Posts from GovConWire for 12/13/2017

Peter Altabef Named Unisys Chairman, Nathaniel Davis Appointed Independent Lead Director

Peter Altabef, president and CEO of Unisys (NYSE: UIS), has been named chairman of the Blue Bell, Pennsylvania-based information technology company’s board of directors in a move that takes effect April 26…
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Former SAIC, SRA Exec Clyde Nixon Joins MetroStar as Chief Growth Officer

Clyde “Tom” Nixon, a more than 25-year public sector market veteran, has joined MetroStar Systems as chief growth officer at the Reston, Virginia-based information technology and government consulting services contractor…
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Trump OKs Nearly $700B Defense Policy Bill for Fiscal 2018

President Donald Trump has signed a bill that would authorize approximately $700 billion in Defense Department spending for fiscal year 2018, Defense News reported Tuesday. The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2018 includes approximately $66 billion in funds for overseas contingency operations and a 2…
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Raytheon Gets $302M FMS Contract Modification for Saudi Arabia Joint Standoff Weapons

Raytheon‘s (NYSE:RTN) missile systems business has received a $302.4 million modification under a foreign military sales contract with the U.S. Navy to manufacture air-air-to-ground missile systems for Saudi Arabia…
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DoD Eyes Cloud Services Contract Award in Q4 FY 2018; IBM’s Sam Gordy Comments

The Defense Department plans to award a potential 10-year contract to a single vendor by the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018 to provide cloud computing platforms and services across the agency, Nextgov reported Tuesday…
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Lisa Gordon-Hagerty Picked for DOE Nuclear Security Undersecretary Post

Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, president of national security consulting firms Tier Tech International and LEG Inc., will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as undersecretary for nuclear security at the Energy Department, the White House announced Monday…
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Orbital ATK Subsidiary Gets Preliminary FCC Approval for In-Orbit Satellite Servicing Mission

Orbital ATK‘s Space Logistics subsidiary has obtained initial approval from the Federal Communications Commission to conduct in-orbit servicing on an Intelsat satellite, SpaceNews reported Tuesday…
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KBR Govt Arm to Support Navy Multimission Datalink System Under $69M Contract

KBR‘s government services business has received a potential five-year, $69.3 million contract to help the U.S. Navy integrate, test, engineer and install a multimission datalink system. The Defense Department said Tuesday that KBRwyle will also perform in-service  engineering, training, logistics, repair, validation, quality assurance, lab maintenance and technical management services under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract…
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Rockwell Collins Shareholders Set Jan. 11 Vote on UTC Deal

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is set to hold a shareholder meeting on Jan. 11 to decide on proposals associated with United Technologies Corp.’s (NYSE: UTX) proposed $30 billion acquisition of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based avionics contractor…
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SAIC Adds Investment Vet Mark Johnson to Board

Mark Johnson, co-founder and managing partner at private equity firm Astra Capital Management, has joined the board of directors of Science Applications International Corp. The 22-year investment veteran will be a member of the audit committee and his appointment brings the number of the company’s board members to nine, SAIC said Monday…
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L3’s Michael Strianese: Lack of Defense Budget Visibility Harms Industry R&D Efforts

L3 Technologies CEO Michael Strianese told Defense News in an interview published Monday a lack of visibility over budgets as a result of continuing resolutions drives defense contractors to take more risks when it comes to research and development…
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Air Force to Host 2-Day Nuclear C3 Workshop in January

The U.S. Air Force is inviting senior technical professionals from the commercial and academic sectors to participate in an upcoming two-day workshop that will tackle advancements and challenges in the nuclear command, control and communications domain…
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VIDEO: Successful maiden flight for first Boeing – U. S. Air Force KC-46 tanker slated for delivery!

Arriving in 2018! With a successful maiden flight, USAF’s first KC-46 moves closer to delivery. KC-46A tanker will be certified to refuel 64 US and allied receivers. During the 3. 5 hour flight , Boeing test pilots took the tanker to a maximum altitude of 39,000 feet and performed operational checks on engines, flight controls and environmental systems as part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved flight profile…
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