Mary-Louise Hoffman

DOE Selects General Atomics for Potential $162M Fusion Tech R&D Contract

General Atomics has landed a potential $162M contract to help the Department of Energy research and develop multicomponent fusion power systems for use in high-energy-density experiments. The company will fabricate inertial confinement fusion targets, parts and assemblies, DOE said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Wednesday.

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GovCon Vets Donna Morea, Deepak Hathiramani Join Blue Delta Advisory Board

Blue Delta Capital Partners has appointed government services market veterans Donna Morea and Deepak Hathiramani to the advisory board of the McLean, Va.-based investment company. Morea serves as chair of the board of directors at Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) and is the former president of CGI Group's (NYSE: GIB) technology and solutions subsidiary.

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DLA Picks Innovation Associates for $450M Pharmacy Automation Contract

The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded Innovation Associates a potential 10-year, $450M contract to supply automated pharmaceutical systems and related accessories to the U.S. military. DLA received 36 responses for the firm‐fixed‐price, indefinite‐delivery/indefinite‐quantity contract via a competitive acquisition process, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

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DynCorp Secures $188M Army Operations Support Extension Under LOGCAP IV Contract

DynCorp International will continue to help the U.S. Army maintain base operations in Afghanistan under a $188M task order extension awarded via the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program contract. The potential value of the original task order award could reach $7.2B over nine years, DynCorp said Tuesday.

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Sumo Logic Makes CRN’s 2019 List of ‘Coolest’ AI, Machine Learning Tech Startups; Doug Natal Comments

Redwood City, Calif.-based Sumo Logic has been recognized by CRN magazine as one of the 10 coolest startups that develop technology platforms with artificial intelligence and machine learning to help customers manage business processes. The company, led by CEO Ramin Sayar, developed a cloud-based machine data analytics platform for government clients to build, operate and secure applications.

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Lt. Gen. Duke Richardson: Seven Principles Help Air Force Make Contract Spending Decisions

Lt. Gen. Duke Richardson, military deputy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, has said the service branch uses seven principles on deciding how to manage its budget for contracts, Federal News Network reported Friday.

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Trade Tariffs Prompt US Manufacturers to Shift Operations Outside China

U.S. companies have accelerated efforts to adjust supply chains after the Trump administration increased the tariff rate from 10 percent to 25 percent on $250B worth of goods imported from China, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.

Click here to register for the Potomac Officers Club's 2019 Secure Supply Chain Forum on July 18.

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Braes Capital Targets Federal Cyber Market With Siege Technologies Acquisition

Houston-based investment company Braes Capital has acquired cyber research-and-development company Siege Technologies for an undisclosed sum in a push to gain access to the critical infrastructure protection market. Alex Clary, managing partner of Braes Capital, said in a statement published Wednesday he believes Siege has the potential to introduce new security offerings to the federal, energy and financial services sectors.

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Northrop Receives Navy E-2 Aircraft Power Electronics Delivery Orders

The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) a pair of delivery orders to supply power electronics for the U.S. Navy's E-2 Hawkeye early warning-and-control aircraft. Northrop will provide high-voltage power supplies to the service branch under the first order worth $17M, the Department of Defense said Thursday. For the second order, valued at $11M, the company will deliver aircraft power amplifier modules.

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