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State Dept Clears Australia’s $1.3B Modified Gulfstream Aircraft Purchase Request

The State Department has approved Australia’s request to buy up to five units of modified Gulfstream G550 aircraft from the U.S. under a potential $1.3 billion foreign military sales agreement. Australia seeks to procure Gulfstream G550 planes that have been modified to integrate airborne intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and electronic warfare mission systems as well …

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DoD Requests Additional 5% for IT Budget

The Department of Defense is asking for $42.5 billion in IT funding, a 5.3 percent increase over last year. From that top line number, $9.3 billion is reserved for classified investments and expenses, with $33.2 billion going to unclassified investments and expenses, according to  documents from the department’s comptroller reveal. …

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Armed Russian Jet Buzzes Within 5 Ft. of USAF Recon Aircraft

A Russian Su-27 jet with air-to-air missiles under its wings was “provocative” and flew “erratically,” approaching “rapidly” within five feet of a U.S. Air Force RC-135 recon jet “rapidly,” officials told Fox News. “The incident comes one day after the Russian Defense Ministry said it would treat any U.S. jet …

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The Potomac Officers Club Adds Curtis Rowland to 2017 GEOINT Forum Panel

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 20, 2017 – The Potomac Officers Club — a division of Executive Mosaic — has added Curtis Rowland to the 2017 GEOINT Forum panel. The widespread interest and innovative applications of technologies such as augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence and Internet of Things is affecting large swaths …

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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: Cybersecurity, China, NIST and More

The Week’s Top GovCon News Stories View this email in your browser Weekly Roundup June 12 – June 16 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Many agencies, companies, organizations and individuals were caught off-guard by the recent rise in cyber …

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L3 Secures $91M Air Force Video Data Link Sustainment, Training IDIQ

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has received a potential five-year, $90.7 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide hardware and sustainment and training services for video data link devices. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract includes foreign military sales to Australia and a provision for other eligible countries to join the procurement effort, the Defense Department said Thursday. …

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Raytheon Gets Additional $83M Contract Funds for AIM-9X Block II Missile Production

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received an $82.8 million contract modification to produce AIM-9X Block II missile systems for the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force as well as the governments of Poland, Indonesia, Romania and Belgium. The modification was awarded by the Navy and covers the full-rate production of 180 lot 17 AIM-9X all-up-round missiles, 19 …

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Lockheed to Help Air Force Develop Radar Threat System Under Potential $105M Award

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a potential 10-year, $104.6 million contract to develop and test a production representative article of Advanced Radar Threat System Variant 2 for the U.S. Air Force. The Defense Department said Monday the single-award contract includes an option for the company to produce up to 20 ARTS-V2 units. Lockheed’s missiles …

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Former Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James Named Special Advisor at Bain & Company

Deborah Lee James, former secretary of the U.S. Air Force, has joined Bain & Company as a special advisor in the consulting firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Bain said Thursday James will advise aerospace, defense and government services customers and work with the firm’s local leaders to establish relationships with “high-potential” individuals and companies. “Deborah …

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Valiant Buys ABM Industries’ Public Sector Arm in Govt Mission Support Expansion Push

Valiant Integrated Services has bought the government services subsidiary of ABM Industries in a push to grow service offerings, operations and sales in the public sector market. The ABM Government Services business will change its name to Valiant Government Services and offer mission support, linguistics, critical infrastructure, healthcare facility and healthcare construction management services, Valiant said Wednesday. …

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