Posts from GovConWire for 10/17/2017

Google’s Aileen Black: Cloud a ‘Fueling Agent’ in Big Data Analytics

Aileen Black, executive director, industry lead and group leader for the U.S. government at Google’s cloud business, has said government agencies should consider three factors when migrating to the cloud and one of those is to understand the cloud’s capability to address the gap between the mission or user and big data analytics…
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Leidos’ Roger Krone Calls on CEOs to Support Fight Against Opioid Abuse

Leidos CEO Roger Krone has called on other chief executives to help combat opioid addiction during the two-day COMMIT!Forum event for corporate responsibility practitioners that kicked off on Wednesday in Maryland, TriplePundit reported Friday…
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CGI Federal Lands $900M State Dept Contract for Passport Production Support

The State Department has awarded CGI‘s (NYSE: GIB) federal business a potential five-year, $900 million contract to continue to produce passports and provide passport application processing services for the Bureau of Consular Affairs…
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HDS Federal Adopts ‘Hitachi Vantara Federal’ as New Corporate Name; David Turner Comments

Hitachi Data Systems’ federal business has officially used Hitachi Vantara Federal as its new company name in an effort to advance the delivery of big data, analytics and internet of things platforms and services to government and commercial clients…
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Huntington Ingalls Wins Potential $386M USS Boise Submarine Overhaul Contract

Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ (NYSE: HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division has won a potential $385.7 million contract to help the U.S. Navy plan and implement engineering overhaul activities for the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Boise in fiscal year 2019…
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Former Army CIO Robert Ferrell Named WWT Federal Strategy VP

Robert Ferrell, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general, has joined World Wide Technology as vice president of federal strategy. Bryan Thomas, VP of federal sales at WWT, said in a statement published Monday Ferrell will become a member of WWT’s federal leadership team and support the company in its innovation and execution efforts…
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Boeing Secures $240M Contract for Saudi Air Force AWACS Tech Upgrades

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a potential $240.2 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to support the first phase of the Saudi Arabian air force’s airborne warning and control system modernization program…
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KBR to Buy Sigma Bravo in Govt Services Expansion Push

KBR (NYSE: KBR) has agreed to purchase Australia-based information and communication technology services provider Sigma Bravo for an undisclosed sum in a move to broaden its government services offerings…
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CSRA to Develop Tactical Trainer Platform for Navy LCS Under $51M Order

CSRA has received a potential $51 million delivery order to produce an integrated tactical trainer system for the U.S. Navy‘s Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship 6. The company said Monday it will provide the Virtualship software package for the military branch to train bridge teams for at-sea operations…
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Cubic Gets New Zealand Satcom Tech FMS Contract; Mike Twyman Comments

A Cubic subsidiary has received a foreign military sales contract worth more than $5 million to deliver satellite communication platforms in support of New Zealand’s military. GATR Technologies will supply 7…
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Rex Tillerson: Trump to Decertify Iran Under US Nuclear Agreement Review Law

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said President Donald Trump will decertify Iran under a 2015 U.S. law that directs the president to certify that the Middle Eastern country is in compliance with the Iran nuclear deal every 90 days, Defense News reported Friday…
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VIDEO: What Is a Swarm?

While people often think about swarms as simply being large collections of robots, swarms, in fact, have five defining characteristics: number, agent complexity, collective complexity, heterogeneity, and human-swarm interaction…
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October 16th Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Down While Major Indices Set New Highs

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed down 0.195 percent to settle at 109.179 as declining shares outpaced advancing almost 3 to 1. The three major indices all closed positive setting new record highs…
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