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Thomas Payne Named Pragmatics VP, Emile Trombetti Quoted

Thomas Payne, formerly senior director of operations at BAE Systems‘ U.S. arm, was appointed vice president of the defense and intelligence solutions business at Pragmatics. He will succeed the retiring Mike Yocom and will lead efforts to grow the unit’s service offerings for the intelligence community and defense sector, Pragmatics …

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Defense Department Awards $4B Equipment Contract to Six Companies

The Defense Logistics Agency awarded six companies a one-year, $4B bridge contract to provide special operations equipment to all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. The agency, a unit of the Department of Defense, will use fiscal 2019 defense working capital funds on the firm-fixed-price and indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the department …

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Army Picks Three Firms for Potential $704M Hard Armor Plate Supply Contract

Three companies were awarded spots on a potential $704.2M contract to supply hard armor plates to the U.S. Army. Leading Technology Composites, 3M‘s (NYSE: MMM) Ceradyne subsidiary and TenCate Advanced Armor will compete for small arms and x-small arms protective insert orders, the Department of Defense said Wednesday. Army Contracting Command …

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Army Adds Seven Small Businesses to $37.4B Professional Engineering Support Contract

The U.S. Army has selected an additional seven companies to compete for knowledge-based professional engineering service orders under the small business portion of the $37.4B Responsive Strategic Sourcing for Service contract vehicle. The cost-plus-fixed-fee and cost-plus-incentive-fee contract covers support for command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance programs, the …

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Former Scitor Exec Timothy Dills Named LinQuest President, CEO

Timothy Dills, the former president of Scitor, has been named president and CEO of space systems technology developer LinQuest. He will work in LinQuest’s Chantilly, Va., office and will lead corporate development strategy aimed at identifying new business opportunities, expanding customer base, attracting talent and increasing stakeholder engagement, the company …

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Army Taps Five Firms for Potential $100M Crane Rehabilitation, Replacement Contract

Five companies have won positions on a potential five-year, $99.9M contract to rehabilitate and replace crane platforms for the U.S. Army. The Army Corps of Engineers received nine bids for the contract via an online solicitation process and will determine funds and work locations upon issuance of individual orders, the …

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Battelle Helps NIAID Provide Training on Ebola Outbreak Response

Two Battelle employees have helped the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases conduct training for local researchers and teams responding to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Battelle said Monday its staff took part in a 16-day program aimed to train Congolese researchers at the Institut …

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City Light & Power to Manage Keesler AFB Electric Distribution System Under $127M Contract

City Light & Power has won a 50-year, $126.6M contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to own, operate and maintain an electric distribution system at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi. DLA’s energy organization received four responses for the fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract via a competitive acquisition process, the Department …

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Lockheed THAAD Missile Defense System Support IDIQ Ceiling Increases to $2.3B

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received an $830.6M contract option from the Missile Defense Agency to continue developing a key element of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system. The company will develop additional THAAD increments, support ground and flight testing operations and help the agency sustain the Ballistic Missile …

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DLA Awards $90M Fire, Emergency Equipment Supply Contract Extension to Six Firms

Six small businesses have received 120-day bridge contracts worth $90M combined from the Defense Logistics Agency to provide equipment for the U.S. military’s fire and emergency operations. The Department of Defense said Thursday work under the firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract extensions will take place in California, Illinois, Maryland, Virginia and Washington through …

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