Posts from GovConWire for 10/19/2017

Dave Bolcar, Bill Smith Promoted to VP Roles at HII Newport News Shipbuilding

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has promoted two executives to vice president roles at its Newport News Shipbuilding division as part of the company’s business transformation efforts in support of the U…
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SPA Gets ISO Quality Mgmt Certification; William Vantine Comments

Systems Planning and Analysis has received certification from the International Organization for Standardization following an independent audit of the company’s quality management system. ISO granted the company an 9001:2015 certificate for efforts to manage customer satisfaction, workplace efficiency and quality control processes, SPA said Thursday…
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Report: Army Taps 4 Firms for Patriot Radar Replacement Concept Design Contracts

The U.S. Army has awarded separate contracts to four companies to develop concept designs that will be used to determine the requirements for a new platform to replace its Patriot air-and-missile defense radar system, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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Textron Systems to Build Strike Force Vehicles for Army Under $333M Contract

A business unit of Textron Systems (NYSE: TXT) has received a potential seven-year, $332.9 million contract to manufacture 255 mobile strike force vehicles for the U.S. Army. Textron’s marine and land systems business will also provide fielding hardware to the service branch and deploy field representatives to support deprocessing of systems, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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Microsoft Azure Govt Cloud Gets FedRAMP High ATO Certifications From DOJ

Microsoft has received two Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program authority-to-operate certifications from the Justice Department for its Azure Government cloud platform. The company said Tuesday it received the FedRAMP High ATO authorizations for Azure Government through DOJ’s justice management division responsible for the agency’s information resources, policy guidance, financial and human resources management…
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Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch: Air Force Seeks JDAM, SDB Weapons Procurement Boost

The U.S. Air Force looks to increase the number of Joint Direct Attack Munitions and GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs the military service procures each year, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, military deputy to Air Force assistance secretary for acquisition, told DoD Buzz the service branch aims to increase annual buy of JDAMs from 36,500 to as many as 45,000…
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P.O.C. Recap – Space: Innovations, Programs & Policies Summit: Keynote Speaker Hon. Heather Wilson, 24th Sec. of the U.S. Air Force speaks

24th Secretary of the U.S. Air Force HEATHER WILSON on early US space programs: “…We built a glass house in a time of stones…” Land, air, sea–space. Space is becoming–has become–a contested domain for mankind and generations to come…
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GSA Nominee Emily Murphy Talks Competition, Transparency at Senate Confirmation Hearing

Emily Murphy, the White House’s nominee to head the General Services Administration, has said she plans to increase transparency and facilitate competition within GSA once confirmed, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday…
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Angela Butler Joins Sevatec as Federal Civilian BD VP

Angela Butler, a more than 20-year government information technology market veteran, has been named vice president of business development for the federal civilian practice at national security services contractor Sevatec…
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SAIC to Help Cybercom Manage, Secure DoD Info Network Under Potential $93M Task Order

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has received a potential five-year, $93 million task order to help the U.S. Cyber Command operate and protect the Department of Defense Information Network…
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NASA, Boeing Develop In-Orbit Payload Housing Platform

NASA‘s Marshall Space Flight Center and Boeing have collaborated to develop an in-orbit storage platform for payloads built to support scientific research efforts aboard the International Space Station…
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VIDEO – Presenting the Financial Integrity Network

Presenting the Financial Integrity Network​: FIN delivers an array of strategic, advisory, and technical services to a diverse and select group of governments, financial institutions, and sectoral clients…
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October 18th Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Down While Major Indices Set New Highs

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed down for the third consecutive day to settle at 108.573 off 0.175 percent. Advancing shares outpaced declining 17 to 13. The three major indices all closed positive setting new record highs…
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