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Air Force Taps Lockheed for Potential $409M Thermal, Power, Control R&D Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a spot on a potential seven-year, $409 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support a U.S. Air Force program that seeks to research and develop thermal, power and control technologies for air platforms. The Defense Department said Friday the Next Generation Thermal, Power, and Controls program will involve multiple …

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HII Gets $437M in Navy Contract Modifications for Submarine Overhaul & Landing Platform Dock Construction

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has received two contract modifications worth a combined $437.5 million from the U.S. Navy to support an engineered overhaul of a Los Angeles-class submarine and construction of a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock. HII will execute maintenance, repair, routine and test work on the USS Columbus (SSN 762) submarine through …

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Alfresco’s Austin Adams: Centralized Platform Can Help Agencies Address ‘Content Chaos’

Austin Adams, vice president of public sector at San Mateo, California-based open-source software provider Alfresco, has said government agencies should address “content chaos” through the adoption of a centralized platform designed to process and store documents. Adams wrote that such a platform works to help government personnel access, share and …

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Pratt & Whitney to Provide Initial Lot 11 F-35 Propulsion System Spares Under $340M Award

United Technologies Corp.‘s (NYSE: UTX) Pratt & Whitney subsidiary has received a three-year, $339.6 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide initial spares for the F-35 propulsion system. The Defense Department said Friday Pratt & Whitney will supply initial spare modules, parts and engines in support of the low-rate initial …

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Northrop Wins $93M Marine C2 Software Development, Maintenance IDIQ

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has won a potential four-year, $93 million contract to help the U.S. Marine Corps develop and maintain software for a command and control personal computer system. The company will also provide software development and maintenance support for a tactical service oriented architecture under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense …

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Federal Employees Set to Receive 1.9 Percent Pay Raise

The House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee passed its 2018 appropriations bill via voice vote Thursday afternoon. The bill does not offer an alternative to President Donald Trump’s 1.9 percent raise offered in his budget proposal, which means federal employees have cleared a hurdle to receiving a pay boost next …

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Senate, House Disagree on Creation of U.S. Space Corps, NDAA Priorities

The House Armed Services Committee voted down an amendment that would have halted the creation of a U.S. Space Corps and instead moved forward with the provision as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which passed late Wednesday night. The provision creates a separate military branch for space …

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USAF Posts ‘Sources Sought’ Notice for Hyper-Sonic Air-Launched Strike Weapon

The U.S. Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) issued a Sources Sought notice on Thursday for a rapidly fielded and developed hyper-sonic, conventional air-launched strike weapon, Janes reported. Capabilities statements are being sought from potential sources “that are capable of accomplishing systems integration of all the elements of a hyper-sonic, conventional …

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ULA to Help Air Force Launch Space Test Program-3 Mission Under $191M Award

United Launch Alliance has won a potential $191.1 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force send into orbit a new satellite designed for space test missions. The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-Boeing (NYSE: BA) joint venture will produce a launch vehicle and support mission integration, spaceflight worthiness and launch operations of the …

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Lucas Hicks, Charles Southall, Mike Shawcross Take New Leadership Roles at HII Newport News Shipbuilding

Lucas Hicks, facilities director at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE: HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division, has been promoted to vice president of construction for the John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) aircraft carrier at the division in a move that takes effect July 1. The 26-year HII veteran will directly report to Ken Mahler, VP …

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