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Air Force Opens New Competition for GPS III Satellites

The U.S. Air Force has opened the door to more industry competition for the branch’s Global Positioning System III satellite program. A June 4 FedBizOpps post by the Air Force encourages contractors to submit ideas on production methods for 22 succeeding GPS III space vehicles and associated navigation payloads. Lockheed …

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John Hillen: GovCon Services Market ‘Leaving Its Teenage Years, ‘ Entering New Maturation Phase

The GovCon services market is entering a new phase of maturity and leaving a part of a nearly five-decade timespan that “might be seen as its teenage years, ” former Sotera Defense Solutions CEO John Hillen wrote in a May 20 guest column for Washington Technology. Hillen,  executive in residence …

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Deltek’s Chris Dixon: US Governors Highlight Education, Public Safety on Their 2014 Agendas

A Deltek analyst says U.S. governors highlighted education public safety, justice and social services as areas for policy initiatives in their 2014 state of the state addresses, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Chris Dixon, a Deltek senior manager of state and local industry analysis, believes that contractors could shape their business development strategies around …

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Deltek’s Chris Dixon Cites State HIX Issues Learned from Implementation

Chris Dixon, a senior research manager at Deltek, outlined lessons that government contractors can learn from the health insurance marketplace’s implementation in a Washington Post article published Thursday. Dixon writes that 14 states and the District of Columbia have built online health exchanges and some of those sites encountered glitches …

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Angie Petty: Federal IT Consolidation Program Brings Opportunities for Contractors

The U.S. government’s initiative to consolidate federal data centers presents a business opportunity for information technology contractors, Angie Petty of Deltek wrote for the Washington Post in an article published Sunday. Petty, a senior principal analyst at Deltek, writes government agencies are seeking cloud computing and other information technology services in order to meet …

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Air Force Finishes $7B NETCENTS-2 Vehicle Awards, 25 Companies Hold Spots

Twenty-five companies in total will now compete for delivery orders to provide information technology products to the U.S. Air Force for the branch’s Internet Protocol network under a potential six-year,  $6.9 billion contract vehicle. Nine companies have joined the list of NETCENTS-2 netcentric products vehicle awardees eligible for orders after the Air Force …

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90+ Contractors Show Interest in DISA’s $450M Cloud Procurement

The Defense Information Systems Agency’s $450 million commercial cloud contract drew several contractors and service providers to its presolicitation conference on July 12, Nextgov reported Monday. Bob Brewin writes 159 representatives from 92 companies attended the conference, with Amazon Web Services, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) sending six delegates each. In …

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Andrew Peters Named AECOM SVP, Safety Lead; John Dionisio Comments

Andrew Peters, a former Parsons Corp. vice president for safety, health and environment, has joined AECOM Technology Corp. as senior vice president and chief safety officer. The 35-year industry veteran brings experience in managing both direct hire and contractor workforces, AECOM said Monday. Peters will lead AECOM’s safety, health and …

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F-35 Program Office Opening Sustainment Competition, Potential $1T in Play

More than 100 defense contractors will be in Washington for three days starting Nov. 14 at a government-hosted industry day on sustainment of the Lockheed Martin-made (NYSE: LMT) F-35 fighter jet, Defense News reports. According to the story by Aaron Mehta and Marcus Weisgerber, sustainment costs could reach $1 trillion …

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Nick Wakeman: If EADS Merger Closes, BAE May Shed $2B Intell Business

In a Thursday column for Washington Technology, editor Nick Wakeman explored potential implications should BAE Systems and EADS close on a deal to merge, with effects reverberating in Europe and the U.S. Wakeman reports a source told him BAE may have to sell its estimated $2 billion intelligence business to comply …

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