Posts from GovConWire for 06/08/2017

USSOCOM Awards $475M UAS ISR Contract Spots to Boeing, Textron Subsidiaries

Subsidiaries of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Textron (NYSE: TXT) have landed spots under a potential five-year, $475 million contract that covers mid-endurance unmanned aircraft system intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services to the U…
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Accenture Eyes Federal Cloud Portfolio Expansion Through Phase One Purchase

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has agreed to purchase Alexandria, Virginia-based Phase One Consulting Group for an undisclosed sum in a move to expand the global management consulting and professional services contractor’s Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) capabilities and cloud platforms for U…
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Frontier Electronic Systems Awarded $73M Navy IDIQ to Produce Ship Sensor, Data Distribution Systems

Frontier Electronic Systems has received a potential five-year, $72.9 million contract to manufacture sensor and data distribution systems for the U.S. Navy as well as the governments of Japan and South Korea…
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Vencore’s Patrick Biltgen to Receive ASF’s Neil Armstrong Award of Excellence; Mac Curtis Comments

Patrick Biltgen, technical director of analytics at Vencore, will receive the inaugural Neil Armstrong Award of Excellence from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation for his research work and efforts to expand science and technology-related exploration initiatives…
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Coast Guard Vet David Pekoske to Be Nominated TSA Chief

David Pekoske, a 33-year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and an adjunct faculty member at American University, will be nominated by President Donald Trump as administrator of the Transportation Security Administration…
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Tim Horne: GSA to Incorporate TTS Into Federal Acquisition Service, Names Alan Thomas as FAS Head

The General Services Administration has informed Congress of the agency’s plans to integrate the Technology Transformation Service into the Federal Acquisition Service as part of a reorganization effort, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday…
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Report: Michelle Lee Steps Down as USPTO Director

Michelle Lee has resigned from her role as director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office after a five-year career at the agency, Reuters reported Tuesday. Former President Barack Obama nominated Lee for the USPTO leadership position in 2014 and the Senate confirmed her nomination in March 2015…
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Esri Inks Cooperative R&D, Enterprise Agreements with DOE Lab, NATO

Esri has entered into a cooperative research-and-development agreement with the Energy Department‘s Idaho National Laboratory and a separate enterprise agreement with NATO. INL and Esri will collaborate to explore and develop prototype concepts related to location-based intelligence technology that can help secure critical infrastructure and missions, the company said Wednesday…
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Hexagon US Federal Secures DOI Geospatial Tech BPA

Hexagon US Federal, an independent subsidiary of Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure‘s U.S. federal business, has received a five-year blanket purchase agreement from the U.S. Geological Survey to provide a range of geospatial products and services to the Interior Department…
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VIDEO: Military And VIP Presence Increases At ITEC 2017

This year’s ITEC took place in Rotterdam, Netherlands, for the first time and the Dutch Ministry of Defence had a strong presence at the event. Next year, ITEC will be held in Stuttgart, Germany, for the first time…
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June 7 Market Close: GovCon Index and Indices Reverse Two Day Slide

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index reversed it’s two day slide to close up 0.030 percent to 94.703. All the U.S. indices were up on the eve of the U.K. election, the James Comey testimony, and uncertainty in the Middle East…
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