Posts from GovConWire for 04/10/2017

Tennessee Sen. Mark Green Chosen for Army Secretary Post

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Tennessee Sen. Mark Green to the no. 1 civilian position at the U.S. Army, the White House announced Friday. Green serves as the chaplain of Tennessee’s Senate GOP Caucus and CEO of emergency department staffing company Align MD…
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Boeing to Update P-8A Aircraft Training System for Navy, Australia Under $145M Contract Modification

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a potential $144.9 million contract modification to perform production concurrency updates to the training system of P-8A multimission maritime planes for the U.S. Navy and the government of Australia…
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Air Force Taps Engility Subsidiary to Assist Space & Missile Systems Center’s Engineering Directorate

An Engility subsidiary has won a potential $41 million task order from the U.S. Air Force to provide advisory and assistance services to the Space and Missile Systems Center’s engineering directorate…
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VMware’s Tim Merrigan: Agencies Should Centralize IT Operations to Modernize Service Delivery

Tim Merrigan, vice president of state, local and education at VMware (NYSE: VMW), has said government agencies should work to centralize information technology operations in an effort to determine their requirements and change the way they deliver services to citizens…
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Navy Picks 5 Firms for $99M NAVFAC Construction Support IDIQ

The U.S. Navy has awarded five companies spots on a potential five-year, $99 million contract to provide construction support services for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command. NAVFAC received 16 bids for the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that has a one-year base period and four one-year options, the Defense Department said Friday…
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Kevin Youel Page: GSA Plans to Make Transactional Data Reporting Pilot Voluntary

The General Services Administration has begun to consider whether to lift a mandate that requires commercial vendors to participate in a three-year pilot program for transactional data reporting process, Nextgov reported Thursday…
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Kongsberg Lands Contract to Integrate BAE Australian Arm’s RF Sensor With F-35 Missile

A Kongsberg subsidiary has received a potential $17.3 million contract from Australia’s federal government to integrate a BAE Systems-developed radio-frequency sensor platform with the former’s Joint Strike Missile that will fly aboard the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter aircraft…
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DARPA Wants Semantic Tech to Interpret Multimedia Data

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency was scheduled Friday to meet with potential proposers on a program that seeks to aggregate and interpret data from multiple media sources with a “semantic engine…
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Sean Stackley: Super Hornet Block III Upgrade Could Complement Navy’s F-35Cs

Sean Stackley, acting secretary of the U.S. Navy, has said Boeing‘s proposed Block III  version of the Super Hornet aircraft could supplement the carrier variant of the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 aircraft, Breaking Defense reported Thursday…
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April 10 Morning Report: GovCon Index Closes Friday and the Week in the Positive

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index ended Friday up 0.578 percent to 90.822 for the day and closed at a weekly high. Both defense contractors and crude oil futures fared well after the U.S. action against Syria…
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VIDEO: Navy’s Top Officer Describes Navy Challenges

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson describes the challenges posed by an increased operations tempo, the fight against violent extremists and budget uncertainty during his testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, April 5, 2017…
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