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Lockheed Lands $558M Navy Contract for Lot 11 F-35 Sustainment Support

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a potential $558.3 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide sustainment services to support the low-rate initial production of lot 11 F-35 Lightning II fighter jets. The Defense Department said Thursday the sustainment support contract includes training facilities and devices, Autonomic Logistics Information System software …

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Fortinet’s Bob Fortna Named AFCEA International Vice Chairman

Bob Fortna, president of Fortinet’s (Nasdaq: FTNT) federal business, has been elected to AFCEA International’s board of directors as vice chairman. Fortna will assist the board chairman in overseeing AFCEA’s affairs and serve on the nonprofit organization’s budget and finance committee as vice chairman, AFCEA said Thursday. The announcement of his …

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Report: Cerberus Eyes Potential Sale of DynCorp

Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management is considering putting DynCorp International up for sale in a deal that could be worth at least $1.3 billion, Reuters reported Thursday. Sources told Reuters that Cerberus has tapped two investment banks to help seek offers from potential acquirers of the defense contractor. The …

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Tim Bush Named Crowley VP, Deputy General Counsel

Tim Bush, formerly senior corporate counsel at Crowley Maritime, has been promoted to vice president and deputy general counsel at the Jacksonville, Fla.-based maritime, transportation and logistics services provider. Bush will directly report to Michael Roberts, senior VP and general counsel, and help execute the firm’s growth efforts in support …

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Lockheed Taps BAE for Potential $100M F-35 Electronic Warfare Sustainment Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has awarded BAE Systems a potential five-year, $100 million contract to provide sustainment support for electronic warfare platforms aboard the F-35 Lightning II fighter jet. BAE said Tuesday it will oversee the supply chain for the EW suite, manage regional warehouses with on-hand EW component inventories …

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HHS CTO Bruce Greenstein Named LHC Group Chief Innovation & Technology Officer

Bruce Greenstein, chief technology officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, will leave HHS to serve as chief innovation and technology officer at Lafayette, La.-based in-home health care services provider LHC Group (Nasdaq: LHCG) starting June. Greenstein “will lead our enhanced emphasis on innovation and technology to improve the …

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Okta’s Mark Settle: Today’s Cyber Threats Call for User Authentication, Analytics Adoption

Mark Settle, chief information officer at San Francisco-based identity management services provider Okta (Nasdaq: OKTA), has said government agencies should implement data analytics and identity authentication processes in order to adapt and improve the defense of their information technology systems from cyber threats. Settle wrote that advanced analytics could help organizations …

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GSA Issues Presolicitation for $2.5B Payroll, Leave Mgmt SaaS Procurement Program

The General Services Administration plans to launch a potential $2.5 billion competition to update the government payroll and work schedule and leave management systems. A FedBizOpps presolicitation notice posted Thursday says GSA considers awarding one or two blanket purchase agreements with a performance period of between 10 and 13 years under …

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Cerner Lands Potential $10B VA EHR Deployment Contract

Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) has received a potential 10-year, $10 billion contract to help the Department of Veterans Affairs deploy the same electronic health record platform the Defense Department currently adopts. Robert Wilkie, acting VA secretary, said in a statement published Thursday that VA already has $782 million in fiscal 2018 funds to …

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IAP Adds John Campbell, Hawk Carlisle, Mike Rogers to Board; Terry DeRosa Comments

IAP Worldwide Services has named John Campbell, a retired U.S. Army general; Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, a retired U.S. Air Force general; and Mike Rogers, former congressman; to its board of directors. IAP CEO Terry DeRosa said in a statement Campbell, Carlisle and Rogers bring to the board insight, business acumen, …

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