Welcome to the Weekly News Kick Off post from the FedPulse blog. The U.S. Navy has announced upcoming layoffs, and one contractor is dealing with a lawsuit over sequestration firings. Yes, the times are tough. Though, ManTech’s CEO remains optimistic and contractors keep winning more business. Be sure to check out this news and much more in today’s Weekly News Kick Off. Happy Monday!
Navy Announces Layoffs for 745 Civilians
The Navy Installations Command announced that it would undertake a reduction in force for 745 civilian positions.
Security Not BYOD’s Biggest Hurdle
The real government BYOD challenges come down to privacy and the separation of personal and work identities on a single device, not security.
How DoD Became a Smarter Customer
A new Pentagon system gives cleared contracting officers unprecedented access to contractor pricing information, which is one example of how the Pentagon is buying smarter.
Bill Seeks Limits on Contractor Executive Reimbursements
The new immigration reform bill contains an amendment that would limit government reimbursement of executive salaries for Department of Homeland Security and National Guard contractors.
Navy to Save $60 Million Under Oracle Software Enterprise License Agreement
The Department of the Navy (DON) awarded an enterprise license agreement (ELA) for Oracle software that is expected to save more than $60 million across the future years defense program.
Lockheed Martin Says F-35 Production Gain to Reduce Costs
Lockheed Martin said it has sufficient time to more than double production of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, allowing for cost reductions of about 30 percent.
Northrop Grumman Delivers Open-Architecture Software Development Kit to Interested Parties Following AMDR Industry Day
Northrop Grumman Corporation announced the delivery of its Scalable Node Architecture (SNA) Software Development Kit (SDK) to second- and third-party defense product and services firms.
The Evolution of SAIC’s Split
GovCon Wire chronicles the timeline of SAIC’s split.
Raytheon Lands SM-3 Missile Defense Contract
Congratulations to Raytheon for winning a $126 million U.S. Missile Defense Agency contract.
SRA International Named a Top 50 Readers’ Choice Employer by Woman Engineer Magazine
Woman Engineer Magazine has named SRA International a “Top 50 Readers’ Choice” employer.
ManTech Optimism Weathers Downturn
“I’m probably the only guy in town who’s optimistic,” said ManTech International Corp. chief executive officer George J. Pedersen, in this Washington Technology article.
ITT Exelis Completes First Phase of Composite Aerostructures Expansion
ITT Exelis has completed the first phase of its expansion at the new composite design and manufacturing center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Intergraph Corporation Announces 2014 Geospatial Challenge
Intergraph Security, Government & Infrastructure (SG&I) announced its inaugural Geospatial Challenge for students participating in Intergraph’s Global Education Program – Intergraph U.