Posts from GovConWire for 10/31/2017

Pentaho’s Chuck Yarbrough: Agencies Should Make Data ‘Actionable’ Through Analytics Adoption

Chuck Yarbrough, vice president of solutions management and marketing for data integration and analytics at Hitachi Vantara’s Pentaho subsidiary, has said government agencies should implement data analytics tools to make data more actionable and facilitate the decision-making process…
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FCC OKs CenturyLink’s $34B Buy of Level 3

The Federal Communications Commission has cleared CenturyLink‘s (NYSE: CTL) proposed $34 billion acquisition of Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT). CenturyLink said Monday the FCC approval came two weeks after the California Public Utilities Commission cleared the acquisition at its Oct…
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Former VA CIO Rob Thomas Named Leidos Strategic Accounts, Govt Relations VP; Gerry Fasano Comments

Rob Thomas, formerly chief information officer and acting assistant secretary for the office of information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has joined Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) as vice president for strategic accounts and government relations…
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Navy Picks 3 Firms for Potential $994M Wireless Devices, Services IDIQ

AT&T (NYSE: T), T-Mobile, Verizon have won spots on a potential five-year, $993.5 million U.S. Navy to provide wireless services and devices to federal and defense agencies. The Navy received four bids for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract and distributed $15,000 to all three winning contractors at the time of award, the Defense Department said Monday…
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Executive Edge: A Conversation with Dave Dacquino on Serco’s Acquisition of BTP Systems

Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, announced last Tuesday their intent to acquire BTP Systems LLC. The acquisition, subject to approval, is expected to come together by the end of 2017…
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MTSI to Provide Engineering Support for MDA Ballistic Missile Defense System Under $89M Contract

Modern Technology Solutions Inc. has won a one-year, $88.7 million contract from the Missile Defense Agency to provide specialty engineering advisory and assistance services for the Ballistic Missile Defense System…
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VT Group Appoints Alicia Townes as SVP, CFO

Alicia Townes, formerly vice president and corporate controller of Vistronix, has joined defense technology firm VT Group as senior vice president and chief financial officer. VT Group said Friday Townes joins the company’s executive leadership team that aims to drive strategic growth and development efforts…
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CTC Gets Patent for Flow Battery Manufacturing Tech; Ed Sheehan Comments

Concurrent Technologies Corp. has obtained a patent for a technology that works to create a seal to remove leakage in flow batteries. The “Self-sealing Flow Frame for Flow Battery Stack” design also works to streamline the process of assembling flow batteries designed to address the need for electric grid-level energy storage, CTC said Monday…
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Riverbed’s Davis Johnson: Network Optimization Key to Cyber EO Compliance

Davis Johnson, vice president of public sector at Riverbed Technology, has said he believes federal agencies should prioritize network optimization to meet deadlines under President Donald Trump’s cybersecurity executive order…
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Saab Puts Gripen Fighter Variant Through ‘Supersonic’ Flight Test

Saab flew the latest variant of its Gripen fighter aircraft over the Baltic Sea on Oct. 18 to test if the platform could travel at a speed faster than that of sound. Gripen E exceeded Mach 1 and sustained a supersonic speed for the first time as the aircraft conducted maneuvers during the flight test, Saab said Friday…
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VIDEO – USS Chafee: Looking Back – Looking Ahead

WESTERN PACIFIC (Oct. 18, 2017) Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) reflect on the ship’s commissioning. Chafee was commissioned Oct. 18, 2003, in honor of John Hubbard Chafee; a Marine, governor, senator and Secretary of the Navy…
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October 30th Market Close: GovConIndex and Major Indices Close Down

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) continued to drop for the sixth consecutive day to close at 107.751 off 0.672 percent. Declining shares outpaced advancing 3 to 1. The three major indices all declined for the day…
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