Posts from GovConWire for 10/27/2017

AECOM Subsidiary Concludes Transition on $3.6B USAF Range Services Contract; John Vollmer Comments

AECOM’s (NYSE: ACM) URS Federal Services subsidiary has wrapped up the transition phase for a potential 16-year, $3.6 billion contract that covers range support services to the U.S. Air Force. URS Federal Services on Tuesday completed the transition following a delayed start caused by a challenge to the contract award, AECOM said Thursday…
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Trump to Appoint John Zangardi as DHS CIO

President Donald Trump intends to name John Zangardi, acting chief information officer at the Defense Department, as CIO at the Department of Homeland Security, the White House announced Thursday. Zangardi previously served as principal deputy CIO at DoD and deputy assistant secretary of the U…
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GSA Picks 70 Companies for VETS 2 IT Support GWAC

The General Services Administration has awarded 70 companies spots on a potential 10-year, $5 billion governmentwide acquisition contract for information technology support services. GSA said in a FedBizOpps award notice posted Thursday it received 187 bids for the Veterans Technology Services 2 contract vehicle through a request for proposals issued in April 2016…
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CAE Extends UK Military Helicopter Aircrew Training Support

CAE has received an eight-year contract modification from the U.K. ministry of defense to continue the provision of aircrew training services for the British air force at the company’s Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility…
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General Dynamics Concludes Navy Mine Countermeasure UUV Tests

General Dynamics‘ mission systems unit has tested a mine countermeasure unmanned undersea vehicle for the U.S. Navy during a round of contractor trials that occurred off the coast of Boston. The Knifefish UUV trials aimed to evaluate if the system could detect, classify and locate potential buried, bottom and volume type mine-test targets at various depths, General Dynamics said Thursday…
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SPA Gets DoD Innovation Support Order; William Vantine Comments

Systems Planning and Analysis has secured a potential $26 million task order to continue to support Defense Department innovation efforts. SPA said Tuesday it will provide expert analysis and assessment support to DoD’s Office of Net Technical Assessment as the department works to establish a new research and engineering organization…
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The Bridge on October 29th – Double Header: Discussion on Technology Advancement and One-0n-One With Tish Long

With every technological advance in a positive direction, therein lies the possibility of its use in an equally negative one. Not only that, but the rapid pace of data analysis and its implications on consumers and corporations have surpassed outdated regulatory standards, leaving concerns about the privacy of data and whether anything is being done to protect it…
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Deltek: DHS’ Continuous Diagnostics & Mitigation Contracts Reach $437M in Fiscal Years 2014-2017

A new Deltek report says the Department of Homeland Security spent a total of $437.3 million on contracts for continuous diagnostics and mitigation and continuous monitoring-as-a-service offerings during the past three fiscal years…
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Melanie Hagerty Promoted to VP Role at Cubic

Melanie Hagerty, formerly a chief engineer of Cubic‘s defense business segment, has been promoted to vice president of innovation in a move that takes effect Oct. 28. Cubic said Thursday the 13-year company veteran will be responsible for overseeing the company’s innovation programs and leading product concept development, customer partnership and social system modernization efforts…
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A-Tek to Provide IT Support Services to Commerce Dept’s ITA Agency

A-Tek has received a contract of an undisclosed value to provide information technology architecture, strategy and design services to the U.S. Department of Commerce‘s  International Trade Administration…
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CDW to Supply Laptops for Marine Corps’ Windows 10 Transition Effort

CDW‘s government division has won a $12.7 million delivery order for general purpose laptops to support the U.S. Marine Corps‘ migration to Windows 10 operating system. The Defense Department said Wednesday the company will supply 16,033 laptops to the service branch and is scheduled to complete deliveries by March 30, 2018…
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VIDEO: The Next Generation of Cyber

Lockheed Martin and Georgia Tech have signed a master research agreement. This agreement will facilitate cyber research and the advancement of cybersecurity techniques.
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October 26th Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Down While Major Indices Close Mixed

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed down for the fourth consecutive day losing 1.307 points from Monday. The GCI ended the day at 108.321 off 0.782 percent with declining shares outpacing advancing 19 to 11…
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