Posts from GovConWire for 10/26/2017

30-Year Seagate Vet Patrick O’Malley Joins Avaya as SVP, CFO

Patrick O’Malley, a three-decade veteran and former chief financial officer of Seagate Technology (Nasdaq: STX), has joined Avaya as senior vice president and CFO. He will oversee Avaya’s financial operations that include the controller’s organization as well as  investor relations, tax, treasury and financial planning functions, the company said Wednesday…
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Matt Donovan: USAF to Spend $2B Bomber Fund Request on Software Devt, Recruitment

Matt Donovan, Air Force undersecretary, has said the service’s $2 billion funding request for the B-21 bomber aircraft program for fiscal year 2018 would be spent on software development and staffing efforts at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), Bloomberg Technology reported Wednesday…
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Lockheed Gets $131M Follow-On Contract for Paveway II Bomb Kit Production

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a $131 million follow-on contract to continue to manufacture laser guided bomb kits for the U.S. Air Force. The company said Wednesday it will supply Paveway II Plus LGB kits for the ninth consecutive year to USAF and the contract includes funds meant to address the service branch’s foreign military sales and replacement kit requirements…
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Sikorsky Concludes Critical Design Review of Combat Rescue Chopper Training Devices

Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky subsidiary has wrapped up a critical design review of the training systems for the Combat Rescue Helicopter program designed to replace the U.S. Air Force’s fleet of HH-60G Pave Hawk aircraft…
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Avaya’s Govt Arm, collab9 Form Cloud Unified Comms Partnership; Jerry Dotson Comments

Avaya‘s government solutions business and collab9 have signed a partnership agreement to offer unified communications services to federal agencies. Avaya said Wednesday its Aura Communication Manager product suite is part of collab9’s unified communications-as-a-service platform certified through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program…
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U.S., Canada, EU Certify Honeywell-Built Satcom Tech, Connectivity Service for Helicopters

U.S., Canadian and European aviation regulatory agencies have approved Honeywell‘s  satellite communication system and cabin connectivity service to facilitate Wi-Fi access onboard multiple helicopter platforms…
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Foreign Hacking Group Targets Cybersecurity Conference Attendees With Phishing Campaign

Cisco‘s Talos threat intelligence team has discovered a malicious campaign by a suspected Russian hacking group that targeted prospective attendees of a cyber conflict and security conference to be held in the U…
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Reports: Northrop Ends Navy Stingray Tanker Drone Contract Pursuit

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has decided to drop the company’s pursuit of the U.S. Navy’s carrier-based unmanned aerial refueling tanker program, Defense News reported Wednesday. The contractor’s decision came two weeks after the service issued the final request for proposals for the MQ-25A Stingray program…
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GSA Issues RFI on Potential Entity Validation Support Sources

The General Services Administration has asked information on potential vendors that can provide entity validation support services. GSA said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Oct. 19 it wants potential sources to provide a unique entity identifier system and validate certain data in support of the Integrated Award Environment/System for Award Management program…
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IQT, Primer Enter Strategic Investment Deal for Govt AI Tools

Primer has entered a strategic investment agreement with In-Q-Tel as both companies aim to provide artificial intelligence tools to government analysts. In-Q-Tel said Tuesday Primer develops machine learning systems designed to help analysts from government agencies, financial institutions and retail companies address the limits of human comprehension when analyzing large volumes of information…
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Orbital ATK Delivers 100,000th Motor for Hellfire Missile; Mike Kahn Comments

Orbital ATK has delivered the 100,000th unit of its tactical motor for the AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-surface missiles that the U.S. military and 16 allied countries currently use. The company said Wednesday it conducted a ceremony early October in recognition of the delivery numbers and the more than 250 employees and partners who have worked under the Hellfire program…
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VIDEO: McGurk Outlines Defeat-ISIS Progress

Brett McGurk, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, outlines coalition progress in defeating ISIS during a press conference following the International Chiefs of Defense Conference on Countering Violent Extremist Organizations at Fort Belvoir, Va…
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October 25th Market Close: GovConIndex and Major Indices Close Down

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed down for the third consecutive day to end at 109.566 off 0.129 percent with declining shares outpacing advancing 18 to 12. The three major indices all declined for the day as investors respond to less than positive earnings reports and uncertainty about the potential passing of the Trump tax plan…
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