Posts from GovConWire for 11/09/2017

Hill Negotiators Agree on $700B Defense Authorization Plan for Fiscal 2018

A joint House-Senate conference committee has unveiled a compromise bill to authorize $692 billion in fiscal 2018 Defense Department spending, with $626 billion for base requirements and $66 billion for the overseas contingency operations account, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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Celerian Group Buys JBS to Expand Tech & Business Mgmt Services for Public Sector

The Celerian Group, a consortium of government contractors, has acquired JBS International in a move to expand technology and business management service offerings to the public and private sectors. Bethesda, Maryland-based JBS is led by co-CEOs Gail Bassin and Jerri Shaw and will continue to operate from its current headquarters and facilities in other four U…
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Former EPA CTO Greg Godbout Named TechFlow Chief Digital Officer

Greg Godbout, a former Environmental Protection Agency chief technology officer, has joined TechFlow as chief digital officer at the San Diego, California-based technology and professional services contractor…
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Lockheed Lands $386M Contract Modification to Support Air Force ICBM Re-Entry System

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a potential $386 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to continue support work on the military branch’s intercontinental ballistic missile system…
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Retired Army Gen. Keith Alexander Keynotes at NYC Cybersecurity Summit

Retired U.S. Army Gen. Keith Alexander, president and CEO of IronNet Cybersecurity, delivered a keynote speech Monday at the CyberConnect 2017 conference that took place in New York City. He told event audience he believes the U…
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Raytheon to Develop Navy Aircraft Telemetry, Transmitter Systems Under $80M Contract

A Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) subsidiary has landed a potential $79.6 million contract to build telemetry and transmitter systems for a U.S. Navy airborne early warning aircraft platform. The Defense Department said Wednesday that Raytheon Ktech will help the service branch develop and integrate the Commercial Aircraft Based Instrumentation Telemetry System and Airborne Command Transmitter System on the G550 aircraft…
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NASA Reviews Launch Schedule for 1st Integrated Orion-SLS Flight Test

NASA has concluded a comprehensive review of the potential launch schedule for an integrated flight test of Orion spacecraft and Space Launch System rocket. The space agency said Thursday it assessed the impact of manufacturing and supply challenges on Orion’s first European service module as well as tornado damage that affected the space agency’s New Orleans-based Michoud Assembly Facility…
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DARPA Appoints Steven Walker Full-Time Director

Steven Walker, formerly deputy director and acting director at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has been appointed to lead DARPA on a full-time basis. He succeeds Arati Prabhakar, who left DARPA in January and now serves as a fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, the agency said Wednesday…
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Bechtel Awarded $230M Contract Modification for US Naval Nuclear Propulsion Components

Bechtel‘s plant machinery business has received a $229.7 million modification to a U.S. Navy contract for the delivery of naval nuclear propulsion components. Ninety-eight percent of work will occur in Pennsylvania and the rest will take place in New York, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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Harris Completes Mission Data Unit for Air Force’s GPS III Satellite Program

Harris has developed a digital mission data unit for the new navigation payload of GPS III satellites Lockheed Martin is building for the U.S. Air Force. The company said Wednesday the GPS III Space Vehicle 11+ payload aims to provide the U…
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VIDEO: War Games

The effects of how Simulation and Gaming Technology is training our modern day force and what we can expect from future simulations. Multiple agency interviews from the inventors, trainers, and engineers that are changing our training…
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