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Joe Kernan Appointed SAP NS2 Business Development VP; Mark Testoni Comments

Retired Navy Vice Adm. Joe Kernan, who served as a senior military assistant to former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, has been appointed vice president of business development at SAP National Security Services,  an independent U.S. subsidiary of the global software developer. The 36-year military veteran and former Navy SEAL will …

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Air Force One To Be Upgraded By Early Next Decade, Pentagon says

The Pentagon launched a new program on August 10 for the development and acquisition of replacement presidential aircraft scheduled to be operational early next decade, reports Tony Capaccio for Bloomberg. Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition Frank Kendall ordered the Air Force to assemble an office for the replacement project which …

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L-3, Lockheed Martin Win Valubale DoD Contracts

According to the Department of Defense, “L-3 (NYSE: LLL) was awarded a five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (H92222-10-D-1006) with a ceiling of $170, 000, 000.  This effort is for the integration, configuration, test and sustainment of the Special Operations Forces Deployable Node-Lite (SDN-L) in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Research, …

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ITT Picks Up Half-Billion Dollar Navy Deal; Boeing, Booz Allen Big Winners Also

According to the Department of Defense, “ITT (NYSE: ITT) is being awarded a $455, 026, 747 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-only indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract for production of up to 5000 Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (JCREW) 3.2 mounted systems to meet urgent requirements of the Department of Defense in …

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Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics Score DoD Contracts

According to the Department of Defense: “Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) is being awarded an undefinitized contract action with an estimated value of $77, 655, 380 for the procurement of 121 AN/AAQ-24(V) 25 Guardian laser transmitter assemblies for installation on CH-53D, CH-53E, and CH-46E helicopters, including associated technical data.  The guardian …

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Raytheon Wins Two Contracts from Defense Department

According to the Department of Defense, “Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) is being awarded a $59, 385, 135 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-05-C-5346) for CVN 78 dual-band radar (DBR) common array power system (CAPS) and common array cooling system (CACS) efforts.  The purpose of this modification is to procure factory assembly, …

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates to Tour Lockheed Martin F-35 JSF Production Plant

Defense Secretary Robert Gates will visit a Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT) manufacturing facility that builds the F-35 fighter aircraft, the Pentagon’s costliest arms purchase program, a move that highlights its strategic importance to the DoD.

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General Keith Alexander, NSA Chief, proposed to head new Pentagon Cyber Command

  Defense Secretary Robert Gates plans to nominate National Security Agency Director, Keith Alexander to lead the new Pentagon Cyber Command as reported in an article by The Wall Street Journal. Amid rising concerns regarding attacks on U.S. networks,  the question becomes, who will most effectively lead the way to …

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