Boeing to Continue Air Force Bomber Engineering Services Under $400M Contract Modification


Boeing (NYSE: BA) will continue to help the U.S. Air Force engineer B-1 and B-52 bomber planes under a two-year, $400M contract modification. The AF Life Cycle Management will obligate $33.9B at the time of award covering recurring and non-recurring engineering services through Dec. 31, 2022, the Department of Defense said Friday.

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BlueHalo Acquires Fortego, Base2 to Grow Cyber & Intell Footprints; Baird’s John Song Comments

John Song, managing director of Baird

BlueHalo has bought Maryland-based companies Fortego and Base2 Engineering in a pair of deals aimed to expand signal intelligence and cyber offerings for the national security sector. Baird and Aronson Capital Partners advised the acquired firms on the transactions. "Bringing Fortego and Base2 together creates a sizable concentration of highly skilled experts in cyber and SIGINT – a capability that BlueHalo can now leverage across the wide spanning missions to which they provide support," John Song, a managing director at Baird, told GovCon Wire.

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L3Harris Wins $496M Contract to Engineer, Manufacture Navy Jamming Pods

Next Generation Jammer Low Band demonstration unit

L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX) has secured a $496M engineering and manufacturing development contract to build aircraft-based jamming system pods for the U.S. Navy. The company will provide eight operational prototypes and four test pods of the branch's Next Generation Jammer Low Band system, Naval Air Systems Command said Friday.

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Christopher Kastner Promoted to Huntington Ingalls COO; Thomas Stiehle to Serve as CFO

Christopher Kastner EVP

Christopher Kastner, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII), has been promoted to serve as chief operating officer. Kastner will be succeeded by Thomas Stiehle, current CFO for HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division, as finance chief of the company. Both appointments are effective Feb. 12.

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Letitia ‘Tish’ Long Receives Her Second Wash100 Award

Tish Long Receives 2020 Wash100 Award From Jim Garrettson

Letitia “Tish” Long, chairwoman of the board of directors for Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA), was presented her second Wash100 Award by the CEO of Executive Mosaic Jim Garrettson on Thursday. Executive Mosaic congratulates INSA and Letitia Long for her 2020 Wash100 Award. For this year’s honor, Long has continued her efforts to advance the latest research initiatives in the federal sector

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Perspecta’s Jeff Bohling to Serve as Keynote Moderator at GovConWire’s Air Force: IT Plans and Priorities Forum

Jeff Bohling SVP

Jeff Bohling, senior vice president and general manager of the defense group at Perspecta, will participate in GovConWire’s Air Force: IT Plans and Priorities Forum on January 5th as the keynote moderator. Lauren Knausenberger, deputy chief information officer of the U.S. Air Force, will deliver the keynote address at the virtual event. To register for the Air Force: IT Plans and Priorities Forum, as well as view upcoming opportunities, visit GovConWire’s Event Page.

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Navy Selects Koa Lani JV for Potential $854M Missile Range Operations Support Contract

PMRF exercise

The Koa Lani joint venture has won a potential 10-year, $854M contract to help the U.S. Navy manage the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii. The service branch received three offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract through an 8(a) small business set-aside competition and will obligate $20M at the time of award, the Department of Defense said Friday.

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Borenstein Group Recognized as a Top 2021 Brand Engagement Agency; Gal Borenstein Quoted

Gal Borenstein Founder

The Borenstein Group has been named a Top Marketing Agency in 2021 by Chief Marketer magazine, in its Top 2021 Chief Marketer 200 (CM200) Brand Engagement and Experience Agencies. “At Borenstein Group, we believe that the most important imperative to successful B2B and B2G branding is building digital trust," said Gal Borenstein founder and CEO of the Borenstein Group.

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