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Dr. Joe Evans Addresses DOD’s 5G Experiments & Upcoming Solicitations

Dr. Joe Evans Technical Director for 5G Department of Defense

Dr. Joe Evans, technical director for 5G at the Department of Defense, recently discussed the impact that innovative technologies and 5G integration have on the private and public sectors during Potomac Officers Club’s (POC) 5G Summit. Evans, who is responsible for coordinating 5G efforts across DOD, served as the opening keynote speaker at the virtual event.

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Ellen Lord: DOD’s Digital Marketplace Seeks to Drive ‘Trusted’ Partnerships Between Investors, Companies

Ellen Lord acquisition chief Department of Defense

The Department of Defense has launched an electronic marketplace with the goal of connecting small- to medium-sized businesses to capital providers under the DOD's Trusted Capital program. “Trusted Capital works by providing opportunities for trusted financial institutions and qualifying companies to explore mutually beneficial partnerships in support of national security goals,” said Ellen Lord, the Pentagon's acquisition chief and a four-time Wash100 awardee.

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Lockheed Named Largest Contract Recipient in DOD’s Fiscal 2019 State-Level Spending Report

FY 2019 defense spending by state report

A state-by-state analysis of Department of Defense spending showed Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) took the first three spots on a list of top 10 contract awardees during fiscal year 2019. The list also includes General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), BAE Systems, Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII), Humana (NYSE: HUM), L3 Technologies, which now operates as L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX) after it merged with Harris, Raytheon and United Technologies Corp. Raytheon and UTC merged in April 2020 and the combined entity now runs as Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX).

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Leonardo DRS, Data Link Solutions Land $150M Navy BPA Each to Supply Electronic Equipment Cabinets

U.S. Navy

Leonardo DRS' Laurel Technologies business and Data Link Solutions — a joint venture between BAE Systems and Collins Aerospace — have each secured a $150M blanket purchase agreement to provide cabinets for U.S. Navy electronic equipment.

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Boeing Gets $1.7B Air Force Contract Option to Build Additional KC-46 Tankers

KC-46A U.S. Air Force photo

Boeing (NYSE: BA) will manufacture 12 more KC-46 aerial refueling aircraft for the U.S. Air Force under a $1.69B contract option. The award for the sixth KC-46 tanker production lot covers licenses, data, subscriptions and a flat file, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

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GSA to Remove Non-Defense Innovation Unit-Approved Drones From Multiple Award Schedules

Drone

The General Services Administration will remove from Multiple Award Schedules contracts unmanned aircraft systems and other drones to address potential security risks associated with the use of such devices. The decision does not cover drones approved by the Defense Innovation Unit under the Blue sUAS program, which seeks to provide the Department of Defense and federal agencies with trusted and secure small drones.

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DOD, HHS to Procure More Doses of Regeneron’s COVID-19 Antibody Under Potential $2.6B Deal

COVID-19

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: REGN) will supply an additional 1.25M treatment courses of an antibody cocktail composed of casirivimab and imdevimab to the U.S. government under a potential $2.63B agreement with the departments of Defense and Health and Human Services.

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