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India to Procure Boeing P-8 Training System, Maintenance Service for $307M

India’s ministry of defense has cleared a proposal to buy a training system for P-8 military aircraft crew and associated maintenance service from Boeing (NYSE: BA) through a potential $307.5 million contract. The Indian government said Thursday Boeing’s P-8 training platform will work to help the country’s navy train and rehearse for complex flight …

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Noblis Vet Roger Mason to Head Peraton’s Space, Intell & Cyber Sector; Stu Shea Comments

Roger Mason, former senior vice president of the national security and intelligence business at Noblis and previous 2017 Wash100 recipient, will officially join Peraton on Monday as president of the Herndon, Virginia-based company’s space, intelligence and cyber sector. Peraton said Thursday Mason will be responsible for strategy development and implementation, program performance and growth objectives …

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Matt Wiles Promoted to Leidos UK CEO; Roger Krone Comments

Matt Wiles, formerly a senior vice president and managing director at Leidos’ (NYSE: LDOS) U.K. arm, has been promoted to CEO of the Reston, Virginia-based government information technology services contractor’s U.K. business. Roger Krone, chairman and CEO of Leidos, said in a statement published Thursday Wiles’ leadership and his role …

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DARPA Issues Final Solicitation for $850M Technical, Analytical Support IDIQ

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has released the final request for proposals for a potential five-year, $850 million contract for analytical and technical support services. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says DARPA intends to award a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that has a base performance period of five years. The …

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Greg Pelton Returns to Avaya as Tech Strategy VP

Greg Pelton, former chief technology officer and vice president for infrastructure engineering at Polycom (Nasdaq: PLCM), has rejoined Avaya (NYSE: AV) as VP for technology strategy at the Santa Clara, California-based communications technology company. Avaya said Wednesday Pelton will help shape a technology strategy as part of the company’s efforts …

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RAND Study: Bid Protests Do Not Delay DoD Procurement Process

A new study by RAND Corp. has found that bid protests that defense contractors filed with the Government Accountability Office do not hamper the Defense Department’s procurement process for weapons and services, Bloomberg reported Thursday. RAND’s National Defense Research Institute carried out the congressionally mandated study and found that the total …

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Carahsoft to Provide ServiceNow Software Licenses to Library of Congress Under Potential $77M Contract

Carahsoft Technology has received a potential five-year, $76.9 million contract to deliver ServiceNow software licenses and support to the Library of Congress. LoC disclosed the single-award, firm-fixed-price contract in a FedBizOpps award notice posted Friday. Carahsoft acts as the master government aggregator and distributor of ServiceNow’s cloud-based offerings to the public sector …

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Boeing to Produce Small Diameter Bombs for FMS Customers Under $194M Contract Modification

Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) defense, space and security business has received a $193.6 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to manufacture additional Small Diameter Bombs for six foreign military sales customers. The modification covers the procurement of 6,000 more SDB Increment 1 all-up-rounds under the company’s basic indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for …

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Aerospace Vet Vivek Lall Named Lockheed Strategy, BD VP

Vivek Lall, a more than two-decade aerospace industry veteran, has joined Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) as vice president for strategy and business development, Press Trust of India reported Wednesday. Lall previously was chief executive of U.S. and international strategic development at  General Atomics for three years. Before that, he was the president …

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Report: Boeing, Embraer Discussions Raise Questions on Brazilian Firm’s Ownership

Talks of a potential combination between Chicago-based Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Embraer have not addressed questions such as the possibility of a joint venture and control over the Brazil-based aircraft manufacturer, Reuters reported Tuesday. Sources told Reuters that a potential JV might not be an effective measure to meet Boeing’s interest …

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