Posts from GovConWire for 07/20/2017

Executive Spotlight Interview with Lynne Chamberlain, VP of Business Dev. for Red Hat

ExecutiveBiz: What does your role as the leader of business development for the public sector entail? Lynne Chamberlain: I started ​with Red Hat thirteen years ago ​and moved to the​ North American Public S​ector organization 2 years later…
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Christopher Kubasik to Succeed Michael Strianese as L3 CEO in 2018

Christopher Kubasik, president and chief operating officer of L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL), has been elected to serve as president, CEO and a board member of the company in a move that takes effect Jan…
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CGI Lands $92M in Army Contracts for Aviation & Missile Command Support Services

CGI (NYSE: GIB) has received multiple contracts worth $92.5 million combined to provide support services for four initiatives of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command. The company said Wednesday it will provide software development and acquisition process services for the Multiple Launch Rocket System Precision Guided Munitions program in support of AMCOM’s precision fires rocket and missile systems project office…
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Trump to Nominate Raytheon Exec Mark Esper as Army Secretary

President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate Mark Esper, vice president of government relations at Raytheon, as U.S. Army secretary, Inside Defense reported Wednesday. Esper is the administration’s third pick for the post following the decision of Vincent Viola, founder of digital stock trading firm Virtu Financial, and Tennessee Sen…
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Air Force Taps Lockheed to Design New Wing for JASSM-ER Cruise Missile

Lockheed Martin has received a $37.7 million contract from to continue to design a new wing that will help boost the range capacity of the U.S. Air Force‘s air-to-surface missile system. The company said Wednesday it aims to develop a new Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile–Extended Range wing for incorporation into the system’s production lot 17…
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Dynetics Appoints Ronnie Chronister as Contracts VP

Ronnie Chronister, formerly director of Army, cyber and missile defense programs at Dynetics, has been named vice president of contracts at the Huntsville, Alabama-based engineering, applied science and information technology contractor…
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GE Lands Spot on $409M AF Thermal, Power, Controls R&D Contract

General Electric (NYSE: GE) has won a position on a potential $409 million U.S. Air Force contract to research and develop thermal, power and controls systems for aircraft engines and airframes. The Defense Department said Wednesday the Next Generation Thermal, Power, and Controls program is a multi-agency and industry effort that seeks to expand knowledge and understanding of future power, thermal and controls requirements…
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House GOP to Tackle US-Mexico Border Wall Construction Fund

House Republicans will take up a national security-focused spending bill next week that includes funds to begin construction of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, the Associated Press reported Wednesday…
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Leonardo DRS-Moog Team to Develop Counter-UAS Tech for Army MRAPs

A team composed of Leonardo DRS and Moog has secured a $16 million contract to help the U.S. Army develop a technology for soldiers to identify, detect and track unmanned aerial system threats. The team will equip a mobile counter-UAS platform with Leonardo DRS’ surveillance and battlefield reconnaissance equipment, Moog’s reconfigurable integrated-weapons platform and government-provided technologies, Leonardo DRS said Monday…
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Battelle to Help National Guard Train WMD, CBRNE Response Teams

Battelle has received a three-year, $13.8 million task order to provide training support to the National Guard Bureau‘s Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Division. The nonproft organization said Wednesday it will help train WMD and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives response teams under the task order…
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SAIC Lands Potential $621M Alliant Task Order for Centcom IT Support Services

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has received a potential seven-year, $621 million task order to provide a range of information technology support services to the U.S. Central Command‘s J6 directorate…
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Boeing Vet Patrick Shanahan Confirmed as Deputy Defense Secretary

The Senate voted 92-7 Tuesday to confirm Patrick Shanahan, senior vice president of supply chain and operations at Boeing, for the deputy defense secretary role, Defense News reported Tuesday. Shanahan’s confirmation for the Defense Department‘s no…
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SAIC, Northrop Vet Randy James Named ICF Cyber & Resilience Business Head

Randy James, formerly vice president of cyber at Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC), has joined ICF (Nasdaq: ICFI) as senior VP and general manager of the enterprise cybersecurity and resilience business…
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Booz Allen, Splunk Partner on Cyber Threat Intell Service Offering

Booz Allen Hamilton and Splunk have teamed up to offer an analytics-based cybersecurity service designed to help organizations detect and protect networks from potential cyber attacks. The Booz Allen Cyber4Sight for Splunk service offering works to provide threat intelligence data to security analysts through the combination of analytics-based insights from Splunk Enterprise Security platform and intelligence data generated by Booz Allen’s Cyber4Sight threat intelligence platforms, Splunk said Tuesday…
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VIDEO: Advanced Prosthetic Arm for Veterans

The Life Under Kinetic Evolution arm is the world’s most advanced commercial prosthetic. The LUKE arm has the potential to change the lives of veterans with upper arm amputations.
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July 19th Market Close: GovConIndex, S&P500, and NASDAQ Composite All Set New Highs

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) reversed it’s previous two slide to break through 98.00 to close at a new high of 98.178. Advancers outpaced decliners 5 to 1. All the major indices closed positive on the day with the S&P500 and NASDAQ Composite setting new record highs…
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