Posts from GovConWire for 12/18/2017

IBM Vet David Hathaway Named Vectrus IT, Network Comm Services SVP

David Hathaway, formerly vice president, partner and head of defense and intelligence industry team at IBM’s (NYSE: IBM) global business services unit, has joined Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) as senior VP for information technology and network communication services, GovConWire has learned…
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Jacobs Closes $3.27B CH2M Purchase; Steve Demetriou Comments

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has concluded its approximately $3.27 billion purchase of CH2M through a cash-and-stock transaction in a move to establish a $15 billion combined firm that will provide infrastructure and professional services to government and commercial clients…
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Army Picks BAE’s US Subsidiary for Potential $98M Missile Warning System Contract

BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary has won a potential five-year, $97.9 million contract to help the U.S. Army prototype and produce a Limited Interim Missile Warning System. Two bids were submitted to the Army Contracting Command for the hybrid contract and work will take place in Nashua, New Hampshire, the Defense Department said Friday…
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SpaceX’s Reused Dragon Spacecraft Arrives at ISS for 13th Cargo Resupply Mission

A SpaceX-built spacecraft reached the International Space Station Sunday to deliver approximately 4,861 pounds of scientific experiments and crew supplies in support of more than 300 investigations aboard the orbiting laboratory, NASASpaceFlight…
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Bechtel Gets $571M Navy Contract Modification for Naval Nuclear Propulsion Components

A Bechtel subsidiary has secured a potential $571.3 million contract to provide naval nuclear propulsion components to the U.S. Navy. The Defense Department said Friday Bechtel Plant Machinery Inc. will deliver the components to support the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Wayne Lewandowski, SVP/GM, North American Public Sector for HyTrust

Cloud computing has reached a flash point, picked up and picked apart by powerhouse tech companies from Amazon to Microsoft to Google. Applying cloud computing to the public sector, however, is a different beast altogether…
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Highlights From The Bridge on December 17: A Prospective on the Year Ahead in GovCon

This week The Bridge on TV took a prospective look into what lies ahead for GovCon in 2018. The legislative aspect of Government has much on its plate. From the NDAA, new healthcare reform, and climate change are just a few of the things being finalized near the beginning of the new year, equal doses of optimism and pessimism pervade…
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Report: Germany Begins $4.72B Heavy-Lift Helicopter Replacement Bid Process

Germany’s military has cleared a plan to start the competition for a potential $4.72 billion contract to purchase 45 to 60 heavy-lift helicopters to replace its current fleet of CH-53G aircraft, Reuters reported Friday…
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Unisys’ PV Puvvada Elected PSC Board Chair; David Berteau Comments

PV Puvvada, president of Unisys‘ (NYSE: UIS) federal business, has been appointed to chair the Professional Services Council’s board of directors. He will oversee the development and execution of the trade group’s strategies in support of the federal technology services contracting industry, PSC said Friday…
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Lockheed to Develop Aegis Weapon Software for Japan Under $136M Navy FMS Contract

A business unit of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will develop and integrate an Aegis  weapon system baseline for Japan’s maritime self defense force under a one-year, $135.8 million contract from the U…
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Thales to Back Deep Space Exploration Tech Devt Efforts Under NASA NextSTEP-2 Initiative

Thales has received three contracts to produce technologies that can help NASA accomplish human space exploration missions and aid industry commercialization objectives. The Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships contracts with Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Orbital ATK aim to support NASA missions around and beyond cis-lunar space as well as intended future activities in deep space and Mars, Thales said Thursday…
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Former DoD Industrial Policy Lead Ryan McDermott Named PSC Defense, Intell VP

Ryan McDermott, formerly principal director of manufacturing and industrial base policy at the Defense Department, has joined the Professional Services Council as vice president for defense and intelligence…
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VIDEO: USS Little Rock Ready to Join the Fleet

The U.S. Navy’s newest Freedom variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Little Rock – LCS 9, will join the fleet during a ceremony in Buffalo, New York. For the first time in the 242-year history of the Navy, the new ship will come to life next to another of the same name…
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