Posts from GovConWire for 07/06/2017

Mercury Eyes Mission Computing Portfolio Expansion Via Richland Technologies Purchase

Mercury Systems (Nasdaq: MRCY) has purchased Duluth, Georgia-based Richland Technologies for an undisclosed sum in a move to grow processing subsystems offerings for aerospace and defense clients. Mercury said Wednesday it plans to keep RTL’s presence in Duluth and that the transaction complements its purchase of Switzerland-based military and aerospace computing firm Creative Electronic Systems in November 2016…
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Australia Picks Boeing for $443M E-7A Early Warning Aircraft Modernization Program

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has been selected to support a $442.9 million effort to upgrade the Australian air force’s fleet of E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning and control aircraft. The service branch said Wednesday Boeing will equip E-7As with new combat identification sensors, tactical data links and communication and encryption systems under the modernization project…
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Jin Kang Promoted to WidePoint President, CEO; Jason Holloway to Lead Cybersecurity Business

Jin Kang, formerly executive vice president and chief operations officer at WidePoint (NYSE: WYY), has been promoted to president and CEO at the McLean, Virginia-based managed mobility services provider…
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Larry Prior: CSRA Targets Federal IT Modernization Projects as NES Buy Closes

CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) has closed its acquisition of NES Associates in a push to help government clients accelerate adoption of new information technology platforms for their digital transformation efforts…
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NTA Buys V1 Analytical Solutions to Expand Intell, Info Services

Arlington, Virginia-based technical services provider National Technologies Associates has bought V1 Analytical Solutions for an undisclosed sum to add new intelligence analysis, operations support and specialized training services for defense customers…
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Air Force Seeks Proposals for 5 Satellite Launches Under EELV Program

The U.S. Air Force has issued a request for proposals for five launch services contracts to support the deployment of three Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellites and the Air Force Space Command’s satellites 8 and 12 into space, Space News reported Wednesday…
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Pete Tseronis Joins Alliance for Transportation Innovation’s Advisory Board

Pete Tseronis, founder and CEO of professional services company Dots and Bridges, has joined the Alliance for Transportation Innovation as an advisory board member, GovCon Executive has learned. ATI21 is s a consortium of transportation industry professionals and researchers who aim to promote technology development and deployment within the sector…
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Lockheed Gets $51M Navy Contract Modification for F-35 Simulation, Software Modeling Support

Lockheed Martin has received a $50.8 million contract modification to help the U.S. Navy develop and integrate F-35 verification simulation and “in-a-box” software models. The obligated amount of $21…
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NIAP Certifies RSA ID & Access Mgmt Platform

Dell Technologies‘ RSA subsidiary has obtained Common Criteria certification from the National Security Agency-managed National Information Assurance Partnership for the company’s identity and access management platform…
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Leonardo DRS Awarded 5-Year Army Satcom Tech Sustainment Contract

Leonardo DRS has received a potential five-year, $15.7 million contract to sustain a two-way satellite communications system the U.S. Army uses to receive and transmit sensitive data. The company will implement engineering change proposals to address obsolescence and provide engineering logistics services for the service branch’s AN/URC-145A(V) Joint Tactical Terminal-Integrated Broadcast Service, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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US, South Korea Fire Missiles in Response to North Korea’s ICBM Test

South Korea and the U.S. fired missiles Tuesday into the former’s territorial waters as part of a military exercise after North Korea test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile, DoD News reported Wedneday…
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VIDEO: Veterans Receive DARPA’s LUKE Arm

On Friday, June 30th, at a ceremony at the Manhattan campus of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ New York Harbor Health Care System, two veterans living with arm amputations became the first recipients of a new generation of prosthetic limb that promises them unprecedented, near-natural arm and hand motion…
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July 5th Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Up While Major Indices Close Mixed

Returning after the Independence Day Holiday the markets closed mixed. The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed up for the third straight day to 96.213 a gain of 0.172 percent threatening to set a new high…
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