Posts from GovConWire for 03/31/2017

Reports: Michael Flynn Willing to Testify in Russian Election Interference Probe

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn seeks “immunity from prosecution” to testify before House and Senate intelligence committees investigating Russia’s involvement in U…
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AT&T Lands $6.5B FirstNet Contract to Deploy Public Safety Broadband Network; Kay Kapoor Comments

The First Responder Network Authority has awarded AT&T (NYSE: T) a potential $6.5 billion contract to build a national public safety broadband network for first responders under a 25-year public-private partnership…
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Boeing Gets $2B Navy Modification on P-8A Aircraft, Parts Production Contract

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a $2.2 billion contract modification to build 17 P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft as well as associated long lead parts for the U.S. Navy, foreign military sales customers and cooperative agreement partners…
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CSBA Adds Barbara Humpton, Randy Forbes, Adam Frankel to Board of Directors

The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments has appointed Barbara Humpton, Randy Forbes and Adam Frankel to its board of directors. CSBA President and CEO Thomas Mahnken, said in a statement that the convergence of military and economic instruments is crucial to the national security debate and the new board members’ experiences reflect this intersection…
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Navy Awards 6 Spots on $198M Combat Instrumentation Platforms R&D IDIQ

The U.S. Navy has selected six companies to compete for task orders to research, develop, sustain and update the service branch’s Combat Environment Instrumentation Systems under a potential five-year, $197…
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NGA Taps Esri to Join Geospatial Exchange Program; Jack Dangermond Comments

Esri has been chosen to participate in a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency program that will place NGA employees in temporary positions with academia and industry partners in a push to boost employees’ exposure to new technologies and methodologies…
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Orbital ATK Completes 17-Year Support for NASA Earth Observation Satellite; Frank Culbertson Comments

Orbital ATK has concluded its 17-year support for a satellite that the company built for NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center to aid the validation and development of satellite and instrument technologies…
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Matthew Barrett: NIST to Issue Federal Cybersecurity Document Soon

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is close to completing a document that seeks to guide federal agencies on how to implement and unify a cybersecurity framework that NIST developed for the private sector with the government’s cyber regulations, Nextgov reported Wednesday…
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CryptoMove to Help CBP Secure Small UAS Through DHS Grant

CryptoMove has secured a $200,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to help protect the Customs and Border Protection‘s small unmanned aircraft systems against threats. DHS said Wednesday CryptoMove aims to develop a dynamic defense system and data fragmentation approach for sUAS platforms in an effort to boost automated system resilience for connected devices…
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VIDEO: Empire Shield

This episode of SOLDIERS introduces you to the New York National Guard’s Task Force Empire Shield. This group of Soldiers are dedicated to protecting our nation’s biggest city.
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March 30 Market Close: GovCon Index Closes Down as Major Indices Close Up

Even though advancers outpaced decliners 2 to 1 the Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed down on the back of the 13.08 percent loss by SAIC (NYSE:SAIC). SAIC reported 4th quarter earning that fell short of analyst expectations…
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