Posts from GovConWire for 04/03/2017

Navy Awards Lockheed $582M F-35 Air Vehicle Spares Delivery Order

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has secured a four-year, $581.8 million delivery order from the U.S. Navy to supply air vehicle initial spares for the F-35 program. The Defense Department said Friday the order covers F-35 common spares; F-35A, F-35B and F-35C unique spares; aloft spares packages/deployment spares packages and reprogramming lab spares in support of the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, non-DoD participants and foreign military sales customers…
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Frank Backes Joins Kratos as Federal Satellite Solutions BD VP

Frank Backes, former CEO of Braxton Technologies, has been named vice president of business development for satellite communications products and federal satellite solutions at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS)…
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ULA Gets $270M Air Force Contract Modification for Launch Vehicle Production Services

United Launch Alliance has received a $270.4 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to provide launch vehicle production services. The Defense Department said Friday the modification covers support for the configuration and transportation of a Delta IV Heavy rocket…
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Air Force Seeks Info on Tech Platforms for Radio Identification Program

The U.S. Air Force has launched a new program that seeks to research and develop technologies that will work to demonstrate the geolocation and identification of aerial and surface platforms through reception and display of communications, navigation and identification signals…
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Veritas’ Tom Kennedy: Agencies Should Adopt Cloud-Based Tools to Facilitate Data Mgmt

Tom Kennedy, vice president and general manager of Veritas Technologies’ public sector business, has said federal agencies must create strategies for organizing unstructured data, leveraging cloud-based tools to manage the massive amounts of information…
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Raytheon Awarded $200M to Produce Additional AIM-9 Missiles for US, Intl Clients

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has landed a $199.8 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to supply round tactical full-rate production Lot 17 missiles for the U.S. Air Force, Navy and other international clients…
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Former GSA Chief Denise Turner Roth Named WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Senior Adviser

Denise Turner Roth, former administrator of the General Services Administration, has joined engineering and professional services firm WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as a senior adviser. Roth will be part of the company’s consulting team that will work to assist clients in both public and private sectors in their energy and infrastructure projects, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff said Friday…
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Boeing’s John Parker: USAF, Marine Corps Eye Sonic Waves, Laser Weapons for V-22 Fleet

John Parker, manager of tiltrotor business development at Boeing, has said the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force might consider upgrading their fleet of Bell Boeing-built V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with new weapons such as lasers and sonic waves, DoD Buzz reported Thursday…
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Norway to Buy 5 Boeing P-8A Aircraft Under FMS Deal With US

Norway’s defense equipment authority has inked a deal to purchase five Boeing-built P-8A Poseidon from the U.S. for use in maritime surveillance operations of the Norwegian military, Naval Technology reported Friday…
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April 3 Morning Report: Markets Close Down on Friday, But End Quarter a Strong Note

Equity markets up for the first quarter: In spite of investors experiencing the Trump’s administration inability to pass healthcare legislation; the 0.25 percent increase in Federal Fund Rates (with strong speculation of more increases to come later in the year), the U…
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VIDEO: CENTCOM Protects and Promotes Nation’s Interests

U.S. Central Command directs and enables military operations and activities with allies and partners to increase regional security and stability in support of enduring U.S. interests. Its area of responsibility includes 20 nations and stretches from Northeast Africa across the Middle East to Central and South Asia…
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