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FirstNet Board OKs Program’s Final RFP, Eyes January Bid Solicitation

The First Responder Network Authority board has approved a final request for proposal for the FirstNet national public-safety broadband network project and instructed the agency to begin the solicitation process by early January. “We engaged in an open and transparent process to develop this RFP from the start and met our goal …

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DLA Taps Johnson Outdoors for $200M Tent Supply Contract

Johnson Outdoors in New York, doing business as Eureka Tents, has won a potential four-year, $200 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to supply commercial tents to the U.S.’ four military branches. Twenty offers were submitted to DLA for the firm-fixed-price contract through a competitive bidding process, the Defense Department said Wednesday. Johnson …

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CSRA to Continue DHS Data Center Support Under $967M Contract; Catherine Kuenzel Comments

A CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) subsidiary has been awarded a potential $967 million contract to provide managed information technology services to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security-run data center. CSRA said Tuesday its CSC Government Solutions unit will support hardware, software, network and security infrastructure and applications as well as provide private cloud technology and project …

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Lockheed-Led Team 21 Awarded $862M to Build Australia’s Military Pilot Training System

A team of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Pilatus Aircraft and Hawker Pacific has been awarded a seven-year contract worth an estimated $862.2 million to provide an integrated system for the Australian military to train its future airmen. Lockheed said Tuesday it will build ground-based technologies for the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System and help …

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3 Firms Win $67M Navy C4I, Surface Combatant Tech Support IDIQ

Three companies have won positions on a multiple-award $67.2 million contract to support the U.S. Navy‘s C4I, surface vessel warfare and tactical systems over the next two years. AECOM (NYSE: ACM) subsidiary URS Federal Services, General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) information technology unit and Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) will …

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Jacobs Eyes Transportation Service Expansion Through JLP Buy; Randy Pierce Comments

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has acquired J.L. Patterson & Associates for an undisclosed sum in a move to expand Jacobs’ presence in the North American railroad design, construction and engineering services market. Orange, California-based JLP works with public transportation agencies to help them plan and manage rail infrastructure projects, …

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PAE-Parsons JV Re-Awarded Potential $488M Joint Military Base Support Contract

A joint venture of PAE and Parsons has been awarded a potential eight-year, $488.3 million contract to help operate a Guam-based military installation run by the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force. The Defense Department said Friday that DZSP 21 will support management of ports, ordnance, electrical systems, waste water, equipment,  vehicles and surrounding environment at …

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Huntington Ingalls Awarded $200M for Navy Ship Materials Procurement, Engineering Services

The U.S. Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) a potential $200 million contract to buy long-lead time materials for the construction of a 12th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock. The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract will run through April 2022 and also covers design and engineering work on the amphibious warship, the Defense Department …

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John Trezza: UTC Adds to Tactical Imaging Tech Portfolio With N2 Buy

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) has purchased infrared imaging technology developer N2 Imaging Systems for an undisclosed sum in a move to complement UTC’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance portfolio. Irvine, California-based N2 will be integrated into the force protection business group of UTC’s aerospace systems segment, UTC said Wednesday. “This acquisition …

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General Dynamics Board OKs Plan to Repurchase 10M Shares

The board of directors at General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has approved a plan to buy back up to 10 million additional shares of company stock in the open market,  according to a press statement released Wednesday. The company repurchased about 7.15 million outstanding shares during the third quarter of 2015 and has bought back …

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