Posts from GovConWire for 11/15/2017

House OKs $692B Reconciled FY 2018 Defense Policy Bill

The House voted 356-70 Tuesday to pass a conferenced version of a defense spending bill that would allocate $626.4 billion in base budget and $65.7 billion in overseas contingency operations funds for fiscal year 2018, The Hill reported Tuesday…
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Report: UAE to Buy $684M in Raytheon-Built Laser Guided Bombs

The United Arab Emirates will purchase laser guided bombs from Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) under a $684.4 million deal, Reuters reported Tuesday. The agreement announced at the Dubai Airshow Tuesday includes Raytheon-built GBU-10 and GBU-12 Paveway bomb kits…
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ACT I Gets Marine Equipment Support Order Under OASIS SB Vehicle; Michael Niggel Comments

Advanced Concepts and Technologies International has received a potential three-year task order to help sustain specialized U.S. Marine Corps equipment. ACT I said Tuesday it will perform Care-of-Supplies-in-Storage of managed components and designated Ground Weapons System equipment sets at Marine Corps Logistics Command facilities in Barstow, California and Albany, Georgia…
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Accenture Gets FedRAMP Provisional Authorization for Cloud-Based Analytics Platform

Accenture‘s federal services business has received a provisional authority-to-operate from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Joint Authorization Board for a platform-as-a-service cloud offering…
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Lori Scherer Named Intell Portfolio VP at Mitre-Operated Natl Security Engineering Center

Lori Scherer, formerly deputy director of intelligence portfolios at Mitre, has been named VP of intelligence portfolios at the National Security Engineering Center, a federally funded research and development center the nonprofit company manages for the Defense Department…
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BAE Unit to Modernize Navy Dock Landing Ship Under Potential $184M Contract

A business unit of BAE Systems has secured a potential $183.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy to execute fiscal 2018 modernization work on a Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship. The Defense Department said Tuesday BAE’s Norfolk Ship Repair business will help the service branch maintain, update and repair USS Tortuga systems as part of the Chief of Naval Operations maintenance availability effort…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Jill Singer, VP of National Security for AT&T Public Sector

“Balancing our domestic U.S. needs with our international responsibilities as the global leader wasn’t easy in the past; it isn’t easy now, and won’t be easy tomorrow…as a nation, we never shy away from doing the hard work and we will continue to earn the world’s respect…
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HIG Acquires WBB to Expand Govt Market Footprint; Robert Olsen, Jeff Zanarini Comment

Private equity investment firm H.I.G. Capital has bought Reston, Virginia-based program management and consulting services provider Whitney, Bradley and Brown for an undisclosed sum. WBB CEO Robert Olsen said in a statement published Tuesday the company aims to utilize H…
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Cubic Wins $61M Army Pre-Deployment Training Contract

Cubic‘s global defense segment has won a potential five-year, $61.4 million contract from the U.S. Army to help train the country’s military forces for deployment to combat missions. Work covers pre-deployment rotational training services to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk in Louisiana, the Defense Department said Tuesday…
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Radiant Solutions to Combine Geospatial Services Brands; Tony Frazier Comments

Maxar Technologies’ (NYSE: MAXR) Radiant Solutions business unit has unveiled a new strategy that aims to converge its legacy businesses in an effort to deliver geospatial data and insights designed to transform intelligence and global mapping missions in support of commercial and national security clients…
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Air Force Orders Lockheed Missile Instrumentation Kits

Lockheed Martin has secured a potential $44.1 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to manufacture intelligent test instrumentation kits that will support tests of the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile system…
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Tamara Jack Returns to LMI as SVP, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

Tamara Jack, who left LMI in late 2015 after she previously served as director and associate general counsel, has returned to the Virginia-based nonprofit government consulting firm as senior vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary…
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VIDEO: F-35 Official Arrival at Ørland Air Base

On Nov. 10, 2017, Norwegian government, military and industry leaders celebrated the arrival of Norway’s first three F-35A Lighting II aircraft in a ceremony at Ørland Air Base. The F-35 provides a transformational solution for Norway’s sovereign defense and will serve as a critical element of the Royal Norwegian Air Force for decades to come…
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