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Report: Japan Mulls Additional F-35A Fighter Jet Procurement

Japan plans to purchase over 20 additional Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) F-35A fighter jets from the U.S. in the next six years, Reuters reported Tuesday. Sources said the East Asian country may directly procure F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant from the U.S. for approximately $100 million each through a transaction …

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Hughes’ Rick Lober: Commercial Satellite Procurement to Guide DoD Space Acquisition

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 19, 2018 — Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of Hughes Network Systems‘ defense and intelligence systems unit, has said the procurement principles for commercial satellite technologies will serve to guide the Defense Department in its acquisition of space hardware, ExecutiveBiz reported Jan. 4. He wrote in a piece …

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IBM’s Sam Gordy Urges Multi-Vendor DoD Contract for Cloud Services

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 22, 2017 — Sam Gordy, general manager of IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) federal business, urged the Defense Department to select multiple vendors for its planned procurement of commercial cloud computing services for unclassified, secret and top secret workloads in 2018, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 13. Gordy said in a Nextgov report …

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Leidos’ James Reagan Sees Positive Outlook for Federal Spending After Budget Passed

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 12, 2017 — James Reagan, chief financial officer of Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), has expressed a positive outlook regarding federal spending following the approval of the $1 trillion fiscal 2017 omnibus budget, which includes a $21 billion increase for defense, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. “Where we see the money in …

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PwC: Long-Term Commitment, Local Industry Cooperation Key to Int’l Defense Contracts

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 3, 2017 — PwC has urged defense contractors to build on long-term relationships with the local military and industrial bases at foreign countries to offset reduced activity in traditional defense markets due to budget constraints, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Randy Starr and Anurag Garg, aerospace and defense industry advisers at …

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NTT Data to Deliver IaaS Platform Under NASPO ValuePoint; Tim Conway Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 22, 2017 — NTT Data (NYSE: NTT) will provide an infrastructure-as-a-service platform to state and local agencies participating under the National Association of State Procurement Officers’ ValuePoint cooperative purchasing program, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The company said Thursday the master agreement seeks to help the agencies secure their cloud environments. “This …

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Defense News: NATO Eyes $3B IT, Command & Control Contract Spending Over 2 Years

NATO plans to spend $3.2 billion on contracts in support of requirements such as cybersecurity, information technology and command-and-control systems over the next two and a half years, Defense News reported Friday. Peter Scaruppe, acquisition director for NATO’s Communications and Information Agency, told the publication in an interview that the agency …

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Reports: Canada Eyes Interim Purchase of 18 Boeing-Built Super Hornets

Canada plans to buy 18 Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft from the U.S. government on a temporary basis for an undisclosed amount in an effort to support the country’s existing fleet of CF-18 fighter jets, National Post reported Tuesday. David Pugliese writes Canada’s liberal government announced the plan as it works to …

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GAO Denies 9 Bid Protests of DHA Tricare Contract Awards to Humana, Health Net

The Government Accountability Office has dismissed nine protests filed by health insurers Health Net,  UnitedHealth Military and Veterans and Wellpoint to challenge the Defense Health Agency’s Tricare services contract awards worth approximately $58 billion,  Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jared Serbu writes GAO’s decision paves the way for Humana (NYSE: HUM) and Health Net’s …

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Mike Poth: FirstNet Inches Closer to Public Safety Broadband Network Contract Award

The First Responder Network Authority is in the evaluation phase and is close to awarding a contract to build a national public safety broadband network for first responders. FirstNet CEO Mike Poth said Thursday the agency has completed several tasks in compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation in order to facilitate …

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