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...

Navy Awards Seven Spots on $877M Training Services IDIQ

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The U.S. Navy has awarded positions on a potential five-year, $876,934,815 contract vehicle to seven companies for training support services under the Joint Force Development program. Eight offers were submitted to the Naval Supply Systems Command’s Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk for the cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity program, the Defense Department said Thursday. The...

Hughes to Continue SATCOM Work for GSA Distance Learning Program

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Hughes Network Systems will continue to provide its satellite-based technical services for the General Services Administration’s government distance learning program, GCN reported Monday. Kathleen Hickey writes Hughes will help install and maintain a one-way video and two-way audio network for students in the U.S. and the Caribbean region to connect with remote instructors through broadband satellites. The...

ManTech, Salient Fed, SAIC & Kratos Tapped for SPAWAR Program Training IDIQ

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The U.S. Navy has awarded four positions on a potential three-year contract for training services to support the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific’s training development and support center. SPAWAR received seven proposals for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, multiple-award contract, the Defense Department said Thursday. Awardees will compete for task...

Michael Braun: SGI Eyes “Broader Platform” with Pick Up of Weapons Training Firm AWTI

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SGI Global LLC has purchased Advanced Weapons Training International LLC for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is intended to grow SGI’s risk assessment and personnel recovery support offerings in the military, law enforcement and commercial training markets, SGI said Thursday. SGI Managing Partner Michael Braun added that his company looked to strengthen its asset base and training portfolio...

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...