Posts from GovConWire for 09/21/2017

Dell EMC-General Dynamics-Microsoft Team Lands $1B USAF Cloud Hosted Enterprise Services Contract; Steve Harris Comments

A team composed of Dell EMC, Microsoft (NYSE: MSFT) and General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has received a potential five year, $1 billion contract to build a cloud-based collaboration and unified communications platform for the U…
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Leanne Caret: Boeing Seeks Top-Line Growth Through M&As

  Leanne Caret, CEO of Boeing’s defense, space and security business, told CNBC in an interview aired Wednesday that the company is a “buyer” and is on the lookout for potential acquisitions…
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Oshkosh to Build Army Medium Tactical Vehicle Variants Under $467M Contract Modification

Oshkosh‘s (NYSE: OSK) defense segment has received a $466.8 million contract modification to produce Family of Medium Tactical Vehicle variants for the U.S. Army based the FMTV A1P2 technical data package…
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Report: Scott Blackburn Named Interim VA CIO

Scott Blackburn, acting deputy secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been appointed to serve as VA’s chief information officer and assistant secretary for information and technology on an interim basis, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday…
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Lockheed, Army Demo Counter-UAV Laser Weapon Prototype

Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Army have demonstrated a prototype laser weapon system equipped with sensors, software and specialized optics built to engage adversarial unmanned aerial vehicles. The Advanced Test High Energy Asset system worked to eliminate five Outlaw unmanned aerial systems during a test that took place at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, Lockheed said Wednesday…
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Boeing Gets 1st Task Order Under Air Force Minuteman III Weapon Support IDIQ

Boeing has received a five-year, $23.3 million initial task order to help the U.S. Air Force operate and maintain the service branch’s Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile system for nuclear deterrence…
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Forcepoint, Raytheon, GigaTrust, ICM Partner on Security Compliance Platform for DoD Suppliers

Forcepoint has formed a partnership with Raytheon’s cyber services business, GigaTrust and Internet Content Management to deliver a platform designed to help suppliers comply with a Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement that requires vendors to standardize security systems and methods to safeguard controlled unclassified information and defense data…
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Huntington Ingalls Awarded Navy Aircraft Carrier Support Contract Options

Huntington Ingalls Industries has received a $27.5 million in contract options from the U.S. Navy to provide a range of support services for the military branch’s Gerald R. Ford-class and Nimitz-class aircraft carriers…
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DOE Lab Seeks Commercialization Partner for True Random Number Generator

The Energy Department‘s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has begun to accept license applications for a device that uses quantum mechanical systems to generate true random numbers. ORNL said Thursday in a FedBizOpps notice it seeks a commercialization partner for the true random number generator as part of the lab’s Technology Innovation Program…
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SolarWinds Survey: Majority of Federal IT Leaders Say Agencies More Proactive on Cybersecurity

A new SolarWinds report shows that 75 percent of government information technology leaders say federal agencies have become more proactive than they were five years ago when it comes to IT security. SolarWinds said Tuesday it commissioned research firm Market Connections to poll 200 IT security professionals from federal civilian and defense agencies between August and September for its annual Federal Cybersecurity Survey…
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VIDEO: Autonomous Swarm

The autonomous Swarm demonstration, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research, highlights a first-of-its-kind technology that gives naval warfighters a decisive edge through enabling unmanned Navy vessels to overwhelm an adversary…
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September 20th Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Up and Major Indices Close Mixed

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) continued to post gains for the fourth consecutive day, reaching another new YTD record high. The CGI closed at 105.45 up 0.552 percent with advancing shares outpacing declining 3 to 1…
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