Posts from GovConWire for 08/15/2017

NASA Awards ManTech Potential $450M Jet Propulsion Lab IT Services Contract

ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT) has received a potential 10-year, $450 million contract to provide management and information technology services in support of the Institutional Computing Environment at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory…
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SpaceX Launches 12th ISS Cargo Resupply Mission

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft lifted off Monday aboard the Falcon 9 rocket at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida as part of the company’s 12th Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station…
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Peter Smith: American Systems to Continue Army Security Assistance Training Support Under Potential $250M Contract

American Systems plans to offer a range of aviation training services to the U.S. Army‘s Security Assistance Training Management Organization under a potential five-year, $250 million contract awarded in May…
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Rick Driggers to Become DHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Cyber, Communications

Rick Driggers, principal deputy director of the national cybersecurity and communications integration center at the Department of Homeland Security, will take over as deputy assistant secretary at DHS’ cybersecurity and communications office, FCW reported Monday…
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Report: Lockheed Considers Bid for Israel’s $4.2B Logistics Center Construction Plan

Lockheed Martin is considering a plan to bid on a potential $4.18 billion program to build three logistics centers for Israel’s defense forces, Globes reported Monday. Sources say Lockheed’s U.S. headquarters has designated a special team to oversee the selection of an Israel-based company that will lead the project…
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Navy Reports Progress on MQ-25A Unmanned Tanker C2 System

The U.S. Navy has tested a command-and-control system for the service branch’s future MQ-25A unmanned aerial refueling tanker in an effort to validate the C2 platform’s function to control and relay data, Defense News reported…
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Battelle-HII-Northrop-Riptide Team to Demo Autonomous Tech at Navy Exercise

A team composed of Battelle, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Northrop Grumman and Riptide will collaborate with the Naval Surface Warfare Center to demonstrate multi-platform technologies during a U…
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BAE Unit to Manufacture 2 Gun Mounts, Associated Hardware for Coast Guard Cutters

BAE Systems‘ land and armaments business has received a potential $16.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy to produce two MK 110 Mod 0 gun mounts along with associated hardware. The Defense Department said Monday each gun mount will include a 57mm medium caliber gun; a barrel-mounted television camera; an ammunition hoist; a muzzle velocity radar; and power distribution and ruggedized laptop computer gun control panels…
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Draft House Bill Seeks to Establish Cyber Standards for Internet-Connected Devices

Rep. Robin Kelly (D-Illinois) has begun to solicit comments from policymakers and industry stakeholders about cyber protections by issuing a discussion draft on a bill that would establish minimal cybersecurity standards for internet-connected devices, Nextgov reported Monday…
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Former Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work Joins Raytheon Board; Thomas Kennedy Comments

Robert Work, former deputy secretary at the Defense Department and a 27-year U.S. Marine Corps veteran, has been elected to the board of directors at Raytheon (NYSE: RTN). “Bob is well known in both the public and private sectors for his significant expertise in global security matters, most especially in the areas of defense strategy, advanced technologies, international studies and acquisition reform,” Thomas Kennedy, chairman and CEO of Raytheon, said in a statement released Monday…
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HIG Completes Tender Offer for NCI Shares, Eyes Close of Acquisition on Aug. 15

Private investment firm H.I.G. Capital has closed a tender offer of $20.00 per outstanding share of NCI (Nasdaq: NCIT) common stock Saturday as part of the former’s pending $283 million cash acquisition of the Virginia-based government information technology firm…
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CBO: Fiscal 2017 Appropriation Actions Will Not Result in Sequestration

The Congressional Budget Office has said sequestration is not necessary for fiscal 2017 since appropriations for both defense and nondefense programs do not go beyond the caps on discretionary budget authority…
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VIDEO: Who does NATO work with?

Beyond ensuring the collective defense of its members NATO seeks to promote security through partnerships and cooperation. Since the early 1990s the Alliance has developed relations with non-member countries including former Cold War adversaries of the former Eastern Bloc…
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August 14th Market Close: GovConIndex and Major Indices Close Up

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) continued its upward trend from the 11th to close up 1.229 percent to 101.260. Advancing shares outpaced decliners 24 to 6. The major indices closed up today with the S&P500 advancing 1…
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