GovConWire's Government Contracting News 6/1/2021

HII Division Books Potential $724M Navy Contract for Planning Yard Support Contract Awards

HII Division Books Potential $724M Navy Contract for Planning Yard Support

Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ (NYSE: HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has won a potential $724.3 million contract to provide planning yard support for the U.S. Navy’s USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) amphibious command ship, USS San Antonio (LPD 17) amphibious transport dock ships and other naval platforms for transport and dock landing. The Department of Defense said
Biden Proposes $715B for FY 2022 Defense Budget; Lloyd Austin Quoted News

Biden Proposes $715B for FY 2022 Defense Budget; Lloyd Austin Quoted

President Joe Biden has unveiled a $715 billion budget request for the Department of Defense for fiscal year 2022, which reflects a 1.6 percent rise from the FY 2021 enacted amount of approximately $703.7 billion. The proposed defense budget proposal includes $27.7 billion in funds for nuclear modernization efforts, including $3 billion for B-21 Long
GovCon Wire-Hosted Panel to Address AI Technology Transition News

GovCon Wire-Hosted Panel to Address AI Technology Transition

An expert panel is set to discuss the transition of artificial intelligence technologies from the research and development phase into real-world operational settings at a GovCon Wire virtual event scheduled for Thursday. How can emerging technology take part in national security strategies and goals? This is what GovCon Wire’s next forum, themed “AI: Innovation in
Michael McCord Confirmed as DOD Comptroller, Ronald Moultrie to Become Defense Undersecretary for Intelligence & Security Executive Moves

Michael McCord Confirmed as DOD Comptroller, Ronald Moultrie to Become Defense Undersecretary for Intelligence & Security

Michael McCord and Ronald Moultrie received Senate confirmation to serve as comptroller at the Department of Defense and as DOD undersecretary for intelligence and security, respectively, Defense News reported Friday. McCord, a 2015 Wash100 awardee, oversaw financial and budgetary functions at the Pentagon as its comptroller and chief financial officer during the Obama administration. He
Navy Taps 5 Companies for Potential $400M Integrated Systems Development IDIQ Contract Awards

Navy Taps 5 Companies for Potential $400M Integrated Systems Development IDIQ

Five companies have won spots on a potential seven-year, $400 million contract vehicle to build and engineer integrated systems for the U.S. Navy. The Department of Defense said Friday contractors will provide support services or equipment to support the branch’s air traffic control functions, meteorology and oceanography programs and aviation command, control, communications, computers, combat
Dynetics Receives $90M Contract to Produce Laser Air Monitoring System for NASA’s Crewed Lunar Missions News

Dynetics Receives $90M Contract to Produce Laser Air Monitoring System for NASA’s Crewed Lunar Missions

Dynetics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), has secured a potential $90 million contract to build a laser-based technology to measure the temperature, pressure, carbon dioxide and oxygen within the Orion spacecraft during NASA’s planned human missions to the moon. Huntsville, Alabama-based Dynetics will produce the Laser Air Monitoring System for crewed flights
DOD to Pursue Further Litigation Over JEDI Cloud Contract News

DOD to Pursue Further Litigation Over JEDI Cloud Contract

The Department of Defense indicated in court documents filed Friday that it is preparing for more months of litigation over a contract protest filed by Amazon Web Services challenging the award of the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud computing contract to Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), Federal News Network reported. DOD, Microsoft and AWS said in the
Advanced Technology International Secures $99M IDIQ Contract to Support Navy Manufacturing Tech Center Contract Awards

Advanced Technology International Secures $99M IDIQ Contract to Support Navy Manufacturing Tech Center

Advanced Technology International has been awarded a potential five-year, $99 million contract to help the U.S. Navy run a center that focuses on developing and transitioning technologies needed to manufacture composite-based naval platforms. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract from the Office of Naval Research is intended to support the branch’s Composite Manufacturing Center through the Navy Manufacturing
4 Companies Secure $226M in COVID-19 Medical Resource Production Funds Contract Awards

4 Companies Secure $226M in COVID-19 Medical Resource Production Funds

The departments of Defense and Health and Human Services have coordinated to execute contract actions worth $226.3 million combined to help four companies increase domestic production capacity for COVID-19 antibody tests and nitrile gloves. DOD said Friday its Defense Assisted Acquisition Cell organization led the contracting process while the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary
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