Posts from GovConWire for 05/30/2017

Julie Bowen Promoted to Mitre SVP; Jason Providakes Comments

Julie Bowen, a vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Mitre, has been promoted to senior VP at the nonprofit research and development company. Jason Providakes, president and CEO of Mitre, said Friday Bowen will oversee initiatives to expand outreach efforts, government relationships and strategic partnerships as well as engage with the board of trustees and manage risks associated with the firm’s work programs…
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Vectrus Lands $212M Army Contract Modification for Comms & Info Systems Support

Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) has secured a $212 million contract modification from the U.S. Army to support communications equipment and information systems of the Army Network Enterprise Technology Command and its subordinate units in the Southwest Asia theater of operations…
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Lawmakers Urge Sens. Ron Johnson, Claire McCaskill to Mark Up Federal IT Modernization Bill

Four senators have asked Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri), the committee’s ranking member, to mark up a bipartisan bill that would allow federal agencies to establish their own working capital funds to upgrade their information technology systems…
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Tableau Software’s Sean Brophy: Agencies Should Advance Citizen Engagement Through Data Access

Sean Brophy, regional vice president of public sector sales at Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), has said government agencies seeking to develop an interactive, self-service tool should encourage citizens to serve as change agents by allowing them to ask questions through data access and adoption of new technology platforms…
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Lockheed to Continue Trident II D5 Missile Production for Navy

Lockheed Martin‘s space systems business has secured a $43.9 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to produce Trident II D5 submarine-launched fleet ballistic missiles and carry out support for deployed D5 systems…
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Sierra Nevada Concludes 3rd Integration Review on Dream Chaser Spacecraft

Sierra Nevada Corp. has completed the third integration review for the Dream Chaser spacecraft as part of the company’s Commercial Resupply Services 2 contract with NASA. The company said Thursday the integration assessment for the space vehicle covers the completion of the agency’s phase 1 safety evaluation and NASA’s approval of 16 safety data packages and 32 hazard reports and compliance of the space vehicle’s architectural design with the contract’s requirements…
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Raytheon to Help Navy Build Airborne Mine Neutralization Tech

Raytheon has received a potential $58.1 million firm-fixed-price contract to assemble, deliver, fabricate and test low-rate initial production airborne mine neutralization systems for the U.S. Navy. The Defense Department said Friday that Raytheon’s integrated defense systems business  will also offer engineering and support services for the AN/ASQ-235 Airborne Mine Neutralization Systems which will be used to eliminate bottom and moored mines…
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Massachusetts Seeks Proposals for Potential RAN Alternative to FirstNet’s National Public Safety Broadband Network

The state of Massachusetts has requested proposals from potential vendors that can develop and maintain a statewide radio access network designed for public safety operations, Urgent Communications reported Thursday…
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IT Security Market Vet Frank Mong Named Hortonworks Chief Marketing Officer

Frank Mong, former senior vice president of product, industry and solutions at Palo Alto Networks, has been appointed chief marketing officer at Santa Clara, California-based open data technology provider Hortonworks…
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May 30 Morning Report: Friday Close – GovCon Index and all Indices Up for the Week

Even though the Executive Mosaic GovCon Index closed down on Friday it was up 3.0 percent for the week. The weekly GovCon Index leaders were SAIC up 6.6 percent, McKesson and General Dynamics both up 2…
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VIDEO: Tactical Augmented Reality

Tactical Augmented Reality provides sensor imagery with integrated mapping, navigation and 3D surface models for greatly enhanced operational maneuver and fires. This capability increases the Soldier’s ability to maneuver the battlefield and enhances survivability in dangerous operations…
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