Posts from GovConWire for 11/03/2017

Mike Leff, Chris Smith Take New VP Roles at AT&T’s Public Sector Group

Mike Leff, formerly vice president of strategy and operations at AT&T’s (NYSE: T) public sector organization, has been named VP of the telecommunications company’s defense business. Leff will directly report to Xavier Williams, president of AT&T’s public sector and wholesale solutions business, the company said Thursday…
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DISA Hands Down Potential $17.5B Encore III IT Services IDIQ

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded 20 companies positions on a potential 10-year, $17.5 billion contract vehicle for information technology platforms and services in support of modernization efforts at the Defense Department and other federal agencies…
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Air Force Accepts Raytheon-Built GPS Launch & Checkout System; Dave Wajsgras Comments

A Raytheon-built ground launch and checkout system has been accepted by the U.S. Air Force to support management and operation of Global Positioning System satellites. Raytheon said Thursday the acceptance of GPS Operational Control System Block 0 reflects the company’s completion of all contractual requirements under the LCS program…
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ATI to Manage Space Enterprise Consortium Under Potential $100M Air Force Deal

Advanced Technology Institute has won a potential five-year, $100 million “other transaction” agreement from the U.S. Air Force to oversee a consortium of commercial, nonprofit and academic organizations to develop space-related technology prototypes…
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L3 Joins Boeing’s Navy XLUUV Design Contract Team

L3 Technologies has joined a Boeing-led team that won a potential $42.3 million contract to design an extra large unmanned undersea vehicle platform for the U.S. Navy. L3 said Thursday it will design and integrate autonomous, mission planning, cybersecurity, navigation and anti-tamper technologies into the team’s XLUUV offering…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Karen Shields, VP of Health Markets for Serco Inc.

EM: Could you tell our readers what Serco does, or will be doing in the Health sector? Karen Shields: Our focus in the Health sector will be very much focused on supporting those in need of services and ensuring program integrity in that delivery area…
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Report: Lockheed Invests in Startups to Back Nanosatellite, Cyber Devt for Defense Applications

Lockheed Martin has made approximately $100 million in investments in 22 commercial technology startups since the defense contractor established its venture capital arm in 2007, CNBC reported Thursday…
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NASA to Host Industry Day for UAS Integration in Natl Airspace

NASA plans to host an industry day on Nov. 30 in San Diego, California, to convene and collect input from commercial and academic organizations that support ongoing projects to integrate unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace system…
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DoD’s Innovation Unit Taps C3 IoT to Develop AI-Based Predictive Maintenance Platform

C3 IoT has received a multiyear contract from the Defense Department‘s innovation unit to build an artificial intelligence-based data management platform to aid military aircraft maintenance operations…
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The Bridge on November 5th – The Future of Automation in Government & Getting Maximum Bang for Your IT Budget

On November 5th at 11 am on WJLA; and 6PM on News Channel 8 Host of The Bridge Jim McCarthy – is joined by Dave Mihelcic, Chief Technology and Strategy Officer, Juniper Networks (Federal) and Davey Ahearn, CEO & Founding Partner, BluestoneLogic to shed light on where the future of government automation is heading and suggestions for how IT systems can be made more agile and secure…
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Radiant Solutions’ Tony Frazier: AI, Big Data Analytics Can Help Uncover Insights From Remote Sensing Data

Tony Frazier, president of Radiant Solutions, told Trajectory Magazine in an interview published Wednesday one of the trends he sees in the remote sensing sector is the capability to leverage technologies such as big data analytics and artificial intelligence to generate insights from collected data…
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VIDEO – Spotlight Space: Exploring Mars’ Interior

We’re going behind the scenes to spotlight the latest space technology in this edition of Spotlight Space. NASA’s InSight lander will explore Mars’ interior and will be the first to record measurements of Mars’ interior, providing scientists with the greatest clues yet into evolutionary processes that shaped the rocky planets…
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November 2nd Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Up While Major Indices Close Mixed

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed up 0.692 percent to 108.524. ManTech released a strong Q3 2017 earnings report which propelled them to the top of the GCI posting an 11 percent increase to 50…
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