Posts from GovConWire for 03/10/2017

MDA Awards Lockheed $103M in Missile Tech Risk Reduction Contracts

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won two contracts worth a combined $103.4 million to support the Missile Defense Agency‘s efforts to reduce risk for missile technologies. The Defense Department said Thursday Lockheed’s space systems business will help MDA optimize performance and address risk for a gimbaled seeker assembly, integrated avionics assembly, advanced seeker and component integration and testing under a $53 million contract as part of MDA’s Multi-Object Kill Vehicle Technology project…
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Douglas Dreyer Joins Parsons’ Federal Group as Business Devt VP; Carey Smith Comments

Douglas Dreyer, formerly a senior vice president at Vencore, has been appointed executive VP of business development at Parsons’ federal business unit. Dreyer will oversee the federal group’s business development operations in the U…
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ViON Secures Potential $50M Contract for On-Demand Computing Services to SPAWAR

ViON has won a potential seven-year, $50 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide on-demand, on-premise computing, networking and storage services in support of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command…
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William Thomas to Succeed John Veihmeyer as KPMG International Chairman

William Thomas, chairman of the Americas region at KPMG and a 28-year company veteran, has been named chairman of KPMG International in a move that takes effect Oct. 1. He will succeed the retiring John Veihmeyer and oversee the company’s network of professional services firms for four years, KPMG said Thursday…
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Finance Veteran Abdul Omar Named PlanetRisk CFO; Paul McQuillan Comments

Abdul Omar, a more than 20-year financial management professional, has joined PlanetRisk as chief financial officer of the McLean, Virginia-based data visualization and analytics firm. PlanetRisk said Thursday that Omar will oversee accounting, finance and merger-and-acquisition functions in his new position as the company looks to grow its business operations…
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Maj. Gen. David Thompson: Air Force Eyes Commercial Contractors to Operate Satellite Constellations

Maj. Gen. David Thompson, vice commander of the Air Force Space Command, has said the Air Force plans to tap commercial contractors to operate its satellite constellations on a daily basis in order to allow the service branch to focus on other duties, C4ISRNET reported Thursday…
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Battelle to Update Forecast Analytic Tool for Navy Aircraft Capacity Synchronization

Battelle has landed a five-year, $38.6 million contract to help the U.S. Navy update a forecast analytic system designed to synchronize aircraft capacity sets.  The nonprofit research and development company said Thursday it will collaborate with subcontractor Veracity Forecasting and Analysis to update the Naval Synchronization Toolset for use on the service branch’s multiple weapon platforms such as the F/A-18 Hornet aircraft…
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Brazil Orders Saab RBS 70 Air Defense Systems

Saab has received a potential $11.6 million contract to deliver RBS 70 very short-range air defense systems to the Brazilian army. The company will also supply man-portable launchers, training simulators, night vision tools, multispectral camouflage for the air defense systems and related equipment for maintainers and operators, Saab said Monday…
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VIDEO: U.S. Army THAAD Ballistic Missile Defense System Arrives in South Korea

The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) arrived in the Republic of Korea March 6, 2017. U.S. Forces Korea Video.
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March 9 Market Close: GovCon Index Down, While Stock Markets Close Up and WTI Drops Below $50

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed down for the day to 92.798 off -0.123%, contrary to the major markets which all closed slightly up. Investors wait for the February official U.S. jobs data due to release tomorrow…
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