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Weekly Roundup: Northrop Grumman Receives $13.3B Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent ICBM Dev’t Contract; Pentagon Upholds JEDI Cloud Contract to Microsoft; Pratt and Whitney Secure Major USAF Contracts; Leidos Defense Group Adds Retired Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams; Antoine Harden Joins Google’s Cloud Segment


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F135 engine

Pratt & Whitney Books $580M IDIQ for F-35 Aircraft Propulsion System Spares

Raytheon Technologies‘ (NYSE: RTX) Pratt & Whitney subsidiary has secured a $579.8M contract to provide F135 propulsion system spare parts, engines and modules to the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, foreign military sales customers and non-Department of Defense participants. DoD said Friday the sole-source, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is comprised of undefinitized line items valued at $146.3 and definitized line items worth potentially $433.6M.

US Capitol
US Capitol

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Steven Mnuchin Agree on Continuing Resolution Ahead of FY 2021

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., have entered into an agreement to introduce a short-term spending bill to prevent a government shutdown at the start of fiscal year 2021. Mnuchin told Fox News that he and the House speaker agreed to work on a continuing resolution to extend the US government’s spending beyond Sept. 30th, The Washington Post reported Monday. He noted that he expects the resolution to secure government funding through December 2020, according to the report.

Vince Vlasho

AFS Wins $90M Contract to Develop Cloud-Based Common USAF ERP Infrastructure; Vince Vlasho, Susan Lawrence Quoted

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has been awarded a potential five-year, $89.5 million contract to establish a cloud-based common infrastructure for the U.S. Air Force’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, the company announced Wednesday.

“We are excited to work with the Air Force to deliver new capabilities in the cloud, positioning the Air Force for future adoption of artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies,” said Vince Vlasho, who leads AFS’ defense sector portfolio.

Antoine Harden Google Cloud
Antoine Harden

Antoine Harden Takes Public Sector Sales Leadership Role at Google’s Cloud Business

Antoine Harden, former regional sales director for Exabeam‘s Department of Defense portfolio, has joined Google’s (Nasdaq: GOOGL) cloud segment as head of public sector, healthcare, life sciences and federally funded research and development center sales, FedHealthIT reported Friday. He previously managed federal civilian sales at RedSeal, HyTrust, Imperva and IBM (NYSE: IBM).

Darrell Williams VP Leidos
Darrell Williams

Leidos Names Retired Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams Defense Group Logistics VP; Gerry Fasano Quoted

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Darrell Williams has joined Leidos as vice president of defense group logistics, effective immediately. “Through his experience directing supply chains for the U.S. military, as well as federal, state, local and international partners, and overseeing the National Defense Stockpile, Darrell has demonstrated strong leadership, supporting optimization and change management,” said Gerry Fasano, Leidos Defense Group president and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient.


Pentagon Upholds JEDI Cloud Contract Award to Microsoft

The Department of Defense has reaffirmed its decision to award the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud computing contract to Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) after conducting a reassessment of proposals. DoD said Friday JEDI is an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract that will provide agencies across the department access to a complete range of cloud service offerings.


Pratt & Whitney Gets $174M Contract Option to Produce Additional F-35A Engines

Raytheon Technologies‘ (NYSE: RTX) Pratt & Whitney subsidiary has received a $174.2M contract modification to manufacture 14 propulsion systems for the U.S. Air Force’s F-35A conventional takeoff and landing aircraft. Naval Air Systems Command exercised an option for the engine manufacturer to build lot 14 low-rate initial production F135-PW-100 systems, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

Booz Allen Hamilton
Booz Allen Hamilton

Booz Allen Wins $92M Task Order for VA Logistics Redesign Program Support

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) has won a potential five-year, $91.7M task order from the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide support services for the VA Logistics Redesign program. A contract award notice posted Sept. 3 says VA received five offers for the VALOR program and will initially obligate $13.2M in funds to Booz Allen.

Kathy Warden Chairman and CEO Northrop
Kathy Warden

Northrop Gets $13.3B Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent ICBM Dev’t Contract; Kathy Warden Quoted

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) a potential $13.3B contract to build the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinental ballistic missile system. The engineering and manufacturing development contract covers weapon system design, test and evaluation, qualification and nuclear certification to replace the country’s aging ICBM system, Northrop said Tuesday.


DISA Releases Draft Solicitation for Defense Enclave Services IT Contract

The Defense Information Services Agency has issued a draft request for proposals for a potential 10-year, single-award contract for information technology support services. A notice posted Friday says DISA wants the Defense Enclave Services indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to consolidate IT systems, staff, functions, program elements and other IT services at DoD’s “fourth-estate” agencies under a single service provider to help reduce costs and improve cybersecurity posture.

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