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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: Wash100 Update & Recent Contract Activity

Weekly Roundup
March 12 – March 16, 2018

Wash100 Update & Recent Contract Activity

Jim Garrettson, Executive Mosaic CEO

The popular vote for the Wash100 continues this week! Turn out has been fantastic since the Wash100 popular vote polls opened on January 25th. Please visit the Wash100 voting page to place your ten votes for the executives that you believe will have the greatest influence on the government contracting landscape over the course of the next year.

The current top five executives are:

This week we’re going to take a look at some of the significant contract activity that has taken place this month. Recent high-value contracts include:

  • Jacobs Engineering Group landing a $778M USSOCOM IT support contract
  • Systems Made Simple, a Leidos subsidiary, winning a potential $472M VA IT modernization support order
  • Lockheed Martin receiving a $1.5B modification on a Navy advance acquisition contract for F-35 air systems
  • General Dynamics Electric Boat winning a $696M contract modification for submarine materials
  • URS Federal Services receiving a $961 USAF contract for remotely piloted aircraft
  • Raytheon and Palantir Technologies landing a $876M ground intel system support contract

On March 14th Jacobs Engineering Group announced that it had received a potential five-year, $778 million contract from U.S. Special Operations Command to provide information technology enterprise operations and maintenance support services. Jacobs will supply global network operations, ender user and common device support, enterprise configuration and architecture, license and asset management support for the Special Operations Forces Information Environment. Darren Kraabel, SVP for aerospace and technology at Jacobs, noted that the company has supported USSOCOM intelligence operations for the past twenty years and is looking forward to broadening its mission support to USSOCOM via the contract.

Systems Made Simple, a Leidos subsidiary, announced on March 14 that it had received a potential four-year, $472 million task order to assist the Department of Veterans Affairs’ IT systems modernization efforts. The company will carry out data center operations, security, architecture, applications management, service desk and command center support under theInfrastructure Operations Services Support task order. Jerry Hogge, SVP of Leidos’ military and veterans’ health solutions business unit, said that the company’s IT personnel will be maintaining system operations to support availability for the VA’s data center applications and services. The Infrastructure Operations Services Support task order is the next phase of the VA’s IT modernization effort, Leidos noted.

On March 13thLockheed Martin’s aeronautics business unit received a potential $1.46 billion modification under a U.S. Navy advance acquisition contract for the low-rate initial production of F-35 air systems. The contract modification funds long-lead material and parts required for manufacturing 145 lot 13 aircraft for the U.S. armed forces, non-DoD participants and foreign military sales customers. The DoD noted that Lockheed Martin will obtain the necessary items to build 69 lot 14 aircraft for non-DoD and FMS customers.

On March 12th, the Department of Defense announced that it had awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat $696.2 million contract modification for additional long-lead time materials required to build four Virginia-class submarines. The contract modification will fund purchase of steam and electric plant components, main propulsion systems, ship service turbine generators and assorted hull, mechanical and electrical parts for the four submarines. Electric Boat is expected to begin construction on the submarines in FY 2019.

The DoD announced on March 9th that it had awarded AECOM’s URS Federal Servicesbusiness a potential $961 million contract to support the U.S. Air Force in operating and maintaining three remotely piloted aircraft variants. Under the contract, URS will be responsible for providing organizational-level maintenance support for the USAF’s MQ-9 Reaper, MQ-1 Predator and RQ-4 Global Hawk platforms. The contract also calls for support for MQ-1 and MQ-9 pilot and sensor operators in order to sustain combat and training readiness.

On March 8th, the DoD announced that Raytheon and Palantir Technologies had won spots on apotential ten-year, $876 million contract to assist the U.S. Army in meeting technology requirements for the service branch’s Distributed Common Ground System. The DCGS-Army Capability Drop 1 program mandates that an integrated hardware and software platform be designed to support training, security, usability, interoperability and data management functions. The DCGS is described as a system-of-systems intended to assist commanders in gathering and disseminating intelligence data to warfighters in real time. Work is expected to conclude by March 2028.

THIS WEEK’S TOP NEWS STORIES

Weekly Contract Awards
This week’s top GovCon contract awards: Jacobs Engineering Group, Leidos, United Launch Alliance, SpaceX, ICF, Kaiser Associates, McKinsey & Co., SIE Consulting Group, Lockheed Martin, and General Dynamics, among others.
Army Taps Raytheon, Palantir for Potential $876M Ground Intell System Support Contract
Raytheon and Palantir Technologies have won spots on a potential 10-year, $876 million contract to help the U.S. Army address technology requirements for the service branch’s Distributed Common Ground System.
Proposed DXC USPS-Vencore-KeyPoint Merger to Operate as Perspecta; Mac Curtis Comments
The new company that will emerge from the proposed merger of DXC Technology U.S. public sector business with Vencore and KeyPoint Government Solutions will operate under the Perspectaname upon the transaction’s closure.
Trump Replaces Tillerson With Pompeo as Secretary of State
President Donald Trump will remove Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State and nominate Mike Pompeo, the current CIA director, as his replacement.
AECOM’s URS Subsidiary Wins $961M Contract to Help Manage USAF Remotely Piloted Aircraft
The URS Federal Services business of AECOM (NYSE: ACM) has won a potential $961 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force operate and maintain three kinds of remotely piloted aircraft.
Airbus Gets $273M Army Light Utility Helicopter Supply Contract
Airbus‘ helicopter manufacturing business has received a potential three-year, $273.3 million contract to supply the U.S. Army with 35 units of the UH-72A Lakota aircraft.
Esina Alic to Rejoin Boeing’s Insitu Subsidiary as President, CEO; Chris Raymond Comments
Esina Alic, who served as a vice president at Insitu between 2007 and 2015, will return to the Boeing subsidiary as president and CEO, effective April 5.
3 Firms Awarded Navy Defense Readiness Reporting Tech Support Contracts
The U.S. Navy has awarded three companies contracts to provide software development and systems engineering support for the service branch’s Global Readiness and Force Management Enterprise program.
GSA Taps 4 Firms for Centers of Excellence IT Support Contracts
The General Services Administration has awarded contracts to four companies to provide information technology support services for the five centers of excellence as part of the White House’s IT modernization program.
CACI to Open Oklahoma-Based Shared Services Center; Ken Asbury Comments
CACI International has announced it will establish a shared services center in Oklahoma City to expand its business operations and workforce in the state.

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