Tag Archives: Defense Department

Navy Picks 5 Firms for $99M NAVFAC Construction Support IDIQ

The U.S. Navy has awarded five companies spots on a potential five-year, $99 million contract to provide construction support services for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command. NAVFAC received 16 bids for the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that has a one-year base period and four one-year options, the Defense Department said Friday. The design-build contract covers housing renovation …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: DoD Should Utilize Commercial Satcom for Core Missions

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 7, 2017 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch of Inmarsat urges the Defense Department to utilize commercial satellite communications technology to meet its wideband satcom requirements and reserve military-owned satcom platforms only for specialized missions, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. “Rather than have the mindset that it is milsatcom first and commercial on an as-needed basis, …

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Battelle Teams With Nanotherapeutics for DoD Program on CBRN Medical Countermeasures

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 7, 2017 — Battelle has partnered with Nanotherapeutics in efforts to research, develop, test and evaluate medical countermeasures for the U.S. military against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The team aims to address Defense Department requirements for vaccines, post-exposure prophylactics and therapeutics to protect deployed military personnel …

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Leidos, Textron, AASKI Technologies Win Spots on $900M Army Tactical UAS Product Office Support IDIQ

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), Textron‘s (NYSE: TXT) AAI subsidiary and AASKI Technologies have won positions on a potential five-year, $900 million contract for field support and technical services to the U.S. Army‘s product office for tactical unmanned aircraft systems. Five bids were submitted to the Army Contracting Command for the firm-fixed-price contract via the internet, the Defense …

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Hologic Secures $721M Radiology System, Training IDIQ Contract From DLA

Hologic (Nasdaq: HOLX) has won a potential 10-year, $721.1 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to supply radiology systems, accessories and training services to U.S. military branches and federal civilian agencies. DLA received 27 offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract through a competitive acquisition process, the Defense Department said Thursday. The agency will …

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Salesforce Gov’t Cloud Secures IL4 Provisional Authorization From DISA; Dave Rey Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 6, 2017 — The Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) cloud platform for the public sector has received Impact Level 4 provisional authorization from the Defense Information Systems Agency for deployment to Defense Department users, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Tuesday Salesforce Government Cloud features role-based security and encryption functions and will work to help …

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Boeing, Leonardo DRS Subsidiary Land Navy Contracts for Destroyer Ethernet Installation Support

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and a Leonardo DRS subsidiary have received contracts worth up to $192.8 million combined to install Gigabit Ethernet Data Multiplex System hardware aboard the U.S. Navy’s DDG 51-class destroyers. The firm-fixed-price contracts also cover the provision of spare parts and checkout repair services for AN/USQ-82(V) GEDMS in support of Arleigh Burke-class …

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Lockheed Gets $129M F-35 Core Processor Order Modification

Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) aeronautics business has secured a two-year, $129.4 million delivery order modification from the U.S. Navy to perform additional work on the TR-3 integrated core processor and related subsystems for the F-35 program. The Defense Department said Wednesday work under the modification seeks to address diminishing manufacturing sources challenges in the production of lot 15 F-35s …

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AWS’ Jennifer Chronis Talks Benefits, Support Tools for Commercial Cloud Adoption at DoD

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 5, 2017 — Jennifer Chronis, general manager for Defense Department programs at Amazon Web Services (Nasdaq: AMZN), has said DoD can leverage security as one of many benefits in the adoption of cloud platforms, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. She wrote in an article published March that other advantages to commercial …

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Boeing to Provide Cryptographic Update for Air Force Combat Search & Rescue Radio

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 5, 2017 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) will provide an update to the cryptographic module of the U.S. Air Force‘s combat search-and-rescue radio equipment under a $42.6 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Defense Department said Monday the contract covers development, certification, integration and test of the cryptographic update for the Ultra …

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