Posts from GovConWire for 06/15/2017

James Mattis Gets Authority From Trump to Oversee US Troop Levels in Afghanistan

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said he has been authorized by President Donald Trump to manage the number of soldiers deployed to Afghanistan, DoD News reported Wednesday. “The American military effort in Afghanistan must be viewed as part of a larger regional context in South Asia,” Mattis said at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subpanel Wednesday…
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Reports: US, Qatar Ink Potential $12B Deal for Boeing F-15 Jets

The U.S. and Qatar have signed a potential $12 billion deal to supply Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) F-15QA fighter jets to the Arab country, Defense News reported Wednesday. A spokesman for the Defense Department said Defense Secretary James Mattis and Khalid al-Attiyah, Qatar’s defense affairs minister, signed a letter to facilitate the aircraft sale…
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9 Companies Win Spots on $249M Army Healthcare Facility Design-Build Contract

The U.S. Army has selected nine companies to compete for task orders to design and build healthcare facilities for the Army Medical Command under a potential three-year, $249 million contract. The Army Corps of Engineers received 18 bids for the two-phase construction projects via the internet and will determine the amount of funds and performance locations with each order, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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Former VA CTO John Hays Named Merlin Federal Healthcare Solutions Director

John Hays, a former chief technology officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has joined Merlin International as director of federal healthcare solutions business at the Englewood, Colorado-based information technology and cybersecurity services contractor…
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Raytheon Gets Additional $83M Contract Funds for AIM-9X Block II Missile Production

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received an $82.8 million contract modification to produce AIM-9X Block II missile systems for the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force as well as the governments of Poland, Indonesia, Romania and Belgium…
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Rockwell Collins to Provide Navy E-2D Hawkeye Tactics Trainer

Rockwell Collins‘ simulation and training solutions business has secured a $34.2 million contract to deliver a training system for the U.S. Navy‘s E2-D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft. The Defense Department said Wednesday the company will perform aircraft-to-simulator concurrency updates; implement aircraft change directives/engineering change proposals; and integrate and test software applications under the E-2D Hawkeye Integrated Training Systems III program…
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Navy Picks 6 Firms for Website Maintenance, Software Quality Assurance Services

Six companies will compete for task orders under a U.S. Navy contract to provide website maintenance and software quality assurance support services for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific…
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Pentagon Asks Congress to Exempt Sensitive Data Dissemination from FOIA

The Defense Department has called on Congress to exempt sensitive information on military rules of engagement, tactics, techniques and procedures from the Freedom of Information Act, the Federation of American Scientists reported Tuesday…
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Air Force Taps MacAulay-Brown for Rapid Assessment Services Contract

MacAulay-Brown has won a potential five-year, $49 million contract to perform rapid assessments on various project areas and systems for the Defense Department and other government agencies. The company will research, execute, and assess system features, technical parameters, vulnerabilities and threats under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, DoD said Wednesday…
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VIDEO: Flight Forward

Raytheon engineers on the future of airspace. Visit https://www.raytheon.com/capabilities/… for more information.
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June 14 Market Close: GovCon Index Closes Up and Major Indices Close Mixed

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index closed up for the sixth consecutive day with a mix of service providers and platform companies leading the pack. Officials at the Federal Reserve went ahead with an interest-rate increase and additional plans to tighten monetary policy despite growing concerns over weak inflation…
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