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GovConWire's Government Contracting News 5/11/2022

Ramzi Musallam: The Enigmatic Titan
News

Ramzi Musallam: The Enigmatic Titan

The U.S. government is a behemoth, sprawling across a myriad of agencies, departments and organizations. The government contracting (GovCon) community, by comparison, is a relatively small segment of that. The big players within that narrow segment are well-known. The smaller businesses, on the other hand, face intense competition to prove themselves and gain recognition.  Over
Chuck Prow: Vectrus’ LOGCAP V Transition Helped Drive Q1 Revenue Growth
Financial Reports

Chuck Prow: Vectrus’ LOGCAP V Transition Helped Drive Q1 Revenue Growth

Chuck Prow, CEO of Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) and an eight-time Wash100 winner, attributed the 5.2 percent year-over-year growth in the company’s fiscal 2022 first-quarter revenue partly to its continued phase-in work under the U.S. Army’s Logistics Civilian Augmentation Program V. The Colorado Springs-based government services contractor said sales during the most recent quarter amounted to
Hypersonic Tracking: The Next Frontier of Space Defense
News

Hypersonic Tracking: The Next Frontier of Space Defense

Space-based missile tracking has become a top priority for U.S. space agencies as global adversaries’ use of hypersonic and long-range missiles continues to skyrocket, posing a significant threat to national security. Countries like China, North Korea and others have been building and testing an increasing amount of intercontinental ballistic missiles, or ICBMs, in recent months,
Northrop VP Kenneth Robinson Promoted to Chief Diversity Officer
Executive Moves

Northrop VP Kenneth Robinson Promoted to Chief Diversity Officer

Kenneth “Kenny” Robinson, a more than 14-year veteran of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has been promoted to vice president and chief diversity officer. His promotion is effective May 31 and he will hold the additional title of president at Northrop’s philanthropic organization, the company said Tuesday. Robinson will succeed Sandra Evers-Manly, who will retire from
Hensel Phelps Wins $532M Contract for AF Base Facility Construction Services
Contract Awards

Hensel Phelps Wins $532M Contract for AF Base Facility Construction Services

Hensel Phelps Construction Co. has won a potential $531.7 million contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build flightline area facilities at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida. The 11-facility construction project includes detection and protection features, site improvements and security enhancements, the Department of Defense said Tuesday. USACE received three bids for
Raytheon Lands Potential $376M Contract to Support Navy Helicopter Sensor System
Contract Awards

Raytheon Lands Potential $376M Contract to Support Navy Helicopter Sensor System

Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTN) has secured a potential seven-year, $376.4 million contract to help the U.S. Navy maintain a forward-looking infrared targeting system used on MH-60R and MH-60S helicopters.  The defense contractor will update, repair and provide logistics support for 15 Multi-Spectral Targeting System FLIR components, the Department of Defense said Tuesday. Naval Supply Systems
DOD Restructures Research & Engineering Office; Heidi Shyu Quoted
News

DOD Restructures Research & Engineering Office; Heidi Shyu Quoted

The Department of Defense’s research and engineering office has made changes to its organization to help DOD speed up the transition of technologies into capabilities for warfighters. DOD said Tuesday the office redesignated the three directors of defense R&E as deputy chief technology officers. The deputy CTO for science and technology, formerly director of defense
CIA Vet Elizabeth Kimber Joins Two Six as Intell Community Strategy VP
Executive Moves

CIA Vet Elizabeth Kimber Joins Two Six as Intell Community Strategy VP

Elizabeth Kimber, a nearly four-decade CIA veteran who served as deputy director of the agency for operations, was appointed as vice president of intelligence community strategy at Two Six Technologies. The technology company said Tuesday Kimber has over 37 of experience in serving the CIA, where she led global human intelligence missions and networks, and
General Atomics Gets Navy Propulsor Hardware Delivery Order; Scott Forney Quoted
Contract Awards

General Atomics Gets Navy Propulsor Hardware Delivery Order; Scott Forney Quoted

General Atomics’ electromagnetic systems business will supply structural hardware for the propulsor of the U.S. Navy’s Columbia-class nuclear submarine under a sole-source delivery task order. The task order awarded by the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division is part of the Propulsor Demonstration Hardware indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, which includes the development and delivery of hardware and
Kemba Walden, Neal Higgins, Rob Knake Take Senior Leadership Roles in Office of the National Cyber Director
Executive Moves

Kemba Walden, Neal Higgins, Rob Knake Take Senior Leadership Roles in Office of the National Cyber Director

The Office of the National Cyber Director has announced the appointment of cybersecurity leaders Kemba Walden, Neal Higgins and Rob Knake to help Chris DeRusha, federal chief information security officer and deputy national cyber director for federal cybersecurity, meet ONCD’s mission to protect U.S. citizens in cyberspace and enable them to benefit from the digital
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