Posts from GovConWire for 07/10/2017

Lockheed Gets $5.6B Modification on Lot 11 F-35 Production Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) has received a potential $5.58 billion contract modification from the U.S. Navy for the low-rate initial production of lot 11 fiscal 2017 F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The modification covers the production of 48 F-35As for the U…
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American Systems Receives Navy Air Vehicle Training Support Contract; Peter Smith Comments

American Systems has secured a potential five-year, $30.3 million contract to provide specialized engineering and technical services to help the Naval Air Systems Command develop and operate the U.S. Navy‘s air vehicle dynamic models and simulations…
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BlackBerry’s Paul Battaglia: Agencies’ IT Strategy Should Eye Enterprise Mobility Mgmt Tech Adoption

Paul Battaglia, vice president of government sales at BlackBerry (Nasdaq: BBRY), has said agencies should integrate mobility as part of the information technology strategy and one way to do it is through adoption of enterprise mobility management platforms…
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House Panel Seeks $28.6B Natl Defense Restoration Fund

The House Appropriations Committee has passed a defense policy bill that would allocate $28.6 billion for the National Defense Restoration Fund for fiscal 2018, Breaking Defense reported Friday. The proposed fund comprises 4…
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Boeing Secures $93M Air Force Contract for E-3 AWACS Technical Support Services

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing (NYSE: BA) a potential five-year, $92.9 million contract to provide sustainment engineering and technical services for the E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system aircraft…
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Lockheed-Raytheon JV to Provide Army Javelin Rounds, Engineering Services

A joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Raytheon has secured a $56.8 million contract modification to supply containerized rounds, electronics, command launch units for the U.S. Army‘s Javelin man-portable anti-tank missile system…
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IBM’s Sam Gordy: Army Uses Watson AI System to Predict Mechanical Problems in Armored Vehicles

Sam Gordy, general manager of IBM’s federal business, has said the company’s Watson artificial intelligence platform works to help the U.S. Army predict mechanical issues in its fleet of Stryker vehicles as part of a pilot program that started in mid-2016…
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InfoReliance Meets AWS Workload Competency Requirements for 3 Microsoft Platforms

Amazon Web Services has granted certification to Fairfax County, Virginia-based InfoReliance for the latter company’s capacity to help customers migrate, deploy or manage Microsoft workloads to an AWS platform…
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Air Force Orders $78M in Raytheon IFF Transponders, Equipment

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has landed a potential $78 million contract to supply the U.S. Air Force with identification friend-or-foe transponders and ancillary equipment. The Air Force will obligate $1.4 million in fiscal 2017 procurement funds at the time of award, the Defense Department said Friday…
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QinetiQ, UK MOD to Invest in Hebrides Range Instrumentation Radar Upgrades

QinetiQ and the U.K. ministry of defense have agreed to invest a combined $21.7 million to replace a pair of instrumentation radar systems at MOD Hebrides range facility with BAE Systems-built tracking radars…
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GAO: DoD Starts to Define Chemical, Biological Defense Program Infrastructure Manager’s Roles Via 3 Phases

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Defense Department has named an infrastructure manager to oversee the Chemical and Biological Defense Program and has begun to define the manager’s responsibilities and roles through three phases…
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July 10th Morning Report: Friday Close – GovConIndex Reaches 30 Day High

All the market closed trading Friday in the positive on the day. The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) reached a 30 day high to close at 96.626 up 1.33 percent with twenty eight of the thirty stocks that make up the index closing positive…
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VIDEO: NATO – What is it, why does it still exist, and how does it work?

NATO: what is it, why does it still exist, and how does it work? Learn the basics about the Alliance in this animation.
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