Posts from GovConWire for 09/01/2017

Jacobs Buys Blue Canopy in Digital Offerings Expansion Push; Darren Kraabel Comments

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has purchased Reston, Virginia-based information technology services provider Blue Canopy for an undisclosed sum in a strategy to expand the former’s digital platforms offered under a connected enterprise framework…
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Report: White House Eyes Linking Debt Ceiling Increase to Potential $6B Hurricane Relief Package

The White House is considering plans to combine an increase in the U.S. debt ceiling with the proposed $5.95 billion disaster relief request for Hurricane Harvey in an effort to avoid a possible U.S. debt default, Bloomberg reported Friday…
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Sikorsky Gets $304M Contract Funds to Produce Initial Navy CH-53K Helicopters

Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) Sikorsky subsidiary has received a potential $304 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy for the low-rate initial production of lot 1 CH-53K heavy-lift helicopters…
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Orbital ATK to Modify Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles Under $157M Navy Contract

Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has received a potential $156.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy to modify tactical missiles designed to engage enemy air defenses and mobile targets. The Defense Department said Thursday Orbital ATK will convert AGM-88B high-speed, anti-radiation missiles into 230 AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles all-up-rounds and six captive air training missiles…
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India Plans Single-Engine Fighter Aircraft RFI for Lockheed, Saab

India is expected to release a request for information to Saab and Lockheed Martin this month for the production of single-engine fighter aircraft in partnership with a domestic private company as part of the Make in India program, Defense News reported Monday…
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Fifth Air Force Spaceplane Mission to Launch Aboard SpaceX Rocket

The U.S. Air Force has entered final launch preparations for the fifth mission of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle ahead of its scheduled Sept. 7 deployment aboard SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket. The service branch said Thursday the Boeing-built X-37B OTV spaceplane will carry ride-sharing small satellites and perform on-orbit tests of new space technologies…
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L3 to Provide Manned-Unmanned Teaming Hardware for Army Apache Helicopters

L3 Technologies will develop manned-unmanned teaming hardware to aid the U.S. Army‘s Apache attack helicopters as part of a potential $69.3 million contract. The Defense Department said Thursday that the Army Contracting Command will determine the work locations and funding to be obligated upon the issuance of each individual order…
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ManTech to Support Navy Aircraft Safety Testing

ManTech International has secured a potential $39.6 million contract to help the Naval Air Systems Command integrate, diagnose and test safety hazards associated with aircraft systems. The company said Thursday it will provide reliability, maintainability and system safety services for US Navy and Marine Corps aircraft and subsystems under the contract…
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The Bridge on TV Talks With Soraya Correa About the Future Needs of DHS

In an encore airing, Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer, DHS, Identifies the current needs of the agency, and how contractors may best align themselves to better support DHS’s central mission of providing security and protection to our nation…
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White House Tech Council Seeks Industry Feedback on Proposed Federal IT Modernization Plan

The American Technology Council wants feedback on the targeted vision and proposed implementation plan of a draft report on federal information technology modernization. ATC is tasked with coordinating an IT modernization report that the heads of the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Management and Budget and General Services Administration must submit to President Donald Trump in accordance with an executive order…
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Frost & Sullivan: DoD’s FY 2018 Budget Plan Reflects Increase in Operations & Maintenance, R&D Accounts

A Frost & Sullivan report has found the Defense Department‘s budget request for fiscal year 2018 represents a 9 percent rise, or approximately $52 billion, over the FY 2017 budget plan with significant increases in operations and maintenance as well as research, development, testing and evaluation accounts…
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GSA Makes Transactional Data Reporting Pilot Program Voluntary for Contractors

The General Services Administration has modified its Transactional Data Reporting rule to make the pilot program voluntary for government contractors that received multiple-award schedule contracts and special item numbers…
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Adm. John Richardson: Navy Found No Proof of Cyberattacks in Guided Missile Destroyer Collisions

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has said the U.S. Navy did not find evidence that cyber attacks caused the separate collisions of two guided-missile destroyers in the Pacific over the past three months, Military…
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VIDEO: CNO and MCPON Hold Facebook Live All-Hands Call

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Steven Giordano held a Facebook Live all-hands call, Aug. 30, to engage with Sailors and answer questions from the fleet…
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August 31st Market Close: GovConIndex and Major Indices Close Up

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) continued to climb for the fourth consecutive day, closing at 102.025 up 1.093 percent. ICF International topped the GCI delivering greater than 5.00 percent growth, while CACI, AECOM, Navistar, and ManTech all posted greater than 2…
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