Posts from GovConWire for 07/18/2017

Northrop to Help Operate, Maintain Stratcom C2 Systems Under Potential $98M Contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) a potential $98 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to operate and maintain command-and-control systems for the U.S. Strategic Command…
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Mara Motherway Named Govt Relations Head at Booz Allen

Mara Motherway, a principal at Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH), has been named head of government relations at the McLean, Virginia-based management consulting firm. The company said Friday Motherway, who assumed her new role on June 1, oversees the company’s relations with federal clients and offers advice on matters related to public policy…
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NNSA Issues Draft RFP for Los Alamos National Lab Management, Operation Support Contract

The Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration has released a draft request for proposals for a contract to manage and operate the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. DOE issued the draft RFP for the LANL management and operation contract competition through a FedBizOpps notice published Thursday…
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CSRA Promotes IT Vet Matthew McFadden to Cyber Service Area Director

Matthew McFadden, former CSRA chief technologist for the Defense Innovation Cell, has been promoted to cybersecurity service area director at the Falls Church, Virginia-based company’s digital consulting group…
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Johns Hopkins APL Gets $92M IDIQ for Engineering, R&D Support to AF Nuclear Weapons Center

Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory has received a potential seven-year, $92 million contract to provide complex systems engineering, research and development support to the U.S…
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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: New Policies Aim to Advance Partnerships With Satcom Industry

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has highlighted new policies initiated by leaders of the Defense Department and other federal agencies to facilitate partnership with the commercial satellite communications sector and maintain the country’s superiority in space…
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Textron Names 20-Year Vet Julie Duffy HR EVP

Julie Duffy, a 20-year Textron veteran, has been appointed executive vice president of human resources at the Providence, Rhode Island-based defense and industrial conglomerate. She will report directly to Chairman and CEO Scott Donnelly and succeeds Cheryl Johnson, who held the HR EVP position over the past five years, Textron said Monday…
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Sikorsky Taps Kaman to Manufacture Black Hawk Cockpits

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary has awarded a five-year contract to Kaman to produce cockpits for two variants of the H-60 Black Hawk helicopter. Kaman said Monday its aerospace business will build model cockpits at a company facility in Jacksonville, Florida, for integration into UH-60M multimission helicopters and HH-60M medical evacuation mission units from 2018 through 2022…
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General Dynamics to Continue Army Mission Command Network Support

General Dynamics‘ information technology unit has received a one-year, $14.9 million contract modification to continue to help the U.S. Army manage a mission command network. GDIT will extend its network operations and maintenance services at an Army facility in South Korea through July 31, 2018, the Defense Department said Monday…
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Orbital ATK Uses M230 Chain Gun to Demo Common Fuze for Medium Caliber Round

Orbital ATK has demonstrated the common fuze for a medium caliber round fired from its M230 Link Fed Bushmaster Chain Gun during the Bushmaster User Conference at Big Sandy Range in Arizona. The company said Monday it used the common fuze approach in both 30mm and 40mm programmable air-bursting rounds and expects the fuze to support air-bursting, point-detonating and proximity ammo requirements once qualified…
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Stephen Shute, Donald Paoni, Dave Spencer Take New Leadership Roles at SAP North America

SAP has appointed three executives to the North America management team to oversee the company’s business operations in the U.S. and Canada. Stephen Shute, chief operating officer for SAP North America, has been promoted to executive vice president and chief business officer for the Americas and Asia Pacific Japan and will directly report to Jennifer Morgan, executive board member for global customer operations, the company said Thursday…
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DoD IG: Pentagon Components Need to Implement 58 Open Recommendations to Save $34B

The Defense Department’s inspector general estimates DoD will save $33.6 billion if it implements 58 out of 1,298 open recommendations issued to the department’s 46 components as of March 31…
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Serco to Provide Continued Mgmt Services for INS Nuclear Cargo Vessel Fleet

Serco has received a contract extension from the International Nuclear Services, a division under the U.K. nuclear decommissioning authority, to provide continued management services for the INS fleet of nuclear cargo vessels…
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VIDEO: Saber Strike

About 11,000 U.S. and NATO service members from 20 countries took part in the 2017 Saber Strike exercise. The exercise took place in various regions in the Baltics and Poland from May 28-June 24. Saber Strike 17 is a long-standing Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U…
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July 17th Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Down While Major Indices Close Mixed

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) reversed it’s positive direction from last week to close down 0.308 percent to 97.774. Decliners outpaced advancers 2 to 1. After last weeks record highs the major indices had minor changes on the day closing mixed with the S&P500 and DJIA down and the NASDAQ Composite up…
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