Posts from GovConWire for 12/14/2017

Kevin Phillips Promoted to ManTech CEO; George Pedersen to Become Exec Chairman

Kevin Phillips, president and chief operating officer of ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT) over the past year, has been promoted to CEO in a move that takes effect Jan. 1. ManTech said Wednesday Phillips will succeed George Pedersen, who will transition from his role as CEO to the position of executive chairman starting next year…
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Chenega to Buy ADG for Public Sector Digital Transformation Services Push

Chenega has agreed to acquire Columbia, Maryland-based strategic communications agency ADG Creative for an undisclosed sum in a move to expand the Alaska native corporation’s user-focused design and digital transformation offerings for government clients…
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CTC to Provide Research Support to FEMA Disaster Preparedness Unit; Ed Sheehan Comments

Concurrent Technologies Corp. has won a potential 21-month, $7.66 million contract from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide communications and research support services for FEMA’s individual and community preparedness division…
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Canada Opens Competition for 88 New Fighter Jets

Canada has announced plans to buy as many as 88 new fighter jets for the country’s air force through an open and competitive acquisition process. The Canadian public services and procurement department said Tuesday it will assess proposals based on technical requirements, cost and technological, industrial and economic factors…
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Northrop Gets $445M Air Force Contract for Large Aircraft IR Countermeasure Support

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a potential five-year, $444.6 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for support work on AAQ-24 large aircraft infrared countermeasure systems. The Defense Department said Wednesday the contract covers repair of 34 national stock numbers and includes $17…
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Raytheon Produces Initial Small Diameter Bomb II Batch; Mike Jarrett Comments

Raytheon has manufactured the first batch of precision bombs designed to help U.S. Air Force pilots recognize targets at a range of more than 40 miles. The company said Wednesday it completed lot 1 Small Diameter Bomb II production and received follow-on contracts to produce the next two lots…
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Federal IT Modernization Report Aims to Advance Network Consolidation, Shared Services

The White House American Technology Council has issued a final report to the president on the modernization of federal information technology systems in compliance with an executive order that seeks to build up the cybersecurity of critical infrastructure and federal networks…
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Avaya to Support NORAD Santa Tracking Program With Contact Center Tech; Jerry Dotson Comments

Avaya will deploy its contact center technology platform to support the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s annual Tracks Santa program that will kick off Dec. 24. The Avaya Customer Engagement platform works to help volunteers at the NORAD operations center at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado track the flight of Santa Claus during Christmas and share the data with callers through the 1-877 HI-NORAD hotline, the company said Tuesday…
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General Dynamics to Supply Navy Digital Modular Radios Under Potential $209M IDIQ

General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) mission systems business has received a potential five-year, $208.9 million contract to produce, test and deliver AN/USC-61(C) digital modular radio systems and high-frequency distribution amplifier group components to the U…
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USAF Completes Factory Mission Readiness Test on Lockheed-Built GPS III Satellite, Raytheon’s OCX

The U.S. Air Force has wrapped up a factory mission readiness test on the first Lockheed Martin-built GPS III satellite along with the launch-and-checkout system of a Raytheon-developed ground control platform…
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Lockheed-Built LRASM Passes Flight Test, Moves Closer to Early Operational Capability

The U.S. Navy has completed a test flight of Lockheed Martin‘s Long Range Anti-Ship Missile system from a U.S. Air Force B-1B bomber aircraft. Lockheed said Tuesday two LRASMs engaged multiple maritime targets and met primary objectives during the test over Point Mogu Sea Range in California…
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Deloitte-GBC Survey: 69% of Federal Employees Rely on Cloud Tech to Complete Work

A survey conducted by Deloitte and Government Executive Media Group‘s research arm shows that 69 percent of federal employees say they need access to cloud platforms for work. Deloitte said Tuesday it commissioned Government Business Council to poll a random sample of 536 federal employees from over 29 defense and federal agencies in November and found that 41 percent of respondents said their agencies have started to migrate applications to the cloud…
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VIDEO: Bluefin SandShark Micro-AUVs Conduct Simulated Missions with a Bluefin-21 UUV

In this simulated exercise, operators deploy two Bluefin SandSharks micro-AUVs from a larger, deep-water rated Bluefin-21 Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV). The mission includes intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and neutralization of a potential threat…
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