Posts from GovConWire for 04/13/2017

Richard White, Robert Zitz, Tim Gillespie Take New Leadership Roles at SSL’s Govt Systems Business

Palo Alto, California-based satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral has appointed three executives to oversee the company’s government systems business unit that provides support to U.S. government clients and related programs…
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Oshkosh Gets $260M Army Recapitalization Funds for Mobility Tactical Trucks, Palletized Load Systems

Oshkosh Corp.‘s (NYSE: OSK) defense segment has secured three contract modifications worth $259.6 million combined to continue refurbishment work on heavy expanded mobility tactical trucks, palletized load systems and self-recovery winches for the U…
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L3 Subsidiary Wins $202M Contract to Support Marine Corps, Navy C-12s

An L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) subsidiary has won a potential $202.2 million contract to provide depot-level maintenance, logistics and sustaining engineering services for C-12 utility lift aircraft of the U…
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Air Force OKs Extended Service Life for Lockheed-Built F-16s

The U.S. Air Force has agreed to extend the flight hour limit for Lockheed Martin-built F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft from 8,000 hours to 12,000 hours. Lockheed said Wednesday the Air Force could operate Block 40-52 F-16 planes through 2048 and beyond following structural modifications under the F-16 Service Life Extension Program…
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Matt Goodrich: Agencies to Evaluate Low-Impact Cloud Services Under FedRAMP Tailored Baseline

Matt Goodrich, director of the General Services Administration‘s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, has said agencies will play a role in the assessment of low-impact, software-as-a-service offerings via the program’s “tailored” certification process, GCN reported Wednesday…
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Thomas Strickland Named IT Director at ACT I

Thomas Strickland Jr. has joined Advanced Concepts and Technologies International as director of information technology to oversee and guide corporate information management operations at the company’s Virginia headquarters…
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Deltek’s Alex Rossino: Federal Govt Spent an Average of $24M on Comms Platforms From FY 2014-2016

A new Deltek report says federal agencies spent an average of at least $24.3 million annually on unified communications, virtual desktop infrastructure, messaging tools, voice over internet protocol systems and other communications platforms from fiscal 2014 to 2016…
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John Felker: DHS’ NCCIC Adopts Automated Indicator Sharing Tool for Cyber Defense

The Department of Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center has begun to adopt new automation cyber platforms that work to help identify data at risk for cyber attacks and protect networks from hackers, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday…
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VIDEO: DSG Technology’s “Swimming” Bullets

DSG Technology says its CAV-X supercavitating bullets can “swim” and remain effective on target for significant distances underwater.
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April 12 Market Close:GovCon Index and Major Markets all Down for the Day

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index followed major markets closing down 1.027 percent to 90.370; reversing its five days of gains. The GovCon Index advancing companies outpaced decliners 5 to 1. The major markets all moved negative as President Trump stated to the WSJ that the dollar is “getting too strong…
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