Posts from GovConWire for 05/08/2017

Reports: Trump Inks $1T Omnibus Spending Package With Attached Presidential Prerogatives

President Donald Trump has approved a $1 trillion budget package to fund government operations through Sept. 30 and increase defense spending by $21 billion, The Hill reported Friday. He signed the fiscal 2017 omnibus spending bill a day after it was passed by the Senate through a 79-18 vote in order to avert a government shutdown…
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Boeing Lands $89M Navy Contract Modification for F/A-18, EA-18G Maintenance, Sustainment Services

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received an $89.2 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide depot-level maintenance support and sustainment services for the service branch’s F/A-18 and EA-18G aircraft units…
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AECOM Secures Army FMS Contract for Architecture, Engineering Support Services

AECOM has received a five-year, $9 million foreign military sales contract from the U.S. Army to provide a range of professional architecture and engineering support services. The Defense Department said Friday AECOM’s technical services business unit will furnish required labor, materials, supplies and equipment in support of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates…
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Salesforce’s Kevin Paschuck: Agencies Should Adopt Cloud Platforms to Facilitate Citizen Interaction

Kevin Paschuck, chief operating officer and senior vice president of public sector and aerospace and defense business unit at Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), has said agencies should deploy cloud technology platforms to facilitate interactions with citizens and advance delivery of services…
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VMware, Oracle Forge Mobile Business Application Management Partnership

VMware and Oracle have agreed to streamline management and ensure security of Oracle’s portfolio of mobile business applications. Enterprise organizations with business apps built on the Oracle Mobile Cloud Service offering can leverage VMware’s AirWatch and Workspace ONE mobility management platforms under the partnership, Oracle said Thursday…
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Air Force Picks Ball Aerospace to Design, Develop Software Testbed Architecture

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has won a potential $13.3 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to design, develop and deliver a testbed for Hallmark software and hardware platforms. The Defense Department said Friday that Ball Aerospace’s systems engineering solutions unit will build a testbed architecture that the military branch can apply to space command-and-control tasks, implement a data repository and provide specifications for data format and application programming interfaces…
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3 House Lawmakers Ask OPM to Simplify Federal Cyber Talent Hiring Process

Reps. Derek Kilmer (D-Washington), Kathleen Rice (D-New York) and Josh Gottheimer (D-New Jersey) have urged the Office of Personnel Management to modify requirements and streamline the recruitment process for federal cybersecurity jobs…
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DoD Starts to Assess U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense Strategy

The Defense Department has kicked off a ballistic missile defense review to comply with an executive order by President Donald Trump. DoD said Friday the review is part of the department’s efforts to establish a policy and strategy framework for U…
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Navy Taps Red River to Provide IT, Engineering Support for Air Force C2 Facility

Red River Computer has received a potential $34.2 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide information technology and engineering support services for a new command-and-control center of the U.S…
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May 8 Morning Report: Friday Close – GovCon Index at 30 Day High and Major Markets Set New Records

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index ended Friday at a 30 day high closing at 93.666 up 0.915 percent on the day as advancers outpaced decliners 5 to 1. ICF was at the top of the leader board with a 6.29 percent increase in share value driven by a robust first quarter earnings report…
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VIDEO: Service Academies Swarm Challenge Recap Teaser

From April 23-25, 2017, the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy competed in unmanned aerial swarm battles in the skies over Camp Roberts, California, as part of DARPA’s Service Academies Swarm Challenge…
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