Posts from GovConWire for 07/31/2017

Stu Shea: Former Harris Gov’t Services Unit Emerges as ‘Peraton’ in Push for Nat’l Security Innovation

The former government services business of Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) that private equity firm Veritas Capital acquired in April has adopted the name Peraton after temporarily operating as MHVC Acquisition Corp…
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Kurt Amend Named Raytheon Arabia Business CEO

Kurt Amend, president of Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) operations in Saudi Arabia, has been named CEO of the Raytheon Arabia business. The company said Sunday the nearly three-year public and private sector veteran will oversee the unit’s business strategy and execution of defense-related projects in the Middle Eastern country…
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Lockheed to Produce 50 Lot 11 F-35s for FMS Clients Under $3.7B Navy Contract Modification

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a potential $3.69 billion contract modification from the U.S. Navy for the low-rate initial production of 50 lot 11 F-35 Lightning II aircraft for foreign military sales clients…
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Doug Wagoner to Step Down as SAIC Sector President in September; Tony Moraco Comments

Doug Wagoner, president of services and solutions sector at Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC), will step down from his role at the Reston, Virginia-based government information technology services contractor on Sept…
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Iridium Sets Sept. 30 Launch Date for 3rd ‘NEXT’ Satellite Batch

Iridium Communications plans to launch the third batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites on Sept. 30 aboard a SpaceX-built Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The scheduled launch would bring the total number of Iridium NEXT satellites in space to 30 as part of a potential $3 billion program to replace an existing constellation with 75 new communications satellites by mid-2018, Iridium said Friday…
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Concur’s Matt Gibbons: Mobile Tech Platforms Could Help Agencies Manage Employee Expenses

Matt Gibbons, senior director of public sector sales at Bellevue, Washington-based travel and expense management services provider Concur, has said government agencies should adopt mobile technology platforms to accurately record and manage employee-initiated spending data…
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Honeywell Added to $409M USAF Contract for Thermal, Power & Controls R&D Services

Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) has joined the list of awardees on a potential $409 million contract to research and develop thermal, power and controls technologies for future U.S. Air Force platforms and engines…
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DHS Secretary John Kelly to Serve as New White House Chief of Staff

John Kelly, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has been tapped by the Trump administration to serve as the new White House chief of staff, The New York Times reported Friday. Kelly, a retired U…
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Leidos Gets $61M Contract Funds to Help Army Sustain Aerial IED Neutralizer Platform

The U.S. Army has awarded Leidos a potential $61 million contract modification to help manage an aerial platform built to help U.S. and international security assistance forces neutralize improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan…
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OMB Instructs Agencies to Use DoD’s Package Delivery Services Contract Vehicle

The Office of Management and Budget has released a memorandum that requires federal agencies to use a Defense Department governmentwide acquisition contract for package delivery services, DoD said Thursday…
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DARPA Taps Voxtel to Develop Autonomous Navigation, Military Imaging Tech

Voxtel has secured a potential $5.2 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to provide software-reconfigurable imaging and ranging sensors designed to perform autonomous navigation and military imaging…
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18F Launches Interagency Project to Accelerate Govt Adoption of Commercial Tech

The General Services Administration‘s 18F organization has introduced an interagency project to help federal agencies implement commercial software products faster through an updated authority-to-operate certification process, FCW reported Thursday…
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July 31st Morning Report: Friday Close – GovConIndex Ends Week Up, With Markets Weekly Performance Mixed

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) ended the week up closing Friday at 99.374, advancing 1.0 percent from Monday’s open. The major indices closed mixed on Friday. The S&P500 gave back earlier gains from the week to close unchanged from the Monday open…
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VIDEO: OIR Spokesman: Violations of Law of Armed Conflict ‘Unacceptable’

Army Col. Ryan S. Dillon, spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, tells Pentagon reporters that violations of the Law of Armed Conflict are unacceptable and will be investigated during a news briefing via videoconference from Baghdad, July 27, 2017…
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