Darwin McDaniel

Navy Awards Boeing $4B F/A-18 Block III Production Contract

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a potential three-year, $4.04B contract modification to provide 78 F/A-18 Super Hornet jets with Block III configuration to the U.S. Navy. The Department of Defense said Wednesday the contract will fund the full-rate production of 61 F/A-18Es and 17 F/A-18Fs for fiscal year 2018 through fiscal …

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VSE Appoints Former Boeing Exec John Cuomo as CEO, President

John Cuomo, former vice president and general manager of Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) distribution services unit, has been elected as president, CEO and a member of the board of directors at Alexandria. Va.-based VSE (Nasdaq: VSEC). His appointment is effective April 15 and he will succeed Maurice Gauthier, who will step …

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Collins Aerospace to Help Air Force Develop ISR Sensor Tech Under $93M Contract

Collins Aerospace, a business unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has received a potential $92.8M contract to support the U.S. Air Force in the development of a next-generation intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sensor technology. The contractor will help the Air Force Research Laboratory examine and integrate electro-optical, infrared, radio …

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General Dynamics Subsidiary Gets $2B Contract Modification for Additional Virginia-Class Submarine Materials

General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) Electric Boat subsidiary has received a $2.04B contract modification to provide additional materials required to build the U.S. Navy’s Virginia-class submarines from fiscal 2019 through fiscal 2023. The modification falls under a previously awarded sole-source contract and includes additional long lead-time material and economic ordering quantity …

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Intel-Cray Team to Build First Exascale Supercomputer for DOE Lab Under $500M Contract

The Department of Energy selected a team of Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) and Cray (Nasdaq: CRAY) to build and deliver a supercomputing system to DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago by 2021 under a contract worth more than $500M. DOE said Monday the Aurora machine is designed to integrate exaFLOP computational capacity …

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NASA to Issue RFP for Potential $6B Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition IV Contract

NASA plans to release in April a draft request for proposal for a potential 10-year, $6B follow-on contract vehicle for spacecraft systems and related services. The Rapid Spacecraft Acquisition IV contract will provide a means for NASA and other federal agencies to procure commercial offerings in support of science and …

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Former Engility CFO Wayne Rehberger Joins QTS Board

Wayne Rehberger, former senior vice president and chief financial officer of Engility, has joined the board of directors at QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS). His appointment brings the number of QTS’ board members to 10, including nine independent directors, the data services company said Wednesday. The 35-year financial management veteran …

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Black & Veatch Names Four VPs to Lead Federal Programs

Black & Veatch has appointed Steve Scott, Mohan Singh, John Somerville and Rod Staponski to vice president roles as part of the company’s federal service expansion strategy. “Based throughout the U.S., these four experts bring tremendous experience in defense-related program management,” Randy Castro, president of the federal business at Black …

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FBI Picks 13 Contractors for Architectural, Engineering Service IDIQs Worth $137.5M Total

The FBI has awarded a pair of multiple-award contracts worth a combined $137.5M for architectural, engineering and planning services for the bureau’s construction projects within and outside continental U.S. Eight companies will vie for task orders to provide the services throughout the FBI’s region under an $87.5M indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract and …

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Former ASRC Federal CTO Carl Buffington Joins Koniag Government Services as Chief Growth Officer

Carl Buffington, former chief technology officer of ASRC Federal and a more than 20-year technology industry veteran, has been appointed chief growth officer at Koniag Government Services. He will lead the development and implementation of growth strategies related to operational collaboration, mergers and acquisitions, executive leadership and business development, Koniag …

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