Posts from GovConWire for 01/04/2018

DARPA Issues Final Solicitation for $850M Technical, Analytical Support IDIQ

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has released the final request for proposals for a potential five-year, $850 million contract for analytical and technical support services. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says DARPA intends to award a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that has a base performance period of five years…
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Lockheed Exec John Rood Confirmed as Defense Undersecretary for Policy

The Senate voted 81-7 Wednesday to confirm John Rood, formerly vice president for international sales at Lockheed Martin, as defense undersecretary for policy, Defense News reported Wednesday. Rood will fill the third top civilian role at the Defense Department with responsibility over homeland defense, arms control, assessment of war plans, bilateral relations with allies, technologies and regional policies associated with combatant commands…
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Greg Pelton Returns to Avaya as Tech Strategy VP

Greg Pelton, former chief technology officer and vice president for infrastructure engineering at Polycom (Nasdaq: PLCM), has rejoined Avaya (NYSE: AV) as VP for technology strategy at the Santa Clara, California-based communications technology company…
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Orbital ATK to Begin Full-Rate Void Sensing Fuze Production for Air Force

Orbital ATK has received a $23 million initial contract from the U.S. Air Force to commence full-rate production of hard target void sensing fuze assemblies. FMU-167/B HTVSF is a cockpit programmable fuze designed to help the service branch destroy hard and deeply-buried targets, the company said Wednesday…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Brian Fisher, SVP & General Counsel of Alion Science & Technology

Making innovative impacts across industry from the lab to the battle space, Alion Science and Technology supports clients across six core capability areas: ISR Technology; Live, Virtual, Constructive Training; Modernization and Sustainment; Network and Software Engineering; Systems Engineering and Integration; and Weapons Platforms…
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Viasat to Help Modernize NATO Satcom Control Stations

Viasat has secured a contract to update NATO control stations for ultra-high-frequency satellite communications systems in an effort to help address the international alliance’s integrated waveform baseline requirement…
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Navy Exercises Raytheon Contract Options for Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile Support

Raytheon has received a one-year, $37.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to support the Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile design agent. The modification exercises options under a previously awarded ESSM program support contract and covers missile technical engineering and in-service support, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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Steven Esposito Promoted to SLI President & CEO

Steven Esposito, former president of SLI Global Solutions‘ government solutions division, has been promoted to president and CEO of the Silver Spring, Maryland-based professional services company…
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Carahsoft to Provide ServiceNow Software Licenses to Library of Congress Under Potential $77M Contract

Carahsoft Technology has received a potential five-year, $76.9 million contract to deliver ServiceNow software licenses and support to the Library of Congress. LoC disclosed the single-award, firm-fixed-price contract in a FedBizOpps award notice posted Friday…
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Trump to Nominate Kevin Fahey as Defense Assistant Secretary for Acquisition

President Donald Trump has announced plans to nominate Kevin Fahey, vice president of combat vehicles and armaments at Cypress International, as assistant secretary of defense for acquisition, the White House reported Wednesday…
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Air Force Seeks Multisource Exploitation Assistant Tool

The U.S. Air Force has posted a broad agency announcement to solicit proposals for the research, development, integration, test and evaluation of a digital assistant tool that would provide analytical answers…
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James Skulina Named Interim CFO of TransDigm Group

James Skulina, an executive vice president of TransDigm Group, has been appointed interim chief financial officer at the Cleveland-based aircraft components maker. He will succeed Terrance Paradie, who stepped down from the CFO role and will remain with Transdigm through April 2 to assist with the transition, the company said Tuesday…
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VIDEO: Northrop Grumman FTX-20 Experiment 2014

Northrop Grumman’s Distributed Aperture System demonstrates the ability to detect and track ballistic missile threats and share the trajectory information across the battlespace via an airborne gateway…
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