Posts from GovConWire for 07/03/2017

Sikorsky Lands Potential $5B Army Contract for Black Hawk Helicopter Production

Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) Sikorsky subsidiary has secured a potential $5.2 billion contract to build H-60 Black Hawk helicopters for the U.S. Army and foreign military sales customers. The contract has an initial value of $3…
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Boeing Opens Texas HQ for Global Services Business Unit

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has opened a Plano, Texas-based facility to serve as headquarters of its newly established global services business unit. Boeing Global Services integrates the services functions of the company’s government, commercial and space segments and will focus on the delivery of services in the areas of engineering, digital aviation and analytics, modifications and maintenance and supply chain as well as training and professional services, Boeing said Friday…
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Trump Inks Executive Order to Revive National Space Council

President Donald Trump signed Friday an executive order that seeks to relaunch the National Space Council that last operated in 1993 under President George H.W. Bush’s administration, Space News reported Friday…
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Air Force Taps Lockheed for $409M Thermal, Power, Control R&D Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a potential seven-year, $409 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support a U.S. Air Force program that seeks to research and develop thermal, power and control technologies for air platforms…
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HII Gets $437M in Navy Contract Modifications for Submarine Overhaul & Landing Platform Dock Construction

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has received two contract modifications worth a combined $437.5 million from the U.S. Navy to support an engineered overhaul of a Los Angeles-class submarine and construction of a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock…
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Alfresco’s Austin Adams: Centralized Platform Can Help Agencies Address ‘Content Chaos’

Austin Adams, vice president of public sector at San Mateo, California-based open-source software provider Alfresco, has said government agencies should address “content chaos” through the adoption of a centralized platform designed to process and store documents…
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Pratt & Whitney to Provide Initial Lot 11 F-35 Propulsion System Spares Under $340M Award

United Technologies Corp.‘s (NYSE: UTX) Pratt & Whitney subsidiary has received a three-year, $339.6 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide initial spares for the F-35 propulsion system…
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5 Ex-Presidential Innovation Fellows Join Digital Govt Consultancy Skylight

Digital government consulting firm Skylight Digital has added former Presidential Innovation Fellows Chris Cairns, Robert Read, John Teeter, Geoff Mulligan and Kin Lane to its team. Cairns served as a PIF in 2013 and co-founded the General Services Administration’s 18F organization and the technology transformation service, Skylight said Tuesday…
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Northrop Wins $93M Marine C2 Software Development, Maintenance IDIQ

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a potential four-year, $93 million contract to help the U.S. Marine Corps develop and maintain software for a command and control personal computer system. The company will also provide software development and maintenance support for a tactical service oriented architecture under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense Department said Friday…
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Senate’s 2018 NDAA Would Reorganize DoD CIO Office, Ban Russian Anti-Virus Software

The Senate Armed Services Committee’s version of the fiscal 2018 defense policy bill would ban Kaspersky Lab‘s anti-virus software from Defense Department systems and reorganize the DoD chief information officer position, Defense One reported Friday…
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L3 Secures 2 Army Contracts for Video Receiver Tech Production, Support Services

The U.S. Army has awarded L3 Technologies a pair of contracts worth up to $63.5 million combined to produce hardware and provide engineering technical services for remote operated video enhanced receiver technology…
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July 3 Morning Report: June Close – GovCon Index Down, Major Indices Mixed for the Month

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed up Friday to 94.885 a gain of 0.760 percent. The Index ended down 1.24 percent from the June open of 96.082. The month saw a GCI high of 96.224 and a low of 94…
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VIDEO: Detecting fake news

In early 2017, the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence held a one-day event inviting participants to come up with ideas to detect fake news. The gathering in Riga (Latvia) attracted 28 people from various backgrounds such as coders, journalists and statisticians…
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