Posts from GovConWire for 03/21/2017

Siemens to Help Implement Energy Conservation Measures at Army Battle Tank Repair Facility; Barbara Humpton Comments

Siemens has received a potential 15-year, $11.8 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform upgrades at the Lima, Ohio-based Joint Systems Manufacturing Center in an effort to reduce the facility’s energy consumption…
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Vectrus Secures Army Contract for Base Operations Support in Qatar

A Vectrus subsidiary has secured a $28.7 million contract to provide base operations services in support of the U.S. Army‘s Area Support Group-Qatar. The Defense Department said Monday that Vectrus’ systems business is scheduled to finish work by Sept…
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Lt. Gen. John Murray: Army to Prioritize Active Protection Systems for Aircraft Amid Sequestration

Lt. Gen. John Murray, deputy chief of staff for the Army G-8, has said he would push for the service branch to make active protection systems its top priority for aircraft if sequestration continues in fiscal 2018, the Army reported Monday…
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General Atomics Subsidiary to Produce MQ-9 Block 5 Installation Kits for Air Force

General Atomics‘ aeronautical systems business has landed a two-year, $12.3 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to fabricate installation kits for the Block 5 configuration of the service branch’s MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles…
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Report: Boeing Seeks to Build V-22 Aircraft Modification Hub in Pennsylvania

Boeing has asked the state of Pennsylvania for a $30 million grant to help the company redevelop a vacant industrial building in Delaware County into a modification facility for V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Monday…
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BAE Taps VOP CZ to Supply Components for Beowulf Armored Vehicles

Czech Republic-based company VOP CZ has received a contract from BAE Systems to manufacture components that will be used to build armored all-terrain vehicles. VOP CZ will produce components for 32 BVS10 Beowulf vehicles that BAE’s Swedish  subsidiary is manufacturing for the Austrian government, BAE said Monday…
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NIST Develops Damage Sensor to Accelerate Material Development

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has devised a method to embed a nanoscale damage-sensing probe into a lightweight epoxy and silk-based composite in a push to speed up the development of materials…
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VIDEO: Profiles in Leadership: Vice Adm. Jan Tighe

Our female Sailors – like Vice Adm. Jan Tighe – and civilians have a long and distinguished legacy of service in our Navy. Meet our deputy chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare/director of Naval Intelligence here…
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March 20 Market Close: GovCon Index Closes Down, as Equities Markets Close Mixed

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index moved downward as the equities markets closed mixed on the day. The S&P 500 and DJIA ended the day down off -0.20 percent and -0.04 percent respectively while the NASDAQ closed up +0…
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