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Harris to Update DoD Soldier Radio Waveform; George Helm Comments

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has received a $9 million order from the Defense Department to update the U.S. Army‘s soldier radio waveforms for battlefield tactical communications. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity order was awarded under the 2012 SRW Software In-Service Support vehicle and booked in the first quarter of Harris’ 2014 fiscal year, …

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Ruston Vickers Named CA Technologies Chief DevOps Architect; Shridhar Mittal Comments

Ruston Vickers will serve as chief DevOps architect at CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) and work with clients to develop strategies for delivering software and services to market. Vickers will work to expand CA’s DevOps engagements on an international scale and implement DevOps products such as Release Automation, CA LISA Service Virtualization and …

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L-3 to Develop Army Vehicle Transmission Systems; Steve Kantor Comments

L-3 Communications‘ (NYSE: LLL) combat propulsion systems division has won a $20 million contract to build new transmission systems for the U.S. Army‘s heavy vehicles. The company will perform design and development work under the Gemini Transmission program as the Army aims to maintain and upgrade its ground combat vehicle fleets, …

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Raytheon Nears Agreement on Qatar Missile Sale; Tim Glaeser Comments

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) is on the verge of closing a U.S. foreign military sales agreement with Qatar for the Patriot air and missile defense system, Reuters reported Tuesday. Andrea Shalal-Esa writes the company also expects to finalize an order agreement with Kuwait for additional Patriot fire units before year’s end. …

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Navy Issues 914 New Awards for $5B SeaPort-e Services Vehicle

The U.S. Navy has awarded positions on a potential five-year, $5.3 billion contract vehicle to 914 companies for research and development, engineering and related services across the Navy and Marine Corps. These awards are in addition to the 2, 838 contracts previously awarded under the SeaPort Enhanced, or SeaPort-e, vehicle and …

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GSA Issues RFQ for $5B Microsoft Software BPA; Tom Sharpe Comments

The General Services Administration has started accepting bids for a $5.3 billion blanket purchase agreement covering Microsoft software products and related services, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jason Miller writes vendors looking to bid for the five-year multi-contract BPA under GSA’s Information Technology Schedule 70 vehicle have until Dec. 18 to respond …

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Sean Berg to Lead Dell Federal’s DoD Business; Tracy Pavillard, Ray McDuffie Take New Roles

Sean Berg, former head of Dell’s enterprise solutions group in the U.K., has joined the company’s U.S. federal business and will lead a team focused on the Defense Department. His appointment is one of three moves within Dell Federal’s leadership team, as Tracy Pavillard will lead the civilian sales organization …

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Xerox Subsidiary, DOE Lab Partner to Build Sensor for High-Temperature Environments; Scott Elrod Comments

A Xerox subsidiary (NYSE: XRX) will work with an Energy Department national laboratory to develop and demonstrate a sensor monitoring platform intended to work in environments that have high temperatures. PARC and DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory aim for the Harsh Environment Adaptable Thermionic tool to store its own energy and send …

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CenturyLink Buys Cloud Platform Provider Tier 3; Jared Wray, Jeff Von Deylen Comment

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has moved to bolster its cloud computing portfolio by acquiring Seattle area-based public cloud services provider Tier 3 for an undisclosed sum. Jared Wray, founder and chief technology officer for Tier 3, has joined CenturyLink as CTO for the company’s cloud organization and will lead the cloud development center …

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Navy Chooses 5 Companies for Modeling, Simulation IDIQ

Five companies will compete for task orders to perform modeling and simulation work for the U.S. Navy under a potential three-year,  $43, 042, 246 contract. The Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk is acquiring the services for the assessment division within the Office of the Chief of Naval …

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