Posts from GovConWire for 07/24/2017

Trump Orders Govt Review of Manufacturers’ Capacity to Back US Defense Industrial Base

President Donald Trump signed Friday an executive order for a cross-government review of U.S. manufacturers’ capacity to support the defense industrial base and the availability of skilled labor to maintain the operations of factories, Nextgov reported Friday…
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Lockheed to Help Navy Deploy Aegis Combat Systems Under $93M Contract Modification

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a one-year, $93.5 million contract modification to complete the development and fielding of the Aegis Weapon System and integrated Aegis Combat System on three of the U…
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PAE CEO John Heller Joins Kogod Advisory Council

PAE CEO John Heller has been appointed to the Kogod Advisory Council, which offers mentorship and professional advice to American University’s Kogod School of Business. Heller told KSB in an interview that he plans to prepare new graduates for employment by providing advice to the university on how it can help build up the hiring rate and sharing his experience in the government contracting sector to help the institution attract and generate quality graduates, KSB said in a July 3 news release…
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Lookout’s Bob Stevens: Govt Tech Leaders Should Be Aware of ‘Spectrum of Mobile Risk’ to Address Device-Related Threats

Bob Stevens, vice president of federal systems at San Francisco-based mobile security firm Lookout, has said an April 2017 study released by the Department of Homeland Security indicates that threats posed by federal agencies’ use of smartphones and other mobile devices to government data are present across all areas of the mobile ecosystem…
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USAF Awards Raytheon $75M Small Diameter Bomb Tech Support IDIQ

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) a potential seven-year, $75 million contract to provide technical support services for a bomb technology designed to help fighter pilots destroy moving targets…
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Adm. Michael Rogers Calls for National Dialogue on Use of Digital Tech for SIGINT

U.S. Navy Adm. Michael Rogers, head of the U.S. Cyber Command and National Security Agency, has said a national dialogue is needed to determine whether the government should have access to digital communications to support signals intelligence activities against terrorism, DoD News reported Saturday…
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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Govt-Industry Collaboration Key for Integrated Satcom Tech Implementation

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat, has said she believes the commercial satellite communications industry will play a role in the establishment of an integrated and unified satcom architecture…
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DLA Orders F-16 Cockpit TV Cameras From Elbit Systems Subsidiary

Elbit Systems‘ EFW subsidiary has secured a five-year, $21 million contract to supply cockpit television video cameras for the U.S. Air Force‘s F-16 aircraft fleet. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract was awarded by the Defense Logistics Agency and runs through July 19, 2022, the Defense Department said Friday…
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Booz Allen Awarded Navy Enterprise Mgmt Support Extension

The U.S. Navy has awarded Booz Allen Hamilton a potential five-year, $13.2 million contract modification to extend its enterprise management and technical support to the Navy Information Force’s Shore Modernization and Integration Directorate…
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Evernym Secures DHS Grant to Develop Key Mgmt System for Blockchain Tech

Salt Lake City, Utah-based software provider Evernym has received a $749,000 Small Business Innovation Research contract from the Department of Homeland Security to build a decentralized mechanism that will manage public and private keys used to deploy blockchain technologies…
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Boeing Names Ken Sain Digital Aviation VP for Global Services Org & CEO of Jeppesen Subsidiary

Ken Sain, a 12-year Boeing veteran, has been named CEO of the aerospace and defense contractor’s Jeppesen subsidiary and vice president of digital aviation and analytics at the firm’s global services business…
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Report: Navy Updates Draft RFP for MQ-25A Stingray Unmanned Tanker Program

The U.S. Navy has sent its latest draft request for proposals on the service branch’s future operational carrier-based unmanned aerial refueling tanker to four potential contractors, USNI News reported Thursday…
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House Approves DHS Reauthorization Bill

The House of Representatives voted 386-41 Thursday to pass a bill that would re-authorize the Department of Homeland Security and direct changes to the department’s national security initiatives, The Hill reported Thursday…
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July 24th Morning Report: Friday Close – GovConIndex Ends Week Up, Markets Down

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) ended the week with two consecutive days of positive moves. The GCI closed on Friday at 98.338, up 0.149 percent, hitting a weekly high. The top five positions on the GCI were held by manufacturing companies…
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VIDEO: Navy Railgun Successfully Fires Multi-Shot Salvos

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) demonstrates the Navy’s electromagnetic railgun initial rep-rate fires of multi-shot salvos at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division. The revolutionary railgun relies on a massive electrical pulse, rather than gunpowder or other chemical propellants, to launch projectiles at distances over 100 nautical miles – and at speeds that exceed Mach 6…
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