Posts from GovConWire for 05/15/2017

Europol: Ransomware Attack Compromised 200K Computers in Over 150 Countries

Europol has said a ransomware attack disrupted computers of at least 200,000 individuals in more than 150 countries, The Washington Post reported Sunday. Jan Op Gen Oorth, a spokesman for Europol, said the agency expects the number of computer networks and people affected by the malware, dubbed WannaCry or WanaCryptor 2…
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Jack St. John: GSA Plans to Make Transactional Data Reporting Rule Voluntary

The General Services Administration plans to transition into policies some of President Donald Trump’s priorities for acquisition by summer and one of those is to make the mandatory Transactional Data Reporting rule into a voluntary requirement, Federal News Radio reported Friday…
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Vencore Reports $130M in Systems Engineering, Integration Contract Awards; Mac Curtis Comments

Vencore has secured multiple contracts worth more than $130 million combined during the first quarter of 2017 to provide systems engineering and integration services to U.S. government clients. The company said Friday it will carry out work under the contracts over a performance period of five years…
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CA Technologies’ Mary Lou Prevost: Single ID System, Automation Key to Govt Service Delivery

Mary Lou Prevost, vice president of state and local government and education at CA Technologies (Nasdaq: CA), has said state government agencies should adopt a single identification system coupled with automation platforms to facilitate the delivery of services to citizens…
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Boeing Wins $59M MDA Contract for Space Object Kill Vehicle Risk Reduction Work

Boeing has won a three-year, $58.6 million contract from the Missile Defense Agency to implement a technology risk reduction effort for a kill vehicle designed to destroy objects in space. The Defense Department said Friday the contract is part of MDA’s strategy to optimize performance and reduce risk for the Multi-Object Kill Vehicle‘s advanced communications, engagement management and discriminating seeker…
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General Dynamics to Support Air Force Emergency Action Message C2 Terminal Under $53M IDIQ

General Dynamics‘ mission systems business has received a five-year, $53 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to help the U.S. Air Force manage a communications terminal used to deliver emergency action messages to nuclear forces…
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Sean Stackley: USS Gerald Ford to Undergo Navy’s Acceptance Trials

The U.S. Navy will conduct acceptance trials of its future USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier at sea before the end of May, USNI News reported Thursday. Acting Navy Secretary Sean Stackley told reporters at the U…
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Harris to Provide Sustainment Support for Air Force Distributed Space C2 System

Harris has received a potential one-year, $18.9 million contract modification to provide system sustainment services for the U.S. Air Force’s distributed space command-and-control platform in Dahlgren, Virginia…
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Report: Army Eyes Midsize Unmanned Cargo Air Vehicle to Address Soldier Load Weight Issue

The U.S. Army seeks a midsize unmanned cargo air vehicle that can help reduce soldiers’ loads by eliminating the need for them to carry mission equipment and emergency supplies, FlightGlobal reported Thursday…
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May 15 Morning Report: Friday Close – GovCon Index Down and Markets Mixed For the Week

Fridays The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index closed down 0.600 percent to 92.722 as decliners significantly out-weighted advancers 27 to 3. The U.S. major markets Friday closed mixed with the S&P500 and DJIA down and the NASDAQ up on both the daily and weekly outcome…
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VIDEO: BAE Systems’ Modular Bridging System

Why are military bridges so important? We set out our vision for the next generation Modular Bridging System in our latest blog https://bit.ly/2q03t6f
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