Posts from GovConWire for 06/27/2017

House Armed Services Panel Proposes $696B Defense Budget for Fiscal 2018

The House Armed Services Committee has introduced a bill that would allocate $621.5 billion in defense base budget and $75 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal year 2018, The Hill reported Monday…
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Navy Taps 4 Firms for Nonlethal Weapon R&D Services

Four companies will compete for task orders under a U.S. Navy contract to provide research and development support for nonlethal weapons systems across a range of capability functional and technology areas…
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Boeing’s Caryn Nightengale Named Liquid Robotics CFO; Gary Gysin Comments

Caryn Nightengale, formerly director of corporate development at Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) defense, space and security segment, has joined Sunnyvale, California-based unmanned maritime systems maker Liquid Robotics as chief financial officer…
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Lockheed to Start Environmental Test on 2nd Air Force GPS III Satellite

Lockheed Martin will begin the environmental testing phase for the U.S. Air Force’s second GPS III satellite by summer of 2017 after it completed assembly and integration work on the satellite in May…
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IT Security Vet Ron Davis Takes CISO Post at Huntington Ingalls

Ron Davis, formerly chief information security officer of Vencore and a certified information systems security professional, has joined Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) as CISO. Davis will oversee a cybersecurity program that seeks to identify threats and risks as well as implement controls, methods and processes designed to secure HII enterprise information systems, the company said Monday…
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Raytheon, Army, USSOCOM Test High-Energy Laser Aboard Apache Helicopter

Raytheon has worked with the U.S. Army‘s Apache Program Management Office and the U.S. Special Operations Command to test a high-energy laser system aboard an Apache AH-64 attack helicopter. The company said Monday the HEL system worked to track and direct energy on various targets during the test at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico…
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Navy, Australia Order Boeing F/A-18 Retrofit Kits

Boeing has received a $48.9 million delivery order to provide retrofit kits for the F/A-18 Hornet jets of the U.S. Navy and Australia. The order will support an engineering change proposal under the combat aircraft’s trailing edge flap retrofit redesign program, the Defense Department said Monday…
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HII Subsidiary to Update, Maintain Navy Guided Missile Cruiser Systems

A Huntington Ingalls Industries subsidiary has been awarded a $37.8 million delivery order by the U.S. Navy to conduct special selected restricted availability work on a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser ship…
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Textron’s AAI Subsidiary to Extend UAS ISR Services for USSOCOM

Textron‘s AAI Corp. subsidiary will perform mid-endurance unmanned aircraft system intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services for the U.S. Special Operations Command under a $30 million contract modification…
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VIDEO: The Professionals | Combat Readiness Evaluation

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, participate in a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., June 12, 2017. MCCREs are conducted to ensure unit standardization and combat readiness in preparation for operational deployments…
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June 26 Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Down With Indices Mixed on Low Volume

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index closed down for Monday 0.194 percent to 95.026 with advancers outpacing decliners evenly split. The major indices had modest movement on the day closing mixed, with the S&P500 and DJIA remaining in positive territory throughout the trading day…
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