Posts from GovConWire for 06/21/2017

Tech Industry Vet Cal Shintani Joins HighPoint Global as Chief Growth Officer

Cal Shintani, formerly chief growth officer of Oceus Networks and a 30-year government information technology veteran, has been appointed to the same position at citizen experience IT company HighPoint Global…
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Army Selects 7 Firms for $150M Architect, Engineering Services Contract

Seven companies have been awarded spots on a potential five-year, $150 million contract that covers architect and engineering services for the U.S. Army. The Army Corps of Engineers received seven bids for the firm-fixed-price contract via the internet and will determine the amount of funds and performance locations upon issuance of individual orders, the Defense Department said Tuesday…
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CH2M-Clark Nexsen JV Wins $100M Navy Energy Project Support IDIQ

A joint venture of CH2M and Clark Nexsen has won a potential five-year, $100 million contract to help the U.S. Navy to architect, engineer and design energy systems. The Defense Department said Tuesday the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract covers energy management, architectural, mechanical, electrical, civil, structural and environmental support to DoD utility, water and energy consuming systems within the Navy’s shore infrastructure…
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General Dynamics Unit to Support DoD’s Web-Based CBRN Threat Modeling Platform

General Dynamics‘s information technology business has received a potential five-year, $45 million from the U.S. Army Contracting Command to support a web-based platform the Defense Department uses to model the potential effects of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapon attacks…
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Orbital ATK, NASA Wrap Up Preliminary Design Review of Satellite Servicing Vehicle’s Docking Platform

Orbital ATK and NASA have completed the preliminary design review of a docking component of its Mission Extension Vehicle. The Rendezvous, Proximity Operations and Docking system consists of actuators, control algorithms and sensors that work to help MEV-1 detect, monitor and move toward a client spacecraft, Orbital ATK said Tuesday…
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David Norquist: DoD to Undergo Full-Scale Audit in 2018

David Norquist, Defense Department undersecretary and comptroller, has said DoD’s components and financial statements are scheduled to undergo full audits in 2018, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday…
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HASC Subcommitee’s Fiscal 2018 NDAA Bill Proposes Space-Focused Military Service

The House Armed Services Committee’s strategic forces subpanel is set to mark up Thursday its version of fiscal year 2018 defense spending bill that would establish a separate space corps to oversee national security space initiatives and direct the Air Force secretary to lead the new organization…
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Lockheed Adds Sierra Nevada to Skunk Works JSTARS Recap Team

Sierra Nevada Corp. has joined a Lockheed Martin-led industry team that is working on the U.S. Air Force‘s recapitalization effort for the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft…
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VMWare Gets Common Criteria Certification for Network Virtualization Platform

VMware has earned Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 2+ certification for a technology platform that works to help organizations monitor and manage computer networks. The certification shows that VMware’s NSX network virtualization platform complies with government security standards for deployment, the company said Monday…
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VIDEO: F-35 Aerial Demonstration Debut at 2017 Paris Air Show

The F-35A made its aerial demonstration debut on June 19, 2017 at the Paris Air Show in front of crowds of thousands. Watch this impressive display of 5th Generation innovation in aviation.
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June 20 Market Close: GovCon Index and Major Markets Follow Crude Oil Down

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index closed down today 0.813 percent to 95.427, reversing yesterdays positive close. Decliners outpaced advancers 6 to 1. All three the of the major indices were down on the day as energy and oil producing companies stocks fell while crude oil prices plummet…
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