Posts from GovConWire for 08/24/2017

Lockheed, Raytheon Win Pair of $900M LRSO Missile Tech Maturation Contracts

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a pair of contracts worth approximately $900 million each to Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) to conduct technology maturation and risk reduction work for the Long Range Standoff nuclear cruise missile…
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Booz Allen, BAE Vet John Avalos Named SOS International COO

John Avalos, formerly vice president of business development at Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH), has joined SOS International as chief operating officer. Avalos brings to the position more than two decades of experience in business development, corporate operations and profit-and-loss management across defense, civilian agency and intelligence markets, SOSi said Wednesday…
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CSRA to Test Navy HR Mgmt System on AWS Cloud

CSRA has obtained authorization from the U.S. Navy to test a new integrated pay and personnel system for the service branch on Amazon Web Services‘ cloud platform. The Interim Authorization to Test permits CSRA to assess the viability and flexibility of running a commercial off-the-shelf human resource management platform on AWS cloud, CSRA said Wednesday…
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HII’s Camber Business to Support USMC CBRNE Consequence Mgmt Efforts Under Potential $78M Task Order

A business unit of Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has received a potential five-year, $78 million task order to support the U.S. Marine Corps‘ efforts to manage consequences from accidental or intentional chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive attacks…
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Report: Orbital ATK, Air Force Set Aug. 25 Launch for ORS-5 Satellite

A U.S. Air Force satellite is scheduled Friday to launch into orbit aboard the Orbital ATK-built Minotaur IV rocket that will lift off from a launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, Spaceflight Insider reported Wednesday…
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Boeing Secures $223M Army FMS Contract Funds for Saudi CH-47F Helicopter Production

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a $222.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Army to build and deliver eight CH-47F helicopters to Saudi Arabia’s land forces aviation command. The Army Contracting Command obligated the full modification amount at the time of award from fiscal 2017 foreign military sales funds, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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L3 Subsidiary Gets $173M Navy T-45 Aircraft Support Contract Option

An L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) subsidiary has secured a potential $173 million contract modification to help the U.S. Navy maintain 201 T-45 Goshawk trainer aircraft units, systems and related support equipment…
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BAE Unveils ‘Radiation-Hardened’ Space Computer Tech

BAE Systems has introduced a single-board computer technology designed to support computing processes on board spacecraft and satellites. The company said Wednesday it developed the RAD5545TM computer to aid space missions such as weather monitoring, planetary exploration, communications, surveillance, tracking and national security…
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Navy, General Dynamics Launch Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams ESB Ship

General Dynamics‘ NASSCO subsidiary and the U.S. Navy have launched USNS Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams, an expeditionary sea base vessel built to support special operations force and airborne mine countermeasure missions…
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Biniam Gebre Joins Accenture as Federal Mgmt Consulting Group Lead

Biniam Gebre, formerly a partner at management consulting firm Oliver Wyman, has been named managing director of the management consulting group within Accenture‘s (NYSE: ACN) federal services business…
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GSA Adopts 18F Federalist Platform to Transition Federal Identity Guides Into Digital Playbooks

The General Services Administration has developed digital formats of its Federal Identity, Credential and Access Management Roadmap and associated implementation guidance through the adoption of an 18F platform…
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Treasury Dept Sanctions 10 Foreign Firms, 6 Individuals for Support to North Korea’s Nuclear Programs, Energy Trade

The Treasury Department has blocked from dealing with the U.S. 10 foreign companies and six individuals in response to their involvement in activities that are deemed to support North Korea’s efforts to develop nuclear and ballistic missile programs…
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White House NIAC Calls for Separate Comms Systems for Critical Cyber Networks

The White House National Infrastructure Advisory Council has called on the federal government to develop separate communications systems for critical cyber networks. NIAC said in an August report such systems may include “dark fiber” networks and a reserved electromagnetic spectrum that will work to allow electric utilities and other critical infrastructure to communicate in case of emergencies…
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VIDEO: U.S. Marines, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force detonate explosives during Northern Viper 17

U.S. Marines integrate with soldiers from the Japan Ground-Self Defense Force to detonate claymore mines and Bangalore torpedoes on the demolition range, in Hokudaien, Japan, in support of Northern Viper 17…
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August 23rd Market Close: GovConIndex and Major Indices Reverse Yesterday’s Positive Direction

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) followed markets downward to close off 0.639 percent settling at 99.699. Declining shares considerably outpaced gainers by 5 to 1. The major indices all closed down after significant positive movement yesterday…
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