Posts from GovConWire for 11/28/2017

Palo Alto Networks’ Rick Howard: ‘Automatic Orchestration’ Can Aid Agencies’ Cyber Defense Efforts

Rick Howard, chief security officer at Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW), has said government agencies with several cybersecurity tools should adopt the “automatic orchestration” approach that works to consolidate and manage all those tools through a common platform…
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Army Opens Solicitation for $82B LOGCAP V Contract

The U.S. Army has issued a request for proposals for a potential 10-year, $82 billion contract that seeks to provide logistics and facility support services for service component and geographical combatant commands…
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CAE, Rockwell Collins Form LVC Training Partnership; Gene Colabatistto Comments

CAE has teamed up with Rockwell Collins to build live, virtual, constructive integrated training platforms. The companies announced the partnership at the four-day Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference that kicked off Monday in Orlando, Florida, CAE said Monday…
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ManTech Awarded Potential $816M State Department Personnel Security Contract; Dan Keefe Comments

ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT) has received a potential multiyear, $816 million contract to help the State Department implement physical and electronic security meant to safeguard U.S. diplomatic personnel worldwide…
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American Systems to Support Defense Acquisition University’s Training Programs; Peter Smith Comments

American Systems has received a potential four-year, $27.4 million task order to support multiple training programs at the Defense Acquisition University at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. The company said Monday it will provide educational materials for DAU’s distance learning and continuous learning; facilitated instructor-led classroom learning; games and simulations; video-aided instruction; classroom- and online-based rapid deployment training; and performance support tools…
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DSA Lands Spot on Potential $8B Army CBRNE Defense IDIQ; Fran Pierce Comments

Data Systems Analysts has won a spot on a potential 10-year, $8.27 billion multiple-award contract from the U.S. Army to support research and development of defense measures against chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats…
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Lockheed Completes Integration Work on 3rd Air Force GPS III Satellite

Lockheed Martin has wrapped up integration work on the third GPS III satellite the company built for the U.S. Air Force through its processing facility in Denver, Colorado. Lockheed technicians finished the integration of the propulsion core, navigation payload, system module and other major components into the GPS III Space Vehicle 03 on Aug…
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Nate Carey Promoted to VP, Controller at Ball Corp.

Nate Carey, formerly assistant controller of Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL), has been promoted to vice president and controller of the Broomfield, Colorado-based aerospace contractor. He succeeds Shawn Barker, who transitioned to a new role as the corporation’s finance transformation VP, Ball said Monday…
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Orbital ATK Gets $50M in Navy Anti-Radiation Missile Design Adaptation Orders

Orbital ATK‘s defense electronic systems unit has secured a pair of tasks orders worth up to $50.1 million to help the U.S. Navy produce design adaptations to current Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile subsystems and components…
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General Atomics to Integrate Small Diameter Bomb on Air Force MQ-9 RPA

A business unit of General Atomics has received a one-year, $17.5 million contract to support the integration of a small diameter bomb technology onto the U.S. Air Force‘s MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft…
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Lurssen Picked for $3B Australian Offshore Patrol Vessel Construction Project

The Australian government has selected Germany-based shipbuilding company Lurssen as the prime contractor on a potential $3 billion contract to design and build up to 12 offshore patrol vessels. Australia’s defense department said Friday the OPV construction project will be performed by Australian workers in the country’s shipyards using locally-sourced steel…
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DARPA Issues RFI on Subterranean Domain Navigation, Mapping Tech Concepts

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has issued a request for information on potential concepts for novel technology platforms designed to navigate and map urban underground infrastructure, manmade tunnels, natural cave networks and other subterranean environments…
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VIDEO: Innovations in Disaster Relief

If fires or floods strike, how will NATO use science and technology to respond? Experts from the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in collaboration with the United States Department of Homeland Security joined scientists and civil emergency responders from NATO and partner nations at a multinational emergency response exercise in Bosnia and Herzegovina to field-test various technological and scientific innovations in the area of search and rescue…
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