Posts from GovConWire for 04/17/2017

Rockwell Collins Closes $8.6B B/E Aerospace Buy in Product Portfolio Diversification Push

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) has wrapped up its purchase of airline cabin equipment provider B/E Aerospace (Nasdaq: BEAV) for approximately $8.6 billion in a push to diversify and expand its product portfolio and accelerate its global growth initiatives…
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Rolls-Royce Wins $373M IDIQ to Repair KC-130J Engines for US Marine Corps, South Korea

Rolls-Royce has won a five-year, $372.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide depot-level repair for the AE21000D3 engines of KC-130J aerial refueling aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps and South Korea…
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DISA Updates VMware vSphere STIG to Add Software-Defined Storage Platform; Bill Rowan Comments

The Defense Information Systems Agency has updated its Security Technical Implementation Guide for VMware’s vSphere offering to include the company’s hyper-converged infrastructure platform. DISA’s upgraded STIG seeks to offer cybersecurity policies and guide agencies on how to install the VMware vSAN HCI system in Defense Department-run networks in compliance with the department’s security requirements, VMware said Thursday…
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SAP NS2’s Carmen Krueger: Agencies Should Have a Framework for Cloud Transition

Carmen Krueger, senior vice president and general manager of cloud operations at SAP (NYSE: SAP) National Security Services, has said government agencies should develop a plan before moving to the cloud in order to determine how cloud adoption would impact service delivery, business processes and mission…
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Boeing, General Atomics, Lockheed, Northrop to Continue MQ-25 Risk Reduction Support to Navy

Boeing, General Atomics and Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman have received one-year contract modifications to carry out additional risk reduction activities for the U.S. Navy‘s future unmanned carrier aviation air system…
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DLA Taps AECOM Subsidiary for $75M Warehousing, Distribution Services Contract

URS Federal Services, an AECOM (NYSE: ACM) subsidiary, has secured a potential $75 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to provide warehousing and distribution support services. The Defense Department said Friday URS Federal Services won the five-year, hybrid contract through a competitive acquisition program that drew three bids…
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Air Force Deploys F-35As to England for NATO Training Exercises

The U.S. Air Force has fielded several Lockheed Martin-built F-35A Lightning II aircraft in England for the first time to carry out training exercises with NATO member countries, the Defense Department said Saturday…
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Raytheon to Refresh AMRAAM Guidance Under $65M Air Force Contract Option

Raytheon has received a $64.6 million contract option from the U.S. Air Force to update the guidance section of a company-built air-to-air missile system. The Defense Department said Thursday Raytheon will continue to support form, fit, function and refresh efforts for the Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile‘s guidance segment…
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Rep. Bill Shuster Proposes Bill to Retain Patriot Missile Variant in Army Inventory

Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania) has introduced a bill that would prevent the U.S. Army from phasing out a variant of the Patriot missile system used to intercept ballistic missiles. The Patriot Inventory Protection Act seeks to keep the MIM-104 Patriot Guidance Enhanced Missile TBM or GEM-T in the Army’s inventory in an effort to mitigate a potential shortage of Patriot missiles and bring work to the Letterkenny Army Depot, Shuster’s office said April 6…
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April 17 Morning Report: GovCon Index and Markets End Short Trading Week Down

Last week was a short trading week with markets closed on Friday in observance of the Easter holiday. The markets fell as banks reported earnings and stocks were down. GovCon Index decliners outpaced advancers at a ratio of 6 to 1…
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VIDEO: Prototype Submarine Steam Suit Ensemble

Sailors from the Los Angeles class-attack submarine USS Toledo (SSN 769) try out a prototype submarine steam suit ensemble during an orientation class held at Naval Submarine Base New London. The Navy Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) via the Office of Naval Research (ONR) TechSolutions Office has funded the Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility (NCTRF) to develop the next generation of protective gear for emergency responders to steam line leaks aboard submarines…
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