Posts from GovConWire for 05/10/2017

AECOM to Maintain Navy Fleet Readiness Center Equipment Under $177.5M Contract; John Vollmer Comments

AECOM (NYSE: ACM) has received a potential $177.5 million contract to maintain, repair and overhaul equipment at various U.S. Navy facilities. The company said Tuesday it will provide maintenance services to the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, which oversees launch-and-recovery equipment and other support equipment for the military branch’s fixed and vertical wing aircraft operations…
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Former DNI James Clapper Named CNAS Intell, National Security Senior Fellow

Former National Intelligence Director James Clapper has been named distinguished senior fellow for intelligence and national security and member of the board of advisers at the Center for a New American Security…
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Reports: Trump Dismisses FBI Director James Comey

President Donald Trump has fired James Comey as FBI director following recommendations of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that the bureau needs new leadership…
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Rolls-Royce Secures $79M Contract for KC-130J Tanker Engine Support to Marine Corps, Kuwait

Rolls-Royce has received a $78.7 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Navy to provide engineering and logistics support for KC-130J aircraft engines. The Defense Department said Tuesday that Rolls-Royce will support AE 2100D3 engines for aerial refueling tankers of the U…
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Palo Alto Networks Debuts Virtual Firewall on Microsoft’s Azure Govt Cloud

Palo Alto Networks has begun to offer its virtualized firewall on Microsoft‘s Azure Government Cloud platform in a move to help public sector customers protect their applications and data in the cloud…
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Boeing to Provide P-8A Trainers, Support Services to Navy

The U.S. Navy has awarded Boeing a $42.5 million contract modification to deliver eight deployable mission readiness trainers for the service branch’s P-8A maritime aircraft. Boeing will also provide P-8A mode control panels and program management and engineering services under the modification, the Defense Department said Tuesday…
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Accenture Lands SEC Cloud Automation BPA; Elaine Beeman Comments

Accenture has received a five-year contract from the Securities and Exchange Commission to set up and maintain a structure designed to deliver enterprise automation support services related to the ServiceNow cloud-based platform to SEC…
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Air Force Consolidates and Migrates Top-Secret Network

All legacy Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications Systems throughout the Air Force and National Guard are nearly consolidated, reports C4ISRNet. This core migration will cover over 100 individual top-secret communication sites, which make up 38 legacy domains…
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AeroVironment Intros Nano Quadrotor UAS for Close-Range ISR Applications

AeroVironment has debuted a rugged miniature unmanned aircraft system the company designed to aid close-range military intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. Snipe Nano Quad is equipped with electro-optical/infrared, low-light-capable and long-wave infrared sensors and an integrated tilt mechanism for the transmission of images and record real-time video in daytime and nighttime operations, AeroVironment said Tuesday…
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VIDEO: Futuristic Warfare | 360 Video

Marines and sailors will field-test more than 50 new technologies, everything from swarming unmanned surface vessels to self-driving Amtracks. The resulting force of these technological capabilities will integrate operations across all domains to include information and cyberspace…
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May 9 Market Close: GovCon Index Up, Markets Mixed as NASDAQ Reaches New High

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index closed up 0.118 percent to 93.478 as advancers outpaced decliners 2 to 1. AECOM led the 30 GovCon Index companies as the company beat analysts projections reporting 5 percent quarterly earnings growth…
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