Posts from GovConWire for 12/08/2017

Raytheon Vet David Ray to Join FLIR as Govt & Defense Business Unit President

David Ray, a 15-year Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) veteran, will join FLIR Systems (Nasdaq: FLIR) to serve as president of the government and defense business unit starting Jan. 8. He will directly report to Jim Cannon, president and CEO of FLIR, and oversee the business unit’s research and development ,strategy, marketing and business development operations, FLIR said Thursday…
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Northrop to Modernize Army Fixed-Wing ISR Aircraft Fleet Under Potential $750M Contract

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has secured a potential nine-year, $750 million contract to help the U.S. Army modernize the service branch’s fixed-wing airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft…
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SAP NS2’s Human Capital Mgmt Suite Gets FedRAMP Provisional ATO; Mark Testoni Comments

SAP National Security Services has received a provisional authorization-to-operate status under the the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program for a suite of cloud-based human capital management offerings…
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Trump, Congressional Leaders Reach Provisional Deal on Defense Spending; Congress OKs 2-Week Stopgap Bill

Congressional leaders and President Donald Trump on Thursday came to a “tentative agreement” to increase defense spending as part of a budget package, The Hill reported Thursday. A White House official said Trump and congressional leaders were also in talks to reach an agreement on nondefense spending…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Jim Visich, Director of Operations Intel Group at CSRA Inc

There is a method to the madness of preparing for future foes and threatening scenarios; when climbing a hill that appears insurmountable, the best way up is to keep climbing. In the intelligence community, industry leaders are utilizing all available resources to decrease costs and increase productivity, working in collaboration to find new solutions to old problems…
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The Bridge on December 10: A Retrospective on the Past Year in GovCon

On December 10th at 11 am on WJLA; and 6 PM on News Channel 8 Host of The Bridge Jim McCarthy will take a retrospective look at 2017 and identify the most critical trends, events and developments in the GovCon market…
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General Dynamics Lands Potential $240M Navy Contract for Non-Nuclear Submarine Repairs

General Dynamics‘ (NYSE:GD) Electric Boat subsidiary has received a potential five-year, $239.9 million U.S. Navy contract to provide non-nuclear repair services to the Naval Submarine Support Facility in Connecticut…
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Neill Blue Appointed as ViON CFO; Tom Frana Comments

Neill Blue, formerly consulting chief financial officer and chief operating officer of power equipment supplier Capitol Power Group, has assumed the CFO role at Herndon, Virginia-based government information technology contractor ViON…
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ManTech to Help Engineer Navy Combat Identification Tech

ManTech International has landed a potential five-year, $35.9 million contract to provide engineering and technical support services to a U.S. Navy division focused on ship and shore combat identification systems…
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Ellen Lord: DoD Eyes Incentives, Electronic Tools Adoption to Accelerate Contract Awards

Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has said the Defense Department needs to expedite contract awards by up to 50 percent, DoD News reported Thursday. “Some of the ways we intend to do this is to incentivizing contractors to submit responsive proposals in 60 days or less and implementing electronic departmentwide streamlining tools,” Lord said at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Thursday…
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Boeing Gets Modification on Air Force AWACS Aircraft Upgrade Contract

Boeing has received a $46.3 million contract modification for upgrade work on the U.S. Air Force‘s fleet of airborne warning and control system aircraft. The Defense Department said Thursday the modification will definitize a previous undefinitized contract action for the low-rate initial production of the AWACS Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of Avionics for Global Operations and Navigation program…
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Leidos’ Roger Krone, Jim Reagan, Kelly Hernandez Included in Magazine’s 2018 All-America Executive Team

Roger Krone, chairman and CEO of Leidos, and two other company executives have been named to the Institutional Investor magazine’s 2018 All-America Executive Team. Krone landed a spot in the top three for Best CEO within the aerospace and defense electronics midcap category under the list’s capital goods and industrial sector, Leidos said Wednesday…
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VIDEO – On the Cutting Edge: General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies

From satellite ground stations to VSAT antennas, we’re on the cutting edge of technology development in the satellite communications industry. Customers around the world continue to select our antennas to connect their networks because of the quality of the product and the people behind it…
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