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FirstNet Board OKs Program’s Final RFP, Eyes January Bid Solicitation


The First Responder Network Authority board has approved a final request for proposal for the FirstNet national public-safety broadband network project and instructed the agency to begin the solicitation process by early January. “We engaged in an open and transparent process to develop this RFP from the start and met our goal …

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General Dynamics Receives $80M AF Air Defense Comms Contract; Edward Hudson Comments

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General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has received a five-year, $80 million contract to maintain the U.S. Air Force’s air defense communications program. General Dynamics Information Technology will work to manage and provide logistics support for the North American Aerospace Defense Command and Pacific Air Forces Air Defense’s communications systems, the company …

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Raytheon Begins Low-Rate Initial Production of FAB-T Terminals

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 9, 2015 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received approval from the U.S. Air Force to begin low-rate initial production for the Family of Advanced Beyond Line of Sight Terminal program, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday it will manufacture FAB-T communications terminals and spares and provide installation, …

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DRS to Provide Comms System for Canada’s Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment Ship

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 2, 2015 — DRS Technologies‘ (NYSE: DRS) subsidiary in Canada will provide the SHINCOM 3100 integrated communications system for the Canadian navy’s Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ship program, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Wednesday it will provide the systems under an agreement with partners Chantier Davie Canada and Project Resolve …

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Phyllis Schneck: Gov’t-Industry Trust Key to US Cyber, Physical Infrastructure Defense


Trusted relationships between government and private businesses are priority number one for the Department of Homeland Security‘s effort to protect U.S. cyber and physical infrastructure, a lead DHS official told the Potomac Officers Club Thursday. Phyllis Schneck, deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate, said cooperative research and development agreements …

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Kevin Kelly: LGS Eyes ISR Portfolio Growth Through Axios Buy

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LGS Innovations has bought signal processing and communications technology company Axios for an undisclosed amount in a move to complement LGS’ portfolio of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance platforms. Dulles, Virginia-based Axios will operate as a subsidiary of LGS and continue to support defense and intelligence agency customers with its mission-based technologies, LGS …

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General Dynamics Lands $450M DISA Contract for AFCENT Comm Systems

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A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) business unit has won a potential five-year, $450 million contract to help the Defense Information Systems Agency acquire, install, integrate, operate and maintain communications systems. The Defense Department said Friday General Dynamics Information Technology will perform the work in support of the U.S. Air Forces Central Command‘s mission requirements. DISA …

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Jeff DeMarrais Named New CA Tech Chief Communications Officer

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TYSONS CORNER, VA June 29, 2015 — GovCon Executive reported Friday on Jeff DeMarrais assuming the role of senior vice president and chief communications officer at CA Technologies (Nasdaq: CA) from July 20. DeMarrais joins CA Tech after 18 years at GE, where he occupied various leadership positions, most currently …

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L-3 Sells Sports TV Tech Business to Slate Capital Group; Parker Davis Comments


Slate Capital Group has purchased sports television technology maker Broadcast Sports Inc. from L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) for an undisclosed amount. BSI will operate under the name Broadcast Sports International LLC after Slate Capital completes the acquisition and Peter Larsson will continue to lead the business, Slate Capital said Monday. Parker Davis, managing member …

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Reuters: Finmeccanica Taps US Investment Bank to Help Offer DRS Pieces for Sale


U.S. investment bank Jefferies Group LLC will send out invitations next week in an effort to seek out potential offers for selected business units of U.S. defense contractor DRS Technologies, Reuters reported Tuesday. Pamela Barbaglia and Mike Stone report that Italian conglomerate Finmeccanica, DRS’ owners, have identified its aviation and logistics …

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