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Army Taps Chemring, Smiths Detection for Chemical Agent ID Tech Dev’t Contracts

Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems and Smiths Detection have each won a potential 10-year contract from the U.S. Army to develop platforms designed to detect aerosols, threat vapors and other chemical agents. A FedBizOpps notice posted Thursday says Chemring received a potential $838.5M contract and Smiths Detection a potential $667.3M …

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Northrop, SSL, Sierra Nevada Awarded NASA Small Spacecraft Dev’t Contracts

Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) innovation systems sector, Sierra Nevada and Maxar Technologies’ (NYSE: MAXR) SSL have each won a potential five-year, $750M contract to develop small and medium satellites, payloads, spacecraft subsystems, buses, software and ground platforms for NASA. NASA announced the awardees under the Small Spacecraft Prototyping Engineering Development and …

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Report: State Dept Seeks Proposals for $3.3B Global Support Strategy Follow-On Contract

The State Department has issued a solicitation for a potential 10-year, $3.3B recompete contract to provide support services for the bureau of consular affairs, Bloomberg Government reported Wednesday. The Global Support Strategy 2 contract covers offsite biometric collection, appointment scheduling, document delivery, consular fee collection, crowd management and onsite personnel …

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Navy Taps Five Firms for Network Management Lab Engineering Support Contracts

The U.S. Navy has awarded five companies potential six-year contracts to provide engineering support services for the service’s Network Management Reference Implementation Laboratory. The Defense Department said Wednesday the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific received five offers for the cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts that have a two-year base term and …

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Navy Issues Solicitation for NGEN Recompete’s End-User Hardware Portion

The U.S. Navy has released a solicitation for the potential nine-year, end-user hardware portion of the Next Generation Enterprise Network Recompete contract. A FedBizOpps notice posted Monday says Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command plans to award a single indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for NGEN-R’s hardware portion that has a three-year base term …

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Gene Morabito Named President of Chenega Security Int’l Arm; Timothy Lamb Quoted

Gene Morabito, a retired Air Force Security Forces lieutenant colonel and former president of Chenega‘s Infinity subsidiary, has been appointed president of the Alaska native corporation’s security international subsidiary. The company said Morabito will lead the expansion of its physical and electronic security systems segment within the federal government sector in his …

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Lockheed, Austal Get Navy LCS Contract Modifications

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Austal‘s U.S. arm have received separate contract modifications to build three fiscal 2018 littoral combat ships for the U.S. Navy. The Defense Department said Tuesday Lockheed will develop one LCS and Austal USA will construct two ships under the fixed-price-incentive modifications awarded by Naval Sea …

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Acumen Solutions’ Courtney Tandeciarz: Cloud Tech Key to ‘Targeted’ Citizen Service Delivery

Courtney Tandeciarz, a director at Acumen Solutions, has said government agencies that aim to facilitate engagement with citizens through any channel and quickly respond to their concerns should implement cloud-based platforms. Tandeciarz wrote how cloud-based tools could help agencies immediately analyze and address an individual’s inquiry as well as track …

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Sean Stackley Promoted to Lead L3’s New Comms & Networked Systems Segment; Christopher Kubasik Quoted

Sean Stackley, formerly corporate vice president for strategic advanced programs and technology at L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL), has been named corporate senior VP and president of the company’s newly created communications and networked systems segment. He succeeds Andrew Ivers, a 13-year L3 veteran who is set to retire by the end of …

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McAleese & Associates Cites Multi-Domain Ops, End Strength Increase as Potential Topics at AFA Conference

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has issued a report that offers a preview of potential topics that military leaders could discuss at the three-day Air Force Association conference in Maryland. The firm said U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein could deliver a message on “multi-domain operations” at the AFA event, while …

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