Posts from GovConWire for 04/28/2017

Report: DLT Board Chairman Rick Marcotte Returns to CEO Post on Interim Basis

Rick Marcotte, chairman of the board of directors at DLT Solutions, has been named interim CEO at the Herndon, Virginia-based government technology services contractor, CRN reported Thursday. DLT said in an emailed statement to CRN that Marcotte will lead the company on an acting basis until the board finds a permanent replacement for former CEO Alan Marc Smith, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2017…
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US Govt Officials Issue Joint Statement on North Korea Denuclearization

Defense Secretary James Mattis and three other U.S. government officials have informed lawmakers of President Donald Trump’s order to review the U.S. policy with regard to North Korea, DoD News reported Wednesday…
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Navy Picks IMIA, QED Systems for $260M Ship Preservation IDIQ Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded International Marine & Industrial Applicators and QED Systems positions on a potential $260.1 million contract to help the military branch preserve and install coatings on various naval ships and vessels…
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General Dynamics to Provide Cyber, IT Support for Naval Meteorology & Oceanography Command

A business unit of General Dynamics has won a potential $52 million contract from the U.S. Navy to support cybersecurity and information technology programs at the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command…
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Raytheon SM-6 Missile Moves Toward Full Operational Capability

The U.S. Navy has conducted flight tests of the Raytheon-built Standard Missile-6 weapon system to validate whether the missile is ready to obtain full operational capability. Raytheon said Thursday four SM-6 missiles were launched throughout the “graduation” tests to engage shore-launched, sub- or supersonic targets…
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Former NLRB Member Alexander Acosta Confirmed as Labor Secretary

The Senate voted 60-38 Thursday to confirm Alexander Acosta, former member of the National Labor Relations Board, as secretary of the Labor Department, The Hill reported Thursday. Tim Devaney writes Acosta is expected to deal with the fiduciary rule, policy to raise the overtime threshold and other labor regulations proposed during the Obama administration…
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Trump Softens NAFTA Stance

In a phone call with leaders of Mexico and Canada, President Trump indicated Wednesday he would not immediately abandon the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Trump said he would instead quickly begin the process of renegotiating the deal…
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VIDEO: Mattis, Resolute Support Commander Speak to Press

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Army Gen. John Nicholson, Commander, Resolute Support and United States Forces Afghanistan, brief the media in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 24, 2017
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April 27 Market Close: Little Change in GovCon Index, S&P500, DJIA; NASDAQ Closes Record High

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index closed up slightly 0.252 percent to 93.319 with advancers and decliners evenly split. In the major market the S&P500 and DJIA were up modestly 0.06 percent and 0…
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