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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: This Week in Contracts

Weekly Roundup
August 28 – September 1 2017

A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson

This week we saw a number of contracts awarded across a variety of fields such as medicine, cybersecurity, vehicle improvement and modernization, missiles and more. Let’s take a quick look at some of the significant contracts awarded this week.

On Thursday, Leidos announced that it received a potential five-year, $98 million contract from the U.S. Army to provide scientific and administrative services in support ofCongressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. Leidos has said that it will be assisting CDMRP leaders and government program managers, specifically by establishing programmatic panels that will advise the government on potential uses of research funds. This contract is the latest addition in Leidos’ 25-year relationship with CDMRP. The contract has a one-year base and four one-year optional ordering periods.

ManTech International announced on Wednesday that it won a potential $133.4 million task order to support the U.S. Army’s intelligence, security and information systems operations. Under thecontract, ManTech will be responsible for providing analytical support services across cybersecurity, counterterrorism and counterintelligence fields in support of the Army Intelligence and Security Command’s 902nd military intelligence group. The task order also requires that ManTech perform research and analysis functions, offer recommendations and provide personnel to help INSCOM carry out computer science, cyber, technology protection, forensics and intelligence analysis.

The Army awarded a potential $116.9 million contract for logistics support for a fleet of U.S. government-owned, fixed-wing special electronic missions aircraft to Northrop Grumman on Wednesday. The special electronic mission aircraft are used by the Army to collect intelligence in both peace and wartime environments, according to the military branch. In the Department of Defense release about the contract, it was noted that the Army received three bids for the contract and had obligated $30 million at the time of award.

NTT Data Services was awarded a $82 million contract extension from the U.S. Navy to continue providing lifecycle management and acquisition support for the service branch’s submarine fleet. Theextension was awarded by the Naval Sea Systems Command as an option to the previously awarded Enterprise Wide Contractor Support Services contract. Tim Conway, public sector president at NTT Data and 2017 Wash100 inductee, said that the company is honored with the contract extension that reflects NTT Data’s 30-year partnership with the Navy. NTT Data Services will continue delivering support services to NAVSEA’s submarine team across logistics, engineering, programmatic, financial management, business and technical areas.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Air Force added Textron Subisidiary, AAI Corp., and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems to a potential eight-year, $499 million contract to assist the Aerospace Systems Air Platform Technology Research program. The contract was initially awarded to Northrop Grumman and Aurora Flight Sciences on August 11th, and Lockheed Martin was added on August 17th. The companies will all assist in the Air Force in research, development and demonstration efforts for aerospace vehicle systems designed to deliver weapons, cargo and other payloads to warfighters.

Another Tuesday contract award was AECOM’s win on a potential five-year, $95 million contract toprovide multidisciplinary architect-engineer services for the U.S. Navy’s Environmental Restoration Program that comprises installation restoration and munitions response efforts. AECOM’s technical services division will assist the Navy in evaluating site information, preparing project planning documents, conducting field investigations, analyzing environmental samples and validating analytical data.

Raytheon was awarded a $614.5 million contract modification on Monday. Awarded by the Missile Defense Agency, the modification calls for Raytheon to produce 17 Standard Missile-3 weapons and provide requisite support services. MDA awarded the modification to definitize a $543.3 million contract action issued in December 2015, reducing the total cumulative value of the contract to $619.6 million from $630.7 million, DoD added.

Boeing received a potential ten-year, $323.5 million definitized delivery order from the Defense Logistics Agency to provide space parts for the Navy’s F/A-18 and F/A-18 A-F aircrafts. The sole-source order contains a five-year base period, running until 2023. The order also has a single five-year option. The purchase will be financed with the Navy’s working capital funds from fiscal 2017 – 2023, the DoD noted.

On Sunday, Israel signed an agreement with the U.S. government and Lockheed Martin to purchase 17 additional F-35 fighter jets, valued at approximately $1.7 billion. Lockheed is expected to deliver the batch of 17 F-35s by December 2024. Israel’s defense ministry noted that the U.S. government negotiated with Lockheed Martin to reduce the price of the fighter jet to under $100 million per unit.

Last Friday, IAP Worldwide Services announced that it had won a potential $72 million contract to support the overseas intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance pilot and flight operations of theU.S. Army’s Fixed Wing Project Office. IAP will be partnering with Avenge to perform work under the contract. “With more than 30 years of combined experience, the IAP and Avenge teams are proud to support the Army Aerial Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance Fixed Wing Fleet,” said Michael Bozeman, vice president of IAP’s aviation and engineering solutions business.


Weekly Contract Awards
This week’s top GovCon contract awards. Leidos, ManTech, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, AMTEC, NTT Data, AM General, AECOM, Textron System, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and many others.
Lockheed Gets $548M Army Contract Modification to Produce Hellfire II Missiles
Lockheed Martin has received a $547.9 million contract modification from the U.S. Army to manufacture Hellfire II semi-active laser-guided missiles.
Report: Federal Govt Faces Backlog of 700K Security Clearance Applications
A trade group says delays in background checks on individuals that have applied for security clearances from the federal government have resulted in a backlog of more than 700,000 applications.
L3 Forms Intell & Mission Systems Sector, Names Greg Roberts President
L3 Technologies has launched an intelligence and mission systems sector that comprises the defense contractor’s Micreo, Oceaniaand TRL Technology subsidiaries.
Bloomberg Government Unveils List of Top Federal Contractors in Fiscal 2016
Bloomberg has released the sixth annual BGOV200 report that lists the top 200 federal government contractors based on the value of prime contracts awarded to them in fiscal year 2016.
Executive Spotlight: Interview with Mike Cosgrave, SVP of CACI Cyber Development
“With connectivity becoming ubiquitous most platforms have varying levels of cyber vulnerabilities.  Some are well known…but others are not. We are only waking up to the scale of this challenge – and there is much work to do.”
Jacobs Unit Secures Potential $1B Contract for NASA Engineering, Scientific Services
Jacobs Engineering Group‘s technology business unit has received a potential eight-year, $1.1 billion contract from NASA to perform a range of engineering and scientific services in support of the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center and Michoud Assembly Facility.
Rear Adm. Nancy Norton Named DISA Vice Director
Rear Adm. Nancy Norton, former U.S. Navy director of warfare integration for information warfare, has been named vice director of the Defense Information Systems Agency.
Army Unveils List of Top Industry Suppliers for 2017
The U.S. Army has released this year’s Superior Supplier Incentive Program list that ranks the top industry suppliers for the military in 2017 based on cost, schedule, technical performance, management, regulatory compliance and small business utilization.
BAE, Microsoft Forge Desktop Office 365 Tech Deployment Partnership for Intell Agencies
BAE Systems and Microsoft have teamed up to facilitate the delivery of the latter’s Office 365 suite of software platforms and services to the intelligence community in support of the U.S. government’s IC Desktop Environment program that seeks to integrate intelligence agencies through a single cloud environment.

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