Orlando Carvalho: Lockheed, DoD Close to Finalizing F-35 Batch 8 Deal

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Orlando Carvalho Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and the Defense Department could settle on their negotiations for the eight batch of F-35 fighters in the coming days or weeks, Reuters reported Wednesday. Andrea Shalal writes the contract is worth an estimated more than $4 billion for the company to manufacture 43 F-35s. “We are in the endgame of the negotiation,” Orlando Carvalho, executive...

PwC, General Dynamics, DSS, Medsphere Team to Compete for Defense EHR Contract; Scott McIntyre Comments

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PwC will lead a consortium comprised of General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) information technology unit, as well as electronic health system vendors DSS and Medsphere to compete for a contract to build the U.S. Defense Department‘s future electronic health records system. PwC said Friday that the team will offer an open architecture EHR platform to the military for the Defense Healthcare...

CDM-AECOM JV to Support Pentagon’s Environmental Compliance Programs

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CDM-AECOM Multimedia Joint Venture has won a potential five-year, $85 million contract to provide architectural and engineering support for the U.S. Defense Department‘s environmental compliance initiatives. DoD said Friday the company will help prepare sustainability program studies, specifications and cost estimates for organizations within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command’s...

Christopher Miller: Pentagon Kicks Off Multibillion Dollar EHR Modernization Contract Bidding

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Christopher Miller The Defense Department has started to formally accept bids for a multibillion dollar contract to help the Pentagon build an integrated health records system, DoD News reported Monday. Jim Garamone writes DoD requires the architecture to be interoperable with the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ EHR platform and with private-sector EHR systems to allow data sharing among...

Lockheed Martin Wins $222M for C-5 Upgrades

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Aeronautics has been tasked to carry out additional work worth 2 million to modernize the U.S. Air Force’s C-5M aircraft, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The fixed-price contract modification under the Reliability Enhancement and Re-engining Program involves the installation of General Electric-made engines and 69 other enhancements to 11 C5 aircraft. The Air...

Babs Doherty: Eagle Ray Picks Up Kore Federal in Move to Diversify Government Client Base

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Eagle Ray has acquired Kore Federal for an undisclosed amount as the enterprise consulting and information technology management firm looks to diversification as a way to expand its customer base and win larger contracts. The Chantilly-based company, which provides services to the Defense Department and intelligence agencies, plans to leverage Kore’s core technologies used in law enforcement, banks...

HP Wins $56M to Update DoD Security Clearance Systems; Marilyn Crouther Comments

HP (NYSE: HPQ) has won a $56 million task order to update personnel security clearance systems at the Defense Department’s defense manpower data center. The company will also develop a new Joint Verification System for the Defense Information System for Security using HP Transformation and Integration Services, HP said Thursday. “To meet the complex needs of many of our government clients,...

URS Wins Defense Dept Medical Countermeasure Subcontract; Mark Costello Comments

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URS Corp. (NYSE: URS) will provide project and construction management services to the Defense Department for a disease prevention program under a subcontract from Nanotherapeutics. The Medical Countermeasures Advanced Development and Manufacturing program involves construction of a new vaccine laboratory on 3.5 acres of land in Alachua, Fla., URS said Thursday. DoD aims for the MCM ADM program...

Lockheed Confirms Order For 71 F-35s; Lorraine Martin Comments

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will supply the Pentagon with 71 more F-35 fighter jets under a principle agreement, confirming reports from unnamed sources that came out earlier this week. The 71 planes represent the Joint Strike Fighter program’s low-rate initial production lots six and seven and will be offered for a lower price, Lockheed Martin announced Tuesday. The company said that LRIP-6...

Report: Lockheed Closes $7B Deal to Supply 71 F-35s to DoD

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has secured a billion contract to provide the Defense Department  with 71 F-35 aircraft as part of a potential 2 billion military arms procurement and development program, Reuters reported Monday. Andrea Shalal-Esa writes news of the deal comes as the armed forces aim to catch up on flight test schedules that would enable the use of new jets for official missions. An...