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Four Firms Land Spots on $245M Naval Special Warfare Command Enterprise Support IDIQ

Four companies have won spots on a potential $245M multiple-award contract for enterprise support services to Naval Special Warfare Command. NSWC received 13 proposals for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract covering logistics, equipment and knowledge-based services, the Department of Defense said Friday.

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Lockheed to Sustain Navy LCS Combat Mgmt System Under Potential $790M Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a potential $789.6M contract from the U.S. Navy to provide sustainment and maintenance support for the combat management system of the service’s littoral combat ships. The sole-source contract for the Littoral Combat Ship Component Based Total Ship System – 21st Century program has a base amount worth $98.6M, the Department of Defense said Friday.

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FDA Continues COVID-19 Treatment R&D; Stephen Hahn Quoted

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by facilitating medical countermeasures to treat and prevent the disease and surveilling the medical product and food supply chains for potential shortages or disruptions and helping to mitigate impacts, the FDA reported Friday.

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White House, Tech Firms to Leverage Supercomputers for COVID-19 Research Via New Consortium

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy partnered with the Department of Energy, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and other technology companies to launch a new consortium to advance research into the new coronavirus using supercomputers, TechCruch reported Monday. The COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium also includes Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) and Google as well as NASA, National Science Foundation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and national laboratories, including Lawrence Livermore National Lab and Sandia National Laboratory.

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Ellen Lord: Defense Industrial Base Workforce Should Continue Working as Part of Critical Infrastructure

The Department of Defense on Friday released two memos to address key concerns identified by defense trade groups during the four daily update calls on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic led by Jennifer Santos, deputy assistant secretary of defense for industrial policy. Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, on Friday issued a memo saying the defense industrial base is considered as a critical infrastructure sector by the Department of Homeland Security and that its workforce should maintain normal work schedules to meet national security requirements.

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