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Air Force Awards $306M Global Hawk Logistics Contract to Northrop

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will provide logistics and sustainment support services for the U.S. Air Force‘s Global Hawk weapon system through the end of September 2015 under a $306.1 million contract. The Defense Department said Wednesday the deal includes material and services to support planning, operations and maintenance work on the Global Hawk. …

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Saudi Arabia Plans $2B Patriot Missile Purchase; Lockheed, Raytheon Prime Contractors

The State Department has approved Saudi Arabia’s request to purchase a Patriot Air Defense System from the U.S. government under a potential $1.75 billion foreign military sales agreement. The system consists of a set of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missiles and associated parts and equipment, as well as personnel training and logistics and …

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CMS Extends Terremark ID Mgmt Hosting Services on HealthCare.gov for $15M

Verizon‘s (NYSE: VZ) Terremark subsidiary has received a $15 million contract extension from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide cloud-based identity management services for the HealthCare.gov website, FCW reported Tuesday. Adam Mazmanian writes that this modification extends the company’s work on managing user access to HealthCare.gov and expands a previous $31 million …

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DISA, DITCO Update RFP on Communications Systems Support for AF Central Command

The Defense Information Systems Agency and Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization are seeking vendors to provide communication systems support for U.S. Air Forces Central Command operations and Defense Department mission requirements. According to the final request for proposals posted Monday on FedBizOpps, the Communications Technical Support Services III program covers acquisition, installation, integration, and operations …

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Richard McFarland Promoted to Gov’t Relations SVP at Parsons; Chuck Harrington Comments

Richard McFarland has been promoted from vice president to senior vice president of government relations at Parsons‘ government services segment,  where he will be responsible for national security and other federal programs. “He has made a tremendous impact on the corporation since joining us in 2010, building on our relationships on …

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Former Cisco Security Exec Christopher Young to Head Intel Security; Renee James Comments

Christopher Young, former senior vice president of Cisco‘s (Nasdaq: CSCO) global security and government group, has joined Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) as SVP and general manager of Intel Security and member of the management committee. Intel said Monday Young will report directly to President Renee James, who noted that Young’s cybersecurity expertise would help him …

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DRS, Laurel Technologies JV to Produce Tech Insertion Hardware for Navy Submarines

A DRS Technologies and Laurel Technologies joint venture will develop,  integrate and manufacture technology insertion hardware for the combat control and sonar systems of U.S. Navy submarines under a new $171.1 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The Defense Department said Monday that DRS Laurel Technologies‘ TIH will be installed on new Virginia-class submarines and upgrade the current systems on SSN 688i, …

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Army Awards 11 Firms Shared $444M Contract for Test, Evaluation Support

The U.S. Army has awarded 11 companies positions on a potential five-year,  $444 million, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for test and evaluation support services, the Defense Department said Friday. The contract covers services such as database management support, test and safety management, analytical and verification support and studies and analysis, DoD said. Four small businesses won …

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NASA Taps 8 Firms for Construction, Nonconstruction Services to Glenn Research Center

Eight companies will compete for task orders under a new five-year NASA contract worth up to $200 million to provide construction and nonconstruction services to the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. NASA said Thursday that task orders will include include architecture and civil, mechanical and structural engineering,  demolition and design build, instrumentation and …

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SES Gov’t Services CEO Tip Osterthaler to Retire in March; Billy Bingham Comments

Tip Osterthaler, president and CEO of SES Government Solutions, plans to retire in March 2015 after nearly a decade at the helm of the satellite services provider. SES Government Solutions said Thursday a search committee within the board of directors will conduct an executive search for Osterthaler’s successor in order to enable the transition process to start early next year. …

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