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January 19 Morning Report: GovCon Index Closes With Decline on Further Oil Price Drop

The GovCon Index closed Friday with a 1.218-percent decline to 72.118 on falling oil prices and below-consensus economic data points. Pharmaceutical services provider McKesson Corp. (NYSE: MCK) topped the Index with a gain of 22 cents to $165.   Market Summary Advancing GovCon Index Issues 1 Declining GovCon Index Issues 28 …

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Raytheon-Vista JV Rebrands as ‘Forcepoint’

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 15, 2016 — Raytheon | Websense — a Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and Vista Equity Partners joint venture — has announced its new name as Forcepoint as it aims to develop its internal network monitoring services, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Forcepoint said Thursday the rebranding combines Raytheon and Websense cyber technology with the recently acquired Stonesoft …

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Boeing Adds Internal Weapons Capacity on 6 Air Force B-52 Bombers

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 15, 2016 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has upgraded six B-52 bomber planes of the U.S. Air Force with increased capacity for internal weapons, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the upgraded internal weapons bay launchers can load up to eight Joint Direct Attack Munitions. “The upgrades to …

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Rick Ambrose: Lockheed Martin-Built GPS III Satellite Concludes Thermal Vacuum Test

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 15, 2016 — Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) space systems segment, said the first GPS III satellite has completed a thermal vacuum test as part of the U.S. Air Force’s program, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Space News reported Wednesday the test works to identify …

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American Systems Earns CMMI-DEV 1.3 Quality Appraisal; Peter Smith Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 15, 2016 — American Systems has received a Maturity Level 3 quality appraisal under the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration for Development, GovCon Executive reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the CMMI-DEV 1.3 appraisal covers process management, engineering, project management and software development practices on its work with …

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Serco Gets 3-Year Extension on $1B SPAWAR C4ISR Contract; Dan Allen Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 15, 2016 — Serco Inc. has received a three-year extension to continue to compete for task orders under the potential $1.4 billion Global Installation Contract the U.S. Navy awarded in 2011, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Thursday the contract extension provides for continued C4ISR systems support to …

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General Dynamics’ Manpack Radio Supports Lockheed MUOS Tests

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 14, 2016 — The U.S. Army has used General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) two-channel AN/PRC-155 Mobile User Objective System manpack radio during a demonstration of the Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) MUOS satellite network, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. “These radios connect the new MUOS network, bridging lower-tier tactical networks… to the big Army network, reaching back to …

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Lockheed Taps Northrop to Provide Satellite Bus Inertial Measurement Unit

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 14, 2016 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a contract to provide its LN-200S inertial measurement unit for Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) LM 300 satellite bus, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Northrop said Tuesday the IMU works to support vehicle control systems navigation and attitude control using angular motion and …

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AT&T to Provide IP Service for FCC Cloud Adoption; Mike Leff Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 14, 2016 — AT&T (NYSE: T) will provide an Internet Protocol service to the Federal Communications Commission to support mobile and cloud-based applications under a five-year contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. AT&T said Tuesday it aims to establish a connection between data centers and offices within FCC as part of the …

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Level 3 Communications’ David Young: Govt Procurement to Evolve as Tech Changes

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 14, 2016 — David Young, vice president of federal government sales at Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT), told ExecutiveBiz in an interview published Tuesday he believes government agencies will transition to more service-level agreements and company-owned/company-operated network environments. “It is interesting to see how the government will …

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