Weekly Roundup: KBR Secures $974M USAF IDIQ Contract; Leidos, Vectrus, SOSi Win Big Contracts; Lauren Knausenberger Becomes USAF Deputy CIO; DB Schenker Names Stacey Brown CHRO


KBRKBR Wins Potential $974M IDIQ for USAFE-AFAFRICA Base Operations Support

KBR (NYSE: KBR) will help U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa manage and maintain assets at USAFE-AFAFRICA  locations in Spain and Turkey as part of a potential eight-year, $974M contract.

Air Force Installation Contracting Command at Ramstein Air Base in Germany received three offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract and will obligate $10M on the first two task orders under the IDIQ, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

PentagonPentagon to Launch Competition for $11.7B ‘Defense Enclave Services’ IT Contract

The Department of Defense plans to release by the end of August a draft solicitation for a potential 10-year, $11.7B single-award contract for information technology support services, Bloomberg Government reported Tuesday.

“Our role here is to migrate these Defense Agencies from their legacy commodity IT networks to a single network we’re calling DoDNet, which DISA will operate,” program manager Col. Chris Autrey said during an industry day.

Leidos Wins $292M Contract to Support FAA System Upgrades; Fran Hill Quoted

Leidos has been awarded a four-year, approximate $292 million prime contract by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to design and develop a system that will provide real-time access to weather, aeronautical, and National Airspace System (NAS) information, the company reported on Tuesday.

“Our job at Leidos is to help controllers do their work more efficiently. The new E-IDS will enable them to access standardized data, customize their displays and operate with two clicks or less,” said Fran Hill, senior vice president of Leidos Transportation Solutions.

VectrusVectrus to Continue Army Comms Support Under $117M Contract Modification

Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) has been awarded a $116.8M U.S. Army contract modification to continue helping the service branch operate, maintain and secure base communications information systems.

Work will take place at Army post offices in Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Iraq, Jordan, Afghanistan and the United Arab Emirates through Feb. 28, 2021. The branch obligated nearly $74.M at the time of award from its fiscal 2020 operations and maintenance funds.

SOS InternationalSOSi Awarded Potential $400M DOJ Transcription Services Contract

SOS International has received a potential five-year, $400M contract to provide on-site translation and transcription services to the Department of Justice’s immigration review component.

DOJ said in an award notice posted Thursday on the beta SAM website that SOSi will perform court interpretation and other foreign language assistance for immigration-related proceedings under the department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review.

ALTIUS demoArmy Awards 10 OTAs for Military Helicopter ‘Air Launched Effects’ Family of Systems

The U.S. Army’s aviation and missile technology consortium has awarded $29.8M in other transaction agreements to 10 projects with the goal of building a family of systems designed to provide mission effects for the Future Vertical Lift helicopter program.

The Army said Monday it divided the Air Launched Effects projects into air vehicle, mission system and payload categories that will form part of the Future Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft ecosystem.

DB Schenker Names Stacey Brown CHRO; Hessel Verhage Quoted

DB Schenker has appointed Stacey Brown, Esq as chief human resources officer (CHRO) for the Americas, effective August 3, 2020, the company reported last Wednesday.

“I am very excited that Stacey chose to join the DB Schenker organization. Her vast human resources and labor relations experience coupled with her down to earth pragmatic approach will be extremely valuable in executing our objectives across the region,” said Hessel Verhage, CEO for the Region Americas, DB Schenker.

christopher-krebs-dhs-cybersecurity-agency-director-selected-to-2020-wash100-for-critical-infrastructure-risk-mgmt-leadershipCISA Unveils 5G Strategy; Christopher Krebs Quoted

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has issued a new strategy to ensure the resilience and security of the country’s 5G infrastructure. CISA’s 5G Strategy has five strategic initiatives that support the four lines of effort of the National Strategy to Secure 5G, the agency said Monday.

“The promise of 5G is undeniable, but with 5G technology posed to underpin a wide range of critical infrastructure functions, it’s vital that we manage these risks adequately and promote a trusted ecosystem of 5G componentry,” said CISA Director and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner Christopher Krebs.

TH-73AFlightSafety Wins Potential $363M Navy Helicopter Aircrew Training Support IDIQ

FlightSafety International‘s services business has won a potential $363.5M contract to train military aviation students on the U.S. Navy’s TH-73A helicopter training system at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, Fla.

The company will provide flight training equipment and classroom instruction to help the branch produce at least 600 intermediate tiltrotor and advanced rotary-wing naval pilots annually, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

USAF Names Lauren Knausenberger Deputy CIO; Lt. Gen. Christopher Weggeman Quoted

Lauren Knausenberger has been appointed as the U.S. Air Force deputy chief information officer (CIO) to lead the service branch’s enterprise IT policy and management office, succeeding Bill Marion, who retired from the Air Force as deputy CIO in April 2020.

“Lauren’s a digital superhero, and her powers of innovation and digital transformation are unmatched,” LTG Christopher Weggeman, deputy commander of Air Combat Command, said. “She’s a people- and talent-focused leader.”

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