State Dept OKs $3B Abrams Tank, Humvee Sale to Iraq

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The State Department has approved two foreign military sales agreements worth around $3 billion combined with Iraq for General Dynamics-built (NYSE: GD) Abrams tanks, up-armored Humvees and related equipment and accessories. A Defense Security Cooperation Agency notice released Friday says Iraq asked to buy $2.4 billion in M1A1 Abrams tanks from the U.S. under a sale that also includes 15 M88A2...

Kamal Narang: SRA to Extend Development Work for CDC-FDA Vaccine Info Database

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Kamal Narang SRA International has been awarded a potential five-year, $18 million contract to help develop and maintain applications and process data for a vaccine information system used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration. The company will also carry out medical coding, clinical research, information technology and outreach efforts for the Vaccine...

DOE Taps IBM, Mellanox, Nvidia Tech for $325M Nat’l Lab Supercomputer Program

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The Energy Department will allocate $325 million in funds to develop two new supercomputers at the Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories and another $100 million toward future extreme scale supercomputing technologies. Oak Ridge’s “Summit” and Lawrence Livermore’s “Sierra” supercomputers will contain IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) Power Architecture, Mellanox’s...

Canada Taps General Dynamics for Wideband Global SATCOM Station Program

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U.S. Air Force image Canada’s defense department has awarded approximately $70 million in contracts to General Dynamics Canada (NYSE: GD) for work to design, build and support three communications stations for the country’s military to connect to the Wideband Global SATCOM satellite constellation. The department said Wednesday that these contracts fall under the anchor segment of the Mercury...

Raanan Horowitz: Elbit Systems Engineers to Work on F-16 Display Technology

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Raanan Horowitz Elbit Systems of America will perform logistics work on head-up display electric module assemblies for the U.S. Air Force‘s fleet of F-16 fighter jets under a five-year, $29 million contract. Raanan Horowitz, president and CEO of Elbit Systems of America, said Tuesday that the company’s engineers will focus on work to address potential obsolescence issues the Air Force...

Fulcrum Lands Navy, Intell Community Cloud Research Task Order

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Fulcrum has received a task order to research cloud computing technologies for the U.S. Navy and intelligence community in an initiative to coordinate the adoption of new technologies with the Defense Department‘s cloud enterprise initiatives. Centreville, Virginia-based Fulcrum said Friday the company will also work with the government on the selection and adoption of intelligence functions...

Sudhakar Kesavan: ICF Books $618M in Contracts for 3Q 2014

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Sudhakar Kesavan ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) has announced financial results for the third quarter of its 2014 fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2014. The company recorded an 8.5-percent increase in revenue to $264.8 million from the prior year quarter and a 9.5-percent uptick in profit to $12.3 million, a figure ICF says is exclusive of acquisition costs and special charges. “Contract awards...

Booz Allen to Build GSA Open Source Cloud Tool for Contract Mgmt

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Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE :BAH) has been awarded a five-year, $64.5 million contract to build an open source cloud computing platform platform for the General Services Administration‘s Federal Acquisition Service to manage acquisitions for agencies and contractors. The FAS’ office of integrated award environment sought a single, common services platform based in the cloud and with open...

ICE Picks 9 Firms for Program Mgmt, Acquisition Support BPA

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Nine companies will compete to provide program management, business support and acquisition management services to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency under a five-year blanket purchase agreement. ICE received 68 bids for the Business and Program Solutions for Law Enforcement vehicle as the agency seeks to acquire services in support of the mission to enforce federal laws that govern border...

DynCorp Wins $85M for Navy Trainer Plane Maintenance, Logistics

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DynCorp International has won a one-year, $83,373,932 contract to help the U.S. Navy perform depot-level maintenance and logistics work on close to 400 trainer planes for the chief of naval air training. The Air Force received five proposals for the firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery, requirements contract through a competitive procurment conducted via an electronic request for proposals,...