Posts from GovConWire for 05/22/2017

US, Saudi Arabia Ink Potential $110B Weapons Sales Package

President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud have signed a potential $110 billion package of weapons sales agreements in an effort to advance global security and economic development initiatives between the U…
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SpaceX Sets June 1 Launch for 11th ISS Commercial Resupply Mission

A SpaceX-built Dragon spacecraft is set to launch on June 1 aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from a launch pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to deliver crew supplies, scientific research and related equipment to the International Space Station…
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Former DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz Joins Tri Alpha Energy’s Board of Directors

Ernest Moniz, former secretary of the Energy Department, has joined clean energy company Tri Alpha Energy as a member of the board of directors. Tri Alpha Energy CEO Steve Specker said in a release published Thursday that Moniz will support the company’s efforts to deliver fusion-based energy technologies…
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Navy Issues $138M Modification on Lockheed’s Lot 9 F-35 Production Contract

Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) aeronautics business unit has received a $137.8 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to fund cost reduction efforts for the low-rate initial production of lot 9 F-35s…
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Air Force Picks 4 Companies for $95M Overhead Production Services IDIQ

The U.S. Air Force has awarded four companies positions under a potential six-year, $95 million contract for overhead production services. Aerospace Engineering and Support, AllSource Global Management, SierTek and Young’s Engineering Services will perform tasks such as business, management and production operations support for depot maintenance under indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense Department said Friday…
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Adobe’s John Landwehr: Agencies Should Employ Analytics, Open-Source Tools to Transform Citizen Engagement

John Landwehr, a vice president and public sector chief technology officer at Adobe Systems (Nasdaq: ADBE), has said government agencies should leverage analytics and open-source platforms to change the way they deliver information and services to citizens…
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NASA Plans Instrument Devt Competition for Potential Europa Lander Mission

NASA plans to launch a competition for the development of science instruments that would fly aboard a surface probe to Jupiter’s moon Europa. The space agency said Wednesday it looks to evaluate and select proposed investigations from the scientific community for a planned Europa lander mission via a two-step competitive process…
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Army Org Seeks CIO Functions Support

The U.S. Army has begun its search for a potential contractor to provide chief information officer services support to the military branch’s G-3/5/7 organization. A FedBizOpps notice published Friday says the Army G-3/5/7 needs contractor support to manage information technology governance process, enterprise architecture and IT portfolio that includes the warfighting mission area…
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CPI Aero Delivers Initial F-35A Lock Assemblies to Lockheed

CPI Aerostructures has delivered an initial batch of lock assemblies for the arresting gear door on the conventional takeoff-and-landing variant of F-35 aircraft Lockheed Martin is building for U.S. and international defense customers…
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Rep. Kay Granger: $603B Defense Budget Plan ‘Reasonable’ for Fiscal 2018

Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas), chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee, has said Congress is unlikely to raise the defense budget beyond President Donald Trump’s $603 billion proposal for fiscal 2018, Bloomberg reported Thursday…
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May 22 Morning Report: Friday Close – GovCon Index Down and Markets Reverse Mid Week Slump

After posting strong quarterly earnings McKesson Corporation lead theGovCon Index. McKesson closed up $11.57 per share (8.18 percent) to $153.01. The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index ended Friday up 1…
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