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Trump to Nominate Patrick Shanahan as Permanent Defense Secretary

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan to serve as Pentagon chief on a full-time basis, The New York Times reported Thursday. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House press secretary, announced the president’s intention in a tweet posted Thursday. “If confirmed by the Senate, I will continue the …

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Navy Picks Nine Firms for Cyber Space Technical, Professional Services Contracts

Nine companies have won potential seven-year contracts to provide technical, management and professional services in support of the U.S. Navy’s cyber space operations. The Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific received 18 offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts, which cover support for interoperability of systems and capabilities at tactical, strategic and operational …

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Navy Selects Six Firms for C2 Tech Supply Contracts

Six companies have won potential 10-year, cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts to provide command-and-control platforms and related technology for the U.S. Navy. The Department of Defense said Tuesday the Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific received 14 bids for the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts, each containing a two-year base term and four two-year options. The …

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McAleese & Associates: Sales of Northrop Climbed 22% to $8.2B in Q1 2019

A new McAleese & Associates report says Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) saw its sales rise 22 percent to $8.2B in the first quarter of 2019 and recorded a sector operating profit growth of 27 percent. Jim McAleese, founder and principal of McAleese & Associates and a 2019 Wash100 winner, wrote the Falls Church, Va.-based …

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Johns Hopkins APL Gets $100M DARPA Contract Modification for R&D, Engineering Support

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory will continue to provide engineering, research and development support services for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency under a potential $100M contract modification. The Department of Defense said Friday the modification falls under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, bringing the contract’s total face …

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Iridium Records 12% Growth in Q1 2019 Revenue; Matt Desch Quoted

Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) reported $133.7M in total revenue for the first quarter of 2019, up 12 percent from the same period last year. The company said Tuesday the total number of billable subscribers rose to 1.15M in Q1 2019, showing a year-over-year growth of 16 percent associated with the …

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Three Firms Get $1.06B in DLA Contract Modifications for Integrated Operating Room Components

Steris, Karl Storz Endoscopy-America and American Medical Depot have received contract modifications worth $1.06B combined from the Defense Logistics Agency to provide integrated operating room components for military services and federal civilian agencies. The modifications exercise the third option year under previously awarded fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts with a five-year base …

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Amazon, Microsoft Emerge as Final Competitors for $10B DoD JEDI Cloud Contract

A spokeswoman for the Department of Defense said Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) are the last two contenders for DoD’s potential 10-year, $10B Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud procurement contract, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Elissa Smith, a spokeswoman for the Pentagon, said Microsoft and Amazon were the only companies that met …

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Ken Krieg Named LMI Board Chair; David Zolet Quoted

Ken Krieg, a board member at LMI since 2008, has been elected to serve as board chair of the Tysons, Va.-based management consulting firm. He succeeds Todd Stottlemyer, who will continue to serve on LMI’s board, the company said Wednesday. “We are honored to see Ken step into the role …

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McAleese & Associates: DoD’s Ellen Lord Calls for Integrated Strategy to Deploy 5G Network

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has released a report on key takeaways from the speech of Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, at an Atlantic Council event held Monday. Lord, a 2019 Wash100 recipient, called on the U.S. government to come up with a “whole-of-government” strategy to deploy a 5G network backed by …

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