ULA Arm Receives $938M Contract Modification on USAF Launch Vehicle Program

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A subsidiary of United Launch Alliance has received a $938.4 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force for continued Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle services for the Delta IV and Atlas V launch vehicles. United Launch Services will provide services such as program management, space and launch vehicle integration, launch operations and infrastructure sustainment for the fiscal year...

Army Taps 17 Firms for Army Research Lab/JIEDDO Challenge IDIQ

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The U.S. Army has selected 17 companies to participate in the initial task order for the Culvert Denial Challenge program, which is run by the Army Research Laboratory and Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization. The Defense Department said Tuesday that the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is worth up to $49.5 million through September 2019. Work will encompass the...

George Helm: Harris Gets 2nd DoD Order for Falcon III Multichannel Manpack Radio

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George Helm Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has received another order from the Defense Department for its Falcon III multichannel manpack radios to support the agency’s Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Factor tactical radio program. George Helm, president of Harris RF Communications‘ DoD business, said Friday the RF-340M is expected to help bolster mission command and situational awareness...

CSC to Support Defense Acquisition University Learning Asset Dev’t for $91M

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Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) has won a potential $90.6 million contract from the Missile Defense Agency to provide learning asset development sustainment and support services for the Defense Acquisition University. The Defense Department posted Tuesday that the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract covers services in support of research, analysis, design, integration and maintenance of...

DISA to Acquire Red Hat Software From DLT; Jim Propps Comments

DLT Solutions has been awarded a new blanket purchase agreement worth up to $40 million to provide Red Hat software and services to the Defense Department and intelligence agencies. The Defense Information Systems Agency awarded the new contract, which will run for five years through June 2019 as part of the Pentagon’s Enterprise Software Initiative, DLT said Tuesday. The Red Hat software in the...

SAIC to Provide Navy With Supply Chain Mgmt Support for Up to $144M

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Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has won a potential 10-year, $144 million supply chain management contract for the U.S. Navy‘s industrial hardware used in the repair, maintenance and overhaul of aviation equipment. The Defense Department said Friday work on the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract will be performed in California, Florida, North Carolina and...

Boeing to Deliver Aircraft Components, Spares to Saudi Arabia for $235M

Boeing (NYSE: BA) will provide long-lead items ahead of the assembly and delivery of 24 AH-6i aircraft and associated ground support equipment and spare parts as part of a $234.7 million foreign military sale to Saudi Arabia. The Defense Department said Friday the contract work will be done in Mesa, Arizona, through the end of 2016. Boeing received the contract through the U.S. Army Contracting...

General Dynamics to Help Navy Refurbish USS Pearl Harbor

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A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) subsidiary has been awarded a $139.9 million contract modification to update and maintain the USS Pearl Harbor for the Navy. San Diego-based General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. will work to plan and execute the maintenance and alterations on the ship under the contract modification, the Defense Department said Friday. NASSCO will perform the dry dock...

USAF Considers Air Force One Contract Split as Frank Kendall Seeks More Contract Competitions

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The U.S. Air Force is looking into a potential splitting of work on the future presidential plane between Boeing (NYSE: BA) and other contractors as Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall recently pushed for more competitive contracts. Tony Capaccio reports Thursday for Bloomberg News that Kendall has noted a low contract competition rate at DoD and recommended a stricter process for sole-source...

Jeff Ait Joins BlackBerry as US Public Sector VP

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Jeff Ait Jeff Ait, formerly public sector director of Good Technology, has joined BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ: BBRY) as vice president and head of the U.S. public sector. Ait told BlackBerry Business Blog on Tuesday that he would pursue business opportunities with the Defense Department after the Pentagon issued full operational capability for BlackBerry to operate its BlackBerry 10 platform on defense...