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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: The Biggest Contracts of the Week

Weekly Roundup
August 14 – August 18 2017

A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson

This week the GovCon industry witnessed a number of significant contract awards, many of which focused on R&D, space, IT services and missile defense. Let’s take a quick look at some of this week’s most noteworthy contract awards.

The largest contract awarded in the past week was Lockheed Martin’s $8 billion follow-on for global logistics support for the U.S. Special Forces. U.S. Special Operations Command awarded Lockheed with a potential ten-year contract to continue providing logistics support services to the nation’s special operations force. The Department of Defense noted that Lockheed will be supporting program and enterprise management functions for USSOCOM’s program executive office of the special operations forces support activity.

Boeing secured an additional $7.13 billion in funds to continue its C-17 Globemaster III sustainment efforts. The contract modification raised the ceiling value of a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract following an increase in C-17 fleet and operating bases. The C-17 airlifter is designed to transport large equipment, supplies and troops.

Although not strictly within the last week, Jacobs was awarded a $4.6 billion follow-on contract to deliver products and services in support of the Missile Defense Agency’s operations, test and training activities. The Defense Department said that Jacobs will support missions of Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center as well as MDA’s enterprise communications and information technology environment under the follow-on contract.

The California Institute of Technology was awarded a potential $2.5 billion IDIQ contract to support NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Caltech will manage the development and sustainment of core competencies for NASA-funded projects in astrophysics, aeronautics, Earth and planetary sciences, heliophysics and space. Caltech will also oversee competed and peer-reviewed research activities sponsored by NASA and will manage the Deep Space Network as well.

The Air Force selected Northrop Grumman and Aurora Flight Sciences to receive positions on a potential eight-year, $499 million contract to research, develop and demonstrate aerospace vehicle systems designed to deliver weapons, cargo and other payloads to warfighters. The Air Force Research Laboratory will obligate $100,000 from fiscal 2017 R&D funds to each company at the time of award.

Lockheed Martin also won a spot on the aforementioned potential eight-year, $499 million contract from the Air Force for research and development of aerospace vehicle systems. The Defense Department announced Lockheed’s addition on Thursday, saying that Lockheed will support the Aerospace Systems Air Platform Technology Research Program at Fort Worth.

ManTech International was awarded a contract from NASA this week, receiving a potential ten-year, $450 million contract to provide management and information technology services in support of the Institutional Computing Environment at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. ManTech said that the contract’s base value is $180 million, covering IT, collaborative engineering, integrated personal collaboration services, cybersecurity and cellular infrastructure support. ManTech anticipates utilizing its cyber, analytics, systems engineering, software and enterprise IT experience in supporting the JPL.

ASRC Federal’s data solutions business secured a potential five-year, $319 million contract to support infrastructure, applications and communication functions at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA noted that ASRC Federal will provide products and services to KSC as well as other NASA facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Vandenberg Air Force Base under the firm-fixed-price contract.


Weekly Contract Awards
This week’s top GovCon contract awards. Boeing, 22nd Century Technologies, General Dynamics Electric Boat, Caltech, ASRC Federal, Booz Allen Hamilton, ManTech, Paragon TEC and many others.
Lockheed Wins $8B Follow-On Contract for Global Logistics Support to US Special Forces
The U.S. Special Operations Command has awarded Lockheed Martin a potential 10-year, $8 billion contract to continue providing logistics support services to the country’s special operations forces.
Air Force Raises Boeing C-17 Sustainment IDIQ Ceiling by $7B
Boeing has secured $7.13 billion in additional funds to continue to help sustain the U.S. Air Force‘s fleet of C-17 Globemaster IIImilitary transport aircraft under a contract modification.
ASRC Federal Lands Potential $319M Award for NASA KSC Infrastructure, Application & Comm Services
ASRC Federal‘s data solutions business has secured a potential five-year, $319 million to support infrastructure, applications and communication functions at NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Mitre Names Mark Maybury, John Kreger, 3 Other Senior Execs to New Leadership Roles
Mitre has appointed five senior executives to new leadership roles as part of the McLean, Virginia-based nonprofit organization’s plan to boost focus on technical innovation efforts.
John Foley: DSA Leveraged Growth Strategy in PPC Acquisition
John Foley, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Data Systems Analysts, has said the professional services contractor utilized “recent growth” to acquire information technology and management consulting provider Project Performance Company.
Report: Lockheed Considers Bid for Israel’s $4.2B Logistics Center Construction Plan
Lockheed Martin is considering a plan to bid on a potential $4.18 billion program to build three logistics centers for Israel’s defence forces.
James Mattis: Continuing Resolution Affects DoD Modernization Efforts
Defense Secretary James Mattis has said another continuing resolution would affect the Defense Department‘s modernization efforts since it would prevent the launch of new programs.
HIG Closes $283M NCI Acquisition
Government information technology services provider NCI has been purchased and taken private by H.I.G. Capital in a cash deal worth approximately $283 million.
Air Force Raises Boeing C-17 Sustainment IDIQ Ceiling by $7B
Boeing has secured $7.13 billion in additional funds to continue to help sustain the U.S. Air Force‘s fleet of C-17 Globemaster IIImilitary transport aircraft under a contract modification.

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