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

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

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

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 AHAllowance Holder-64Es was approved by a U.S. congressional panel Monday. The deal also includes spare parts production, training, maintenance...

Loren Thompson: New 2-Year Budget Deal Eases Sequester’s Hit on Pentagon

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A bipartisan two-year deal reached by lawmakers will eliminate almost half of the mandated across-the-board cuts to the Pentagon’s fiscal 2014 budget, National Journal reported Tuesday. “This is a positive outcome for the military and in particular, for the defense industry,” Loren Thompson, chief operating officer of the Lexington Institute, told the publication. SaraSuperfund Amendments...

PAE to Develop, Test SureTrak Surveillance System

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PAE’s applied technologies business has been awarded a $44,577,164 U.S. Navy contract to develop, test and integrate a surveillance system for three U.S. agencies and governments in Africa to support a foreign military sales agreement. The SureTrak System is designed as a multi-sensor, data acquisition and display system used for airspace surveillance, waterway clearance, shoreline surveillance...

Sean Berg to Lead Dell Federal’s DoD Business; Tracy Pavillard, Ray McDuffie Take New Roles

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Sean Berg, former head of Dell’s enterprise solutions group in the U.K., has joined the company’s U.S. federal business and will lead a team focused on the Defense Department. His appointment is one of three moves within Dell Federal’s leadership team, as Tracy Pavillard will lead the civilian sales organization and Ray McDuffie will oversee sales to the intelligence community, Dell...

Deltek Details $8B in Defense Tech, Services Contract Opportunities

The Defense Department and two service branches are planning to launch three contracting vehicles in early 2014 that could be worth up to $8 billion for all awardees, the Washington Post reported Monday. Ashley Bergander, a Deltek research manager, writes the three contract vehicles will come from the Pentagon, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army. A DoD vehicle covering IT and technical support services...

Pentagon Wants Israel to Have Ospreys By 2015

The Defense Department has prioritized a foreign military sales order from Israel for six Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Bell Helicopter-built V-22 Ospreys ahead of the U.S. Marine Corps, Defense News reported Thursday. Marcus Weisgerber writes Israel’s formal request for modified versions of the tilt-rotor aircraft came this week following Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s visit to the Middle East in April. Israel...

ManTech to Help Navy Prep Readiness Documents

A business unit of ManTech International (NASDAQ: MANT) has won a potential seven-year, $85 million contract to work with the U.S. Navy to prepare documents on military readiness activities. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific received seven offers for the firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity architect-engineer services contract via the Navy’s e-commerce...

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