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Dell EMC-General Dynamics-Microsoft Team Lands $1B USAF Cloud Hosted Enterprise Contract; Steve Harris Comments

A team composed of Dell EMC, Microsoft (NYSE: MSFT) and General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has received a potential five year, $1 billion contract to build a cloud-based collaboration and unified communications platform for the U.S. Air Force. The General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service awarded the contract as part of …

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Oshkosh to Build Army Medium Tactical Vehicle Variants Under $467M Contract Modification

Oshkosh‘s (NYSE: OSK) defense segment has received a $466.8 million contract modification to produce Family of Medium Tactical Vehicle variants for the U.S. Army based the FMTV A1P2 technical data package. The Army will provide funds and performance locations with each order and the company is scheduled to finish contract work Aug. 25, 2018, the Defense Department said …

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September 20th Market Close: GovConIndex Closes Up and Major Indices Close Mixed

The Executive Mosaic GovCon Index (GCI) continued to post gains for the fourth consecutive day, reaching another new YTD record high. The CGI closed at 105.45 up 0.552 percent with advancing shares outpacing declining 3 to 1. Markets showed little change on the day as the Fed delivered their message to shrink the …

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General Dynamics-Built Radio Supported NASA Cassini Mission; Manny Mora Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 20, 2017 — General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has supported the final data transmission of NASA‘s Cassini spacecraft before the Saturn orbiter ended its 13-year mission, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday it built the transponder or radio that Cassini had used to send images and other …

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SAP NS2 to Support Nat’l Security-Focused Business Accelerator; Mark Testoni Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 20, 2017 — SAP National Security Services (NYSE: SAP) will collaborate with technology investment company C5 Accelerate in support of a business accelerator program for companies in the national security market, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The innovation partnership will utilize the latter’s data management and analytics technologies …

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Intel Posts $1B Investment to Drive AI Innovation; Brian Krzanich Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 20, 2017 — Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) seeks to support startup companies and other partners in government, academia and local communities with an estimated $1 billion investment that is aimed to advance the development of artificial intelligence technologies, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. “Our belief is that AI will …

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General Atomics Holds 1st Flight Test at New Facility in North Dakota

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 20, 2017 — A General Atomics business unit has completed the first test flight activity at its recently opened Flight Test and Training Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota, using a Block 5 Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday General Atomics Aeronautical …

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AT&T, FirstNet to Get $73M FY 2018 Budget for Public Safety Network

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 20, 2017 — The First Responder Network Authority board has cleared a $73.5 million budget for fiscal year 2018 to support the efforts of FirstNet and contractor AT&T (NYSE: T) to deploy a nationwide broadband network for public safety, ExecutiveGov reported Tuesday. The agency said Thursday its public-private …

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Raytheon, Northrop Vet Ellen Minderman Joins Research Innovations as C4I VP

Ellen Minderman, formerly director of enterprise solutions at Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) intelligence, information and services business, has joined Research Innovations Inc. as vice president of command, control, communications, computers and intelligence. RII said Tuesday Minderman will oversee the company’s C41 business unit that covers joint command-and-control and targeting, mobile and …

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Heather Wilson: Air Force to Keep an Eye on Northrop-Orbital ATK Merger Plan

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has said she has no concerns on Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) proposal to acquire Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) and that the service branch intends to monitor the transaction’s progress, Defense News reported Tuesday. “Obviously, we watch these things and make sure that no matter [what] happens …

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