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NASA Kicks Off Potential $10B Govt-Wide IT Acquisition

NASA has started accepting proposals for contracts worth between $5 and $10 billion combined for information technology products and services for up to 10 years. The Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement V acquisition contract is available to all federal agencies and includes a five-year base period with a five-year option, NASA said …

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IBM to Blueprint Air Force ERP Personnel, Pay System

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has won an $11, 861, 333 contract to blueprint and design an enterprise resource planning system for the U.S. Air Force. The branch aims to integrate its military personnel and pay processes into one system under the Air Force Integrated Personnel and Pay System program, the Defense Department said …

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GSA Seeks Ideas to Aggregate, Report Travel Data

The General Services Administration has asked industry to submit ideas for what tools and services the agency can use to aggregate and report information on travel spending into a single platform. Agencies collectively spend $15 billion per year on travel services and the government’s visibility into annual travel spend is …

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DRC, Army Directorate Ink Big Data Tech R&D Pact

Dynamics Research Corp. has signed a cooperative research and development agreement with a U.S. Army directorate to develop and evaluate technologies for the Distributed Common Ground System. The company will work with intelligence and information warfare directorate in the Army’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center under the partnership, DRC said Tuesday. …

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Phyllis Schneck Officially Named DHS Cyber Undersecretary

Phyllis Schneck, global public sector vice president and chief technology officer at McAfee,  since 2009, has officially been appointed deputy homeland security undersecretary for cybersecurity. She will work to help further develop the government’s ability to protect information systems and networks of national interest,  Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Monday. …

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USCIS Plans Reverse Auction for General Dynamics Secure Phone

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has issued a solicitation for a potential $25 million contract to acquire General Dynamics-built (NYSE: GD) secure phones. FedBid will serve as reverse auction provider for USCIS, which plans to acquire the Sectera vIPer phones under a small business set-aside, the DHS said Friday. FedBid has developed …

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Aviation Services Firm NTA Moves to Employee-Owned Structure

Aviation services firm National Technologies Associates has concluded a recapitalization initiative by implementing a 100-percent employee stock ownership plan. The company aims to take advantage of tax benefits as an employee-owned firm and free up cash flow that it can invest in business expansion efforts,  according to a statement from Bluestone Capital …

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General Atomics Wins $156M for Gray Eagle UAV Engineering

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has won a potential $156, 370, 264 contract modification from the U.S. Army for engineering services on the branch’s fleet of Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft. The Army awarded the modification on a cost-plus-fixed-fee, option-eligible, non-multi-year basis, the Defense Department said Friday. Work will occur at Poway, Calif. …

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SOS Wins Iraq Base Operations Contract

SOS International has won an $84, 030, 376 contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide base operations, logistics and security services at an installation in Iraq. The firm-fixed-price contract is intended to fulfill a foreign military sales requirement for the Iraqi government, the Defense Department said Friday. Work will …

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URS Wins Defense Dept Medical Countermeasure Subcontract; Mark Costello Comments

URS Corp. (NYSE: URS) will provide project and construction management services to the Defense Department for a disease prevention program under a subcontract from Nanotherapeutics. The Medical Countermeasures Advanced Development and Manufacturing program involves construction of a new vaccine laboratory on 3.5 acres of land in Alachua, Fla., URS said Thursday. DoD aims for the MCM ADM …

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