Posts from GovConWire for 05/09/2017

Tim Solms, Sean Berg Take VP Roles at Forcepoint’s Global Governments Business

Austin, Texas-based cybersecurity firm Forcepoint has appointed two new executives to vice president positions as the company works to deliver cyber capabilities to government clients worldwide. Tim Solms, formerly VP for federal business and managing director of worldwide government at Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), will serve as senior VP and general manager of Forcepoint’s global governments business and will directly report to CEO Matthew Moynahan through the company’s Herndon, Virginia-based office, Forcepoint said Monday…
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Northrop Gets $332M MDA Contract Modification for Missile Defense Technical Support

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a potential one-year, $332 million contract modification from the Missile Defense Agency to continue to provide technical integration and operational support services for the ballistic missile defense system…
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Heather Wilson Confirmed as Air Force Secretary

The Senate has approved Heather Wilson, president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, to assume the U.S Air Force‘s top civilian position through a 76-22 vote. She will be sworn in as Air Force secretary within a week and replace Lisa Disbrow, who headed the service branch on an acting basis since January 20, the Air Force said Monday…
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AECOM Lands Navy Environmental Action Support Contract Modification

The U.S. Navy has awarded AECOM a $13.5 million contract modification to provide architect-engineering services in support of environmental action programs within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command’s Pacific area of responsibility…
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DARPA to Hold Proposers Day for Mobile Warfighter Health Analytics Program

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will host a Proposers Day on May 16 in Arlington, Virginia, to discuss a program that aims to develop mobile technology to assess warfighters’ health condition and combat readiness…
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Lockheed Integrates TrellisWare Embedded Software Into Quadrotor UAS

Lockheed Martin has integrated a TrellisWare Technologies-made software platform into a quadrotor unmanned aerial system designed for military intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions…
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Air Force Taps BAE Unit to Develop Space Testbed Architecture

A business unit of BAE Systems has won a potential $12.8 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force develop a knowledge-based space testbed architecture. The Defense Department said Monday that BAE’s information and electronic systems integration business will create a testbed for the military branch to evaluate space enterprise command-and-control tools and technologies…
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Report: Fiscal 2017 Omnibus Spending Package to Authorize $19.6B for NASA

An omnibus spending bill for fiscal 2017 that passed both chambers of Congress would allocate $19.65 billion for NASA. The allocation represents a $368 million increase in funds the space agency received in FY 2016 and $628 million more than the Obama administration’s budget request, Space News reported Friday…
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VIDEO: U.S. Marines and Sailors take part in an alert contingency Marine Air-Ground Task Force….

U.S. Marines and Sailors take part in an alert contingency Marine Air-Ground Task Force (ACM) drill to prepare for future operations and exercises on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, May 5, 2017…
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May 8 Market Close: GovCon Index Down and Markets Up

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index closed down 0.318 percent to 93.368, as decliners outpaced advancers 2 to 1. The major markets closed unchanged with centrist Emmanuel Macron winning the French presidential election on Sunday…
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