulatory practice…
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Rep. Devin Nunes: House Intell Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Russian Interference

The House Intelligence Committee plans to hold an initial open hearing on March 20 to investigate Russian intelligence efforts that targeted the U.S., The Daily Caller reported Tuesday. Kerry Picket writes the panel invited government agency leaders such as FBI‘s James Comey and National Security Agency‘s Mike Rogers as well as Dmitri Alperovitch and Shawn Henry, respectively chief technology officer and chief security officer of Crowdstrike…
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Change Healthcare, McKesson Unveil New Healthcare IT Company; Form Executive Leadership Team

Change Healthcare Holdings and McKesson have completed the creation of a new healthcare information technology company named Change Healthcare which will combine all of CHC’s business and majority of McKesson’s technology solutions unit…
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Cubic’s Global Defense Business to Support Army’s Joint Readiness Training Center

Cubic‘s global defense business unit has received a $41.6 million contract to provide mission support services to the U.S. Army‘s training hub for light infantry and special operations units…
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Members of Obama’s Cyber Commission Urge Trump to Execute Cybersecurity Recommendations

Three members of a cybersecurity commission that former President Barack Obama established under a 2016 executive order have called on the Trump administration to implement its recommendations to build up the federal government’s cybersecurity posture, The Hill newspaper reported Monday…
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Harris to Build VoIP Comm System for Taiwan’s Military Air Defense System

Harris will provide a next-generation voice over internet protocol communication system with netcentric voice communications capacity for Taiwan’s military air defense system. The company said Tuesday that its IP-based Voice Communication System for the 21st Century offering will work to help Taiwan transition the country’s air defense system to IP-based communications and end dependency on traditional point-to-point communications platforms…
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VIDEO: USAFE Chief Wolters on NATO, Russia, Capabilities, the Med & Africa

Gen. Tod Wolters, USAF, the commander of the US Air Forces in Europe and Africa — as well as NATO’s Allied Air Command — discusses NATO, Russia, alliance capabilities, the Mediterranean and Africa with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian…
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March 7 Market Close: GovCon Index Up, US Stock Markets Down

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index reversed it’s four day losing streak to close up 0.000% to 93.000. Even with the US stocks posting it third lose in the past four days the GovCon Index was able to remain in the positive…
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