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GovConWire's Government Contracting News 11/15/2021

BlackSky to Provide NASA Satellite Imaging Data Under BPA; Brian O’Toole Quoted
Contract Awards

BlackSky to Provide NASA Satellite Imaging Data Under BPA; Brian O’Toole Quoted

BlackSky (NYSE: BKSY) has received a five-year blanket purchase agreement to provide high revisit satellite imaging data in support of NASA’s Earth observation research efforts. “Helping NASA-backed researchers broaden their understanding around critical changes in the Earth’s ecosystems, oceanography, geographic and polar sciences is vitally important,” BlackSky CEO Brian O’Toole said in a statement published
Commerce Department Releases RFP for Potential $1.5B Enterprise IT Contract
News

Commerce Department Releases RFP for Potential $1.5B Enterprise IT Contract

The Department of Commerce has released a request for proposals for a potential 10-year, $1.5 billion enterprise-wide information technology support contract. A notice posted Friday on SAM.gov says the Commerce Acquisition for Transformational Technology Services solicitation is open to small businesses and covers six main task areas. Tasks under the overall indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract are categorized
Executive Spotlight With Parsons’ Mike Kushin Highlights Transition From Blackhorse, Establishment of Information Warfare Sector & Recent Contract Wins
News

Executive Spotlight With Parsons’ Mike Kushin Highlights Transition From Blackhorse, Establishment of Information Warfare Sector & Recent Contract Wins

Mike Kushin, executive vice president and general manager of Information Warfare – High Consequence Missions at Parsons, was featured in the most recent Executive Spotlight interview with ExecutiveBiz on Friday. He talked about the transition from Blackhorse to Parsons, the establishment of its Information Warfare sector, recent contract award wins as well as the impact
$1.2T Infrastructure Bill to Accelerate Climate Resilience Efforts, Advance Environmental Initiatives
Events

$1.2T Infrastructure Bill to Accelerate Climate Resilience Efforts, Advance Environmental Initiatives

Extreme weather events continue to increase in frequency and severity on a global scale, and climate change is gaining greater importance across federal government agencies’ priorities and concerns. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Environmental Information, the U.S. has experienced at least 18 extreme weather events over the past year,
Thomas Kurian: Google Eyes Participation in DOD’s Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability Program
News

Thomas Kurian: Google Eyes Participation in DOD’s Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability Program

Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian said the company will compete once it receives an invitation to bid on the Department of Defense’s Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability contract. “And if selected as one of the compliant vendors, we will proudly work with the DoD to help them modernize their operations following the process we have in
Laser Communications Tech Company Mynaric Launches IPO
Financial Reports

Laser Communications Tech Company Mynaric Launches IPO

Mynaric, a Germany-based maker of laser communications systems for government and commercial aerial and spaceborne applications, targeted to raise $75.9 million through an initial public offering of 4 million American depositary shares at a price of $16.50 apiece. Mynaric said Friday it kicked off trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “MYNA”
Textron Seals $143M Light-Attack Aircraft Supply Contract With Thailand
Contract Awards

Textron Seals $143M Light-Attack Aircraft Supply Contract With Thailand

Textron‘s (NYSE: TXT) aviation defense subsidiary has won a $143 million contract to provide eight Beechcraft AT-6 Wolverine light-attack aircraft, related equipment and training services to the Thai air force. Thailand will become the first international operator of the U.S.-made multimission aircraft platform in a deal that reflects mutual defense cooperation between the two countries,
NOAA Requests Info on Commercial Space Weather Data Sources
News

NOAA Requests Info on Commercial Space Weather Data Sources

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has asked vendors to submit information about space weather data offerings as the agency looks to expand its information-gathering platforms. NOAA said Wednesday it will use input from the commercial sector to plan future pilot studies and acquisition programs. The agency is interested in learning about products and services
Army Plans Intelligence Training System Procurement
News

Army Plans Intelligence Training System Procurement

The U.S. Army is seeking information on potential vendors that could design and produce a system for military intelligence analysts and operator training. A sources sought notice posted on SAM.gov stated that the service branch plans to issue a potential nine-year, $169 million contract for Intelligence & Electronic Warfare Tactical Proficiency Trainer Increment 2 to
Patrick Shanahan, William Fitzgerald Join Spirit AeroSystems Board
Executive Moves

Patrick Shanahan, William Fitzgerald Join Spirit AeroSystems Board

Patrick Shanahan, former acting secretary at the Department of Defense, and 38-year General Electric (NYSE: GE) veteran William Fitzgerald have joined the board of directors at Spirit AeroSystems Holdings (NYSE: SPR). Shanahan, a previous Wash100 inductee, will be part of the audit and compensation committees where he brings leadership experience at the DOD and a

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