Posts from GovConWire for 11/22/2017

HPE President Antonio Neri to Succeed Meg Whitman as CEO

Antonio Neri, president of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE), will succeed Meg Whitman as CEO of the Palo Alto, California-based technology company in a move that takes effect Feb. 1, 2018. Neri will also join the company’s board of directors as part of his promotion, HPE said Tuesday…
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Foreign Investment Committee Completes Ultra Electronics-Sparton Transaction Review

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. has finalized its review of the proposed acquisition of Schaumburg, Illinois-based electromechanical technology company Sparton (NYSE: SPA) by U.K.-based defense and aerospace contractor Ultra Electronics…
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State Dept OKs Georgia’s $75M Javelin Missile, Launcher Procurement Request

The State Department has approved a potential $75 million foreign military sale of Javelin missile systems and command launch units to Georgia. Georgia requested to buy 410 Javelin missiles, 72 Javelin command launch units, 10 basic skills trainers, 70 simulated rounds as well as government and contractor technical assistance, transportation, logistics and program support services, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Monday…
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Lockheed Wins $81M MDA Ballistic Re-Entry Vehicle Production Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a potential five-year, $80.6 million contract from the Missile Defense Agency to develop modified ballistic re-entry vehicle and separation modules. The Defense Department said Tuesday Lockheed’s space systems business will also manufacture, store and monitor the delivered modules, as well as maintain software and hardware and transport end items…
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Cisco, Interpol Enter Cyber Threat Intell Sharing Agreement

Cisco and Interpol have signed an agreement to share cyber threat intelligence as part of efforts to jointly mitigate cybercrime. The company said Tuesday it will work with the Singapore-based Interpol Global Complex for Innovation to develop a data sharing approach that will support global threat detection and lay the foundation for future training and knowledge sharing partnerships…
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Paul Christman Appointed BeyondTrust Federal Sales VP

Paul Christman, formerly vice president of federal sales at Quest Software, has been appointed to the same position at information security software company BeyondTrust. BeyondTrust said Monday Christman will oversee sales and marketing of software and service offerings intended to help federal and civilian agencies address user-based risks…
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BAE Unit to Design, Build Army Steam & Gas Plant

A business unit of BAE Systems has secured a $51.9 million contract modification to design, build and commission a combined gas and steam plant at a U.S. Army facility that supplies explosive materials to the Defense Department…
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Astroscale, Surrey Satellite Technology Sign MoU to Pursue On-Orbit Tech Market Opportunities

Astroscale and Surrey Satellite Technology have entered into a memorandum of understanding to develop space technologies and pursue launch missions that aim to help protect the orbital environment. Both companies seek to compete for work within the small satellite and orbital debris removal markets through their strategic cooperation agreement, SSTL said Tuesday…
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L3 Books Multiple Free Space Optics Tech Supply Contracts From DoD, Other Clients

L3 Technologies has secured multiple contracts from Defense Department and space industry customers to develop free space optics technologies designed to help protect signal integrity of high-bandwidth communication systems…
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HPE, Microsoft Vet Frank Vella Joins Information Builders as COO

Frank Vella, formerly chief revenue officer at BlueJeans Network, has joined New York-based business intelligence and analytics platforms provider Information Builders as chief operating officer. Vella will collaborate with Information Builders’ executive group to seek new market opportunities, support expansion efforts and create growth strategies, the company said Monday…
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OPM Gives Agencies Technical Staff Hiring Authority for IT Modernization Programs

The Office of Personnel Management has issued a memorandum to authorize agencies to use “excepted service appointments” as stated in the 5 Code of Federal Regulations 213.3102 to meet technical personnel requirements in support of information technology modernization efforts…
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FedRAMP Board Issues Provisional ATO to 20 AWS Cloud Services

Amazon Web Services has obtained provisional Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program certification from the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board to offer 20 cloud services to government agencies…
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VIDEO: Navy/Marine Corps Flight Quarters

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 10, 2017) Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 162 and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit embark the amphibious assault USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). The ship, components of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit are conducting a Combined Composite Training Unit Exercise that is the culmination of training for the Navy-Marine Corps team and will certify them for deployment…
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