Posts from GovConWire for 09/29/2017

Gen. Joseph Dunford Gets Senate OK for 2nd Term as Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman

The Senate on Wednesday passed through a voice vote the reappointment of Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, DoD News reported Thursday. Dunford will serve for another two-year term as principal military adviser to the president, defense secretary and members of the National Security Council…
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Lockheed Introduces Base Camp Concept to Launch Crewed Mission to Mars

Lockheed Martin has unveiled at the International Astronautical Congress in Australia a new concept that seeks to bring astronauts to Mars in about 10 years. The Mars Base Camp concept involves a mission architecture that focuses on an orbital outpost designed to help astronauts carry out scientific studies and explore the red planet, Lockheed said Thursday…
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ULA Gets $832M Contract Modification Under Air Force Expendable Launch Vehicle Program

United Launch Alliance has received a potential one-year, $832.4 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to continue to provide program management and mission assurance support for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program…
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Huntington Ingalls Lands Navy C4ISR Training Support IDIQ; Andy Green Comments

Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ technical solutions division has secured a potential five-year, $43 million contract to provide training support for multiple U.S. Navy tactical systems. HII said Thursday it is one of four contractors selected by the Navy to support training efforts for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems used on tactical afloat shipboard, ashore and submarine platforms…
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FedRAMP Rolls Out ‘Tailored’ Baseline for Low-Risk Cloud SaaS Offerings

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has launched a “tailored” baseline designed to accelerate the process for authorizing low-impact software- as-a-service platforms for government use…
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Raytheon Lands $300M Contract to Produce TOW Missiles for Army, Marine Corps, FMS Customers

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a potential $300.1 million contract to provide tube-launched, optically-tracked wireless guided missiles to the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and three foreign military sales customers…
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The Bridge -The Impact of Uncertainty in the Federal Government and Government Contracting

As 2017 comes to a close, uncertainty has become a recurring theme in the government and its contracting counterparts. Whether from intra-party polarization, the ever-looming debt ceiling, obfuscation between Capitol Hill and the private sector, or the seemingly untethered gauge of normalcy in these mercurial times, all can attest to the resolute vitality of our nation’s constitution and our will to move in a positive direction with equal footing…
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Leidos to Develop Electro-Optical Imaging Tech Prototypes for Air Force

Leidos has won a potential $47.6 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to research and develop integrated electro-optical imaging technology prototypes. The Defense Department said Thursday the project aims to evolve and increase the capacity of emerging high-resolution and hyperspectral imaging; infrared search and track; and sense and avoid technologies…
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John McGinn: DoD Seeks Industry Help to Identify Defense Supply Chain Risks

The Defense Department wants industry to voluntary share information on potential weaknesses in its supply chain as part of a review led by DoD, Defense News reported Thursday. President Donald Trump signed in July an executive order that calls for a cross-government evaluation of U…
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