Vantage Partners to Continue NASA Glenn Center Aeronautics Support

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Vantage Partners will continue providing engineering and scientific services to NASA‘s Glenn Research Center after the agency exercised the second option of the company’s potential $231 million contract for the work. NASA said Wednesday the one-year option is worth an estimated $46 million and starts in October. The company supports the Cleveland-based research center’s aeronautics...

Air Force Wants Anti-Jam Tech for Global Wideband Satcom

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The U.S. Air Force is interested in procuring a ground-based technology that can mitigate jamming threats to military broadband communication satellites. A sources sought notice released Tuesday outlines the branch’s plan to acquire an X-band anti-jam system for the Wideband Global SATCOM constellation. A potential contractor would update the WGS ground control infrastructure to include a satellite...

John Halinski to Advise Command Consulting Group Clients on Aviation Security

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John Halinski John Halinski, the recently retired deputy administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, has been named a senior adviser at Command Consulting Group, a security and intelligence advisory company based in Washington. Halinski, a 10-year veteran at TSA who has previously served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 25 years, has experience in international aviation security, counterterrorism...

Report: Air Force Could Award Long-Range Radar Contract Next Week

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The U.S. Air Force is close to naming the winner of a contract to produce long-range, ground-based sensors for tracking hostile aircraft and missiles, Defense News reported Wednesday. Aaron Mehta writes that Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) are competing for the Air Force’s Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar development program. The...

Saab to Update USSOCOM’s Carl-Gustaf Weapon System; Gorgen Johansson Comments

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Saab has won a potential five-year, $187 million contract with the U.S. Special Operations Command to supply new Carl-Gustaf weapon systems to the command. USSOCOM has placed a $14.3 million initial order for the portable weapon, Saab said Wednesday. The contract follows a previous deal between Saab and USSOCOM for the 84-milimeter rifle system. “This new order demonstrates the continued belief...

Eric Wieman: STG Extends Support for State Dept Financial Mgmt Systems

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Eric Wieman STG has won a five-year, $67.3 million contract to help the U.S. State Department manage and maintain application systems for processing the agency’s financial and compensation transactions. The contract covers support work for DoS’ Comptroller Global Financial Services and Global Financial Management Systems, STG said Wednesday. “During the past 15 years, we have directly...

Report: NASA to Award Space Transportation Contract by Early September

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NASA will award a contract or contracts to develop space vehicles for transporting U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station by the end of August or in early September, National Journal reported Tuesday. Marina Koren reports that the future commercial spacecraft would end U.S. dependence on Russia’s Soyuz capsules to transport each astronaut for $70.7 million. The three finalists...

Kevin Carpentier: SCRA to Help Navy Run Shipbuilding Tech Center of Excellence

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An SCRA division has been awarded a five-year, $99 million recompete contract to help the U.S. Navy manage a facility designed to explore technology for naval ship construction. SCRA Applied R&D will provide operational and technical oversight services at the branch’s Shipbuilding and Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence in South Carolina, SCRA said Tuesday. Kevin Carpentier, SCRA...

InfoReliance Lands $65M DHS Contract for Cybersecurity Services; Aaron Faulkner Comments

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InfoReliance has won a $65 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security‘s office of cybersecurity and communications for security services to the office’s network security deployment division. The company said Tuesday the contract covers security engineering and assessments, testing and oversight on information system security for the division’s National Cybersecurity...

Michael Smith to Lead Huntington Ingalls Growth Strategies in VP Role

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Michael Smith Michael Smith, a former executive at BAE Systems, has joined Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) as vice president for business growth. He will work with senior HII leaders to develop corporate development strategies and act as an interface between the company and its business partners in Washington in his new position, HII said Monday. Smith will report directly to Mitchell Waldman,...