Posts from GovConWire for 03/27/2017

Catherine Kuenzel Joins Microsoft as Public Sector Enterprise Services VP for Americas Region

Catherine Kuenzel, formerly executive vice president and general manager of the homeland security group at CSRA (NYSE: CSRA), has joined Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) as vice president of enterprise services for the company’s public sector business in the Americas, GovCon Wire has learned…
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AAR Wins $909M Contract to Help Manage Air Force’s Landing Gear Parts Supply Chain

AAR has won a potential 15-year, $909.4 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide supply chain management services for the landing gear parts of C-130, KC-135 and E-3 aircraft platforms…
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Arthur Hopkins: DoD Invests in Synthetic Biology Threat Defense, Countermeasures

The Defense Department has begun to develop strategies to prepare for and mitigate  security threats from synthetic bioweapons, DoD News reported Thursday. Arthur Hopkins, acting assistant secretary for nuclear, chemical and biological defense programs at DoD, told a House subcommittee Thursday that DoD’s Chemical and Biological Defense Program explores medical countermeasures as well as protective equipment and detection systems intended to address chemical and biological threats, Cheryl Pellerin wrote…
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Sikorsky Gets Aircraft Spares Delivery Order for Marine Corps CH-53K Test Article

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, has received a $32.3 million delivery order from the U.S. Navy to produce aircraft spares and provide manufacturing labor services for a test article of the U…
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William Manger Rejoins SBA as Capital Access Office Associate Administrator

William Manger, formerly managing director at New York City-boutique investment bank Brock Capital Group, has returned to the Small Business Administration as associate administrator for the office of capital access…
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NASA Test-Fires 1st Engine Controller Unit for SLS Rocket

NASA has conducted a 500-second, live-fire test of an engine controller installed on an RS-25 development engine for the Space Launch System rocket at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The space agency will verify the data collected from the live-fire test held Thursday and then install the Engine Controller Unit-2 on one of the four Aerojet Rocketdyne-built RS-25 flight engines designed to launch SLS and the Orion spacecraft for the initial deep space mission, NASA said Friday…
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UES to Develop Laser Hardened Materials for Air Force

UES has received a $48.7 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to help the U.S. Air Force research and develop laser hardened materials. The Defense Department said Friday the company will support the Laser Materials for Blue Systems Survivability program that covers the development of components, materials and systems in various configurations and performance parameters…
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Reince Priebus: White House May Include Democratic Lawmakers to Advance Tax Reform Amid ObamaCare Repeal Setback

Reince Priebus, White House chief of staff, has said President Donald Trump’s administration may include moderate Democratic lawmakers in talks to advance the tax reform, budget request and other priorities in the president’s agenda, Reuters reported Sunday…
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March 27 Morning Report: GovCon Index, Major Markets Close Down for the Week

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed to a weekly low of 91.512 off 3.2 percent from Monday’s open. GovCon Index closed Friday with decliners out-placing advancers 7 to 1 on the day. The major U…
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VIDEO: Understand the Blockchain in Two Minutes

This new paradigm is the blockchain. After incubating through millions of Bitcoin transactions and a host of developer projects, it is now on the tips of tongues of CEOs and CTOs, startup entrepreneurs, and even governance activists…
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