Steve Comber: Leidos to Help Navy Research PTSD, Brain Injuries

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Steve Comber Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has won a potential $15 million contract to support the U.S. Navy’s psychological health services for marines and sailors. The company will work to develop instructional programs, coordinate communications, facilitate outreach programs, assist clinical research and manage data for the Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control, Leidos said Wednesday. Steve...

Navy Awards Seven Spots on $877M Training Services IDIQ

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The U.S. Navy has awarded positions on a potential five-year, $876,934,815 contract vehicle to seven companies for training support services under the Joint Force Development program. Eight offers were submitted to the Naval Supply Systems Command’s Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk for the cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity program, the Defense Department said Thursday. The...

Thomas Vecchiolla Named Raytheon Int’l Business President; John Harris Comments

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Thomas Vecchiolla Thomas Vecchiolla, formerly vice president of business development and strategy for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, has been named president of Raytheon International Inc., the missile maker’s international business organization. Raytheon said Thursday that Vecchiolla will be responsible for leading Raytheon’s international business team, will be based in D.C....

General Dynamics-Huntington Ingalls Team Awarded $18B to Build Subs; Jeffrey Geiger, Matt Mulherin Comment

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General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) Electric Boat subsidiary and Huntington Ingalls’ (NYSE: HII) Newport News Shipbuilding will continue to jointly construct submarines for the U.S. Navy under a $17.6 billion contract. The team will work to develop 10 additional Virginia-class Block IV submarines over five years beginning on May 1 and deliver the tenth submarine in 2023, General Dynamics said Monday. Matt...

Navy Increases Harris’ SATCOM Terminal Contract Ceiling to $250M; Ed Zoiss Comments

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Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) will deliver 120 shipboard satellite communications terminals to the U.S. Navy under an eight-year, $133 million contract. This award increases the total potential value of the Commercial Broadband Satellite Program Unit Level Variant contract to more than $250 million through 2022, Harris said Monday. Ed Zoiss, vice president and general manager of defense programs for Harris...

Navy Awards 7 Spots on $83M Program, Financial Mgmt Services IDIQ

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Seven companies have won positions on a potential three-year, $83,333,333 contract to provide program and financial management services to the U.S. Navy. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic received 12 offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract via SSC Atlantic’s e-commerce website and FedBizOpps, the Defense Department said Tuesday. The...

Air Force Taps 12 Firms for $6B NETCENTS-2 Operations, Infrastructure Contract

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Nine companies have won positions on a potential seven-year, $5.7 billion contract covering network operations and infrastructure services to the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force receive 29 offers for this portion of the Network-Centric Solutions-2 program through a small business competition, the Defense Department said Thursday. Air Force units are required to purchase the services through NETCENTS-2...

Lockheed Awarded $700M for US, Int’l F-35 Parts

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded a $698,032,385 U.S. Navy contract to gather parts, materials and components for 57 F-35 fighter jets that are being acquired by the U.S. and five international partners. The fixed-price-incentive, firm target, advanced acquisition contract covers work on low rate initial production lot 9 through May 2015 and the full funding amount is being obligated at...

Mark Lucas Joins QinetiQ NA in Strategic Programs Leadership Role

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Mark Lucas, formerly an acquisition and warfare analysis leader at WBB, has joined QinetiQ North America as director of strategic programs within the mission solutions business unit. The retired Navy commander has led operational and combat tours as a flight officer in Kosovo and Iraq, QNA said Tuesday. Other Navy roles have included service as action officer for the deputy assistant navy secretary...

DARPA Plans 2-Year, $175M Extension for Lockheed Anti-Ship Missile R&D Contract

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DARPA image The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency intends to award a two-year, $175 million contract extension to Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for research and development work on a missile intended to defend against adversarial warships. Such an extension would complete the demonstration phase of the the joint DARPA-Navy Long Range Anti-Ship Missile program and continue technology maturation...