Posts from GovConWire for 05/01/2017

Congress Reaches Bipartisan Deal Over $1T Budget Spending Package for Rest of Fiscal 2017

Congressional leaders on Sunday reached a deal on a proposed $1 trillion budget package to fund the federal government for the remaining months of fiscal 2017 and are expected to vote on the budget request early this week, The Washington Post reported Sunday…
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Lockheed Receives $1.4B Contract for Lot 12 F-35 Long Lead Parts

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $1.38 billion contract to fund the procurement of long lead parts and components for the 12th batch of F-35 aircraft. The Defense Department said Friday the materials are needed for the manufacture of 130 lot 12 F-35s in support of U…
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Former DoD Legal Chief Jennifer O’Connor Appointed Northrop Mission Systems Sector Counsel

Jennifer O’Connor, former general counsel at the Defense Department, has joined Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) as vice president, associate general counsel and sector counsel for the company’s mission systems sector…
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Ex-FTC Chief Julie Brill to Join Microsoft as Privacy, Regulatory Affairs Corporate VP, Deputy General Counsel

Julie Brill, former commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, has been named corporate vice president and deputy general counsel for privacy and regulatory affairs at Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT). Brill will directly report to Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer at Microsoft, and will begin her new position by the summer of 2017, the company said Friday…
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Virtustream’s Tim Bock: Agencies Should Understand Scale When Moving Apps to Cloud

Tim Bock, Dell public alliance manager at Virtustream, has said government agencies should understand scale and know the differences between a government-purchased and a cloud-native application before moving apps to a cloud environment…
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DoD CIO Eyes 5-Year IDIQ/BPA for IT, Cyber, Data Analytics Services

The Defense Department‘s Office of the Chief Information Officer has launched a market research effort to identify qualified industry sources of technical support services under a possible five-year acquisition program…
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Raytheon Awarded $87M to Help UAE Field, Operate Patriot Air Defense System

The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) an $87.3 million modification under a foreign military sales contract to advise and assist the United Arab Emirates on the deployment and operation of the company-built Patriot air defense system…
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Bill Gerstenmaier: NASA Plans to Move Exploration Mission-1 Launch to 2019

An official with NASA has said the agency plans to push back the initial launch of the Space Launch System from November 2018 to a new target date in 2019 due to development issues with SLS and the Orion spacecraft, Space News reported Thursday…
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May 1 Morning Report: GovCon Index and Major Indices up for the Month of April

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index closed off 0.721 percent on Friday with Congress passing a continuing resolution extended the budget for one week. However the GovCon Index April performance was positive ending the month up 0…
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VIDEO: Paratroopers drive new battlefield vehicles

Paratroopers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division drive and maneuver with the units newest equipment. The DAGOR and MRZR-D are the newest form of transportation for speed, versatility and load…
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