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Report: $27.5B in Fiscal 2019 DISA IT Contracts Up for Grabs

The Pulse of GovCon‘s analysis of information technology contracting opportunities at the Defense Information Systems Agency predicted more than $27.5B in potential awards before fiscal year 2019 ends, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Pulse researchers came up with this estimate after they analyzed 30 of the 55 IT contracts DISA expects to award over …

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Evan Lee Named ICF Strategy, Modernization VP; Kris Tremaine Quoted

Evan Lee, formerly chief technology officer at the Department of Health and Human Services’ office of inspector general, has joined ICF (Nasdaq: ICFI) as vice president for strategy and modernization within the federal digital practice. Lee will oversee efforts to develop a federal growth strategy that seeks to leverage the company’s …

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Northern Virginia, NYC to House Amazon’s Two New HQs

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) has officially chosen New York’s Long Island City and Northern Virginia’s Arlington to accommodate its new headquarters with plans to invest $5B and generate at least 50K jobs across the two sites. “These two locations will allow us to attract world-class talent that will help us to …

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GSA Picks 16 Small Firms for $15B On-Ramp Building Maintenance & Operations Phase I IDIQ

The General Services Administration has awarded 16 small businesses spots on the first phase of a potential $15B, 10-year contract to provide building maintenance and operations support for federal agencies at zone 1. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says the companies will vie for task orders under the small business track …

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Ellen Lord: DoD Continues to Evaluate Proposed L3-Harris Merger

Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Defense Department, has said DoD is working with antitrust regulators to find out if the proposed merger of L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) and Harris (NYSE: HRS) would have an impact on the “competitive landscape,” Reuters reported Wednesday. “We’re working through the process. We …

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Novetta Buys Berico in Cloud Engineering Push; Tiffanny Gates Quoted

Novetta has acquired Reston, Va.-based information technology services contractor Berico Technologies for an undisclosed sum in a move to broaden its cloud engineering capabilities and advance growth efforts. Novetta said Monday it completed the purchase on Nov. 7 and Baird acted as Berico’s exclusive financial adviser in the transaction. “We …

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McAleese & Associates Assesses Defense Spending Trends

A report by consulting firm McAleese & Associates says investors should expect the defense budget for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 at a range of $700B to $716B per year. Jim McAleese, founder and principal at McAleese & Associates, wrote in the report that the Pentagon’s overall budget in FY 2019 demonstrates …

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Report: General Dynamics Posts 13% Increase in Q3 Mission Systems Segment Revenue

McAleese & Associates has provided an overview of General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) financial results in the third quarter of 2018. The Falls Church, Va.-based defense contractor’s mission systems sector reported a 13 percent increase in Q3 sales with an operating margin of 14.6 percent, reflecting an 18 percent growth in …

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McAleese & Associates: HII Optimistic on FY 2018-2019 Shipbuilding Funds in Bipartisan Budget Act

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has issued a report saying Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) is “ecstatic” about the Bipartisan Budget Act’s shipbuilding funds for fiscal years 2018 and 2019. “[W]e are in a great spot because ships have been authorized and appropriated in the 2018-2019 window, which takes a lot …

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Symantec’s Chris Townsend: Agencies Should Advance Cyber Tech Interoperability Through Standardization

Chris Townsend, vice president of federal business at Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC), has said agencies should work with industry to standardize cyber tools used to secure networks, endpoints and data in order to facilitate information sharing with other platforms. “Reducing complexity through standardization can enhance protection at every level and support …

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