Posts from GovConWire for 11/08/2017

Sweden Plans $1B Raytheon Missile Defense System Procurement

Sweden plans to begin formal negotiations with the U.S. government to procure a Raytheon-built (NYSE: RTN) missile defense system for an estimated $1.2 billion, Reuters reported Wednesday. The Swedish defense materiel administration on Tuesday received government approval to send a letter of request on the Patriot weapon procurement to the U…
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IronNet’s Keith Alexander: Industry-Govt Data Exchange Key to Prevent Business Cyber Breaches

IronNet Cybersecurity founder, President and CEO Keith Alexander has said he believes industry can avoid breaches if companies share more information with the U.S. government, Motherboard reported Tuesday…
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Postal Service Taps Lockheed for $215M Package Sorting Tech Supply IDIQ

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a potential $215 million contract to provide automated package processing systems to the U.S. Postal Service. The company said Tuesday it will supply as many as 10 Enhanced Package Processing Systems to USPS under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to help the agency automatically separate mail pieces, reading materials, handwritten addresses, packages, magazines, catalogs, priority and bundled mail…
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John Gibson Confirmed as Pentagon’s Deputy Chief Mgmt Officer

The Senate voted 91-7 Tuesday to confirm John Gibson, former president and CEO at XCOR Aerospace, as the Defense Department‘s deputy chief management officer, Military Times reported Tuesday. Gibson previously held the roles of DoD deputy undersecretary for management reform and  U…
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Boeing, MDA Install Final Interceptor for US Ground-Based Missile Defense

Boeing and the Missile Defense Agency have installed a 44th and final interceptor for the country’s Ground-Based Midcourse Defense System at Fort Greely in Alaska. The company said Tuesday installation was completed ahead of schedule and will address a Defense Department requirement to increase the country’s inventory of GMD interceptors to 44 before the end of 2017…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Cynthia Shelton, Area Vice President for Special Program Sales at CenturyLink

“Women make up only 10 percent of the cybersecurity career field and there are over one million unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the US alone.” The future is here, undeniably bringing with it a hefty amount of challenges across the cybersecurity sector at our door…
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3 Firms Get $130M in Army Software, Maintenance Support Contract Modifications

Carahsoft Technology, Four LLC and Immix Technology have received contract modifications worth a combined $130 million to continue to provide commercial off-the-shelf software products and maintenance services to the U…
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Red Hat, Radiance Partner on Air Force Cloud Migration Project; Paul Smith Comments

Radiance Technologies has partnered with Red Hat to deliver a scalable cloud platform to the Defense Department. Radiance used Red Hat’s hybrid cloud offering to help a U.S. Air Force organization transition workloads to a scalable cloud infrastructure under a task order with DoD, Red Hat said Tuesday…
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OPM Seeks HR Program Mgmt, Technical Support

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has begun its search for potential sources of human resource program management and technical support services from the small business community. OPM said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Sunday it seeks a contractor to support strategy and governance; modernization and transformation; enterprise architecture; performance assessment and improvement; business case development; and program management functions within the federal government’s HR line of business…
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VIDEO: U.S. Army Starts Early Concept Work on New Tank After Abrams

The Army is now performing concept modeling and early design work for a new mobile, lethal, high-tech future lightweight tank platform able to detect and destroy a wider range of targets from farther distances, cross bridges, incinerate drones with lasers and destroy incoming enemy artillery fire – all for the 2030s and beyond…
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November 7th Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Up While Major Indices Close Mixed

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) closed up today by 0.240 percent to 108.301. Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH) topped the GCI posting greater than a 2.00 percent gain, while CACI (NYSE:CACI), McKesson Corp…
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