Posts from GovConWire for 08/03/2017

Amy Gilliland Named General Dynamics IT Business President; Daniel Johnson Comments

Amy Gilliland, senior vice president and deputy for operations at General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) information technology business, has been named president of the IT business in a move that takes effect Sept…
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Jacobs to Purchase CH2M in Potential $3.27B Deal

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has agreed to buy CH2M through an estimated $3.27 billion transaction in a push to form a combined company that will work to deliver infrastructure and engineering services to government and private sector clients…
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CSRA-Led Team Expands Capacity of NIH Supercomputing Cluster; Kamal Narang Comments

CSRA has led an industry team in efforts to boost the computing capacity of the National Institutes of Health‘s supercomputing cluster. The company said Wednesday it installed the second computing power increment to the Biowulf supercomputing system designed to run computations in genomics, image processing, statistical analysis and other biomedical research efforts…
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DoD Unveils Plan to Split Acquisition, Tech & Logistics Office Into 2 Units

The Defense Department has released its plan to split the undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics role into two positions in which an undersecretary will focus on acquisition and sustainment – USDA&S – and another one will handle research and engineering functions – USDR&E – as part of a reorganization effort, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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Engility Launches 5 CoEs to Address Tech Growth Areas; Lynn Dugle Comments

Engility has launched five centers of excellence in a move to facilitate the development of products in technology growth areas such as agile software development, artificial intelligence, cyber, high performance computing and modeling and simulation…
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Lockheed Secures $161M Army Tactical Missile Service Life Extension Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has landed a $161.4 million contract to produce 150 tactical missile systems and guided missile launch assemblies for the U.S. Army as part of a service life extension program…
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Charles Hooper Assigned as DSCA Director, Promoted to Lieutenant General

Army Maj. Gen. Charles Hooper, formerly chief of the military cooperation office at U.S. embassy in Cairo, has taken a new role as Defense Security Cooperation Agency director, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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Inmarsat Demos Global Xpress Satcom Service Aboard Gulfstream IV Aircraft

Inmarsat has completed a flight test to demonstrate the capability of its Global Xpress satellite network to deliver high-speed communications coverage to users aboard a Gulfstream IV aircraft. Global Xpress worked to deliver data, voice, internet access, video teleconferencing, application streaming and file transfer support services to the aircraft through the Honeywell-built tail mount antenna during the Around the World test flight conducted from June 5 to June 11, Inmarsat said Wednesday…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Dave Dacquino, Chairman and CEO of Serco NA

“We bring a visibility to customers that help them understand the health and operational rhythm of their systems.” EM: Could you tell our readers about what Serco does and what federal markets do you serve? Dave Dacquino: Serco is a diversified public service company primarily serving the Federal government…
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Northrop to Support Air Force ICBM Cryptography Upgrade Program

Northrop Grumman has received a $16.8 million contract modification to perform cryptography upgrades on the U.S. Air Force’s intercontinental ballistic missile system. The Defense Department said Wednesday the modification will address a request for equitable adjustment related to ICBM program changes…
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AT&T Eyes Telecom Support Task Orders Under GSA’s $50B EIS Contract; Kay Kapoor Comments

AT&T will compete for task orders to provide telecommunications services and technologies for federal agencies under the potential 15-year, $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract the General Services Administration awarded Tuesday…
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CenturyLink Secures Spot on GSA’s Potential $50B EIS Vehicle; Erich Sanchack Comments

CenturyLink will be able to offer information technology and telecommunications infrastructure services to government customers through its position on the General Services Administration‘s potential 15-year, $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract…
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VIDEO: Crisis Response | The Corps Report Short

U.S. Marines and Sailors take part in an alert contingency Marine Air-ground Task Force (ACM) drill to prepare for future operations and exercises on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, May 5, 2017…
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August 2nd Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Up While Major Indices Close Mixed

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed up slightly to 99.401, positive 0.008 percent. KBR topped the GCI posting strong Q2 earnings which resulted in a 8.29 percent gain on the day. Advancers and decliners were evening split…
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