Posts from GovConWire for 07/27/2017

7 Firms Land Spots on $115M EPA IT Solutions-Business Info Strategic Support III IDIQ

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded seven companies positions on a potential five-year, $115 million contract that covers information technology support services to EPA’s environmental information, national program, administrative, field and regional offices…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Mike Leff, VP for Strategy and Operations for AT&T

The global public sector market is teeming with innovation opportunities and we could not be more excited. ExecutiveBiz: Please tell our readers about your new role as VP for Strategy and Operations for AT&T…
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BAE Secures $73M Option on Air Force Minuteman III Weapon Support Contract

BAE Systems‘ U.S. arm has received a one-year, $72.6 million contract option to help the U.S. Air Force integrate the service branch’s Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system…
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Hortonworks’ Shaun Bierweiler: Open-Source Tech Key to Big Data Mgmt

Shaun Bierweiler, vice president of public sector at Hortonworks, has said local and state government agencies should adopt open-source technology platforms to handle large volumes of data, StateScoop reported Wednesday…
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Lockheed Begins Mobile Rocket Launcher Delivery Under FMS Contract

Lockheed Martin has handed over the first mobile rocket launcher system to the Defense Department under a foreign military sales contract awarded in December 2015. The company produced the launcher and chassis components for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System at its Camden, Arkansas-based facility, Lockheed said Wednesday…
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Gen. John Hyten: Stratcom Forms Joint Force Component Commands As Part of Restructuring Effort

Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, has confirmed the establishment of Joint Force Component Commands responsible for space, air, sea and missile defense efforts as part of a series of changes at Stratcom, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday…
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Air Force Seeks Tech Advancements to Address VLF/LF Comms Challenges

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has issued a broad agency announcement to solicit science and technology ideas to address “urgent” problems with very low frequency and low frequency communications platforms…
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Dave Mosley Appointed Seagate CEO; Stephen Luczo Named Executive Chairman

Dave Mosley, president and chief operating officer at Seagate Technology, has been elected to serve as CEO of the Cupertino, California-based data storage firm in a move that takes effect Oct. 1. He will join the company’s board of directors and succeed Stephen Luczo, who will transition into a new role as executive chairman of the board in October to oversee shareholder value creation efforts, Seagate said Tuesday…
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Navy Awards Lockheed $51M Contract Modification for Trident II Missile Production

Lockheed Martin will continue to produce Trident II D5 submarine-launched fleet ballistic missiles for the U.S. Navy and provide support for deployed D5 systems under a  $51.1 million contract modification…
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Artel to Provide Telecom Circuits for Defense Info Systems Network

Artel has secured a contract of an undisclosed value to procure circuits for a global telecommunications network the Defense Information Systems Agency uses to facilitate information exchange among mission partners…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Jones Tallent, CFO for Merlin International

“The goal of the government contracting world should be to provide goods and services to the federal government in the most convenient, cheapest, effective manner…That is a noble goal…” ExecutiveBiz: Please tell us about your background and previous experience and how it prepared you for your current position with Merlin…
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Boeing to Extend Navy P-8A Aircraft Engineering Services

Boeing has secured a two-year, $24.6 million modification to a previously awarded delivery order to perform additional engineering work on the U.S. Navy‘s P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft…
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Rep. Will Hurd: Congress Should Fund ‘Smart’ Border Security Tech

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) has said Congress should approve funds for the Customs and Border Patrol to implement “smart” technologies to secure the U.S.-Mexico border instead of funding the construction of a border wall, MeriTalk reported Tuesday…
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VIDEO: We Own the Night -Training with U.S. and Australian Special Operations Forces

MARSOC, Army Green Berets and Navy SEALs train during annual exercise Talisman Saber at Shoalwater Bay, Australia.
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Market Close July 26th: GovConIndex and Major Indices Close Up

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed up for the fifth consecutive day at 98.915. However, decliners outpaced advancers at 20 to 10. The major indices all closed up on the day with the S&P500 at 2,477…
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