Posts from GovConWire for 10/25/2017

Shay Assad: DoD Begins In-Depth F-35 Cost Assessment

Shay Assad, director of defense pricing at the Defense Department, has said DoD has started a comprehensive cost review of the Lockheed Martin-built F-35 aircraft to help officials find ways on how to further reduce the cost of the fighter jet, Defense News reported Tuesday…
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CTC to Manufacture Prototype Combat Vehicle Hulls for Army; Ed Sheehan Comments

Concurrent Technologies Corp. has won a potential five-year, $7.5 million contract to help the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center design and manufacture prototype hulls for the military branch’s Next Generation Combat Vehicle…
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Serco Inc. to Buy BTP Systems in Govt C5ISR Services Expansion Push; Dave Dacquino Comments

Serco’s North American arm has agreed to purchase Ludlow, Massachusetts-based BTP Systems for an undisclosed amount in a move to expand its client base and command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services for the government sector…
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Lockheed Vet Angel Hunt Joins ACT I as Senior Contracts Manager; Michael Niggel Comments

Angel Hunt has been named as Advanced Concepts and Technologies International‘s new senior manager for contracts. “Ms. Hunt’s background in the areas of contract negotiation, contract management and administration, cost control, and regulatory compliance will enhance our contracting capabilities and support ACT I’s continued growth…
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Vector to Perform Orbital Launches at Virginia Space Launch Site

Tucson, Arizona-based nanosatellite launch firm Vector will perform three orbital launches from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island in Virginia over the next two years under an agreement with the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority…
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Aerojet Rocketdyne Starts Manufacturing Facility Construction in Alabama

Aerojet Rocketdyne held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for a new manufacturing facility in Huntsville, Alabama. The 136,000-square-foot Advanced Manufacturing Facility is scheduled to start operations in late 2019 and will support the production of various aerospace platforms as well as additive manufacturing work, Aerojet Rocketdyne said Tuesday…
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ManTech Lands Navy IDIQ to Provide Training Services for SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

ManTech International has secured a potential five-year, $45.8 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to offer training support services to the U.S. Navy‘s the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific…
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Report: HPE Vet Vicki Hildebrand Named DOT CIO

Vicki Hildebrand, formerly vice president for customer and partner advocacy at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, has joined the Transportation Department as chief information officer, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday…
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Engility Secures Navy Frigate Cybersecurity Contract; Lynn Dugle Comments

Engility has received a potential five-year, $15 million contract to provide cybersecurity architecture and engineering services for the U.S. Navy‘s next-generation frigates. The project marks the first time the Navy will incorporate cybersecurity and network technologies into the core design of naval ships, Engility said Tuesday…
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MapR Recognized for Converged Big Data Platform; Doug Natal Comments

MapR Technologies has been recognized by two publications for the company’s converged data platform that works to help enterprise customers process, manage and secure large volumes of data. The company said Thursday it received Datanami’s “Best Big Data Product or Technology” award in the internet-of-things category and landed a spot on the “Top 5 Vendors to Watch” list as part of the news portal’s Readers’ Choice Awards…
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VIDEO: HIMARS is launched aboard USS Anchorage (LPD 23)

PACIFIC OCEAN (Oct. 22, 2017) U.S. Marines assigned to Battery R, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division launch a rocket from a High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) during Exercise Dawn Blitz 17, Oct…
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