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Weekly Roundup Oct 5 – Oct 9 2015: CNBC’s Jim Cramer Talks Up Defense Stocks as 3Q Earnings Season Looms & more

PACIFIC OCEAN (March 26, 2009) The San Diego-based guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) fires a missile Thursday, March 26, 2009 during training exercise Stellar Daggers in the Pacific Ocean. Benfold engaged multiple targets with Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) Block IIIA and modified SM-2 BLK IV missiles. The overall objective of Stellar Daggers was to test the Aegis system's sea-based ability to simultaneously detect, track, engage and destroy multiple incoming air and ballistic missile threats during terminal or final phase of flight. The Benfold’s Aegis Weapons System successfully detected and intercepted a cruise missile target with a SM-2 BLK IIIA, while simultaneously detecting and intercepting an incoming SRBM target with a modified SM-2 BLK IV. This is the first time the fleet has successfully tested the Aegis system's ability to intercept both an SRBM in terminal phase and a low-altitude cruise missile target at the same time. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

Weekly Roundup Oct 5 – Oct 9 2015 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson One of the most listened-to voices in business media singled out the defense sector and one of its biggest players as among the best performers during recent …

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WSJ: NASA Space Cargo Transport Competition Down to 4 Bidders


NASA has narrowed the list of bidders in a $14 billion industry competition to support the agency’s cargo resupply missions to the International Space Station, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Andy Pasztor lists Boeing (NYSE: BA), Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), Sierra Nevada and SpaceX as the remaining contenders for …

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NASA Taps ASRC Federal Subsidiary for $274M Goddard IT Support Contract


An ASRC Federal subsidiary has been awarded a potential five-year, $273.7 million contract to provide information technology support services at a NASA-run space research facility in Maryland. NASA said Thursday that Arctic Slope Technical Services will help develop, run and sustain Goddard Space Flight Center’s information systems software under the …

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Boeing Receives $1B ISS Engineering, Personnel Support Contract; John Elbon Comments

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) has been awarded a five-year, $1.18 billion contract with NASA to evaluate the International Space Station’s ability to maintain operations through 2020. Boeing will perform engineering, resources and personnel support services for the station systems, and supply hardware and software, the company said Tuesday. NASA is working …

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Integrated Mission Support Services Lands $102M NASA Environmental, Medical Contract

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Integrated Mission Support Services LLC has been awarded a nearly $102 million contract to provide environmental and medical services to NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The company will perform clinical operations, aerospace medicine support, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, biomedical studies, environmental monitoring and public health services, NASA said Tuesday. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity …

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Northrop Receives Orbital ATK Space Components for Webb Telescope

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TYSONS CORNER, VA September 23, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday on Orbital ATK’s (NYSE: OA) delivery of the fuel and oxider tanks it has designed for Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), who will outfit the space components on the James Webb Space Telescope as the prime contractor of the NASA program. Orbital …

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Mike Kahn: Orbital ATK Continues NASA Alliance with Tech Research Support Contract Win

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TYSONS CORNER, VA September 22, 2015 — NASA has handed Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) subsidiary Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC qualification to research aerospace propulsion technologies under the RTAPS2 vehicle in support of Glenn Research Center, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. “This effort reflects our continued commitment to be a key partner in NASA’s pioneering …

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Weekly Roundup Sept 14 – Sept 18 2015: 2015 GovCon Award Nominations Are In, No Deal for ULA & more


Weekly Roundup Sept 14 – Sept 18 2015 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson The list of this year’s Greater Washington Government Contractor Award finalists came out this week and the category of companies with more than $300 million in annual revenue …

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Orbital ATK, NASA Test Green Rocket Fuel on 22N Thrusters

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TYSONS CORNER, VA September 16, 2015 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) and the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center have performed a series of tests on a new rocket fuel made by Ecaps of Sweden. The LMP-103S high performance green propulsion used to power 22 Newton thrusters in Huntsville is environmentally …

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AWD Management Services Awarded NASA JSC Admin Support Contract

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AWD Management Services has secured a potential five-year, $73 million contract to carry out administrative support services for NASA’s Houston-based Johnson Space Center. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract also covers secretarial support to New Mexico-based White Sands Test Facility, Ellington Field and Sonny Carter Training Facility in Houston and other work locations …

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