GovConWire's Government Contracting News 1/13/2023

Col. Roy Rockwell Stresses Importance of Digital Modernization in Space Domain Operations
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Col. Roy Rockwell Stresses Importance of Digital Modernization in Space Domain Operations

As both the U.S. and its adversaries ramp up space operations, digital modernization is crucial to ensuring that the nation has the capabilities necessary to maintain its position in the growing domain, according to Colonel Roy Rockwell, deputy chief technology innovation officer for the Space Force. In the complex space environment where operations rely heavily on data,
Defense Contractor Xcelerate Secures Investment From McNally Capital, Nio Advisors; Mark Drever Quoted
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Defense Contractor Xcelerate Secures Investment From McNally Capital, Nio Advisors; Mark Drever Quoted

Chicago-based private equity firm McNally Capital and Nio Advisors have invested in defense and national security company Xcelerate Solutions in a transaction that will enable the latter to expand its offerings in enterprise security, digital transformation and strategic consulting areas and offer career development opportunities to its employees. Xcelerate said Thursday it will operate as
Appeals Court Blocks White House’s Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate
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Appeals Court Blocks White House’s Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit rejected in a unanimous ruling the Biden administration’s mandate that requires COVID-19 vaccination and face masks for employees working on federal contracts, Bloomberg Law reported Friday. A panel of three judges from the federal appeals court in Ohio ruled that the U.S. president lacks the statutory
Northrop, NASA to Collaborate on UAS Airspace Integration; Tom Jones Quoted
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Northrop, NASA to Collaborate on UAS Airspace Integration; Tom Jones Quoted

NASA and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) have agreed to jointly develop and test systems that can support the use of unmanned aircraft systems in air cargo operations and the rest of the country’s airspace. The collaboration falls under the Pathfinding for Airspace with Autonomous Vehicles subproject under NASA’s Air Traffic Management-eXploration program, Northrop said Thursday.
Constellis Subsidiary Wins $1B DOE Contract to Continue Savannah River Site Security Services
Contract Awards

Constellis Subsidiary Wins $1B DOE Contract to Continue Savannah River Site Security Services

Constellis subsidiary Centerra has won a potential 10-year, $1 billion contract from the Department of Energy to manage safeguards and security measures at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. DOE said Thursday the incumbent contractor will work to secure SRS programs, information, personnel, facilities and other assets under the cost-plus-award-fee contract, which consists of a
Veritas Capital Fund-Backed Epiq Buys Space Computing Tech Maker Xiphos
M&A Activity

Veritas Capital Fund-Backed Epiq Buys Space Computing Tech Maker Xiphos

Epiq Solutions, a radio frequency tool developer backed by Veritas Capital‘s Vantage Fund, has acquired avionics processing technology maker Xiphos Systems. Edwin Faier, president and director of business development at Xiphos, will continue to lead the Montreal-based company under the Epiq brand name, the companies said Thursday in a joint statement. The acquired entity has
Gabe Camarillo: Army to Invest $290M in Cloud Migration Initiatives
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Gabe Camarillo: Army to Invest $290M in Cloud Migration Initiatives

Army Undersecretary Gabe Camarillo said the service plans to spend approximately $290 million on cloud migration efforts over the next few months as it works to become a digital-first organization, Defense News reported Thursday. Camarillo said “2023 is very much, in my mind, a year of acceleration” when it comes to cloud adoption efforts and
Former Northrop Venture Capital Lead on Driving Startup Investments via Prime Contractor Incentives
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Former Northrop Venture Capital Lead on Driving Startup Investments via Prime Contractor Incentives

The Department of Defense needs to further spur its top contractors to invest in technology innovation startups to advance the development of militarily-relevant capabilities amid power competitions with China and Russia, according to a managing director at veteran-led venture capital and growth equity firm Marlinspike Partners. In a Breaking Defense commentary, Chip Walter, a nearly
SAIC Holds Prime Spot on FAA’s $2.3B Systems Engineering IDIQ; Bob Genter Quoted
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SAIC Holds Prime Spot on FAA’s $2.3B Systems Engineering IDIQ; Bob Genter Quoted

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) will compete for task orders to engineer systems and perform technical work for the Federal Aviation Administration through the company’s prime position on a potential 10-year, $2.3 billion contract vehicle. The FAA’s Systems Engineering and Technical Innovative Solutions program consists of a 36-month base period of performance and three
Andrew Shinskie Takes New VP Role at Aeyon
Executive Moves

Andrew Shinskie Takes New VP Role at Aeyon

Andrew Shinskie, formerly vice president of business development and strategic growth for the Department of the Navy programs at Aeyon, has transitioned to a new role as VP of Navy and federal civilian agencies growth at the data analytics services company, according to a LinkedIn post published Thursday. He will oversee Aeyon’s business development and
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