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Scott Svabek: DHA Wants Small Businesses Involved in $20B IDIQ

The Defense Health Agency has started to conduct market research before it moves to finalize a 10-year, $20 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract by March 2016, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jared Serbu writes DHA officials plan to reorganize the Defense Department‘s healthcare activities through a strategic sourcing approach. Col. Scott Svabek, DHA’s acting procurement director, …

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Viscount Systems Lands DHS DC, Ohio Facility Access Control Contracts; Dennis Raefield Comments

Viscount Systems will provide its access control system to the Department of Homeland Security‘s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services under two new contracts to secure government buildings in Ohio and Washington, D.C. The Freedom Access Control suite is designed to leverage the IT infrastructure in managing access points and deploy encryption bridges that assign IP addresses to …

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NASA Picks 4 Companies for Suborbital Flight Support Contracts

Four companies have won contracts to help NASA integrate and take research payloads onboard commercial reusable suborbital vehicles to the edge of space. NASA said Monday it awarded contracts worth at least $100, 000 each to Masten Space Systems, Paragon Space Development, Up Aerospace and Virgin Galactic for suborbital flight …

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Oracle Closes Buy of MICROS Systems; Mike Webster Comments

Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) has established a new hospitality global business unit after the company completed the acquisition of MICROS Systems (NASDAQ: MCRS) for an undisclosed amount. Mike Webster, senior vice president and general manager of Oracle retail and hospitality sector, will lead the newly formed business unit, the company said Monday. “Together, Oracle …

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Robert McDowell Named Partner in Wiley Rein’s Communications Biz; Richard Wiley Comments

Robert McDowell, a former senior member and commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, has been named a partner of Wiley Rein‘s communications business based in Washington, where he will provide advisory services. The company said Monday McDowell will join three other former FCC commissioners in the practice and guide clients on …

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General Dynamics to Consolidate AIS, C4 Business Arms; Chris Marzilli to Head Combined Org

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) will combine its advanced information systems and C4 systems business units into a single organization that will adopt the name General Dynamics Mission Systems. The company said Monday that the consolidation will take effect in January 2015 and Chris Marzilli, current president of the C4 systems …

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NGA Renews DigitalGlobe’s Satellite Imagery Platform Contract

DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) will continue providing satellite imagery for National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency programs after NGA renewed the company’s Global Enhanced GEOINT Delivery contract. The company said Monday Global-EGD has an estimated 1.5 billion square miles of available imagery and an additional 579, 153 square miles are updated daily for NGA to use in operational planning, situational awareness and emergency response …

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Exelis Sets Mission Systems Business Spinoff Completion Date, ‘Vectrus’ to Start NYSE Trading Sept. 29

Exelis‘ (NYSE: XLS) board of directors has approved the spinoff of the company’s mission systems business division into a separate, publicly traded company that will operate as Vectrus. The companies have set Sept. 27 as the date to complete the transaction and Vectrus will begin regular way trading on the New York Stock Exchange Sept. …

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Report: US, South Korea Discuss BAE F-16 Upgrade Contract’s 2nd Phase

BAE Systems could receive $1 billion of work to upgrade 134 South Korea’s F-16 fighter jets as the U.S. and South Korean governments work to finalize the second phase of of a foreign military sales contract between both companies, Reuters reported Friday. Andrea Shalal writes that the U.S. Air Force wants to finalize the pricing …

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PwC, General Dynamics, DSS, Medsphere Team to Compete for Defense EHR Contract; Scott McIntyre Comments

PwC will lead a consortium comprised of General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) information technology unit, as well as electronic health system vendors DSS and Medsphere to compete for a contract to build the U.S. Defense Department‘s future electronic health records system. PwC said Friday that the team will offer an open architecture EHR platform to the military …

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