Posts from GovConWire for 05/04/2017

House Passes $1.1T Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Spending Bill

The House voted 309-118 Wednesday to pass a potential $1.1 trillion budget package to fund the federal government for the remaining months of fiscal 2017, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Kelsey Snell writes the Senate is expected to vote on the omnibus spending bill before the week-long continuing resolution expires Friday…
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General Dynamics Buys Advatech’s Electronics & Comms Division in Cyber Offering Expansion Push

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has purchased Advatech Pacific’s electronics and communications division for an undisclosed amount in a move to grow cybersecurity technology and service offerings for clients in intelligence and defense markets…
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3 Firms Selected for $949M Centcom Rotary-Wing Airlift Support Program

The U.S. Transportation Command has selected three companies to provide rotary-wing airlift services within the U.S. Central Command‘s area of responsibility under separate indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts worth up to $948…
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Jennifer Boykin to Succeed Matt Mulherin as HII Newport News Shipbuilding Division President

Jennifer Boykin, vice president of engineering and design at Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ (NYSE: HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division, has been promoted to corporate executive vice president and president of the division in a move that takes effect July 1…
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Northrop to Modify, Install Air Force EQ-4B Battlefield Airborne Comms Node

Northrop Grumman has received a one-year, $39.9 million letter contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide Battlefield Airborne Communications Node units for the service branch’s remotely piloted aircraft…
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Report: Rep. Mac Thornberry to Introduce Military Weapons Acquisition Reform Bill

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, plans to unveil in mid-May a new bill that would overhaul the Defense Department‘s system for buying major weapons systems, The Hill reported Tuesday…
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SAIC Lands Marine Corps Cyber Support Task Order; Tom Watson Comments

Science Applications International Corp. has received a potential three-year, $27 million task order to provide cybersecurity services for the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command and subordinate units…
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DHS Awards Tech R&D Contracts to 12 Small Businesses

The Department of Homeland Security has issued 13 contracts with a combined value of $9.7 million to 12 small businesses for the second phase of DHS’ Small Business Innovation Research program…
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NASA Launches Challenge to Accelerate Design Software Operations on Supercomputer

NASA has launched a competition for computer programmers to modify the agency’s design software to speed up operations by 10,000 times on NASA’s Pleiades supercomputer. The High Performance Fast Computing Challenge calls on participants to reduce the computational time of the FUN3D software without affecting accuracy in an effort to boost NASA’s aviation research, the space agency said Tuesday…
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VIDEO: Highlights from the Indiana (SSN 789) Christening

Newport News Shipbuilding held a christening ceremony for Indiana (SSN 789), the 16th Virginia-class submarine, April 29, 2017. In front of a crowd of nearly 4,000 people, Ship’s Sponsor Diane Donald, wife of Adm…
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May 3 Market Close: GovCon Index Down as Markets Close Mixed on Unchanged Fed Rate

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index closed down 0.306 percent to 92.383 as decliners outpaced advancers 2 to 1. Major markets closed mixed as the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged and the U…
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