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Air Force Research Lab Plans $490M Counter-sUAS R&D Contract

The Air Force Research Laboratory is seeking contractor support to develop, evaluate and demonstrate a technology to counter small unmanned aircraft systems that use commercial off-the-shelf tools. In a notice posted Tuesday on beta.SAM.gov, AFRL said it plans to procure services through a single-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-qantity contract worth potentially $490M over six years.

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Phil Pitsky: Dedrone Envisions Application of Counter-Small UAS Tech

Phil Pitsky, vice president of federal operations at Dedrone, said the company has "grand visions" about the potential use of an unmanned aircraft system countermeasure technology, Inside Defense reported Friday. He was referring to DroneDefender, an anti-small UAS system the San Francisco-based firm acquired from Battelle in October.

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Virginia Contracting Activity Kicks Off $990M DIA DORE2 Contract Bids

The Virginia Contracting Activity has finalized a request for proposals for a potential $990M multiple-award Defense Intelligence Agency contract vehicle with a five-year ordering period for data collection and management support services. Data Science, Operations, Requirements, Exploitation and Engineering proposals are due Jan. 17.

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Pat Gelsinger: VMware Targets New Gov’t Cloud Support Opportunity

Pat Gelsinger, VMware CEO, has said he believes the company's partnerships with multiple cloud providers could support its pursuit of additional contracts in the government market, Fierce Telecom reported Wednesday. "We do expect that through those partnerships that we'll have a thriving government business, both on-premise as we have had as well as in hybrid and cloud offerings," Gelsinger told analysts during a recent earnings call.

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ASRC Federal Lands $354M Follow-On Program Analysis IDIQ

ASRC Federal has secured a potential five-year, $354M contract to help NASA plan and manage the space agency's programs, missions and projects. NASA said Tuesday the company's systems solutions unit will support documentation, scheduling, configuration, general business and earned value management functions under the Program Analysis and Control V contract.

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DOE Details $100M High-Energy Physics Research Funding Plan

The Department of Energy will earmark up to $100M for projects that aim to expand current understanding of the universe through experimental or theoretical studies about high-energy physics. Interested companies, universities and nonprofit organizations can apply for the funding opportunity.

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Amazon Challenges Pentagon’s JEDI Contract Award Decision

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) filed a federal suit Friday in Washington contesting the fairness of the Department of Defense's move to award a $10B cloud computing contract to Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), Bloomberg reported Saturday. DoD faces the legal challenge one month after it selected Microsoft to be its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contractor.

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