Posts from GovConWire for 08/30/2017

Reports: UTC Nears Deal to Acquire Rockwell Collins

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) is close to finalizing an agreement to buy Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based avionics contractor Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) as the industrial conglomerate aims to expand its aerospace business, Reuters reported Tuesday…
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Former Alion Science SVP Sean Pender Named MCR Solutions Group President

Sean Pender, formerly a senior vice president and technology solutions group manager at Alion Science and Technology, has joined MCR as president of the company’s newly established solutions group…
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AM General Lands $2B Army Contract to Build Humvees for Foreign Military Clients

AM General has received a potential $2.21 billion contract from the U.S. Army to produce up to 11,560 High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicles. The Defense Department said Tuesday the company will deliver expanded capacity Humvees along with associated equipment and spare parts packages to foreign military sales customers…
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USAF Adds Textron Subsidiary, General Atomics to $499M Aerospace Vehicle R&D IDIQ

A Textron Systems (NYSE: TXT) subsidiary and a General Atomics business unit have won spots on a potential eight-year, $499 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force research and develop aerospace vehicle platforms for warfighters…
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AECOM Wins Potential $95M IDIQ to Support Navy Environmental Restoration Program

AECOM (NYSE: ACM) has won a potential five-year, $95 million contract to provide multidisciplinary architect-engineer services for the U.S. Navy‘s Environmental Restoration Program that comprises installation restoration and munitions response efforts…
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Forcepoint Buys Analytics Firm RedOwl in Human-Focused Security Push

Forcepoint, a cyber technology joint venture led by Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), has acquired Baltimore, Maryland-based security analytics company RedOwl as part of efforts to help enterprise customers adopt human-centric cybersecurity systems…
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DoD OKs List of Geographic Exclusion Zones for 2 Commercial Remote Sensing Imaging Systems

The Defense Department has cleared a list of 151 geographic exclusion zones for commercial shortwave infrared imaging and night-time imaging platforms, Space News reported Tuesday. Two officials said Thursday at an Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing meeting DoD handed over the list to the Commerce Department to help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration facilitate the licensing process for commercial remote sensing systems…
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Boeing to Provide F-15 Radar Modernization Kits Under $95M USAF Contract Modification

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has landed a $94.9 million contract modification to continue support for the U.S. Air Force‘s F-15 aircraft radar modernization effort. The Defense Department said Tuesday Boeing will deliver 13 RMP Group A kits, 13 RMP Group B kits, 38 RMP installs, 14 conformal fuel tank installs under the modification…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Dwight Hunsicker, SVP/GM, GlobeComm

“I am a firm believer that capitalism is the most efficient means of expanding technology and leveraging its capabilities to solve problems.” EM: Can you tell our readers about your background and how your experiences prepared you for your current role as Executive Vice President/General Manager? In short, I have spent my adult years solving problems …
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Reports: Trump, Pentagon Condemn Latest North Korea Missile Launch Tests

President Donald Trump and the Pentagon have condemned the actions of North Korea following that country’s latest missile launches, one of which saw a rocket cross over Japan’s airspace. Trump called the most recent launch test a signal of North Korea’s “contempt” toward the international community, Politico reported Tuesday…
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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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VIDEO: Unique Look at the Mars InSight Spacecraft | 360-Degree Video

Get a unique perspective of the InSight spacecraft coming out of it’s shipping container in our Littleton, Colo. clean room. InSight is the first mission to focus on examining the deep interior of Mars…
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August 29th Market Close: GovConIndex and Major Indices Close Up

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) continued its upward direction to end the day at 100.917, positive 0.932 percent. Navistar International, ICF, Raytheon, and Rockwell Collins all topped the GCI with greater than 2…
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