Posts from GovConWire for 11/01/2017

PSC States Position on Fiscal 2018 NDAA Provisions; David Berteau Comments

The Professional Services Council has asked leaders of House and Senate Armed Services Committees to consider PSC’s position on some provisions in both chambers’ fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act as conference members begin to reconcile the two versions of the bill…
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CBO: US Nuclear Weapon Programs to Cost $1.2T Through 2046

A new Congressional Budget Office report says the U.S. government will need to spend approximately $1.2 trillion in 2017 dollars to operate, sustain and modernize the country’s nuclear weapons from fiscal years 2017 through 2046…
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Melanie Anderson Joins HII Technical Solutions Business in VP Role

Melanie Anderson, formerly head of human resources at KBRWyle’s engineering business, has joined Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE: HII) technical solutions division as vice president of human resources…
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Leidos to Continue IT, Engineering Support for TSA Security Equipment

Leidos has secured a potential five-year, $17 million contract from the Transportation Security Administration to continue to provide engineering, management and information technology security services for transportation security equipment used at airports and TSA facilities…
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Verizon Unveils Software-Based Wide Area Network Offering for Federal Agencies

Verizon‘s enterprise solutions business has launched a software-defined wide area network technology designed to help federal customers monitor internet traffic changes due to increased use of cloud and mobile platforms…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Tony Frazier, President of Radiant Solutions

“[We] are well-positioned to create a disruptive force in space-based intelligence. No company has such strong roots in geospatial with our level of scale and a strong commercial mindset.”  EM: It has been almost three weeks since the MDA acquisition of DigitalGlobe and the dust has hardly settled…
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Northrop E-2D Aircraft Reaches Aerial Refueling Milestone

A Northrop Grumman-built E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft equipped with an aerial refueling system completed its first in-flight fuel transfer mission in July alongside a U.S. Navy KC-130 Hercules tanker…
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Orbital ATK’s Minotaur C Rocket Brings 10 Planet Labs Remote Sensing Satellites Into Orbit

Planet Labs’ 10 remote sensing satellites took off Tuesday aboard the Orbital ATK-built Minotaur C rocket that launched at 2:37 p.m. Pacific time from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Four Planet’s Dove satellites launched into sun-synchronous orbit approximately 350 miles above the Earth following the deployment of six SkySat spacecraft into space, Orbital ATK said Tuesday…
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Serco to Extend Pilot Training, Facility Mgmt Services at UK Air Base

Serco has received a potential eight-year, $34.5 million contract extension to help manage facilities and train pilots at the CAE-built Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility within Royal Air Force Benson station in England…
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Report: NASA Eyes Transfer of IR Observatory Project to Private Organization

NASA has posted a request for information on U.S.-based private organizations that can take over operations of the agency’s infrared observatory, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. The space agency aims to hand over operations of the Spitzer Space Telescope because agency funding for the spacecraft will end in 2019…
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VIDEO: This is Why America’s Virginia-Class Submarines Are So Strong

The United States Navy might defer developing a new next-generation SSN(X) unless such a design holds the potential to provide a revolutionary leap over a modernized variant of the current Virginia-class attack submarine (SSN)…
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October 31st Market Close: GovConIndex and Major Indices Close October in the Positive

After six days of downward direction, the Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) reversed its direction to close up 0.807 percent to 108.070. The GCI had several stocks close up more than 2 percent, including KBR, Vextrus, Harris Corp…
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