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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 federal services …

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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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Dun & Bradstreet, GSA Reach New Agreement on Use of Federal Spending Data

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 4, 2016 — Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) and the General Services Administration have agreed on a renegotiated contract on the use of collected federal spending data, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. GSA’s Kevin Youel Page wrote in a blog post published Thursday that the new contract expands access to …

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Reuters: Sales of Boeing F-15, F/A-18E/F Jets to Kuwait, Qatar Near US Approval

The U.S. government could approve this month a pair of foreign military sales agreements for Qatar and Kuwait to procure up to 76 Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) F-15 and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet jets worth an estimated $7 billion, Reuters reported Thursday. Tom Finn and Andrea Shalal write sources said the deals include the sale of 36 …

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Carahsoft’s John Lee: NASA’s SEWP Vehicle Drives Agency Cloud Adoption, Transition

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 8, 2016 — John Lee, vice president of cloud services and program manager for the Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement vehicle at Carahsoft, has said the NASA contract platform serves to drive cloud adoption at federal agencies, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Lee wrote in a blog post published Tuesday that options …

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Curtiss-Wright Lands $80M in Contracts to Provide Ship Valves for Navy; David Adams Comments

Curtiss-Wright (NYSE: CW) has secured approximately $80 million in contracts to provide various valves for the U.S. Navy‘s Virginia-class submarines and Ford-class aircraft carriers. The company said Wednesday it received the contracts from business units of Bechtel and General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) as part of a ship construction support and spare parts procurement agreement. Curtiss-Wright …

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Mike Poth: FirstNet Eyes Public Safety Broadband Network Contract Award in November

The First Responder Network Authority closed the process Tuesday for the submission of final bids from vendors interested in the contract to build a proposed national public safety broadband network for first responders. FirstNet CEO Mike Poth said Tuesday the agency will now move to the evaluation phase and plans …

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KBR CEO Stuart Bradie: Wyle Purchase Adds US Govt R&D Contracts as Complement to Overseas Work

KBR‘s (NYSE: KBR) move to purchase U.S. government engineering and technical services contractor Wyle Laboratories for $570 million aims to add a pipeline of domestic research-and-development services to federal agencies as a complement to work carried out overseas, KBR CEO Stuart Bradie told investors Monday. Bradie said a majority of KBR’s government …

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DHS Execs: Agency Seeking Early Feedback From Industry on IT Acquisitions

The Department of Homeland Security wants potential vendors in an information technology acquisition program to give the agency feedback early in the process via responses to requests for information, DHS’ chief procurement officer said Wednesday. Soraya Correa, DHS’ CPO since January 2015, told an audience of industry executives at a Potomac Officers Club-hosted …

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