Posts from GovConWire for 08/22/2017

Boeing, Northrop Win $678M in USAF Contracts for Ground-Based ICBM Tech Maturation Work

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $349.1 million contract to Boeing (NYSE: BA) and a $328.6 million contract to Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) to perform technology maturation and risk reduction work for the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinentinal ballistic missile program…
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General Dynamics, Lockheed Vet James McConville Named Privia President, CEO

James McConville, a more than 20-year federal market veteran, has joined Privia as president and CEO of the Herndon, Virginia-based government contracting bid, capture and proposal software company. He previously held a similar dual-role at Aeromech Engineering and served as an executive vice president at Chandler/May, both of which Lockheed purchased in 2012, Privia said Monday…
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Former DoD Official Katrina McFarland Joins TransUnion Govt Advisory Board

Katrina McFarland, formerly assistant secretary for acquisition at the Defense Department, has been appointed to the government advisory board at Chicago-based credit reporting and data management services provider TransUnion (NYSE: TRU)…
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Report: Federal Agencies, Services to Begin Solicitations for Billion-Dollar Contracts in Fall 2017

Two federal agencies, two service branches and a Defense Department component are expected to launch solicitations for billion-dollar contracts by fall and winter of 2017, Federal News Radio reported Monday…
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Lockheed Receives $427M F-35 Ancillary Military, Pilot Flight Equipment Order

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has secured a $427 million order from the U.S. Navy to provide ancillary military and pilot flight equipment for the 11th batch of low-rate initial production F-35 jets…
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AI, Robotic Tech Firms Ask UN to Help Prevent Autonomous Weapon Misuse

Executives from several robotics and artificial intelligence companies in 26 countries have signed an open letter to the United Nations warning against the potential destabilizing effects of lethal autonomous weapons…
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Airbus Unit to Continue Army UH-72 Helicopter Logistics, Sustainment Support

A business unit of Airbus Group has landed $34.5 million contract modification to continue logistics and sustainment support for the U.S. Army‘s UH-72 Lakota light utility helicopters. The Defense Department said Monday Airbus’ helicopters business will perform work in Grand Prairie, Texas, through April 30, 2018…
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Markon Lands $60M IDIQ for Construction Mgmt Support to Washington Headquarters Services

Markon Solutions has received a potential $60 million contract to provide a range of construction management technical support services to the Washington Headquarters Services. The Defense Department said Monday the company will help WHS plan, design and manage construction projects under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract…
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Trump to Appoint CIA Vet John Sherman as IC CIO

President Donald Trump will appoint John Sherman, formerly deputy director of the Open Source Enterprise at CIA, as chief information officer of the intelligence community, the White House announced Friday…
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FedRAMP Adds New Requirements for ‘In Process’ Cloud Platform Designation

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has introduced new requirements for cloud service providers that aim to obtain FedRAMP “In Process” designation in cooperation with an authorizing government agency…
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Trump Scraps Plan to Form Infrastructure Advisory Council

A White House official said Thursday that President Donald Trump has decided to drop plans to establish an advisory panel focused on infrastructure, Reuters reported Friday. The formation of the proposed Advisory Council on Infrastructure is part of an executive order Trump signed in July…
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SSL’s Mike Gold: Public-Private Collaboration Key for Satellite Cybersecurity, Encryption

Mike Gold, vice president of operations at Space Systems Loral, has said he believes public and private sector organizations should collaborate in efforts to strengthen the cybersecurity and encryption capacity of U…
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VIDEO: Inside the FBI’s Public Access Line

As the central intake for all public leads and tips made to FBI offices nationwide, the Public Access Line receives and analyzes thousands of calls each day to send to investigators in the field. More at https://www…
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August 21st Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Up As Major Indices Close Mixed

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) reversed last weeks downward trend to close up 0.133 percent to 99.026. Advancing and declining shares were almost evenly split on the day. The major indices closed mixed with minor movement in either direction…
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