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Navy Picks 30 for Potential $854M Marine Corps Logistics IDIQs

The U.S. Navy has selected 30 companies to compete for task orders to provide logistics support services to the Marine Corps under contracts potentially worth $854, 625, 075 combined. Task orders for the initial base year are worth up to $170, 925, 015 combined for work through May 2014 and …

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Raytheon Gets Pentagon Approval for Full SM-6 Production; Mike Campisi Comments

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received approval from the Defense Acquisition Board to enter full-rate production of the company’s Standard Missile-6 for the U.S. Navy. This step comes three months after the company delivered the first SM-6 from its production facility at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., Raytheon said Tuesday. Raytheon …

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Pentagon to Hold Open Competition for EHR Architecture

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed the Pentagon to hold a full and open competition for the core architecture in its electronic health records system, Federal News Radio reports. Michael O’Connell writes Hagel sent a memo announcing his decision Tuesday to Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics; …

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Navy Awards $99M for Anti-Terror Program Hardware, Software

Three companies have won positions on a potential $99 million contract to design and install hardware and software for the U.S. Navy‘s anti-terrorism force protection programs. Contractors will compete for task orders to perform work during the one-year base period and two option years if they are exercised, the Defense Department …

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Bechtel Wins $296M for Navy Nuclear Propulsion Components

Bechtel‘s plant machinery division has won a $296, 442, 784 contract modification to continue providing nuclear propulsion components to the U.S. Navy. The Navy is allocating its fiscal year 2013 shipbuilding and conversion contract funds for this award and they will not expire at the end of the current fiscal …

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Dave Tarbell Named EADS North America Compliance Head; Sean O’Keefe Comments

Dave Tarbell, a former defense deputy under secretary for technology security policy, has joined EADS North America as chief compliance officer and vice president of trade and security. The 20-year Defense Department veteran will oversee the company’s trade and security compliance functions including ethics, EADS North America said Monday. He …

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Jim McAleese: The 2013 Sequester and How GovCon Firms Have Responded so Far

Jim McAleese, founder and principal at McAleese & Associates,  recently caught up with Executive Mosaic, parent company of the Potomac Officers Club (P.O.C) and publisher of GovCon Wire, to provide some detailed insight and perspective into the 2013 sequester. McAleese will be speaking on May 14 at the P.O.C’s Post-Sequestration Summit with nine other …

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Ron Mason Appointed ASRC Federal C4ISR Group SVP; Paul Dillahay Comments

Ron Mason, a former program executive officer for the U.S. Air Force, joined ASRC Federal as senior vice president for the C4ISR solutions group (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance). The former Senior Executive Service official will be responsible for developing business strategies and identifying business opportunities across …

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Northrop to Update Navy Growler Electronic Systems

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a $7 million delivery order to update electronic attack systems used on the U.S. Navy‘s fleet of EA-16G Growler jets, built by Boeing (NYSE: BA). The order is a ceiling-priced award under a basic ordering agreement, the Defense Department said Thursday. Work will occur …

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Peter Sherlock Promoted to MITRE SVP, Director of Bedford Operations

MITRE Corp. has promoted Peter Sherlock, former executive director for integration at its National Security Engineering Center, to senior vice president and director for the company’s Bedford operations. Sherlock will oversee MITRE’s research in cybersecurity, aviation, homeland security, law enforcement, finance and healthcare at its Bedford, Mass. campus, as well …

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