Posts from GovConWire for 06/30/2017

State Dept OKs $1.3B in Surveillance Radar Maintenance, Missile Purchase Requests from Taiwan

The State Department has approved Taiwan’s request to buy missiles, torpedoes and related components as well as operations and maintenance support for the East Asian state’s surveillance radar program under seven foreign military agreements worth approximately $1…
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ULA to Help Air Force Launch Space Test Program-3 Mission Under $191M Award

United Launch Alliance has won a potential $191.1 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force send into orbit a new satellite designed for space test missions. The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-Boeing (NYSE: BA) joint venture will produce a launch vehicle and support mission integration, spaceflight worthiness and launch operations of the Space Test Program-3 satellite, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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Lucas Hicks, Charles Southall, Mike Shawcross Take New Leadership Roles at HII Newport News Shipbuilding

Lucas Hicks, facilities director at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE: HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division, has been promoted to vice president of construction for the John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) aircraft carrier at the division in a move that takes effect July 1…
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David Zolet Named as LMI’s Next President and CEO

LMI, a federal government management consulting firm, announced Thursday that David W. Zolet, former executive vice president of CSC, will become its 11th president and chief executive officer. “We’re confident that Dave’s proven leadership and experience are just what LMI needs to grow and expand its mission to improve the management of government,” said Michael A…
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NGA Deputy Director Susan Gordon Nominated to Fill ODNI No. 2 Post

President Donald Trump has nominated Susan Gordon, deputy director of the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and a 25-year CIA veteran, to serve as principal deputy director at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence…
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Air Force Awards Northrop $179M LAIRCM Support Contract Modification

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has secured a $179 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to provide hardware and support for large aircraft infrared countermeasures systems, or LAIRCM. The Defense Department said Thursday the company will perform work under the modification in Rolling Meadows, Illinois through April 30, 2019…
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Lockheed Invests in Nanosatellite Company Terran Orbital

Lockheed Martin‘s venture capital arm has made a strategic investment in Irvine, California-based nanosatellite company Terran Orbital in a push to further develop nanosatellite technology. The cash and in-kind investment will give Lockheed an equity stake in Terran and expand the two companies’ relationship, Lockheed said Thursday…
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Boeing Gets Engineering Services IDIQ for French E-3 AWACS

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing‘s defense, space and security division a five-year, $38.4 million contract to support mid-life upgrade and in-service sustainment efforts for France’s airborne warning and control system aircraft…
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Senate Panel’s Defense Policy Bill to Authorize $1.2B for USAF Light Attack Aircraft Procurement

The Senate Armed Services Committee’s defense policy bill for fiscal 2018 would provide the U.S. Air Force with $1.2 billion in funds to acquire a new light attack aircraft through the OA-X procurement program, Defense News reported Thursday…
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Navy Taps BAE Unit for Marine Wargame Support Services

BAE Systems‘ technology solutions and services business has won a potential $36.2 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the U.S. Navy to provide wargame support services to the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory…
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Orbital ATK to Repair Iraq’s Trainer Aircraft

The U.S. government has awarded Orbital ATK a contract to provide repair services for Iraq’s trainer aircraft. The contract covers the Iraqi air force’s five Cessna Caravans and 12 Cessna 172 Skyhawk planes, Orbital ATK said Thursday…
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VIDEO: DARPA’s Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) Technology Explained

DARPA FLA researchers discuss their unique approaches to achieving autonomous flight without GPS or remote control (RC) communication links.
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June 29 Market Close: GovConIndex and Major Indices Close Down

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index closed down sharply 1.114 percent to 94.302 reversing yesterdays steep rise. Posting the largest daily decline for the month, 26 of the 30 stocks that make up the GovCon Index declined on the day…
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