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...

Stan Highsmith to Lead Fulcrum’s Navy/Combatant Command Division; Jeff Handy Comments

Stan Highsmith, former deputy program executive officer for special programs of the U.S. Special Operations Command, has been appointed senior vice president for Fulcrum‘s Navy and combatant command division. The company said Monday Highsmith has spent more than three decades delivering IT and support services, cyber solutions and intelligence analysis for both government and industry. He...

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,...