Posts from GovConWire for 08/16/2017

GovCon Execs Laud White House Memo on China’s Trade Practices; Leidos’ Roger Krone Comments

Several government contracting industry leaders have commended President Donald Trump’s move to sign a memorandum on China’s trade practices. The White House memo would authorize the U.S. trade representative to decide whether to conduct an investigation into China’s alleged theft of U…
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Former Govt Execs Joanne Isham, Henry Muller Named to Polaris Alpha’s Advisory Board

Defense technology firm Polaris Alpha has added former government leaders Joanne Isham and Henry Muller to its board of advisers. Muller and Isham will work to provide strategic advice to the leadership team as the company delivers services to government, intelligence community and military clients, Polaris Alpha said Monday…
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Air Force Raises Boeing C-17 Sustainment IDIQ Ceiling by $7B

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has secured $7.13 billion in additional funds to continue to help sustain the U.S. Air Force‘s fleet of C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircraft under a contract modification…
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HIG Closes $283M NCI Acquisition

Government information technology services provider NCI has been purchased and taken private by H.I.G. Capital in a cash deal worth approximately $283 million. H.I.G. wrapped up the acquisition one day after the completion of the investment firm’s $20-per-share tender offer for the Reston, Virginia-based contractor…
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Booz Allen Wins Potential $92M MDA Ballistic Missile Defense Cybersecurity Contract

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) has won a potential five-year, $91.5 million contract to advise and assist the Missile Defense Agency on the cybersecurity management and computer network defense of the Ballistic Missile Defense System…
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NIST Seeks Comments on Updated Security, Privacy Controls Guidance

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has begun to seek public comments on a draft version of its updated special publication on privacy and security controls for government and industry data systems, Nextgov reported Tuesday…
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DARPA Tests Elevated Sensor Mast Aboard Navy Patrol Ship

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has tested a prototype of an elevated sensor mast aboard the U.S. Navy‘s USS Zephyr patrol coastal ship in an effort to boost the vessel’s communication range and capacity to detect, track and classify objects of interest…
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Lockheed-Raytheon JV Awarded $134M to Supply 3 FMS Clients With Javelin Equipment

A joint venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a five-year, $133.9 million contract modification from the U.S. Army for the delivery of Javelin equipment and associated parts to three foreign military sales customers…
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Industry Experts Advise GovCon Firms to Prepare for Possible Govt Shutdown

Industry experts and former White House officials have urged government contractors to start discussing the effects of a potential federal shutdown in October with contracting officers, Government Executive reported Monday…
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Lockheed’s Rick Ambrose: AI, Virtual Reality, 3D Printing Could Revolutionize Satellite Production

Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of space systems segment at Lockheed Martin, has said virtual reality, 3D printing and artificial intelligence are the top three trends he believes will advance and redefine satellite production…
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GAO: DoD Should Expand Use of Checklists to Aid FMS Clients in Requirements Specification

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to issue guidelines to expand the use of checklists and other tools in order to help program offices and foreign military sales customers define requirements and facilitate the delivery of services and equipment…
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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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VIDEO: 3-D Printing for Wounded Warriors

Scientists at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center are making unique 3-D printed devices to get wounded warriors back to their daily routines.
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August 15th Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Down While Major Indices Close Mixed

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed down today, dropping by 0.778 percent to settle at 100.788. Declining shares outpaced advancers 24 to 6. The major indices closed mixed today with the S&P500 declining 0…
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