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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. Puvvada’s “knowledge and willingness to collaborate …

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BAE Gets Potential $267M Contract to Extend UK Navy Ship Combat Tech Support

BAE Systems has received a seven-year contract worth approximately $267.5 million from the British defense ministry to help sustain availability of combat systems onboard U.K. navy ships. The company said Thursday it will maintain equipment availability, address obsolescence and update the combat systems of 38 ships under the Joint Support Solution 2 …

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David Kushner Named ViON Federal Sales VP

David Kushner, formerly senior director of federal civilian sales at ViON, has been appointed vice president of federal sales at the Herndon, Virginia-based government information technology contractor. In his recent capacity, Kushner worked with clients to help them implement analytic and cloud computing strategies meant to address operational efficiency issues …

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USAF Awards Potential $6.7B Aircraft Engine Sustainment IDIQ to Pratt & Whitney

A United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) subsidiary has received a potential eight-year, $6.7 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to sustain F119 aircraft engines for the U.S. Air Force. Pratt and Whitney will perform contract work through December 2025 under the sole-source contract, the Defense Department said Thursday. Locations of work are Air Force bases in Alaska, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Utah, New …

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The Bridge on December 17: A Prospective on the Year Ahead in GovCon

In continuation of last week’s episode on a retrospective look back at 2017, The Bridge on TV returns this Sunday with a prospective look into 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 …

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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. Chenega said Wednesday it expects to complete the acquisition in January, pending approvals and other customary …

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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 $17.2 million in foreign military sales to Canada and Bahrain. Northrop …

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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.S. Navy. The Defense Department said Wednesday GDMS will also provide spares and engineering services intended to help …

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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 …

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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. Altabef will succeed the retiring Paul Weaver, who has been board chairman since 2015, and will continue to …

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