Posts from GovConWire for 09/18/2017

Reports: Northrop Close to Reaching Deal to Acquire Orbital ATK

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) is close to finalizing an agreement to buy Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) in a push to broaden its portfolio of missiles and space platforms, Defense News reported Monday. The companies could unveil the transaction as early as Monday and the deal price is likely to be worth more than $7…
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Raytheon Wins $269M NOAA Recompete for Weather Forecasting System Support

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) a potential 10-year, $269 million contract to help NOAA’s National Weather Service operate and maintain a system designed to generate weather forecasts and warnings…
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5 Tech Groups Ask Senate to Add Govt IT Modernization Bill as Amendment to FY 2018 NDAA

Five technology trade organizations have asked the Senate to add as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2018 a bipartisan bill that would authorize federal agencies to establish funding mechanisms to update their information technology systems…
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Leidos Gets $159M NASA Contract for ISS Cargo Mission Support Contract

A Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) subsidiary has received a potential $159 million contract from NASA to pack pressurised cargo for delivery to and from the International Space Station. Houston-based Lockheed Innovations Corp…
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Triumph Named Component Supplier for Boeing T-X Trainer Aircraft Offering

Boeing has chosen Triumph Group as a key supplier for the aerospace and defense company’s trainer aircraft offering to the U.S. Air Force‘s T-X program. Triumph’s Red Oak, Texas-based Aerospace Structures business would supply wing, vertical tail and horizontal tail structures if the military branch picks Boeing as T-X primary contractor, Boeing said Friday…
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Lockheed Seeks Unmanned Maritime Opportunities Through Ocean Aero Investment

Lockheed Martin‘s venture capital arm has invested in Ocean Aero as both companies aim to seek opportunities to expand their autonomous maritime capabilities. The strategic investment from Lockheed Martin Ventures seeks to help the firms continue to demonstrate their capability to configure teams of autonomous platforms for complex missions, Lockheed said Friday…
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Report: Boeing Vet Roger Roberts Named Hera Systems CEO

Roger Roberts, who led Boeing‘s space and intelligence systems business from 1997 to 2015, has joined Hera Systems as CEO of the Earth observation satellite company, Space News reported Friday. The report said Roberts succeeds Hera founder Bobby Machinski, who will transition to a new role as chief business development officer of the satellite startup…
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AT&T to Provide Army Integrated Comms Service

AT&T has secured a potential five-year, $35.8 million contract for the provision of integrated instant messaging, chat, voice, video, presence and screen sharing services to the U.S. Army. The Defense Department said Friday the Army Contracting Command received seven bids for the firm-fixed-price contract through an online-based solicitation…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Ted Dunning, Chief Application Architect at MapR Technologies

“Act locally but learn globally.”   EM: Tell me about your background and how your experience influenced where you are today at MapR. Ted Dunning: My background is non-traditional in many ways…
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LexisNexis-Data Foundation Report: US Govt Should Adopt Nonproprietary Identifier for Entity Verification

A new report by LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Data Foundation says the U.S. government should advance the universal entity identification process through the adoption of a unique identifier to facilitate verification of businesses, nonprofit institutions and other organizations…
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DARPA Seeks Proposals for 6 New Research Programs Under Electronics Resurgence Initiative

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has released broad agency announcements to seek research proposals for six new programs under the Electronics Resurgence Initiative. ERI is a program that will allocate $75 million in fiscal 2018 funds to support research efforts across the six new programs in the areas of system architectures, materials and integration and circuit design over the next four years, DARPA said Wednesday…
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U.S. Federal Govt to Hold Tech & Cyber Job Fair in November

The U.S. federal government will host a recruitment event for cyber and technology jobs on Nov. 6 and 7 in Silver Spring, Maryland, the Hill reported Thursday. The General Services Administration said the event will help fill open positions in various federal agencies, including the Office of Personnel Management and the departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services…
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September 18th Morning Report: Friday Close – GovCon Index Moves Up and S&P500, DJIA Set New Highs

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) set a monthly high during the course of the week. Friday’s close saw the GCI moving up 0.782 percent to 102.302. Advancing shares outpaced declining 5 to 1…
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VIDEO: Communicating with NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft

There are many technological features on Cassini that have enabled NASA to communicate with the spacecraft and allowed scientists to gather some of the worlds most advanced information and research regarding Saturn and its moon, Titan…
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