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Dr. Joe Evans Addresses DOD’s 5G Experiments & Upcoming Solicitations

Dr. Joe Evans Technical Director for 5G Department of Defense

Dr. Joe Evans, technical director for 5G at the Department of Defense, recently discussed the impact that innovative technologies and 5G integration have on the private and public sectors during Potomac Officers Club’s (POC) 5G Summit. Evans, who is responsible for coordinating 5G efforts across DOD, served as the opening keynote speaker at the virtual event.

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Leonardo DRS, Data Link Solutions Land $150M Navy BPA Each to Supply Electronic Equipment Cabinets

U.S. Navy

Leonardo DRS' Laurel Technologies business and Data Link Solutions — a joint venture between BAE Systems and Collins Aerospace — have each secured a $150M blanket purchase agreement to provide cabinets for U.S. Navy electronic equipment.

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Pentagon Works to Realign CMO Functions; David Norquist Quoted

David Norquist Deputy Defense Secretary

The Pentagon has recently announced the redistribution of the chief management officer functions. Of the changes, the Pentagon will strengthen the Department of Defense comptroller’s office to head business process improvements across the department. "[the department will] expand the role of the undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller) to improve accountability and performance in DoD business operations,” said David Norquist, deputy defense secretary and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient. 

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Boeing Gets $1.7B Air Force Contract Option to Build Additional KC-46 Tankers

KC-46A U.S. Air Force photo

Boeing (NYSE: BA) will manufacture 12 more KC-46 aerial refueling aircraft for the U.S. Air Force under a $1.69B contract option. The award for the sixth KC-46 tanker production lot covers licenses, data, subscriptions and a flat file, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

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GSA to Remove Non-Defense Innovation Unit-Approved Drones From Multiple Award Schedules

Drone

The General Services Administration will remove from Multiple Award Schedules contracts unmanned aircraft systems and other drones to address potential security risks associated with the use of such devices. The decision does not cover drones approved by the Defense Innovation Unit under the Blue sUAS program, which seeks to provide the Department of Defense and federal agencies with trusted and secure small drones.

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DOD, HHS to Procure More Doses of Regeneron’s COVID-19 Antibody Under Potential $2.6B Deal

COVID-19

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: REGN) will supply an additional 1.25M treatment courses of an antibody cocktail composed of casirivimab and imdevimab to the U.S. government under a potential $2.63B agreement with the departments of Defense and Health and Human Services.

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