GovConWire's Government Contracting News 6/10/2021

Raytheon to Produce, Modernize Air Force F-15 Radar System Under $3.12B IDIQ Contract Awards

Raytheon to Produce, Modernize Air Force F-15 Radar System Under $3.12B IDIQ

Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) has received a potential 15-year, $3.12 billion contract to manufacture APG-82 radar systems for the U.S. Air Force’s F-15 fighter jet fleet. The company will also modernize and provide support services for the radar system through the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Department of Defense said Wednesday. The F-15 division contracts branch obligated
Lloyd Austin Issues Directive on Pentagon’s Strategic Approach Towards China News

Lloyd Austin Issues Directive on Pentagon’s Strategic Approach Towards China

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has initiated measures on how the Department of Defense should work toward addressing China-related security challenges. The directive builds on recommendations from the Pentagon’s China Task Force, which launched in February and delivered an initial assessment in April, the department said Wednesday. DOD collaborated with multiple agencies to define initiatives that
Executive Order Seeks to Address Threats Posed by Connected Software Applications News

Executive Order Seeks to Address Threats Posed by Connected Software Applications

President Joe Biden has signed an executive order to help address the risks posed by connected software applications linked to foreign adversaries and maintain the national emergency declared in May 2019 by the previous administration with regard to the the security of the U.S. information and communications technology and services supply chain. The new order
Riverbed Promotes Industry Vet Dan Smoot to President, CEO Roles Executive Moves

Riverbed Promotes Industry Vet Dan Smoot to President, CEO Roles

Dan Smoot, formerly chief operating officer at Riverbed, has been promoted to serve as the San Francisco-based networks and applications company’s president and CEO, responsible for driving its delivery of offerings to customers looking to transition to a hybrid work setup. Smoot, who brings over three decades of industry experience to his new roles, most
Geolocation Tech Maker Nextnav to Go Public via Spartacus SPAC Merger M&A Activity

Geolocation Tech Maker Nextnav to Go Public via Spartacus SPAC Merger

Duluth, Georgia-based special purpose acquisition company Spartacus (Nasdaq: TMTS) and geolocation technology provider Nextnav have entered into a merger agreement that would take the latter public and bring its potential market capitalization to $1.2 billion. The boards of directors for both companies gave unanimous approval of the transaction, with an expected deal closure in the
Atlas Research-PFS Joint Venture to Help Update VHA Primary Care Model News

Atlas Research-PFS Joint Venture to Help Update VHA Primary Care Model

A joint venture between Prometheus Federal Services and Atlas Research has received a task order to help the Veterans Health Administration define a new patient-centered primary care model for former military personnel. Titan Alpha, a verified service-disabled veteran-owned small business, will assess three proposed models in support of the VHA’s Patient Aligned Care Team Modernization
NASA Awards $130M Follow-On Postdoc Program Support Contract to University Consortium Contract Awards

NASA Awards $130M Follow-On Postdoc Program Support Contract to University Consortium

A consortium of Oak Ridge, Tennessee-based universities has secured a potential $129.7 million contract to continue to help NASA manage a fellowship program that recruits scientists and engineers who have earned a PhD to perform research work for the space agency. Oak Ridge Associated Universities will administer and coordinate agency-wide research opportunities under the cost-plus-fixed-fee
CMMC-AB Puts First Certified 3rd-Party Assessor Into Marketplace; Matthew Travis Quoted News

CMMC-AB Puts First Certified 3rd-Party Assessor Into Marketplace; Matthew Travis Quoted

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body has made Redspin the first certified third-party assessment organization in the CMMC marketplace after the cybersecurity company passed the CMMC Maturity Level 3 evaluation by the Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Assessment Center. “Reaching this step in getting the CMMC ecosystem up and running is a significant milestone and
Merck Secures $1.2B CARES Act funds for Antiviral Therapy Contract Awards

Merck Secures $1.2B CARES Act funds for Antiviral Therapy

Army Contracting Command has awarded Merck (NYSE: MRK) a one-year, $1.2 billion contract to deliver nearly 1.7 million courses of molnupiravir, an investigational oral antiviral agent intended to support the treatment of COVID-19 patients. The Department of Defense said Wednesday the full contract amount was obligated on the firm-fixed-price contract using Coronavirus Aid, Relief and
Navy Exercises $110M Option on Technical Support Services Contract With 5 Companies Contract Awards

Navy Exercises $110M Option on Technical Support Services Contract With 5 Companies

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH), CACI International (NYSE: CACI), Capstone, Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) and Serco Group’s North American division have received a $109.8 million modification to a previously awarded contract from the U.S. Navy for a range of technical support services. The award exercises the three-year option for the ordering period of
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