Posts from GovConWire for 07/05/2017

OMB, Commerce Dept Issue New Memo on ‘Buy American Laws’ Compliance

The Office of Management Budget and the Commerce Department have released a new memorandum on the enforcement and evaluation of domestic preferences in compliance with an executive order that seeks to direct federal agencies to procure U…
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HIG Capital Inks $283M Cash Deal for NCI; Paul Dillahay Comments

Global private equity firm H.I.G. Capital has agreed to acquire Reston, Virginia-based government information technology services provider NCI (Nasdaq: NCIT) for approximately $283 cash, or $20 per share…
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Reports: US, UK, Norway Eye Trilateral Partnership on P-8A Operations

The governments of U.S., U.K. and Norway have agreed to establish a trilateral partnership on the operation of Boeing-built P-8A maritime patrol aircraft, Defense News reported Monday. The Defense Department said the three countries have formed a statement of intent to create guiding principles for a trilateral P-8A coalition and lay down a framework “for further cooperation in areas such as readiness, enhancing defense capability and interoperability…
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Digirad Wins $100M DLA Diagnostic Imaging Tech Supply IDIQ

Digirad has won a potential 10-year, $100 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to supply computed tomography imaging equipment devices to U.S. service branches and federal civilian agencies…
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Lockheed Gets $74M in Navy Contract Modifications for Lots 11, 12 F-35 Parts, Engineering Support

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) two contract modifications worth approximately $73.9 million combined to provide materials and services to support the low-rate initial production of F-35 Lightning II aircraft…
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BAE Hands Over Updated Hawk Trainer Aircraft to Australian Air Force

The Australian air force has flown the first upgraded BAE Systems-built Hawk trainer aircraft. Updates to the aircraft include the replacement of two synthetic training tools and installation of three CAE-developed mission simulators as well as electronic warfare, simulated radar, traffic collision avoidance system and ground proximity warning equipment, BAE said Wednesday…
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NSA Updates Patent Portfolio Under Tech Transfer Program

The National Security Agency has updated a list of patented tools NSA aims to bring into the commercial market through a technology transfer program, Nextgov reported Monday. NSA’s updated patent portfolio covers multiple research and development projects that aim to address big data, cyber, internet of things and mobility challenges…
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Applied Research Associates Lands Army R&D Task Orders

Applied Research Associates has received research and development task orders worth up to $49.5 million combined to provide hardware, software, prototyping sensors, modeling, testing and simulation training services to the U…
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DoD Vet Kevin Scheid Assumes Leadership of NATO’s Network Security Arm

Kevin Scheid, who served as Defense Department deputy comptroller from 2006 to 2009, has begun a three-year term as general manager of the NATO Communications and Information Agency, Bloomberg reported Monday …
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Lisa Disbrow: USAF Needs Budget to Modernize Weapons, Increase Force Size

Lisa Disbrow, formerly undersecretary of the U.S. Air Force, has said she believes budget uncertainty affects the military service’s efforts to update its weapon systems and respond to rapid changes in the threat environment, Defense One reported Friday…
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July 3 1:00 PM Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Up as Major Indices Are Mixed

In observance of Independence Day the markets closed at 1:00 PM today and will be closed tomorrow. The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed up 0.849 percent to 95.656 approaching a 30 day high…
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VIDEO: Artillery Marines Rain Steel on ISIS in Syria

Marines in Syria show ISIS why artillery is the king of battle. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Sgt. Matthew Callahan)
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