Posts from GovConWire for 08/29/2017

BAE, Microsoft Forge Desktop Office 365 Tech Deployment Partnership for Intell Agencies

BAE Systems and Microsoft have teamed up to facilitate the delivery of the latter’s Office 365 suite of software platforms and services to the intelligence community in support of the U.S. government’s IC Desktop Environment program that seeks to integrate intelligence agencies through a single cloud environment…
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Althea Coetzee Leslie Sworn In as SBA Deputy Administrator; Linda McMahon Comments

Althea Coetzee Leslie, former chief of staff to the Defense Department undersecretary for defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, has joined the Small Business Administration as deputy administrator…
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Raytheon Gets $615M Contract Modification for MDA Standard Missile-3 Production

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a $614.5 million contract modification from the Missile Defense Agency to produce 17 Standard Missile-3 weapons and provide support services. The Defense Department said Monday the modification covers SM-3 Block IIA missiles, containers, production support, engineering efforts, obsolescence monitoring, technical baseline engineering, quality assurance and audit support…
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Maximus’ Tom Romeo: Outcomes-Based Contracting Model Could Help Advance Trump Admin’s Accountability Agenda

Tom Romeo, general manager of U.S. federal services business at Maximus, has said agencies should adopt an outcomes-based contracting model as the Trump administration calls for the federal government to improve the delivery of services to citizens amid scant resources…
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Iridium Automates ‘NEXT’ Satellite Positioning at Network Ops Facility in Virginia

Iridium Communications has begun to replace old satellites with Iridium NEXT satellites through its Leesburg, Virginia-based facility that works to automate the process of moving the new satellites into their positions, Space News reported Monday…
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Army Concludes Micro-Robotics R&D Project with Industry, Academic Partners

The U.S. Army has concluded an autonomous micro-robotics research project that involved collaboration between the Army Research Laboratory and multiple industry and academic partners over the past five years…
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VA Posts Sources Sought Notice for Software Mgmt Platform

The Department of Veterans Affairs wants information on potential industry sources of a software management platform that can aid VA’s use of the General Services Administration‘s Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions procurement vehicle…
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Lockheed Secures Air Force F-16 Engineering, Technical Services Contract

Lockheed Martin has landed a potential $47.8 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to perform engineering and technical services in support of F-16 fighter aircraft. The Defense Department said Monday Lockheed aims to expand the technical expertise of F-16 system maintainers through the contract…
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GSA Unveils First Task Order for CDM Program Phase 3

The General Services Administration has begun to solicit proposals for the first task order under the third phase of a governmentwide effort to protect civilian government agency websites from cyber attacks, FCW reported Friday…
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Boeing Receives $324M Order for Additional Navy F/A-18 Spare Parts

The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded Boeing (NYSE: BA) a potential 10-year, $323.5 million undefinitized delivery order to provide spare parts for the U.S. Navy‘s F/A-18 and F/A-18 A-F aircraft…
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Teresa Carlson: AWS to Increase Cloud Infrastructure Investment in Australia

Teresa Carlson, vice president of worldwide public sector at Amazon Web Services, has said the company’s Australian operations will receive infrastructure upgrades to meet anticipated customer demand, The Australian Financial Review reported Monday…
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DoD Evaluates 350 Acquisition-Related Rules; Linda Nielson Comments

The Defense Department has begun to review 716 regulations including 350 acquisition-related rules in compliance with a White House executive order in February that seeks to reduce regulatory burden on citizens and businesses through regulatory reform efforts, Federal News Radio reported Friday…
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Rob Leahy to Serve as Acting OPM CIO

Rob Leahy, deputy chief information officer at the Office of Personnel Management, has been appointed to succeed outgoing CIO David DeVries on an acting basis effective Sept. 2. OPM said Friday that Chief Information Security Officer Cord Chase will step into the position of acting deputy CIO…
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VIDEO: 3 Questions about Artificial Intelligence and the Military

AI has moved from the movies to the laboratory, and governments around the world want it in their arsenals. We need to know how militaries define it, and how they intend to keep it under control. | Produced by Ben Watson; music by www…
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August 28th Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Down and Major Indices Close Mixed

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) reversed last weeks positive direction to close down 0.048 percent to 99.823. Advancing and declining shares split evening on the day. The major indices closed mixed on a thinly traded day…
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