Posts from GovConWire for 05/25/2017

DXC Lands $150M GSA Contract for Federal ID Credential Mgmt Support; Marilyn Crouther Comments

DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) has secured a potential $150 million contract to help the General Services Administration deliver personal identity verification credential issuance and maintenance services to civilian agency employees…
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DARPA, Boeing Partner to Develop Reusable Hypersonic Aircraft for Satellite Launches

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has partnered with Boeing to design, develop and test a demonstration space vehicle under DARPA’s Experimental Spaceplane program. The XS-1 program seeks to build and launch a new set of hypersonic aircraft designed to provide less-expensive access to space at short notice in support of national security missions, DARPA said Wednesday…
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Lockheed Secures $87M Navy Trident II Missile Support Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has secured a potential two-year, $87.3 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide technical and program management services in support of the Trident II D5 submarine-launched ballistic missile’s navigation subsystem…
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CGI Offers Cloud ERP Platform Through Multi-State Procurement Initiative

CGI has begun to offer a cloud-based enterprise resource planning platform to state and local government entities that are part of the NASPO ValuePoint cooperative procurement program. The company said Wednesday it offers the CGI Advantage360 software-as-a-service ERP platform to NASPO ValuePoint participants under a master agreement with the state of Utah…
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Army Orders $76M in Orbital ATK Small Caliber Ammo; Jim Nichols Comments

Orbital ATK has received orders worth a total of $76 million for the delivery of .50 caliber ammunition to the U.S. Army. The company said Wednesday that orders were made under Orbital ATK’s supply contract for the production of small-caliber ammunition for the government at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Missouri…
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John Roth: White House Seeks to Rebuild US Armed Forces via Fiscal 2018 Budget Plan

John Roth, a Defense Department budget official who performs comptroller duties, has said the White House’s defense budget proposal for fiscal 2018 intends to rebuild the U.S. armed forces, build on “near-term readiness” efforts in fiscal 2017 and balance future requirements and current operations, DoD News reported Tuesday…
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ViaSat Awarded DISA In-Flight Comms Service Extension

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded ViaSat a six-month, $19.3 million contract modification for in-flight communications service to senior U.S. government leaders and their staff members…
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Trump Administration Adds $52B to DoD Budget, Seeks Base & Healthcare Savings

The Trump administration’s 2018 budget calls for $640 billion in military spending, $52 billion over current year spending and breaking the current budget caps. Nevertheless, the Pentagon claims it has found “efficiency” savings of $1…
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Northrop Picks CrossMatch Palm Scanners for UK Criminal Booking System Modernization

Northrop Grumman has selected palm scanners and related fingerprint capture platforms from CrossMatch to update criminal booking systems in the U.K. Northrop will install Crossmatch’s Livescan devices and L Scan 1000 palm scanners to upgrade at least 375 enrollment and capture facilities by December as part of the U…
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VIDEO: RADM Luther Briefs Dept. of the Navy’s FY18 Budget Request

Rear Adm. Brian Luther, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for budget, briefed media during a Department of Defense press conference about the FY18 budget request for the Navy and Marine Corps, May 23…
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May 24 Market Close: GovCon Index Sets Another High and Markets Gain Back Losses

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index closed up for the fifth consecutive day with the advancers significantly outpacing the decliners 28 to 2. The GovCon Index reached another 30 day high of 94.842, up 0…
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