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Lockheed, Pentagon Close $8B in F-35 Contracts; Lorraine Martin Comments

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and the Defense Department have closed on two new contracts worth $7.8 billion for the sixth and seventh batches of F-35 aircraft, Reuters reported Friday. Andrea Shalal-Esa writes the company received a $4.4 billion order for 36 F-35s and another $3.4 billion order for 35 F-35s. …

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DHS Adds 30 Businesses to $22B EAGLE II Vehicle

The Department of Homeland Security has selected 30 businesses to develop, implement and maintain technology for DHS mission and business functions under the department’s seven-year, $22 billion Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions II contract vehicle. Fifteen businesses won positions under the unrestricted track of EAGLE II functional category one and …

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MITRE to Help Air Force Manage Acquisitions, Programs for $1.7B

MITRE Corp. will provide systems engineering and integration support to the U.S. Air Force for ceiling and non-ceiling programs under a $1, 724, 333, 098. The cost-reimbursable contract also includes $741, 988 in fiscal year 2014 foreign military sales funds to support 21 countries, the Defense Department said Friday. MITRE will …

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Dean Popps Joins Global Integrated Security Board; David Gompert Comments

Dean Popps, a former senior executive at the Defense Department, has been appointed a board director at Global Integrated Security Inc. He most recently served as acting assistant Army secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology and as the Army’s acquisition executive under the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, Global Strategies Group said …

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Virginia Cybersecurity Program Targets Startup Businesses

The nonprofit Center for Innovative Technology has launched a public-private cybersecurity program for Virginia businesses to receive an initial investment and make presentations to professional investors. The MACH37 Cyber Accelerator is targeted to cyber startups and will comprise of two 90-day sessions per year, Gov. Bob McDonnell’s office said Sept. 12. CIT has received …

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Jo Decker Named General Dynamics IT Navy, Marine Corps Accounts VP

Jo Decker, a former acting Navy principal deputy assistant secretary,  has joined General Dynamics Information Technology (NYSE: GD) as vice president of Navy and Marine Corps accounts. The 30-year naval management veteran will work to develop strategies for the business unit’s Navy and Marine Corps portfolio, General Dynamics said Monday. Decker …

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QinetiQ NA Wins Int’l Robot Order from Iraq’s Military; JD Crouch Comments

QinetiQ North America has won a $20 million contract to build military robots for Iraq’s military forces to fulfill a foreign sales agreement with that country. QNA will engineer TALON IV robots at its Waltham, Mass.-based facility and expects to finish work in March 2014 under the firm-fixed-price contract, QinetiQ …

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Chirantan Desai Appointed EMC Emerging Technology Products President; David Goulden Comments

Chirantan Desai, formerly executive vice president of information management at Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC), has joined EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) as president of the emerging technology products division. Desai will oversee the development of new products and new business groups that focus on disruptive technologies,  EMC said Thursday. He will report to David …

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Army Awards $4B Communications, Transmissions Systems IDIQ

Twelve companies have positions on a $4.1 billion contract to provide communications and transmissions systems to the U.S. Army. The U.S. Army Contracting Command at Rock Island Arsenal received 24 bids for the firm-fixed-price, non-option-eligible, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense Department said Thursday. Funding for each contractor will be determined based on task orders. …

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Boeing Wins $225M for Navy Poseidon Flight Trainers

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a $225 million contract modification to provide flight trainers and related equipment to the U.S. Navy for the branch’s fleet of P-8A Poseidon planes. This modification covers low rate initial production lot four and full rate production lot one aircraft, the Defense Department said Tuesday. The …

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