Posts from GovConWire for 09/05/2017

UTC Inks $30B Deal for Rockwell Collins in Aerospace Market Push; Greg Hayes Comments

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) has agreed to purchase Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based avionics contractor Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) through an estimated $30 billion transaction in a move to establish a new aerospace systems supplier that will work to meet the evolving needs of global clients…
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Huntington Ingalls to Modernize USS George Washington Carrier Under $2.8B Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) a potential $2.8 billion contract to perform refueling and complex overhaul work on the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington…
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Trump to Nominate Rep. Jim Bridenstine as NASA Chief

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Oklahoma) as administrator of NASA, the White House announced Saturday. Robert Lightfoot, acting NASA administrator, said in a statement he is pleased with Bridenstine’s nomination and looks forward to facilitating a smooth transition…
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Orbital ATK to Build ISR Aircraft for Afghan Forces Under $69M USAF Contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Orbital ATK a potential $69.4 million contract to provide AC-208 armed intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to Afghanistan’s air force. The Defense Department said Friday the undefinitized contractual action will help fulfill a pseudo-foreign military sales requirement and that the obligated amount of $34 million is from fiscal Afghan security forces funds…
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Heather Wilson: Continuing Resolution Could Delay Air Force T-X Trainer Contract, Recruitment Efforts

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has said the contract award for the service branch’s new trainer aircraft is likely to be delayed if Congress resorts to a continuing resolution to fund the Defense Department, Defense News reported Friday…
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SpaceX Named Launch Service Provider for 1st Kacific Broadband Satellite

Kacific has chosen SpaceX to launch a broadband satellite designed to provide internet service coverage for customers in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Kacific-1 satellite is scheduled to lift off aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket sometime in 2019, Kacific said Tuesday…
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Leidos Wins $50M Army Contract for Radioactive Waste Investigation Services

Leidos has won a potential $49.5 million contract to help the U.S. Army conduct toxic radioactive waste investigations. The Defense Department said Friday Leidos will support the military branch’s Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program through Feb…
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Flir Systems to Reorganize Business Structure Into 3 Operating Units; Jim Cannon Comments

Flir Systems has announced that it will consolidate its business operations across the government and defense, industrial and commercial components in efforts to simplify the company’s business processes…
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State Dept OKs Australia’s Request for $360M in MH-60R Helicopter Upgrade Services

The State Department has approved Australia’s request to purchase follow-on technical services and related equipment to support updates to 24 MH-60R helicopters under a potential $360 million foreign military sales agreement…
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DHS Taps 4 Firms to Develop Concrete Border Wall Prototypes

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded four companies separate contracts worth up to $500,000 each to develop prototypes of a proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico, The New York Times reported Thursday…
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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh: Navy Should Adopt Data Analytics Tech to Manage Ship Operations

Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer of Dell EMC’s federal business, has told MeriTalk in an interview published Thursday that the U.S. Navy should leverage and manage large amounts of data through adoption of converged and hyperconverged architecture aboard ships to provide analytical results to commanders in real time during combat missions…
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September 5th Morning Report: Friday Close – GovCon Index and Markets Enter Labor Day Weekend in the Positive

The Friday before Labor Day the Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) continued to climb for the fifth consecutive day to close up 0.588 percent to 102.099. ICF (NYSE; ICFI), topped the GCI with 7.18 percent gain on the day and 8…
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VIDEO: Littoral Combat Ship (LCS 9) Acceptance Trials

The future USS Little Rock’s (LCS 9) acceptance trials were completed in Marinette, Wisconsin, Aug. 25. The five-day, U.S. Navy-led trials featured a comprehensive array of tests designed to demonstrate performance of the ship’s propulsion plant, handling and auxiliary systems…
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