State Dept OKs Iraq’s $700M in Requests for BAE Weapons, General Dynamics Vehicle Parts

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The State Department has approved a potential sale to Iraq of $97 million in Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems built by BAE Systems and $600 million in vehicle parts made by General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Wednesday the proposed sale of 2,000 APKWS includes spare and repair parts, documentation, personnel training and associated equipment, weapon...

Rich Bristow: Cubic to Continue Supporting Army Personnel Training Programs

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Cubic (NYSE: CUB) has received four task orders worth $9.63 million combined to help the U.S. Army develop instructional methods and tools intended to prepare current and future warfighters. The company’s applications business will provide educational technology and training management services to the branch’s Mission Command Center of Excellence, Command and General Staff College and Fires...

Dan Batrack: Tetra Tech Lands EPA Superfund Work in 8 Southeast States

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Tetra Tech (NASDAQ: TTEK) will provide the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency‘s Region 4 Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team with technical and advisory support services under a five-year, $76 million contract. The company said Monday the contract covers emergency preparedness, prevention and response; Superfund and brownfields site assessments; data management; and training...

KGS to Help FEMA Train Region II Grantees; Pat Moneymaker Comments

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KGS has won a contract from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to train grantees within Region II on financial, operational and compliance management. The company will provide classroom and virtual training services for participants under FEMA’s preparedness, disaster and non-disaster grants in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, KGS said Monday. “We...

Saudi Arabia Plans $2B Patriot Missile Purchase; Lockheed, Raytheon Prime Contractors

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The State Department has approved Saudi Arabia’s request to purchase a Patriot Air Defense System from the U.S. government under a potential $1.75 billion foreign military sales agreement. The system consists of a set of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles and associated parts and equipment, as well as personnel training and logistics and technical support, the Defense Security Cooperation...

DSCA Details Potential $1B in Missile, Helicopter Service Deals for Iraq

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The State Department has approved two foreign military sales agreements with Iraq worth more than $1 billion combined that cover Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) defense equipment and logistics support for the country’s rotorcraft from Bell Helicopter. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Tuesday that Iraq has asked to buy 5,000 Lockheed-made AGM-114K/N/R Hellfire missiles, other...

Raytheon Extends Support for NASA Training Facilities in Houston

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Raytheon Technical Services received a one-year, $27 million contract extension to continue providing training and simulation support at NASA‘s Johnson Space Center. The contract is worth up to $129 million total and comes under the agency’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory/Space Vehicle Mockup Facility Operations Contract program, NASA said Wednesday. Work at the center includes training, operational,...

ATK to Develop US Army Air Platform, Training Ammo; Dan Olson Comments

ATK (NYSE: ATK) has been awarded a set of contracts worth more than $112 million combined to develop medium- and large-caliber ammunition systems for arm air platforms and crew training programs. The U.S. Army will use the ammunition to arm its A-10, Apache attack helicopter and the AC-130 gunship fleets and to train crews on how to operate the Apache and Abrams battle tank, ATK said Wednesday. “Developing...

Drew Morin: TCS, E-volve Team to Support Air Force Cyber Training Program

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Drew Morin TeleCommunication Systems (NASDAQ: TSYS) has been awarded a $3.3 million contract to provide professional services for a cyber operations training program run by the Air Force. TCS will work with National Harbor, Md.-based management and technology consulting firm E-volve Technology Systems to help train the Air Force’s cyber workforce, TCS said Tuesday. The contract contains a three-month...

Carl Salzano: Mentorship & Trust Critical as Booz Allen Works to Help Wounded Warriors Transition into Civilian Life, Careers

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Carl Salzano In 2010, Booz Allen Hamilton senior vice president Carl Salzano brought together leaders from across the company to establish a strategic framework, organization and structure for employee-led volunteer veteran activities. “We weren’t going to interfere with letting a thousand flowers bloom, but we wanted to bring a strategic focus to these efforts, and as an institution, we...