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Final Boeing-Built Air Force GPS IIF Satellite Launches to Space

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 9, 2016 — The 12th and final Global Positioning System IIF satellite Boeing (NYSE: BA) built for the U.S. Air Force has launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard an Atlas V rocket, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Air Force reported Friday the launch marks the completion …

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AWS Issues Guidance on Agency Readiness for Trusted Internet Connection

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 9, 2016 — Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN) has released guidance that seeks to help government agencies facilitate readiness for Trusted Internet Connection-ready cloud services to ensure compliance with the moderate security baseline of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Chad Woolf …

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AECOM Posts Net Loss for 1Q, Sales Up 2% From Prior Year Period

AECOM Technology Corp. (NYSE: ACM) — one of 30 companies listed in Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index — has reported a net loss of $20.37 million for the first quarter of its 2016 fiscal year. The first quarter loss for the Los Angeles-based engineering and construction services contractor amounted to 13 …

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CSRA to Help Update Veterans Benefits Administration’s Disability Claims System; Paul Nedzbala Comments

CSRA’s (NYSE: CSRA) subsidiary SRA International has received a five-year, $233 million task order to update the disability claims processing system of the Veterans Benefits Administration. SRA will aim to shorten the time for the development, adjudication and compensation of claims, CSRA said Tuesday. “Our execution of the [Intake, Conversion, …

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The Telegraph: BAE Secures $290M in UK Nuclear Submarine Prototyping Funds

BAE Systems has received an additional $290 million in contract funds to continue work on a replacement platform for the U.K.’s Vanguard-class nuclear ballistic missile submarines, The Telegraph reported Monday. Alan Tovey writes BAE will use the money to build Successor-class submarine layouts, systems and prototypes for the British navy. The U.K. has invested more than …

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Securityhunter-Led Team to Help Protect SSA Facilities, Personnel Under $200M BPA

The Social Security Administration has awarded a spot on a five-year, $200 million blanket purchase agreement to an industry team led by Securityhunter for the implementation of physical security equipment at 1, 500 agency facilities throughout the U.S. Securityhunter said Monday it will help install and maintain video surveillance, intrusion detection, duress alarm …

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Chris Freer Appointed Sales VP for Leidos Health Group

Chris Freer, formerly vice president of population health at SPH Analytics, has been appointed as VP of sales at the health business group of Leidos (NYSE: LDOS). Leidos said Monday Freer will manage the company’s health group sales strategies, plans and activities to further develop its sales operations, organizational structure and commercial …

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Bill Johnston Joins Grant Thornton as Advisory Managing Director; Rich LaFleur Comments

Bill Johnston, a three-decade federal government industry veteran, has joined Grant Thornton as an advisory managing director. Johnston will be based at the company’s McLean, Virginia office and lead the firm’s government contracting industry practice, where he will support government vendors in contracting, accounting, compliance and regulatory matters, Grant Thornton said …

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February 8 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Tumble 1% on Oil & Financial Losses as Vectrus Joins GCI

The GovCon Index followed the steep downturn in U.S. markets Monday with a decline of 1.027 percent to 70.035 spurred by new declines in oil prices and worries about the pace of future interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve. Monday also represented the first day of Colorado Springs-based government …

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Hitachi Data Systems Adds New Execs to Federal Unit; Mike Tanner Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA,  February 8, 2016 — The U.S. federal subsidiary of Hitachi Data Systems has made two new hires to help augment service support within its federal government business unit, GovCon Executive reported Friday. Linda Jensen — formerly customer experience and support department lead at EMC‘s federal sector — has been appointed …

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