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AURA Receives $196M NASA Contract Extension for Hubble Telescope Science Operations

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NASA has awarded a $196.3 million contract extension to the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy to continue its science operations support for the Hubble Space Telescope at the Space Telescope Science Institute. The agency said Friday the extension brings the total contract value to $2 billion and requires products and services …

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Air Force Taps M1 Support Services For $194M T-38 Aircraft Maintenance Contract


M1 Support Services has won a $193.8 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for the operations and maintenance of the Northrop Grumman-built (NYSE: NOC) T-38 Talon trainer aircraft. The Defense Department said Tuesday the contract requires M1 to provide support on companion training services for B-2 and U-2 pilots and adversary air assets …

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ASRC Federal Unit to Support NASA Leadership Training Programs; Mark Gray Comments

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 2, 2016 — A subsidiary of ASRC Federal will support NASA‘s Academy of Program/Project and Engineering Leadership training programs for its technical workforce under a $21 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday ASRC Federal Data Solutions will help develop curriculum and implement e-learning practices to train …

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KBR Strikes $570M Deal For Engineering, Science Contractor Wyle

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Houston-based KBR (NYSE: KBR) has agreed to purchase U.S. federal engineering and scientific services contractor Wyle Laboratories for $570 million in a move both companies expect to create a global government services business segment with an estimated $2 billion in projected annual contract work. KBR said Monday it expects to …

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NASA Extends Harris’ Space Communications Network Support Contract


NASA has exercised two one-year options on a previously awarded contract to Harris (NYSE: HRS) for communications, telemetry and tracking support to the International Space Station and various satellites in low-Earth orbit. The options increase the ceiling value of the company’s Space Communications Network Services contract with NASA by about $384 million, Harris said Monday. Harris booked the …

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Erin Andre Named SRI Chief People Officer, Greg Kovacs to Serve as Biosciences Division President

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SRI International has appointed Greg Kovacs, a 25-year professor at Stanford University, as president of its biosciences division and named Erin Andre, former chief human resource officer of Convergys, as the nonprofit’s chief people officer. Kovacs will collaborate with other executives of SRI and the biosciences division to  implement research, development and commercialization strategies, SRI …

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Weekly Roundup May 16 – May 20 2016: The Private Sector’s Role in Fed Workforce Support & more


May 16 – May 20 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson The future of the federal government and contractor workforces is our focus here as we look at a pair of new initiatives announced this week that aim to help build …

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Lockheed Martin to Introduce ‘Mars Base Camp’ Concept

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 20, 2016 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has said NASA can use a manned spacecraft orbiting Mars as a platform to send humans to the planet by the 2030s as part of the company’s Mars Base Camp concept, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Popular Science reported Wednesday that Lockheed is …

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Frank Culbertson: Orbital ATK Eyes Manned Cislunar Habitat by 2020

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 20, 2016 — Frank Culbertson, president of Orbital ATK‘s (NYSE: OA) space systems group, has indicated that the company seeks to use the Cygnus spacecraft as the model for a manned habitat in cislunar space, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday Culbertson, who is also an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s …

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Orbital ATK Readies 2nd Qualification Motor for NASA SLS Booster Test

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 11, 2016 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) has completed the installation of a second qualification motor for the Space Launch System boosters at a Utah facility ahead of a planned static-fire test on June 28, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the QM-2 motor will be used in a …

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