Posts from GovConWire for 07/28/2017

DigitalGlobe, MDA Shareholders OK $3.6B Merger Deal

Shareholders at DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) and Canada-based MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates have separately approved the deal originally announced in February for MDA to buy the Westminster, Colorado-based Earth imaging services provider in an estimated $3…
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Boeing to Support Army CH-47F Block II Program Under Potential $277M Contract

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has secured a potential three-year, $276.6 million contract from the U.S. Army to support the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the CH-47F Block II program. The Army received one bid for the cost-plus-incentive-fee contract through an online solicitation and obligated $27…
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House OKs $789B Fiscal 2018 Spending Package With $1.6B for Border Wall Construction

The House voted 235-192 Thursday to pass a potential $789 billion spending package to fund the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, nuclear programs and the Trump administration’s proposed border wall for fiscal 2018, Politico reported Thursday…
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General Dynamics Awarded $155M to Support NASA-USGS Satellite Operations; Manny Mora Comments

The U.S. Geological Survey has awarded a General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) business unit a potential 10-year, $155 million contract to provide ground-based flight and mission operations support for the Landsat 8 satellite…
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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh: Cloud-Based Networks Key for IoT Mgmt in Federal Sector

Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer of Dell EMC’s federal business, has said he believes agencies can manage the surplus of data from internet-of-things devices through cloud computing technology…
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CSRA, ScienceLogic Form Cyber Alliance for Govt Clients

CSRA and ScienceLogic have partnered to offer cybersecurity and monitoring services to the government sector. Both companies aim to help customer agencies meet requirements under President Donald Trump’s cybersecurity executive order, CSRA said Thursday…
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Leonardo DRS to Supply IR Thermal Receivers to 5 Countries Under $82M Army FMS Modification

Leonardo DRS has received an $82.3 million contract modification from the U.S. Army to supply forward-looking infrared thermal receiver units to five countries under a foreign military sales deal. The Defense Department said Thursday the company will provide Horizontal Technology Integration second generation receivers and A- and B-Kit components to Kuwait, Iraq, Egypt, Morocco and Saudi Arabia…
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Chenega Subsidiary Wins $70M IDIQ for Air Force Linguist, Analyst Services

A Chenega Corp. subsidiary has won a potential four-year, $70 million contract to provide analyst and linguist support services to the U.S. Air Force‘s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and cyberspace wings…
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MDA to Deliver Comms Subsystem for Sierra Nevada Cargo Delivery Spacecraft

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has secured a multimillion dollar contract from Sierra Nevada Corp. to deliver a communications subsystem for spacecraft SNC is developing under NASA‘s Commercial Resupply Services-2 program…
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Thomson Reuters Survey: Govt Attorneys Face Workload, Budget Challenges; Steve Rubley Comments

A new Thomson Reuters study has found that at least 70 percent of government lawyers expect a rise in their workloads over the next few years. Thomson Reuters polled 238 lawyers in city, state and federal agencies for the Government Law Departments 2017 report and found that 67 percent of them said they think limited budgets and resources would add pressure to their workloads, the company said Wednesday…
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House Bills Would Require DHS to Restructure Cyber Operations, Report Vulnerability Disclosure Process

The House Homeland Security Committee has passed two bills that would reorganize the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity operations and require DHS to report how the government discloses cyber vulnerabilities, Nextgov reported Wednesday…
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Army Maj. Gen. Joseph Caravalho Named HJF President, CEO

Army Maj. Gen. Joseph Caravalho, joint staff surgeon at the Defense Department, has been appointed president and CEO of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine in a move that takes effect Sept…
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VIDEO: Accelerating to the Navy and Marine Corps After Next

The Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. David Hahn discusses his framework for success: “Naval Research and Development: A Framework for Accelerating to the Navy and Marine Corps After Next.
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July 27th Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Down While the Major Indices Close Mixed

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed down today at 98.555, ending its five day positive streak. Advancers were outpaced by decliners today at 6 to 24. The major indices closed mixed on the day with the S&P500 closing down at 2,475…
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