Posts from GovConWire for 09/28/2017

Chuck Reiche Promoted to iGov Business Development SVP

Chuck Reiche, formerly vice president of corporate business development at iGov, has been promoted to senior VP of business development at the defense systems integration company. Reiche will serve as senior corporate executive at iGov’s Tampa, Florida, office and continue to oversee the company’s business development, capture and marketing functions in his new role, iGov said Wednesday…
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14 Firms Land Spots on $998M Air Force Weapon Systems R&D IDIQ

The U.S. Air Force has awarded 14 companies spots on a potential $998 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to build weapon systems for the U.S. Air Force. Contractors will research, develop, test and evaluate weapon systems, subsystems and components under the shared multiple-award contract, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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Fluor to Provide Base Operations Support in Guam Under Potential $495M Navy Contract

Fluor (NYSE: FLR) has won a potential eight-year, $495 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide base area support services at Joint Region Marianas in Guam. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command in Hawaii awarded the cost-plus-award-fee contract that covers general base support, port operations, ordnance, facility investment, administration and material and facility management, Fluor said Wednesday…
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Report: Pentagon Wants to Redirect $416M in Funds Toward Missile Defense Programs

The Defense Department has asked Congress to approve a proposal to transfer $416 million from multiple fiscal year 2017 defense accounts to missile defense programs, Defense News reported. Majority of the requested funds would be taken from unobligated FY 2017 U…
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QTS Deploys Cloud-Based Unemployment Insurance System; David McOmber Comments

QTS Realty Trust has deployed a cloud-based platform designed to help states process and deliver unemployment insurance benefits and comply with the Labor Department’s requirement to develop practices that seek to reduce costs in the workforce system…
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John Sullivan: State Dept to Elevate Cybersecurity, Upgrade IT Systems Under Reorganization Plan

The State Department plans to elevate cybersecurity within the agency through the integration of the cyber coordinator post and cyber office into the bureau of business and economic affairs as part of a reorganization plan, MeriTalk reported Wednesday…
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Digital Reasoning Names BAE Vet Uday Kamath as Chief Analytics Officer

Uday Kamath, former chief data scientist of BAE Systems‘ applied intelligence business, has joined Digital Reasoning as chief analytics officer at the Nashville, Tennessee-based cognitive computing company…
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ASRC Federal, Xentity Secure Forest Service Geospatial Support IDIQ

An ASRC Federal subsidiary and Xentity have won spots on a potential five-year, $25 million contract to provide geospatial support services for the Agriculture Department’s Forest Service. A contract award notice posted Tuesday on FedBizOpps says ASRC Federal Data Networx and Xentity will provide vector and imagery-based data analysis, geospatial training, remote sensing and services related to the use of geographic information systems under the multiple-award contract…
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Former Leidos VP Phillip Mazzocco Joins Peraton as Chief Security Officer; Stu Shea Comments

Phillip Mazzocco, former vice president of sector security at Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), has joined Peraton as chief security officer at the Herndon, Virginia-based communications, space and technology services contractor…
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Northrop Appoints Kathy Warden COO, 3 Corporate VPs in Series of Exec Moves

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has made a series of leadership changes after Chief Operating Officer Gloria Flach and Sid Ashworth, corporate vice president for government relations, announced plans to retire by the end of December…
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BDO USA Survey: 79% of Public Company Directors Say Boards More Involved in Cybersecurity; Gregory Garrett Comments

A new BDO USA survey has found that 79 percent of board members at public companies say their boards have become more involved in cybersecurity efforts than they were in the past year. The company said Tuesday its corporate government practice polled 140 public company directors in August for the 2017 BDO Survey on Cyber Governance…
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VIDEO: Mars Base Camp

At no other time in history have we had the technology, the know-how, and the public enthusiasm to get humans to Mars. Orion is NASA’s spaceship that will take humans into deep space, but it needs to be a part of a larger system to go to Mars…
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September 27th Market Close: GovConIndex Reaches New High, as Major Indices Close Up

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) reached a new high closing up 0.805 percent to 107.295. Advancing shares outpaced declining 3 to 1. The major indices moved upward on speculation that President Trump’s tax-cut plan could become a reality by year end…
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