Lockheed Promotes Robert Rangel to SVP for Washington Ops; Marillyn Hewson Comments

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Robert Rangel, vice president of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) programs and global security policy, will succeed Greg Dahlberg as the company’s senior vice president for Washington operations effective January 2015. Lockheed said Monday Rangel will lead engagement efforts with Congress, the Defense Department and other Washington-based federal agencies as well as all state and local governments. “I’m...

Rudy deLeon Joins General Dynamics Board of Directors; Phebe Novakovic Comments

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Rudy deLeon Rudy deLeon, a senior fellow with the Center for American Progress, has joined General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) board of directors. DeLeon is a former Pentagon chief operating officer and served on both the Deputies Committee of the National Security Council and the National Partnership Council before he left federal service in 2001, General Dynamics said Tuesday. “Rudy brings...

DISA to Acquire Red Hat Software From DLT; Jim Propps Comments

DLT Solutions has been awarded a new blanket purchase agreement worth up to $40 million to provide Red Hat software and services to the Defense Department and intelligence agencies. The Defense Information Systems Agency awarded the new contract, which will run for five years through June 2019 as part of the Pentagon’s Enterprise Software Initiative, DLT said Tuesday. The Red Hat software in the...

Report: US Contractors’ Cut of Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ Spending to Increase From 3% to 55%

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Israel has agreed to share more than half of funds it will receive from the Pentagon next year with U.S. contractors to build Iron Dome anti-rocket shields, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Tony Capaccio writes that the U.S. Missile Defense Agency told Congress in a report obtained by Bloomberg that funds going to the U.S. industrial base for the co-production of Israel’s missile interceptor will...

David Wennergren to Join Professional Services Council as Tech Policy SVP

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David Wennergren David Wennergren, a nearly three-decade government veteran and a current vice president at CACI International (NYSE: CACI), will join the trade group Professional Services Council as SVP of technology policy. He will start in the role on June 9 and lead the organization’s primary vehicle for addressing technology-related business issues, the PSC said Tuesday. Wennergren joined...

Deltek’s Deniece Peterson: Readiness, Cyber, ISR Among Top Contract Priorities at Pentagon; Health and Infrastructure Elsewhere

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A new Deltek analysis of the president’s budget proposal found evolving agency priorities could impact how the government spends the up to $608 billion in fiscal year 2015 funds requested for government contracts, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Deniece Peterson, director of federal industry analysis at Deltek, writes agencies will likely spend a larger percentage of available contract funds...

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...

DLA Exercises $1.8B Option on Siemens Radiology Equipment IDIQ

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The Defense Logistics Agency has exercised a $1,789,537,539 contract option to acquire radiology systems and related equipment from Siemens Medical Solutions. DLA awarded Siemens the fifth option period under a potential eight-year contract and the option runs through March 30, 2015, the Pentagon said Wednesday. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies are listed as users...

Teri Takai: DoD Plans to Authorize 9 Cloud Providers

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The Pentagon aims to further expand commercial cloud availability throughout the military with a plan to certify nine companies to run the services for the military, FCW reported Thursday. Adam Mazmanian writes Chief Information Officer Teri Takai told a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing last week that the move was part of the Defense Department’s “aggressive push” toward commercial cloud...

US, Iraq Strike $6B Deal for Boeing Apache Helicopters

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Iraq will acquire 24 Boeing-made (NYSE: BA) Apache attack helicopters through an approved $6.2 billion deal under the Pentagon’s foreign military sales program, Defense News reported Monday. Paul McLeary writes the Iraqi military’s purchase and lease of AH-64Es was approved by a U.S. congressional panel Monday. The deal also includes spare parts production, training, maintenance and technical...