Posts from GovConWire for 04/24/2017

Former Fluor Exec Kevin Leonard Joins Vectrus as Facility, Logistics Services SVP

Kevin Leonard, former vice president of contingency operations at Fluor‘s (NYSE: FLR) government group and a retired U.S. Army major general, has joined Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) as senior VP of the Colorado Springs-based company’s facility and logistics services business…
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General Dynamics Subsidiary to Produce Additional Columbia-Class Submarine Missile Tubes for $96M

General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) Electric Boat subsidiary has secured a $95.6 million contract modification to manufacture 17 tactical missile tubes for the U.S. Navy‘s future Columbia-class nuclear submarines…
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Sen. Chuck Schumer: Congress Close to Budget Agreement Sans ‘Poison-Pill’ Amendments

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) has said he believes House and Senate leaders from Republican and Democratic parties are close to reaching a budget deal before the April 28 deadline to prevent a possible government shutdown and a continuing resolution, Defense News reported Sunday…
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Feds Spend $612.2 billion on Healthcare Halfway into 2017

So far through fiscal year 2017, the Federal government has spent $612.2 billion on contracts to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS,) almost six times the amount spent on the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Homeland Security…
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HyTrust’s John De Santis: Agencies Should Adopt Platforms for Security Policy Enforcement

John De Santis, chairman and CEO of HyTrust, has said government agencies should adopt a strategic approach to security when moving to the cloud through the implementation of security platforms and controls that work to “enforce security policy” against cyber threats…
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Navy Awards Raytheon $79M Sidewinder Block II Sustainment Contract Modification

Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) missile systems business has received a $78.7 million contract modification to provide sustainment and support services for AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II missiles of the U.S…
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Mary McCord to Resign as DOJ Acting Assistant Attorney General

Mary McCord, acting assistant attorney general and principal deputy assistant attorney general for national security at the Justice Department, plans to leave DOJ in May, NPR reported Thursday. Carrie Johnson writes McCord said in a message to her staff that she looks to pursue new career opportunities…
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Orbital ATK’s Cygnus Arrives at Space Station for 7th Cargo Resupply Mission

An Orbital ATK-built Cygnus spacecraft has arrived at the International Space Station to deliver approximately 7,600 pounds of crew supplies, food, clothing, spare parts, scientific experiments and laboratory equipment…
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Mississippi State University-Led Partnership to Oversee DHS Drone Demo Facility

The Department of Homeland Security has chosen a Mississippi State University-led partnership to advance research and development work on small unmanned aerial systems. The Mississippi Partnership will also oversee a sUAS demonstration facility in the state for DHS’ science and technology directorate to support flight exercises and assessment of drones in various scenarios such as border protection and disaster relief missions, MSU said Thursday…
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April 24 Morning Report: GovCon Index and Markets End The Week In the Positive

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index ended the week on Friday at 91.565 up 1.7 points or 1.90 percent above the Monday morning open. The major markets closed the week in the positive with the NASDAQ leading the way, up almost two full percentage points…
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VIDEO: Southcom Supports U.S. National Security Objectives

U.S. Southern Command is responsible for providing contingency planning, operations and security cooperation in its assigned area of responsibility, which includes Central America, South America and the Caribbean…
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