Posts from GovConWire for 09/27/2017

Bernie Guerry Promoted to General Dynamics IT Segment COO; Amy Gilliland Comments

Bernie Guerry, an 11-year veteran of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been promoted to chief operating officer of the Falls Church, Virginia-based defense contractor’s information technology division…
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AECOM-Led JV Gets $928M DOE Contract Extension for Nuclear Waste Repository Operations; John Vollmer Comments

A joint venture led by AECOM (NYSE: ACM) has received a three-year, $928 million contract extension from the Energy Department to oversee the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico. Nuclear Waste Partnership will continue to operate and manage the WIPP underground repository built to dispose of transuranic radioactive waste materials, AECOM said Tuesday…
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Versar OKs Acquisition Offer From Kingswood Capital Management

Versar has agreed to be purchased by affiliates of Los Angeles-based private equity firm Kingswood Capital Management through a cash tender offer. Kingswood agreed to buy all outstanding shares of stock in the Springfield, Virginia-based project management company for 15 cents per share and begin the cash tender offer no later than Oct…
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GSA Unveils Roadmap to Help Companies Join Multiple Award Schedules

The General Services Administration has launched a website that is designed to help companies start offering products and services to government agencies via GSA’s contract vehicles known as Multiple Award Schedules…
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SpaceX Moves Third Iridium NEXT Satellite Launch to Oct. 9; Matt Desch Comments

SpaceX has rescheduled the launch of the third batch of satellites for Iridium Communications‘ NEXT constellation from Oct. 4 to Oct. 9, Iridium announced Tuesday on its website. Iridium CEO Matt Desch said the schedule change was requested by SpaceX to provide more time to prepare the Falcon 9 rocket that will carry the 10 NEXT satellites to low Earth orbit, Spaceflight Now reported Tuesday…
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Leidos Gets DIA Contract to Develop Data Discovery Platform

Leidos has received a potential $47 million contract the Defense Intelligence Agency to develop a technology platform for U.S. intelligence agencies to retrieve information from documents and media sources…
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Senators Express Concern Over Decision to Exclude Aerial Refueling for Future Air Force One

Senate lawmakers have raised concerns over the lack of aerial refueling capability in the next presidential aircraft, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) asked Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on the issue at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday…
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Air Force Issues RFI on Directed Energy Tech for Future Counter-UAS Demo

The U.S. Air Force seeks information on the availability of directed energy weapons technology that can support an upcoming counter-unmanned aircraft system demonstration. The service branch said Tuesday its Strategic Development Planning and Experimentation Office will use data collected from the request for information as part of market research analyses under the Air Force Directed Energy Weapons Flight Plan…
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Industry Commends DoD Memo on Cloud Migration Effort; ViON’s Rob Davies Comments

Some industry executives have welcomed a Defense Department memorandum that seeks to accelerate the migration of the agency’s information technology systems to the cloud, MeriTalk reported Monday. “There’s a ton of innovation that’s available to the government and it just needs someone to take a risk,” said Rob Davies, executive vice president of operations at ViON…
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Telos Report: 83% of Federal Employees, Contractors Support Mandatory Implementation of NIST Cyber Framework

A new report by cybersecurity company Telos says 83 percent of federal employees and contractors support a mandate to implement the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s Cybersecurity Framework across federal agencies…
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VIDEO: HSIN Plays Vital Role in Keeping the Nation Safe

General Francis X. Taylor, former DHS Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, talks about the collaboration and coordination HSIN makes possible for 18,000 law enforcement and security organizations across the country…
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September 26th Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Up While Major Indices Close Mixed

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed up 0.478 percent to 106.661. Advancing shares outpaced declining 3 to 1. The major indices barely changed on the day as Janet Yellen gave a caution to tightening monetary too gradually…
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