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DCMA Head Wendy Masiello: Agency Seeks Increased Small Business GovCon Participation


The Defense Contract Management Agency is working on ways to help small businesses increase their participation in the government contracting market and gain an education on the sector prior to their entry, DCMA’s director told the Potomac Officers Club Thursday. Air Force Lt. Gen. Wendy Masiello told a GovCon and …

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State Dept Clears Lithuania’s $55M Raytheon-Lockheed Javelin Missiles Purchase Request


The State Department has approved the sale of Javelin missiles worth $55 million to Lithuania under a foreign military sales agreement with the U.S. government. Lithuania ordered 220 Javelin missiles, 10 Javelin fly-to-buy missiles and 74 Javelin command launch units from the U.S. government, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said …

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DLA Taps Johnson Outdoors for $200M Tent Supply Contract


Johnson Outdoors in New York, doing business as Eureka Tents, has won a potential four-year, $200 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to supply commercial tents to the U.S.’ four military branches. Twenty offers were submitted to DLA for the firm-fixed-price contract through a competitive bidding process, the Defense Department said Wednesday. Johnson …

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Frank Kendall: DoD On Track for FY 2017 Budget Release, R&D Concerns Hold

Frank Kendall

The Defense Department is on schedule in its plan to deliver its fiscal year 2017 budget plan by the end of January or early February, the Pentagon’s lead acquisition official told the Potomac Officers Club Wednesday. Frank Kendall — undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics — told the audience in McLean, Virginia …

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CAE’s Gene Colabatistto: Training & Simulation Sector to See Increased Military Interest, Industry Activity

Gene Colabatistto

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 1, 2015 — Gene Colabatistto, president of CAE‘s (NYSE: CAE) defense and security group, believes increased military interest in simulation technology and “portfolio shaping” of companies will drive the training and simulation industry, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. Colabatistto told Defense News in an interview published Saturday that the military services …

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Leidos 3Q Earnings Top Wall Street Forecasts, Revenue In Line; Roger Krone on M&A Market


Leidos Holdings (NYSE: LDOS) — one of 30 companies listed on Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index — has reported third quarter earnings of 71 cents per share to exceed the consensus Wall Street forecast by 5 cents and prior year figures by 6 cents. Profit climbed 44.12 percent from the same …

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Lisa Atherton Appointed Military Business EVP at Bell Helicopter


Lisa Atherton, formerly vice president for global military business development at Bell Helicopter, has been appointed executive VP of the Fort Worth, Texas-based rotocraft manufacturer’s military business. She succeeds Mitch Snyder, who elevated to president and CEO at Bell Helicopter, and will oversee the Textron (NYSE: TXT) subsidiary’s strategic programs and business development efforts …

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Heidi Shyu Describes Army’s Open Architecture Approach, Tech Acquisition Environment to Potomac Officers Club

Heidi Shyu

Technology platforms with open architectures are a key aspect of the U.S. Army‘s large push to change how it brings new tools to soldiers in the battlefield, the service branch’s lead acquisition official told the Potomac Officers Club Wednesday. Heidi Shyu — assistant army secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology — also said at the POC …

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CAMSS Awarded $200M DLA Military Shelter Contract


CAMSS Shelters has won a $200 million contract with the Defense Logistics Agency to produce commercial shelters for the U.S. military. The contract contains a one-year base period and three one-year options, the Defense Department said Friday. CAMSS will manufacture the shelters in Washington through Aug. 6, 2016. DLA received …

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Leidos-Cerner-Accenture Team Wins Multibillion Dollar Military Health Record Contract


A team of Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), healthcare technology maker Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has beaten two other industry teams for the Defense Department‘s multi-year, multibillion dollar contract to integrate a commercial electronic health records system across the Military Health System. DoD said Wednesday the contract has a $4,336,822,777 ceiling value over the initial two-year ordering period with two three-year option periods …

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