Posts from GovConWire for 08/02/2017

Former Leidos Exec Andrew Strampach Named PAE Natl Security Solutions BD VP

Andrew Strampach, a 30-year government contracting veteran, has joined PAE as vice president of business development at the Arlington, Virginia-based company’s national security solutions unit. PAE said Tuesday his responsibility includes the recently purchased FCi Federal business…
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SPA to Help Navy Field Above Water Sensors Under $94M Follow-On Contract; William Vantine Comments

Systems Planning and Analysis has received a potential five-year, $94 million contract to help the U.S. Navy develop and deploy above water sensors. SPA said the follow-on, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract awarded by the Naval Sea Systems Command’s program executive office for integrated warfare systems has a one-year base term and four option years and covers technical and engineering support services for the above water sensors program office, also known as PEO IWS 2…
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Air Force Nears Deal to Acquire 2 Boeing 747s for Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization Program

The U.S. Air Force and Boeing are close to reaching a deal to procure two 747-8 aircraft that will be converted into presidential planes, Defense One reported Tuesday. “We’re working through the final stages of coordination to purchase two commercial 747-8 aircraft and expect to award a contract soon,” said Ann Stefanek, a spokeswoman for the Air Force…
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Public Sector Vet Scott Needleman Joins DLT as VP, General Counsel

Scott Needleman, formerly vice president and general counsel at software firm Mythics, has been appointed to the same roles at DLT Solutions. DLT said Tuesday Needleman will be responsible for all aspects of the Herndon, Virginia-based government technology services contractor’s legal and contracts unit…
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AT&T Names Matt Hickey Global Public Sector Channel Marketing VP; Kay Kapoor Comments

Matt Hickey, formerly vice president of sales operations at AT&T‘s (NYSE: T) business solutions unit, has been appointed as channel marketing VP for the global public sector business. He brings more than 25 years of technology and sales experience to his new role and will oversee the unit’s marketing, paid media and sponsorship activities, AT&T said Tuesday…
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DHS Extends eGlobalTech’s FOIA Support Services Contract; Joseph Zimmerman Comments

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded eGlobalTech a four-year contract to continue to help DHS’ privacy office manage Freedom of Information Act-related requests and backlogs. Arlington, Virginia-based eGlobalTech said Tuesday it has provided FOIA request support, process improvement, project management, research and data analysis services to DHS since 2015…
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GSA Awards $50B EIS Telecom Contract to 10 Companies

Ten companies have been awarded positions on the General Services Administration’s $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract, replacing Networx as the government go-to for telecommunication services, according to a GSA release issued on FedBizOpps today…
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Defense Base Services Wins Potential $233M IDIQ to Help Manage Naval Air Base in Nevada

Anchorage, Alaska-based Defense Base Services has won a potential eight-year, $233 million from the U.S. Navy to provide base operating support services at Naval Air Station Fallon in Nevada. The Defense Department said Tuesday the service branch received two bids for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract via a competitive procurement on the Navy Electronic Commerce Online portal…
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Boeing Receives $59M Task Order for Air Force B-52 Sustainment Support

Boeing has secured a $59.4 million task order to provide engineering sustainment services for the U.S. Air Force‘s fleet of B-52 bomber aircraft. The Defense Department said Tuesday the service branch will finance the order with its fiscal year 2017 funds for the B-52 Long Range Standoff Program…
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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh: FedRAMP Should Continue Evolution Toward ‘Accelerated Process’

Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer of Dell EMC’s federal business, has said he believes the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program should continue to streamline and play a role as government agencies work to advance their digital modernization efforts…
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Navy Awards Lockheed $211M Modification for F-35 Special Equipment Procurement

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a $211.2 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to procure non-recurring special tooling and test equipment needed for current and future production of F-35 aircraft…
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VIDEO: Smart Quadcopters Find their Way without Human Help or GPS

Phase 1 of DARPA’s Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program concluded recently following a series of obstacle-course flight tests in central Florida. Over four days, three teams of DARPA-supported researchers huddled under shade tents in the sweltering Florida sun, fine-tuning their sensor-laden quadcopter unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) during the intervals between increasingly difficult runs…
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August 1st Market Close: GovConIndex and Major Indices Close Up

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed up today at 99.395, positive 0.524 percent. Advancers outpaced decliners 3 to 1. The major indices all closed up today. The S&P500 up 0.24 percent, while the DJIA closed at a new high of 21,963…
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