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F-35 Program Office Opening Sustainment Competition, Potential $1T in Play

More than 100 defense contractors will be in Washington for three days starting Nov. 14 at a government-hosted industry day on sustainment of the Lockheed Martin-made (NYSE: LMT) F-35 fighter jet, Defense News reports. According to the story by Aaron Mehta and Marcus Weisgerber, sustainment costs could reach $1 trillion …

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Army Sends Contractors Survey Questions for New Procurement System

The U.S. Army‘s Contracting Command is asking contractors to fill out a questionnaire and a worksheet pertaining to a new procurement management system, according to an Oct. 29 FedBizOpps post. In March, the Army released a request for information announcing its pursuit of a new system, dubbed the Army Procurement …

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Huntington Ingalls Wins $143M for Nuclear Submarine Support

Huntington Ingalls will take in up to $142, 719, 375 from the U.S. Navy to support American nuclear submarines on a modification to a previously awarded contract. The Defense Department announced the award on Oct. 25 and expects the contractor to complete related work in Newport News, Va. by September …

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Boeing Acquires Supply Chain Specialist Miro Technologies; Shep Hill & Tony Parasida Comment

Boeing Co.‘s (NYSE: BA) defense, space and security business has acquired Miro Technologies for an undisclosed amount and added the firm to its global services and support operations. La Jolla, Calif.-based Miro specializes in managing enterprise assets, supply chains and performance-based logistics for government and commercial customers and has offices in Saudi …

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TASC Promotes Bruce Phillips, Rick Wagner, Tom Kilcline; John Hynes Comments

TASC has promoted two executives to the senior vice president ranks and a retired Navy vice admiral to lead the company’s defense business unit, effective immediately. Bruce Phillips, formerly vice president of the infrastructure protection and security business unit, will serve as senior VP of the civil and infrastructure security group …

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QinetiQ Names TASC, GDIT Vet Bruce Feldman National Systems SVP; John Sutton Comments

Qinetiq North America has appointed Bruce Feldman senior vice president for the national systems sector within the mission and information solutions operating unit, the company announced Monday. He will manage service delivery and technology development for contracts with both intelligence and defense customers. “Bruce comes to the company with more …

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Carl Icahn Makes $3B Offer for Oshkosh

Activist investor Carl Icahn offered on Thursday to buy all outstanding shares of military truck manufacturer Oshkosh Corp. for $3 billion, or $32.50 per share, according to Bloomberg. Icahn, who is the company’s largest shareholder with a 9.45 percent stake, made an offer that is 21 percent higher than Oshkosh’s …

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Boeing Names 11-Year Vet Chris Smith Saudi Defense Business Lead; Chris Raymond Comments

Boeing has appointed 11-year company veteran Chris Smith vice president and managing director for its defense business in Saudi Arabia, the company announced Tuesday. He will report to Chris Raymond, vice president of business development and strategy for the defense, space and security unit. The company said Smith will also …

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BAE-EADS CEOs to Review Merger Talk Progress as Wednesday Deadline Approaches

Ian King and Tom Enders, the respective CEOs of BAE Systems and EADS, are meeting Tuesday to review progress on a potential merger before making a decision on how to proceed, Bloomberg reports. Citing two sources familiar with the talks, Bloomberg reports the French and U.K. governments have agreed to …

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Oceus Names 20-Year Vet Jim Patterson Special Programs Lead; Randy Fuerst Comments

Oceus Networks has appointed Jim Patterson vice president of special programs, giving him responsibility for leading pursuit of new markets in the defense and intelligence sectors through new partnerships and applications. The Reston, Va.-based broadband provider said in a release he will also be responsible for financial performance, strategy and …

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