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General Dynamics Gets $553M NOAA High-Performance Computing Follow-On IDIQ

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has received a potential 10-year, $553 million contract from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to provide systems integration support services for NOAA’s high-performance computing and communications platforms. A FedBizOpps notice posted Thursday says the follow-on, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract was awarded to CSRA, which now operates as part of General …

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General Dynamics Vet Chris Pogue Joins Maxar’s MDA as Govt Division President

Chris Pogue, a General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) veteran, has joined Maxar Technologies’ (NYSE: MAXR) MDA business as president of the newly created government division. Pogue will directly report to Mike Greenley, MDA group president, and oversee defense, enterprise information technology, Earth observation systems and government space robotics business lines, Maxar said Tuesday. …

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General Dynamics Subsidiary Gets Potential $305M DDG 51 Lead-Yard Services Contract

General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) Bath Iron Works subsidiary has received a potential one-year, $304.8 million contract to provide lead-yard services for the U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyer ships. LYS covers technical, engineering, production and material procurement support; data and logistics management; acceptance trials; system safety program support; shipyard engineering …

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Navy Picks 6 Companies for ISR Engineering Support Contracts

Six companies have won separate potential five-year contracts to provide engineering support services for the U.S. Navy’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific in San Diego received eight proposals for the cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts that have a two-year base term and one three-year option, the …

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Report: Kelly Ferrell Named General Dynamics IT Business Chief Growth Officer

Kelly Ferrell, formerly general manager of intelligence division at General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) information technology business, has been promoted to senior vice president and chief growth officer at GDIT, the Washington Business Journal reported Monday. Ferrell will succeed George Batsakis, most recently CSRA’s chief growth officer who was appointed to …

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PwC: Aerospace & Defense Industry Reported $728B in 2017 Revenue

A new PwC report says the aerospace and defense sector recorded $728 billion in 2017 revenue, reflecting a 4 percent increase from the previous year. PwC reported that A&D companies posted a combined operating profit of $77 billion in 2017 with an on operating margin of 10.6 percent, up from 9.3 percent in …

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John Walsh Joins SAIC as IT Market Segment SVP, GM; Tony Moraco Comments

John Walsh, formerly vice president of homeland security programs at CSRA, has joined Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) as senior VP and general manager of the information technology solutions market segment. He will succeed the retiring Dan Harris and report directly to Nazzic Keene, chief operating officer at SAIC, the …

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PwC: Global Aerospace & Defense M&As Reached $15B in Q1 2018

A new PwC report says the value of global mergers and acquisitions in the aerospace and defense sector hit $15 billion in the first quarter of fiscal 2018, reflecting a 28 percent increase over the previous quarter and a 19 percent rise from the same period last year. PwC reported that global …

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Govini Report: Federal Investment in Space, Hypersonic Tech Hit $83B in FY 2011-2017

A Govini report says U.S. government investments in space and hypersonic technologies from fiscal years 2011 through 2017 reached approximately $83 billion and annual government spending on such platforms rose by 6 percent over the period, SpaceNews reported Sunday. United Launch Alliance ranked first in the top 15 vendors list …

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General Dynamics adds former CSRA execs to combined organization’s leadership team

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has named five former CSRA executives to its information technology business’ leadership team after it completed its approximately $9.7 billion acquisition of the Falls Church, Virginia-based government IT services contractor early this month, the Washington Business Journal reported Monday. Amy Gilliland, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, serves …

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