Posts from GovConWire for 04/11/2017

Army Picks 8 Firms for $496M Program Mgmt, Systems Support Contract

Eight companies have won positions on a potential five-year, $495.7 million contract to provide support services for a range of U.S. Army programs and systems. The Defense Department said Monday task orders encompass project, program and portfolio management; financial management; life cycle logistics; systems engineering; business analytics; modeling and simulation management; test and evaluation; information technology; facilitation, education and training; and physical security operations services…
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Former Leidos VP Wendy Van Wickle Joins Parsons as EVP for Federal Unit’s Logistics, Training Division

Wendy Van Wickle, former vice president of ground operations and logistics at Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), has been named executive VP for the logistics and training division within Parsons‘ federal business unit…
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Lockheed Gets $373M Contract Modification to Build F-35 Variants for Non-DoD Participants

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a $372.9 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to produce F-35A and F-35B variants and conduct deficiency correction efforts for non-Defense Department participants…
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Andy Malay Named Coupa Regional VP for Federal Govt Sector

Andy Malay, former director of public sector sales and business development at IBM‘s Workday business, has joined spend management software vendor Coupa Software as regional vice president for the federal government sector…
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Report: DoD Aims to Save $660M on 100 Lockheed-Built F-35As

The Defense Department aims to generate at least 5 percent in savings on the cost of the next batch of 130 Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter jets, Reuters reported Monday. Mike Stone writes sources said Lockheed and DoD are in talks over a deal that seeks to save $660 million on the next lot of 100 F-35A planes for the U…
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Scott King: Grant Thornton’s New Austin Office to Support Public Sector Clients

Grant Thornton opened a new office on Thursday at 111 Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas. The office is designed to provide multipurpose space, conference and team rooms, audiovisual functions and collaborative technologies, Grant Thornton said Thursday…
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CBO: Federal Deficit Hits $522B in First 6 Months of FY 2017

A new Congressional Budget Office report says the federal budget deficit for the first half of fiscal 2017 reached $522 billion, approximately $63 billion higher than the agency’s shortfall estimates for the same period in FY 2016…
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Army Orders $92M in Orbital ATK Small-Caliber Rounds

Orbital ATK has secured orders worth $92 million combined to supply small-caliber rounds to the U.S. Army. The orders cover 7.62 millimeter and 5.56 mm ammunition under the company’s supply contract with the service branch, Orbital ATK said Monday…
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VIDEO: Air Force Chief – Strategic Assumptions Have Changed

The strategic assumptions involved with balancing military capability, capacity and readiness have changed in recent years, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein told the House Armed Services Committee, April 5, 2017…
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April 10 Market Close:GovCon Index and Markets Show Little Movement on Geopolitical Concerns

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index closed up 0.028 percent to 90.847 with KBR at the top after announcing the settlement of a decade long legal dispute. The GovCon Index advancing companies outpaced decliners 2 to 1…
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