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Veterans Affairs Seeks Info on Unified EHR Viewer

The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking information on an integrated electronic health record system viewer as the agency plans to update EHR technology used by the VA and Defense Department. The VA’s Office of Information Service Center issued a solicitation Monday for a new EHR system viewer, intended for the Interagency …

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10 Firms Picked for $243M Natl Guard Environmental Engineering Contract

Ten companies have won positions on a three-year, $243 million contract covering environmental engineering support services for the Army National Guard. The National Guard Bureau received 21 bids for the firm-fixed-price contract and will determine funding and location with each order, the Defense Department said Friday. Work is scheduled to …

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Report: Mitsubishi Heavy, BAE Discuss F-35 Parts Deal

Japan-based Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is negotiating with BAE Systems the terms of a potential contract, where Mitsubishi Heavy would supply components for Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) F-35 aircraft, Reuters reported Monday. Tim Kelly writes the progress of that agreement depends on the decision of Japan’s government on whether to subsidize production of parts for …

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Deltek: Pentagon Puts IT at Center of Cost-Reduction Efforts

The Defense Department is working to allocate its budget and focus on eight key information technology initiatives, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Deniece Peterson, director of research at Deltek, writes DoD wants the IT programs to reduce costs in an environment of changing regulations, budgets and workforces.. Peterson highlighted areas …

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DSCA to Hold Competition for $600M Libya Force Training, Arms Sale

The Defense Department agency responsible for the U.S. foreign military sales program intends to name a contractor for a potential $600 million training and arms sales agreement with Libya through a competition. Libya intends to develop and train a general purpose force for protecting the country’s infrastructure and to maintain …

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Leidos to Help Air Force Review Planning, Analysis Network

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has won a potential five-year,  $62, 480, 000 contract to help the U.S. Air Force carry out quality review work on an operational planning and analysis network modernization program for U.S. Strategic Command. The 55th Contracting Squadron at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. received three offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract, …

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Raytheon, Rafael to Co-Produce Missile Interceptors; Pini Yungman Comments

Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) and Israeli state-owned company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems are planning to co-develop an air defense system that is already used in Israel for the U.S. Army and allied forces, Defense News reported Thursday. Barbara Opall-Rome writes Rafael and Raytheon also want to jointly build Stunner interceptors, …

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GE Wins Air Force Neuromorphic Computing System Order; Rod Rice Comments

General Electric‘s (NYSE: GE) intelligent platforms business unit has won a computing system order from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s Information Directorate for neuromorphic architectures. The high-performance embedded computing technology will be built to process high-bandwidth data from radio frequency sensors using NVIDIA’s graphics processing unit accelerators, GE said Tuesday. …

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Defense Dept Issues Call for EHR Sustainment Proposals

The Defense Department is seeking proposals to maintain its electronic health record system through 2018 under a contract that could be worth between $250 million to $1 billion, Nextgov reported Thursday. Bob Brewin writes the Defense Health Agency launched the procurement process for the contract intended to sustain the Armed …

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Boeing to Engineer B-1 Weapon Systems for $750M

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has been awarded a $750 million contract to perform engineering work on weapon systems for the U.S. Air Force‘s fleet of B-1 Lancer supersonic bombers. The first delivery order under the firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, time and material, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is worth $21, 377, 960 and falls under fiscal …

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