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Michael Alkire Promoted to President of Premier; Craig McKasson Named Chief Administrative Officer

Michael Alkire, formerly chief operating officer of Premier (Nasdaq: PINC), has been promoted to president of the Charlotte, N.C.-based health care technology company. Premier said Tuesday Alkire’s promotion recognizes the expansion of his role, which now includes oversight of strategies for the company’s supply chain and performance services segments in addition …

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Raytheon Secures $419M Contract Option for Lot 19 Sidewinder Multimission Missiles

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a $419M contract modification to produce AIM-9X Sidewinder all up rounds for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force as well as 24 countries under the foreign military sales program. The modification exercises an option under a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm contract and covers lot 19 …

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Army Orders $200M in Raytheon-Made Excalibur Ib Projectiles

The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) a five-year, $200.2M contract to supply M982A1 Excalibur Ib containerized shells that are designed to engage land targets in a combat environment. Army Contracting Command received one bid for the firm-fixed-price contract via an online solicitation, the Department of Defense said Tuesday. …

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Northrop Gets $132M US, Int’l Large Aircraft IR Countermeasures Tech Integration Contract

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) received a potential two-year, $132.3M contract to help integrate counter-missile systems onto aircraft for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army as well as the governments of Norway and U.K. under the foreign military sales program. The undefinitized contract action covers the procurement of Large Aircraft Infrared …

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Navy Selects Four Firms for Potential $124M Close Air Support Contract

Four companies have won spots on a potential five-year, $124.5M contract to provide close air support to the specialized and proven aircraft program office within Naval Air Systems Command. Contractors will compete for task orders to provide and operate geographically distributed regional aviation training platforms to support air operations, the …

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AIS to Help Air Force Research Lab Develop Intell Software Under Potential $93M IDIQ

Assured Information Security has won a potential seven-year, $93.6M contract to develop software baselines for the U.S. Air Force’s Virtualized Intelligence Platform Engineering and Research program. AIS will help the Air Force Research Laboratory prototype, integrate, test, demonstrate, update, deploy and sustain VIPER tools as part of the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, …

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Gulf Island Shipyards Land $129M Navy Contract Options for Towing, Salvage & Rescue Shipbuilding

Gulf Island Shipyards has been awarded $128.5M in contract options to build two towing, salvage and rescue ships for the U.S. Navy. Naval Sea Systems Command will use fiscal 2016, 2018 and 2019 shipbuilding funds to cover the full obligated amount for the shipbuilding projects, the Department of Defense said …

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NVIDIA’s Anthony Robbins: Government Can Harness AI Through Data, Training, Computing Systems

Anthony Robbins, vice president for the North American public sector at NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA), has said the federal government should make contributions across data, computing infrastructure and training areas in order to harness the potential of artificial intelligence. Robbins wrote the U.S. government should train engineers in data science and deep …

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Boeing Gets Potential $5.7B KC-46 Combat Capability IDIQ

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a potential 10-year, $5.70B contract to help the U.S. Air Force address combat capability requirements for the KC-46 Pegasus tanker. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract covers a range of post-production air vehicle requirements directed by KC-46 operators and mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of …

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Comtech Buys General Dynamics’ Next Generation 911 Business, Wins $100M Emergency Comms Tech Contract

Comtech Telecommunications (Nasdaq: CMTL) has acquired a General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) business that offered a 9-1-1 emergency communications system to state and local government clients. Comtech said Monday it added 60 employees as a result of the Next Generation 911 acquisition from General Dynamics’ information technology segment and secured a …

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