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

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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...

DISA Taps Harris for Potential $450M Crisis Mgmt System Support IDIQ

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The Defense Information Systems Agency has selected Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) to help manage and maintain a teleconferencing system used by government leaders for video and Voice over Secure Internet Protocol phone communications under a potential 10-year, $450 million contract. The Defense Department said Thursday that the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity hybrid contract contains one base year and nine...

Navy Selects Lockheed Exoskeletons for Testing, Evaluations; Adam Miller Comments

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-built industrial exoskeletons have been chosen through the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences for a U.S. Navy evaluation under a contract of an undisclosed amount. FORTIS exoskeletons work to transfer the weight of loads from the operator’s body to the ground in order to boost the user’s strength and endurance, Lockheed Martin said Monday. “By wearing the...

Northrop Gets $241M Modification on USAF Global Hawk Sensors Contract

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a 0.6 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to deliver three Block 30M RQ-4B Global Hawk aircraft fitted with the company’s Enhanced Integrated Sensor Suite and Airborne Signals Intelligence Payload. The award also covers two extra retrofit kits for the ASIP sensors and brings the contract’s total cumulative face value to 4,870,536,...

Preferred Systems Solutions Buys Global Services & Solutions, Names Jim Ballard Federal Services President

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Jim Ballard Preferred Systems Solutions has acquired Global Services & Solutions Inc. for an undisclosed amount in a move to pursue business opportunities within the Defense Department. PSS also appointed Jim Ballard, formerly president of GSS, as president of its federal services group, the company said Thursday. “The acquisition of GSS strengthens our long-standing commitment to working with...

CTC, CSS, URS Land Spots on $78M Navy Industrial Hygiene Testing IDIQ

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U.S. Navy photo The U.S. Navy has awarded positions on a potential three-year, $78,554,443 contract to three companies for industrial hygiene testing and monitoring services in support of the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Concurrent Technologies Corp., Consolidated Safety Service and URS Corp. (NYSE: URS) will compete for task orders to perform work under BUMED’s Industrial...