Posts from GovConWire for 09/15/2017

House OKs $1.2T Fiscal 2018 Spending Package

The House voted 211-198 Thursday to pass a potential $1.2 trillion spending package to fund government operations for fiscal year 2018, The Hill reported Thursday. The appropriations package contains four bills the House approved in July and eight new spending measures and its approval came a week after Congress passed a three-month continuing resolution that would fund the government at current spending levels until Dec…
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InfoReliance-McAfee Team Wins $182M Army Managed Services Contract for Endpoint Security Platform

The U.S. Army has awarded a team of InfoReliance and McAfee a potential five-year, $182 million contract to provide managed cybersecurity technology platforms and services for the service branch. The companies will field and operate the Army Endpoint Security System through a managed platform-as-a-service model to provide global situational awareness capabilities, InfoReliance said Thursday…
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L3 Buys Doss Aviation in Military Flight Training Push

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has purchased Colorado Springs, Colorado-based initial flight training company Doss Aviation for an undisclosed amount in a strategy to expand presence in the military pilot training market…
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Senate Advances $700B Defense Policy Bill for Fiscal 2018

The Senate has voted 84-9 to forgo debate on proposed amendments to a spending bill that would authorize $700 billion in Defense Department spending for fiscal 2018, Washington Examiner reported Thursday…
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NASA Picks 5 Research Proposals to Determine Commercial Space Devt Opportunities

NASA has picked five research studies that seek to analyze investment drivers in the space economy and identify new commercial space development opportunities. The agency said Wednesday the five proposals were selected through a competitive process for this year’s NASA Research Announcement and will cover various topics such as the economic and societal impacts of space weather events; space-based solar power generation; and roadmaps for commercial space technologies…
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BAE Unit to Support US, UK Trident II Missile Programs Under $64M Contract Modification

BAE Systems‘ technology solutions and services business has received a $63.6 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to support strategic weapon systems for U.S. and U.K. Trident II submarine-launched ballistic missile programs…
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Verizon’s Federal Arm to Help Maintain Naval Computer, Telecom Systems

Verizon‘s federal business has secured a potential five-year, $23.1 million contract from the U.S. Navy to maintain and support switched voice and data telecommunications systems for the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic…
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Lockheed Secures $62M Coast Guard C-130J Contract Option

Lockheed Martin has received a $61.9 million contract option to produce C-130J Super Hercules aircraft for the U.S. Coast Guard. The Defense Department said Thursday Lockheed will build the military transport aircraft at a company facility in Marietta, Georgia, through April 30, 2020…
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The Bridge on TV – September 17th Show Discusses With Noblis – Threats of Any Kind

Within the proverbial dust cloud of the global fray, adversaries of all kinds abound. Could an antagonistic government take down our power grid or cripple our infrastructure through cyber assault? Are agricultural vulnerabilities more of a threat than a pathogen epidemic? Should the possibility of chemical attack be more of a concern to our troops than the guerrilla tactics of rapidly expanding terrorist cells? Although defining these threats is relatively straightforward, their solutions are often multifaceted and require a synthesis of Government and Private Sector…
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NGA Offers Imagery, Mapping Data to Hurricane Response Efforts

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has released geospatial imagery and mapping data to aid the government’s response and recovery efforts in areas hit by Hurricane Irma. NGA said Wednesday it has provided geospatial support and evacuation route maps as well as evaluated damages in the storm’s wake after the agency received official requests from the U…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Roseanne Cinnamond, Former VP of Industry Relations at ViON Corp.

EM: You have an extensive and successful career at ViON and we were wondering if you can share where and how your career began and how it progressed over the years? Roseanne Cinnamond: Originally, I was employed as a high school history teacher in Washington, D…
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House Oversight Panel OKs Bill to Restrict Use of LPTA-Based Contracts in Federal Procurements

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has passed a bill that would limit the use of “lowest price, technically acceptable” methods by federal agencies in the procurement of technology platforms and services, Nextgov reported Wednesday…
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CACI to Help Army Develop Sensor Modeling, Simulation Tools Under $173M Task Order; Ken Asbury Comments

CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has won a potential three-year, $173 million task order from the U.S. Army to develop simulation and modeling tools for sensor and imaging systems. The company said Thursday it will support the Army’s Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate under the task order that was awarded through the Rapid Response – Third Generation contract vehicle…
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Mark Keeler Added to NVTC Board of Directors

The Northern Virginia Technology Council has appointed to its board of directors five senior executives from government technology contractors. Mark Keeler, acting president of intelligence and security sector at BAE Systems, is one of the five new members of NVTC’s board, the council said Tuesday…
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VIDEO: Stratcom Commander Testifies on Capitol Hill

Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, testifies on Stratcom programs at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, April 4, 2017.
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September 14th Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Down While Major Indices Close Mixed

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed down 0.456 percent to 101.596. Advancing shares slightly lagged declining 12 to 17. The three major indices closed mixed on the day. The S&P500 closed down 0…
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