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Air Force Issues $403M F-16 Service Life Extension Contract RFP for Small Businesses

The U.S. Air Force has kicked off a small business set-aside solicitation for a potential 10-year, $403 million contract to extend the service life of the military branch’s fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a five-year ordering period and a five-year option, the Air Force said …

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Jacobs-EwingCole JV Wins $99M Navy IDIQ for Military Facility Construction Project Services

A joint venture of Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) and EwingCole has won a potential $99 million contract to provide support services for military construction projects within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command’s Southwest area of responsibility. Jacobs EwingCole A JV will perform contract work at various government facilities including those managed by the …

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Foreign Investment Committee Completes Ultra Electronics-Sparton Transaction Review

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. has finalized its review of the proposed acquisition of Schaumburg, Illinois-based electromechanical technology company Sparton (NYSE: SPA) by U.K.-based defense and aerospace contractor Ultra Electronics. Ultra said Monday it signed a timing agreement with the Justice Department and that the deal is still subject to antitrust …

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Lockheed Wins $81M MDA Ballistic Re-Entry Vehicle Production Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a potential five-year, $80.6 million contract from the Missile Defense Agency to develop modified ballistic re-entry vehicle and separation modules. The Defense Department said Tuesday Lockheed’s space systems business will also manufacture, store and monitor the delivered modules, as well as maintain software and hardware and transport …

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HPE, Microsoft Vet Frank Vella Joins Information Builders as COO

Frank Vella, formerly chief revenue officer at BlueJeans Network, has joined New York-based business intelligence and analytics platforms provider Information Builders as chief operating officer. Vella will collaborate with Information Builders’ executive group to seek new market opportunities, support expansion efforts and create growth strategies, the company said Monday. His appointment …

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Report: DoD IG Lauds USAF Acquisition Strategy, Risk Mgmt for Bomber Program

The Defense Department’s inspector general has said the U.S. Air Force developed a “comprehensive” risk management process and procurement strategy to support its $80 billion B-21 bomber aircraft program, Bloomberg reported Monday. DoD IG said in the redacted version of its audit report that the bomber program has “clearly defined” warfighter requirements …

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ServiceNow’s Bob Osborn: ‘Service-Aware Enterprise’ Can Help Agencies Understand Security Risks

Bob Osborn, chief technology officer for federal at ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW), has said that federal agencies should implement a “service-aware capability” to understand security risks and increase awareness of real-time computing boundaries as they receive and process data derived from internet-connected devices. Osborn wrote that agencies seeking to maintain contextual …

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