Gene Zapfel: Unisys to Support Defense Department’s Data Center

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Unisys (NYSE: UIS) will provide support services to a Defense Department data center in Utah for areas such as enterprise resource planning, database management and administration under a potential $28 million contract. The company will also help manage Unix, Linux and Windows systems at the Defense Information Systems Agency’s computing center in Ogden, Utah, the company said Tuesday. Gene...

Greg Owens: IronPlanet to Help Pentagon Sell Surplus Machinery

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IronPlanet has been awarded a six-year contract to sell the U.S. Defense Department‘s surplus trucks and heavy equipment through the company’s online marketplace. The contract was awarded by the Defense Logistics Agency and covers the sale of surplus military assets such as trucks, trailers, wheel loaders, cranes, generators and crawler tractors, IronPlanet said Monday. “We have already...

Bell Boeing Awarded $70M Osprey Improved Inlet Solution Contract

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The Naval Air Systems Command has contracted the Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office to perform upgrades on the V-22 Osprey aircraft under a $69.7 million cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order. The deal encompasses work laid out from a previously issued basic ordering agreement to improve the ventilation design for the aircraft used by Air Force and Navy services, the Defense Department said Tuesday. Specifically,...

General Dynamics Wins $65M Contract Modification for Iraq M1A1 Abrams Support

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The General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) Land Systems business has won a $65.3 million contract modification from the U.S. Army to provide support services for Iraq’s M1A1 Abrams tanks. The Defense Department posted Thursday that the Foreign Military Sale includes specialized training and contractor logistics and base life support. The contract, awarded through the Army Contracting Command in Warren,...

US, Qatar Ink $11B Arms Deal

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State Dept. photo The Defense Department will provide a fleet Apache helicopters and defense systems to the government of Qatar under an estimated $11 billion deal signed Monday. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Qatari Defense Minister Hamad bin Ali al-Attiyah inked the agreement for Apache helicopters and Patriot and Javelin systems at the Pentagon, DoD said Monday. “Today’s signing...

Air Force Picks 10 for $960M NETCENTS-2 Application Services IDIQ

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Ten companies will compete for delivery orders to provide application services to the U.S. Air Force for a 10-year period under a potential $960 million contract.  program over a 10-year period. The Defense Department said Monday on its website that the Network-Centric Solutions-2 Application Services contract covers sustainment, integration, migration, training, testing and operational and...

Chris Bogdan: F-35 Industry Partners to Make ‘Upfront Investment’ Under Cost Reduction Deal

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and its two primary industry partners in the F-35 program have signed an agreement with the Defense Department to develop strategies aimed at reducing F-35′s production costs. The Blueprint for Affordability deal aims to bring the “fifth-generation” fighter aircraft program at a “fourth-generation” price point by the end of the decade, Lockheed...

Robert Norfleet: Federal Network Systems Becomes Part of Jacobs Engineering

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Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has concluded its acquisition of Verizon’s (NYSE: VZ) Federal Network Systems for undisclosed terms. Robert Norfleet, Jacobs group vice president, said Tuesday the company intends to grow its presence in the intelligence community industry by expanding its existing service offerings through the acquisition. Ashburn, Virginia-based Federal Network Systems provides...

Dale Bennett: Sikorsky-Lockheed Team to Build AF Helicopter Replacement

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A team of Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) team has won a potential .9 billion U.S. Air Force contract to build the branch’s next Combat Rescue Helicopter, Defense News reported Thursday. Marcus Weisgerber writes the team will build 112 Sikorsky Black Hawks equipped with Lockheed mission systems as replacement for the HH-60G Pave Hawks under the potential $7.9 billion contract. “We...

Dr. Robert Wah: CSC, HP, Allscripts Team to Pursue Military Health IT Contract

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Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC), Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) and Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) have partnered to compete for the Defense Department‘s multi-billion dollar Healthcare Management System Modernization contract. The companies aim to provide an enterprise platform that will work to integrate DoD’s disparate military e-health records systems and to help connect service members...