Posts from GovConWire for 05/03/2017

David Turner Named President and CEO of Hitachi Data Systems’ Federal Business

David Turner, formerly president of the applied technology and operational services group at Akima, has joined Hitachi Data Systems as president and CEO of its U.S. federal subsidiary. He brings more than two decades of public sector business strategy and development experience to his new position, Hitachi Data Systems said Tuesday…
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KBR Wins Potential $515M Navy Support Facility Operations Contract

KBR (NYSE: KBR) has won a potential eight-year, $514.9 million contract to help the U.S. Navy operate a military base on the island of Diego Garcia in the British Indian Ocean Territory. The Defense Department said Tuesday that KBR will provide general management and administration, command and staff, environmental, public safety, air and port operations, supply, galley, bachelor quarters, facilities, base support vehicles and equipment and morale, welfare and recreation support services at the Navy Support Facility-Diego Garcia…
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Private Equity Consortium Wraps Up Purchase of CenturyLink’s Data Centers, Colocation Business

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has finalized the sale of its colocation business and 54 data centers to a consortium led by private equity firms Medina Capital and BC Partners. CenturyLink said Tuesday it has secured net pre-tax proceeds valued at approximately $1…
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Mike Poth: FirstNet, AT&T Aim to Deliver Draft State Plans for Public Safety Broadband Network by June

The First Responder Network Authority and AT&T have begun to develop state plans and an online portal to transmit such plans to states and U.S. territories under a 25-year public-private partnership to launch a national public safety broadband network for first responders…
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MTSI Transitions to Employee-Owned Structure; Kevin Robinson Comments

Modern Technology Solutions Inc. has become a 100 percent employee-owned company after the Alexandria, Virginia-based engineering services and technology services contractor completed an employee stock ownership plan launched in 2008…
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FedRAMP Board Prioritizes 7 Companies for Provisional Authorization Process

Seven companies have gained priority status to work with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program‘s Joint Authorization Board for a provisional authority-to-operate. FedRAMP said Tuesday the seven cloud service providers were selected to participate in the FedRAMP Connect initiative based on government demand for their products as well as a set of preferential criteria…
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CACI Books $349M in Federal Govt Info Services Contracts; Ken Asbury Comments

CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has secured multiple contracts worth a combined $349 million from undisclosed federal agencies to provide information products and services in support of national security programs…
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Raytheon to Assist Air Force in High-Power Electromagnetics System Transition

Raytheon has won a $15 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support high power electromagnetics transition efforts of the U.S. Air Force. The Defense Department said Tuesday that the company will help the service branch analyze and integrate HPEM systems on multiple airborne platforms…
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Harris to Help Sustain Space Systems Under Air Force Contract Modifications

Harris has received two contract modifications valued at $44 million in total from the U.S. Air Force to provide sustainment services for space systems. The Defense Department said Tuesday Harris will carry out space control depot support and increase sustainment services for Space Superiority Systems under a $35…
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Cog Systems Seeks NIAP Certification to Offer Mobile Security Platform in Govt Sector

Cog Systems has applied for National Information Assurance Partnership certification to offer a mobile security platform designed with bare-metal virtualization technology to U.S. government agencies…
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VIDEO: 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron in action

Airmen from the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron pilot missions in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. The 816th EAS provides intra-theater transport within Southwest Asia and other locations as directed in support of units engaged in combat operations…
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May 2 Market Close: GovCon Index Up as Major Markets Close to Record Highs

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index closed up 0.319 percent to 92.667 as the large platform companies lead the way. Advancers outpacing decliners 2 to 1. On an active day of earnings reports the S&P500 and DJIA flirted with reaching 52 week highs as the NASDAQ set another record…
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