InuTeq to Help NASA Manage Flight Research, IT Services

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InuTeq has been awarded a potential five-year, $73 million contract to help NASA manage operations at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California. NASA said Friday that the company will work with the center’s mission information and test systems directorate on areas such as flight research operations, flight simulations and information technology services. The company...

Navy Taps 5 Contractors for $2.5B Shipboard Networks IDIQ

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U.S. Navy photo The U.S. Navy has awarded positions on an eight-year, $2,529,500,000 contract to five companies for work to produce and install shipboard networks that are intended as a bridge to the branch’s future afloat networks. The Defense Department said Wednesday that the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract contains no options and awardees...

Army Plans FY 2016 Battlefield Intell Tech Development Competition

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The U.S. Army is preparing to open a competition for a new military information technology system that would help the branch collect, analyze and share intelligence data, DoD Buzz reported Thursday. Brendan McGarry writes the service issued a request for information on Wednesday for its Distributed Common Ground System Increment 2 program. The branch wants industry to propose ideas on how the military...

Deltek’s Ashley Bergander Previews Multi-Billion Dollar 4Q Contracts

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Contract vehicles worth billion combined for information technology services at the departments of Defense, Commerce and State are upcoming in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Ashley Bergander, a research manager at Deltek, writes that DoD plans to hold an industry day early next month to brief contractors about a competition for IT support work on the military...

Army Awards $774M to 6 Firms for IT Tools, Services

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The U.S. Army has awarded a one-year, $774 million contract modification to six companies for information technology hardware, software and related services. The Army issued the modification to the contractors under the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – 2 Hardware vehicle, the Defense Department said Monday. Funding and work locations will be determined with each order. Awardees...

Commerce Dept Taps 5 Small Businesses for $150M Network Equipment Vehicle

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The U.S. Commerce Department has awarded positions on a potential five-year, $150 million blanket delivery order to five small businesses for network equipment and maintenance services. Commerce aims to save up to $25 million in costs over the next five years and centralize its contract award processes through the BDO, the department said in a Wednesday blog post. Forty-percent of all Commerce Department...

Bob Merkert Joins DataDirect Networks As Federal Sales VP

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Bob Merkert, a more than 20-year information technology sales veteran, has been appointed vice president of federal sales at DataDirect Networks. He will a DDN sales organization that delivers big data, cloud storage, video surveillance and high-performance computing platforms to U.S. government customers, DDN said Wednesday. Paul Bloch, DDN co-founder and president, said Merkert holds two decades...

Mac Curtis: The SI Org Eyes Adjacent Market Growth Through QinetiQ NA Services Group Buy

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Mac Curtis The SI Organization has moved to grow its footprint in fields such as cybersecurity and analytics by agreeing to purchase QinetiQ North America‘s services and solutions group. The SI expects to close the deal in the second quarter of calendar year 2014 after regulatory approvals have been completed, the company said Tuesday. Reuters reports the transaction is valued at up to $215...

John Chen: BlackBerry Invests in Cloud Medical IT Firm NantHealth

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BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) has made an investment in NantHealth, a California-based startup that is developing cloud-based information technology for medical applications. The companies seek to develop integrated IT systems to help healthcare organizations comply with privacy rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, BlackBerry said Tuesday. “BlackBerry’s capabilities...

Dave Dacquino: SkyLink Aviation Adds 3 C-Suite Execs “Critical to Achieving SkyLink’s Full Global Reach”

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SkyLink Aviation recently made a number of additions to its executive ranks in a move to add industry, military and government experience to its C-Suite and senior leadership. Over a just more than one month period between mid-February and mid-March, CEO Dave Dacquino announced the company was adding a chief financial officer, chief operating officer and chief information officer to its leadership...