Posts from GovConWire for 06/19/2017

HII to Design, Build Landing Helicopter Assault Replacement Ship Under $3B Navy Contract Modification

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has received a potential $3.01 billion contract modification to design and construct a Landing Helicopter Assault Replacement Flight 1 amphibious assault ship for the U…
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Raytheon Gets Potential $653M Navy Contract for Fiscal 2017 SM-2 Missile, Spares Production

The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) missile systems business a potential $652.8 million contract to fund the full-rate production of Standard Missile-2 systems and spare parts for the service branch and its allied foreign navies in fiscal 2017…
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Gene Colabatistto: CAE Eyes Big Data Analytics for Future Simulators

CAE looks to use big data analytics to optimize its future flight simulators and address training challenges that students face, AIN Online reported Saturday. Gene Colabatistto, president of CAE’s defense and security group, said at the 2017 Paris Air Show that data from mission playbacks can be analyzed to determine particular maneuvers, procedures or exercises where students encounter difficulties…
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Report: Lockheed, 11 Countries In Talks Over $37B F-35 Procurement

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is in talks with the U.S. and 10 other countries over a potential contract worth at least $37 billion for the manufacturer to deliver a total of 440 F-35 fighter aircraft, Reuters reported Sunday…
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Qualtrics’ Trevor DeLew, Bobbie Browning: Understanding Citizen Experiences Key to Public Service Delivery

Trevor DeLew, head of federal at Qualtrics, and Bobbie Browning, chief federal strategist at the company, have said federal agencies should know and understand citizen experiences to change the way they deliver services to the public…
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Heather Wilson: Air Force to Establish New Directorate for Space Operations

The U.S. Air Force will set up a new directorate focused on space operations over the next two months as part of the reorganization of the service branch’s headquarters, the Air Force reported Friday…
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Centra Technology Wins $61M DTRA Contract to Examine Military Asset Survivability

Centra Technology has won a potential $61.8 million contract from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to assess the survivability of U.S. military assets. The Defense Department said Friday the company will evaluate U…
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House Panel OKs DHS Reauthorization Bill Via Legislative Markup

The House Homeland Security Committee cleared through a legislative markup Wednesday a bill that would reauthorize the Department of Homeland Security that was established in 2002, Federal News Radio reported Friday…
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Navy Investigates USS Fitzgerald Ship Collision Off Japan

The U.S. Navy has launched an investigation into the USS Fitzgerald guided missile destroyer’s collision with a Philippine-flagged container ship that occurred approximately 56 nautical miles off the coast of Honshu in Japan early Saturday…
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June 19 Morning Report: Friday Close – GovCon Index Weekly Performance Down, Major Indices Close Up

At Friday’s close the Executive Mosaic GovCon Index closed down for the week 0.78 percent. On the week the major indices closed in the positive with mixed messages throughout the week about sub-par housing data, sluggish performance from the technology stocks, and Federal Reserve raising interest rates for the second time in 2017…
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VIDEO: US Naval Research Lab’s Ruppalt on Better Jammers

Laura Ruppalt, PhD, research engineer at the US Naval Research Lab, discusses cutting-edge radio frequency technology — including phase-changing materials, self-sensing circuits for better jammers and more — with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian during DoD Lab Day at the Pentagon on May 18, 2017…
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