Air Force Taps 12 Companies for $900M Homeland Defense R&D IDIQ

The U.S. Air Force has awarded positions on a potential seven-year, $900 million contract to 12 companies for research and development work in the homeland defense and security technical areas. The Air Force Installation Contracting Agency received 13 offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract through a full and open competitionWith respect to a contract action, "full and open"...

Air Force Hands Down $500M Environmental Engineering Services IDIQ

Jacobs Government Services (NYSE: JEC), Zapata and a MWH-Cardno TEC Baker-A joint venture have won positions on a potential seven-year, $500 million contract to provide architect-engineer services for the U.S. Air Force‘s environmental projects. The Air Force conducted a qualifications-based selection process under Federal Acquisition Regulation 36.6 and the Brooks Act and received 37 offers...

Northrop Wins $100M to Help Maintain Air Force Info Environment

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a potential five-year, $98 million contract to help operate and maintain a software system the U.S. Air Force uses to collaborate and share information. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. received four offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract, the Defense Department said Wednesday. According...

Shelly Gotman to Head Lockheed’s Israel Tech Sector Managing Director

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Shelly Gotman, a retired Israeli air force pilot, has joined Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) as managing director of the company’s technology sector in Israel, the Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday. Yaakov Lappin writes the former F-16 pilot will work to help Lockheed capture new programs, collaborate with academic institutions in technological research and develop investment plans in Israel. Gotman...

Mark Owen, Former Air Force 1-Star General, Named Civergy CEO; Mark Gray Comments

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Mark Owen Mark Owen, a retired U.S. Air Force brigadier general and formerly an executive vice president at Civergy, has been appointed CEO of the Landover, Md.-based contractor. The former U.S. Strategic Command policy and plans director and led work to integrate New West Technologies into Civergy following the latter company’s acquisition of New West in January, Civergy said Tuesday. He...

Air Force Taps 12 Firms for $6B NETCENTS-2 Operations, Infrastructure Contract

Nine companies have won positions on a potential seven-year, $5.7 billion contract covering network operations and infrastructure services to the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force receive 29 offers for this portion of the Network-Centric Solutions-2 program through a small business competition, the Defense Department said Thursday. Air Force units are required to purchase the services through NETCENTS-2...

Lockheed Awarded $700M for US, Int’l F-35 Parts

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded a $698,032,385 U.S. Navy contract to gather parts, materials and components for 57 F-35 fighter jets that are being acquired by the U.S. and five international partners. The fixed-price-incentive, firm target, advanced acquisition contract covers work on low rate initial production lot 9 through May 2015 and the full funding amount is being obligated at...

Jose Ruiz, Raytheon Vet, Joins Aerojet Rocketdyne as CIO

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Jose Ruiz Jr., formerly a vice president and chief information officer at Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems (NYSE: RTN), has joined Aerojet Rocketdyne as VP and CIO for the GenCorp subsidiary. He previously was responsible for the Raytheon IIS business’ work to consolidate data centers and develop relationships with agencies in the intelligence and civilian sectors, Aerojet Rocketdyne announced...

Robert Kehler, Former Stratcom Chief, Appointed to Inmarsat’s Board

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Robert Kehler Robert Kehler, a retired four-star Air Force general and former head of U.S. Strategic Command, has been appointed to the board of directors at Inmarsat. The 38-year military veteran will officially take his board role on May 6 and become a member of the British telecommunications contractor’s remuneration committee, Inmarsat said Thursday. “We are especially pleased that with...

DARPA Plans 2-Year, $175M Extension for Lockheed Anti-Ship Missile R&D Contract

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DARPA image The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency intends to award a two-year, $175 million contract extension to Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for research and development work on a missile intended to defend against adversarial warships. Such an extension would complete the demonstration phase of the the joint DARPA-Navy Long Range Anti-Ship Missile program and continue technology maturation...

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