Posts from GovConWire for 07/07/2017

Harris, Motorola Solutions Land Army Mobile Radio System Modernization Contracts

Harris (NYSE: HRS) and Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) have each received a potential five-year, $461.2 million contract to help the U.S. Army update its land mobile radio system infrastructure. Both companies will also provide modern technology to replace Army mobile radios, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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SSL to Help Build DigitalGlobe’s Earth-Observation Satellite Constellation; Richard White Comments

A MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates subsidiary has received a firm-fixed-price contract to build satellites for DigitalGlobe’s WorldView Legion satellite constellation designed to collect Earth imaging data…
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DSA Acquires Project Performance Company

Data Systems Analysts, Inc. (DSA) has acquired Project Performance Company LLC (PPC,) a government information technology (IT) solutions provider with expertise in enterprise systems development and integration, information and knowledge management, cyber security, information assurance, energy management and environmental sustainability…
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Northrop to Produce MK 48 Torpedo Components for Navy

Northrop Grumman has received a potential $50.1 million contract to manufacture nose shell assemblies and transducer arrays for the U.S. Navy‘s MK 48 torpedo. The company said Thursday it will produce 45 torpedo components under the contract’s base term worth approximately $9…
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James Mattis: US Prefers Diplomatic, Economic Tools to Stop North Korea Threat

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said the U.S. military supports the White House’s stance on potential methods to address nuclear and missile threats from North Korea, DoD News reported Thursday…
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Keith Hall: HASC’s Defense Bill Would Affect Net Direct Spending Over 10 Years

The Congressional Budget Office‘s preliminary estimates suggest that the implementation of the House Armed Services Committee’s proposed defense spending bill for fiscal 2018 would decrease or raise net direct spending by $500,000 from fiscal 2018 through fiscal 2020…
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KBR Gets Follow-On Task Order to Support DoD Missile Defense Systems

KBR‘s government services arm has received a three-year, $48 million task order from the U.S. Army to provide support services for the Defense Department‘s missile defense systems. The company said Thursday its KBRwyle business will provide program management, foreign military sales case support, system engineering, diagnostics and testing support to the Lower Tier Project Office located in Huntsville, Alabama…
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IARPA to Brief Proposers on Distributed App Security Project

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity will hold a conference on July 26 to provide information on a new agency program that aims to help developers and architects use cryptographic techniques to build distributed applications…
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Army Orders More Orbital ATK-Made Precision Guidance Kits

Orbital ATK has received a five-year, $53.6 million contract modification to supply an undisclosed number of M1156 precision guidance kits to the U.S. Army. The full obligated amount at the time of award is from the service branch’s fiscal 2017 “other” funds, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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Comtech Subsidiary Gets Cyber Training Orders from Federal, Commercial Customers

A Comtech Telecommunications subsidiary has secured approximately $6.9 million in cybersecurity training orders from multiple federal government and commercial enterprise customers. TeleCommunication Systems received the orders through Comtech’s command and control technologies group, which is part of the company’s government solutions arm, Comtech said Thursday…
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VIDEO: The 2016-17 Mosul Offensive, In Motion

October 2016 – July 2017; Produced by Ben Watson; Music used by permission from Terry Devine-King (AudioNetwork.com). Read more at www.DefenseOne.com
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July 6th Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Down And Major Indices Close Down

All market indicators were down today. The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed down almost one per cent after three consecutive days of gains. The Index was negative 0.981 per cent closing at 95…
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