Posts from GovConWire for 12/11/2017

ManTech’s Kevin Phillips Honors Retiring MCIS President Bill Varner, Successor Rick Wagner

ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT) hosted a retirement party for Bill Varner, outgoing president of the Herndon, Virginia-based information technology services contractor’s mission, cyber and intelligence solutions group…
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President Trump Approves 2-Week Govt Funding Extension

President Donald Trump on Friday signed another continuing resolution that would fund the federal government at current spending levels through Dec. 22, Bloomberg reported Friday. Trump signed the CR a day after Congress passed the stopgap funding measure to avoid a government shutdown and after the president reached a “tentative agreement” with House and Senate leaders to increase defense spending as part of a budget package…
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DoD CISO Essye Miller Named Department’s Acting CIO

Essye Miller, deputy chief information officer for cybersecurity and chief information security officer at the Defense Department, has assumed the position of DoD CIO on an acting basis and will continue to serve in her current role, FCW reported Friday…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Davis Johnson, VP of Riverbed Technology’s Public Sector

As if there was not enough instability in our current political climate, Congress has plans to limit funds for the U.S. Army‘s battlefield network development program until they submit a modernization plan for its tactical communications and data networks, according to a recent report by C4ISRNET…
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DTRA Releases Draft Solicitation for Potential $435M IT Services IDIQ

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency has issued a draft solicitation for a potential $435 million contract to provide information technology support services in support of the agency’s chief information officer and information integration and technology services directorate…
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Air Force Taps Boeing for $87M Combat Survival Radio Logistics IDIQ

Boeing (NYSE:BA) has received a potential five-year, $87.4 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide logistics services for the Combat Survivor Evader Locator System designed to aid in search and rescue of isolated military personnel…
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Alion Science-Led Team Bids on Canadian Frigate Construction Program

A team led by Alion Science and Technology has submitted a proposal to build a naval platform to replace Canada’s Iroquois-class destroyers and Halifax-class frigates. Alion said Friday its proposed ship for the Canadian Surface Combatant program is based on Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding‘s De Zeven Provincien-class frigate and features Atlas Elektronik‘s combat management system and Hensoldt‘s radar technology…
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General Atomics to Build Air Force RPA Ground Control Stations Under $134M Contract

A General Atomics business unit has received a potential $134 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to produce ground control stations for remotely piloted aircraft. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc…
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Lockheed to Begin Final Processing of NOAA’s GOES-S Weather Satellite

Lockheed Martin has shipped the next weather satellite in the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite–R series to a company facility in Titusville, Florida, to undergo final processing and pre-launch preparation…
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Report: PwC Mulls Sale of Govt Consulting Practice

PwC is considering selling the financial auditing and consulting firm’s government consulting practice that could be valued at approximately $500 million, Reuters reported Saturday. Sources told Reuters PwC expects the planned transaction to help the company pursue growth opportunities in providing auditing services to government agency clients and has tapped investment bank Morgan Stanley to offer assistance in the sale process…
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Govt, IT Industry Vets Named to QTS Federal Advisory Board; David McOmber Comments

QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS) has appointed five government and information technology industry executives to its federal board of advisers. David McOmber, executive vice president for public sector and federal segment at QTS, said in a statement published Thursday QTS expects the new advisory board members to provide guidance as the company pursues new growth opportunities and works to deliver hybrid IT services to the federal government sector…
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GSA Unveils 80 Small Biz Awardees on $15B Alliant 2 GWAC Vehicle

The General Services Administration has awarded 80 companies positions on the small business track of a potential 10-year, $15 billion governmentwide acquisition contract vehicle for information technology platforms and services…
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VIDEO – GD SATCOM: Connecting Customers Around the World

General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies delivers essential satellite and wireless communications that keep us connected. From the DirecTV dish on top of your house to the 115-ton high precision antennas in the Atacama desert, SATCOM delivers unique solutions that are built from the ground up…
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