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Lockheed, Northrop, CGI Federal Land Spots on SSA IT Services Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and CGI’s (NYSE: GIB) federal business have won spots on a Social Security Administration contract to provide information technology services. A FedBizOpps notice published Monday says the potential 10-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract covers IT services for SSA’s office of the deputy commissioner for systems …

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Report: Federal Agencies, Services to Begin Solicitations for Billion-Dollar Contracts in Fall 2017

Two federal agencies, two service branches and a Defense Department component are expected to launch solicitations for billion-dollar contracts by fall and winter of 2017, Federal News Radio reported Monday. John Cavadias, a governmentwide acquisition contract contracting officer at the General Services Administration, told the radio station GSA remains on track …

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Boeing, Northrop Win $678M in USAF Contracts for Ground-Based ICBM Tech Maturation Work

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $349.1 million contract to Boeing (NYSE: BA) and a $328.6 million contract to Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) to perform technology maturation and risk reduction work for the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinentinal ballistic missile program. The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center in Utah received three bids for …

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Former DoD Official Katrina McFarland Joins TransUnion Govt Advisory Board

Katrina McFarland, formerly assistant secretary for acquisition at the Defense Department, has been appointed to the government advisory board at Chicago-based credit reporting and data management services provider TransUnion (NYSE: TRU). She will work to provide insights to the leadership team as TransUnion works to meet the public sector’s requirements, the …

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State Dept OKs Romania’s Request for $1.25B in Mobile Rocket Launchers, Humvees

The State Department has given Romania the go-ahead to buy High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, other military equipment and related services from the U.S. government under a potential $1.25 billion foreign military sales agreement. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is listed as the prime contractor for the transaction that covers HIMARS launchers, Guided-Multiple …

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Skyhigh Networks’ Kevin Jones: Cloud Security Controls Key to Agencies’ Visibility Into Data, Employees’ Activities

Kevin Jones, vice president of public sector at Campbell, California-based cloud security access broker Skyhigh Networks, has said government agencies should adopt cloud-based controls to ensure visibility into data and protect them from security vulnerabilities and other cyber threats. Jones wrote that deploying cloud security controls seeks to enforce a …

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Report: India OKs $655M Boeing Apache Helicopter Buy

India has approved a deal to buy six additional Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) Apache helicopters for approximately $654.6 million, Reuters reported Thursday. India’s defense acquisition council on Thursday cleared the deal that also covers related equipment, spares, weapons, ammunition and training support. The decision came nearly two years after the country’s cabinet gave …

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Mitre Names Mark Maybury, John Kreger, 3 Other Senior Execs to New Leadership Roles

Mitre has appointed five senior executives to new leadership roles as part of the McLean, Virginia-based nonprofit organization’s plan to boost focus on technical innovation efforts. Mark Maybury, formerly vice president, chief security officer and director of the National Cybersecurity Federally Funded Research and Development Center that Mitre runs for the National …

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Former Govt Execs Joanne Isham, Henry Muller Named to Polaris Alpha’s Advisory Board

Defense technology firm Polaris Alpha has added former government leaders Joanne Isham and Henry Muller to its board of advisers. Muller and Isham will work to provide strategic advice to the leadership team as the company delivers services to government, intelligence community and military clients, Polaris Alpha said Monday. Isham has more …

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USAF Picks Northrop, Aurora Flight Sciences for $499M Aerospace Vehicle R&D IDIQ

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and Aurora Flight Sciences have won positions on a potential eight-year, $499 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to research, develop and demonstrate aerospace vehicle systems designed to deliver weapons, cargo and other payloads to warfighters. The Air Force Research Laboratory received six proposals for …

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