Posts from GovConWire for 07/19/2017

Cyndi Barreda Promoted to NetCentrics CEO; Bob Dougherty to Serve as Board Vice Chair

NetCentrics‘ board of directors has appointed President Cyndi Barreda to serve as the next chief executive of the Herndon, Virginia-based information technology and cybersecurity company. Barreda will succeed CEO and co-founder Bob Dougherty, who will transition to a new role as vice chairman of the NetCentrics board, the company said Tuesday…
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Cubic Eyes Wireless Comms Capability Expansion Via Deltenna Purchase; Bradley Felman Comments

Cubic (NYSE: CUB) has wrapped up its purchase of U.K.-based radio and antenna communication platforms provider Deltenna for an undisclosed sum in a push to build up wireless communications capabilities for training and tactical applications…
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Onvia Report: Bid, RFP Volume in State, Local, Education Govt Market Grew 5.4% in Q2 2017

A new Onvia report revealed a 5.4 percent annual increase in the volume of bids and requests for proposals in the state, local and education government marketplace in the second quarter of 2017. The “State & Local Procurement Snapshot for Q2 2017” report showed that local agencies saw a 7…
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Air Force Taps Booz Allen for Potential $140M Business Area Process Support IDIQ

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) has received a potential five-year, $140 million contract to provide business area process re-engineering, change management and performance improvement services to the U…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Bill Downer, Sr. Director of National Programs for Seagate

Bill Downer is the Senior Director of National Programs for Seagate Government Solutions. He has over 20 years of sales, support and services leadership experience serving public and private sector clientele via direct and indirect sales and is a respected member of the data storage and information technology community…
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Leidos to Modernize Army Fires C2 System Under Potential $102M Contract

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has won a potential five-year, $102 million contract to perform systems engineering, software development and integration on a fire support command-and-control system for the U.S…
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Navy Vet Jeff Fowler Named AOC President

Jeff Fowler, a retired U.S. Navy vice admiral, has been named president of Chantilly, Virginia-based government services contractor American Operations Corp. AOC said the 32-year Navy veteran will oversee the company’s business development and operations in his new role…
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Huntington Ingalls Gets $149M Navy Funds for Additional CVN 80 Carrier Material Procurement

A Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) subsidiary has received a potential $148.7 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to obtain additional long-lead time materials needed for the construction of USS Enterprise nuclear-powered aircraft carrier…
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Google Vet Bikash Koley to Join Juniper Networks as CTO

Bikash Koley, head of network architecture, engineering and planning at Google, will join Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) in August as chief technology officer. He will directly report to CEO Rami Rahim and will oversee the company’s technology strategy and execution of technology platforms such as AppFormix and Contrail, Juniper said Tuesday…
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Subsystem Technologies Buys KMS to Expand Defense, Intell Footprint

Arlington, Virginia-based government information technology services contractor Subsystem Technologies has bought KMS Solutions in a push to grow service offerings and customer base in the defense and intelligence markets…
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Bruce Stanski Appointed Fluor CFO; Thomas D’Agostino Named Govt Business President

Bruce Stanski, president of Fluor‘s (NYSE: FLR) government group since March 2009, has been promoted to chief financial officer of the Irving, Texas-based construction and engineering services contractor in a move that takes effect Aug…
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CAE Books $139M Defense Contracts for Aircraft Training Products & Services; Gene Colabatistto Comments

CAE has secured more than $138.5 million in contracts during the first quarter of its 2018 fiscal year to provide aircraft simulation products, training services and in-service support to U.S. and international defense customers…
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House GOP Releases 10-Year Budget Plan to Ramp Up Military Spending, Cut Medicare

House Republicans released a 10-year budget plan Tuesday morning that dramatically increases military spending while cutting Medicare and benefit programs like food stamps.  The GOP budget, authored by Budget Chairman Diane Black (R-Tenn…
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VMware Hires 20-Year Legal Vet Amy Fliegelman Olli as SVP, General Counsel

Amy Fliegelman Olli, formerly senior vice president and general counsel of Avaya, has been appointed to a similar dual-role at VMware (NYSE: VMW) in a move that takes effect Aug. 28. VMware said Monday that Olli will bring more than 20 years of legal experience in the enterprise technology sector to her duties as leader of the company’s global legal team…
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VIDEO: DARPA-Funded Program May Help Future Soldier

The Warrior Web program, funded by DARPA, is coming to an end; however, Army researchers hope to find future collaborators to expand on its potential. Video by Joyce Conan Army Research Laboratory
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July 18th Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Down While Major Indices Close Mixed

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) continued to slid for the second consecutive day closing down 0.425 percent to 97.396. Decliners outpaced advancers 2 to 1. The major indices closed mixed with the S&P500 up and the NASDAQ Composite reaching new record highs while the DJIA closed down …
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