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GovConWire's Government Contracting News 7/27/2021

Frank Kendall Wins Senate Approval to Lead Air Force Department Executive Moves

Frank Kendall Wins Senate Approval to Lead Air Force Department

Frank Kendall, who served as acquisition chief at the Department of Defense from May 2012 to January 2017, has been confirmed by the Senate to assume the U.S. Air Force’s top civilian position. He will be the 26th secretary of the Air Force and will replace John Roth, who has held the SecAF role on
IBM Makes New Appointments to Federal Global Business Services Team Executive Moves

IBM Makes New Appointments to Federal Global Business Services Team

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has hired seven former military and government officials and industry veterans to serve as partners on its Washington, D.C.-based federal global business services team. The company said Monday the key additions reflect its commitment to helping federal agencies advance information technology modernization efforts. Brian Davis, a retired Air Force major general, serves
Deloitte Eyes Cyber Capability Expansion With Sentek Buy; Mike Canning Quoted M&A Activity

Deloitte Eyes Cyber Capability Expansion With Sentek Buy; Mike Canning Quoted

Deloitte has purchased Sentek Global, a San Diego-based cybersecurity and systems engineering firm, for an undisclosed amount. Sentek primarily supports the U.S. Navy and also provides integrated logistics services and program management support to organizations within the defense, justice and security sector, Deloitte said Monday. Mike Canning, U.S. government and public services industry leader and
Goldschmitt-CRI Gets $136M SBA Contract for Paycheck Protection Program Platform, Call Center Support Contract Awards

Goldschmitt-CRI Gets $136M SBA Contract for Paycheck Protection Program Platform, Call Center Support

A joint venture of Goldschmitt & Associates and Central Research Inc. will continue to maintain, enhance and operate the Small Business Administration’s software-as-a-service platform for the Paycheck Protection Program and provide call center support under a potential 12-month, $136.4 million contract with SBA. SBA conducted a market research in June 2020 and identified Goldschmitt-CRI as
General Dynamics NASSCO Wins $129M Navy Delivery Order for Aircraft Carrier Ship Repair Contract Awards

General Dynamics NASSCO Wins $129M Navy Delivery Order for Aircraft Carrier Ship Repair

General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) NASSCO subsidiary will conduct aircraft carrier ship repair work for the U.S. Navy under a $129.2 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity delivery order awarded by the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. The contractor will perform work at its Bremerton, Washington location through January 2023, the Department of Defense said Monday. The
Lockheed Posts 5% Sales Growth for Q2; James Taiclet Quoted Financial Reports

Lockheed Posts 5% Sales Growth for Q2; James Taiclet Quoted

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) reported fiscal year 2021 second quarter sales of $17 billion, up 5 percent from the prior year period. The Bethesda, Maryland-based company said Monday its earnings for the quarter were $6.52 per share, or $1.8 billion, representing a 73 cents per share growth over results a year ago. Lockheed’s aeronautics segment
Raytheon Receives $212M Delivery Order for Morocco Fighter Aircraft Engines Contract Awards

Raytheon Receives $212M Delivery Order for Morocco Fighter Aircraft Engines

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon Technologies (NSYE: RTX) a $212.05 million sole-source delivery order to provide fighter aircraft engines to Morocco to fulfill a foreign military sales requirement. The order is for F100-PW-229 install engines, manufactured by Raytheon’s Pratt & Whitney business, as part of an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Department of Defense said
Palantir, HHS Renew Software Contract for Government Vaccination Initiative Contract Awards

Palantir, HHS Renew Software Contract for Government Vaccination Initiative

Palantir Technologies (NYSE: PLTR) has secured a one-year contract renewal from the Department of Health and Human Services to support data management software used to monitor the government’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution and administration activities nationwide. HHS enlisted the help of Palantir in mid-2020 to develop and implement the Tiberius platform for public health organizations to
Karen McConnell Joins Raytheon’s Blue Canyon Subsidiary as Engineering Executive Director Executive Moves

Karen McConnell Joins Raytheon’s Blue Canyon Subsidiary as Engineering Executive Director

Karen McConnell, an aerospace engineering veteran, has joined Raytheon Technologies‘ (NYSE: RTX) Blue Canyon Technologies subsidiary as executive director of engineering. Blue Canyon said Monday that McConnell will be responsible for managing the performance, reliability and delivery schedules of its small satellite production line. Her additional responsibilities will include driving initiatives to boost the smallsat
SDA Plans Launch Service Procurement via Space Force Program Industry News

SDA Plans Launch Service Procurement via Space Force Program

The Space Development Agency has indicated its intent to acquire launch services for a planned network of low-Earth orbit military communications satellites through the U.S. Space Force’s National Security Space Launch program. A special notice posted Monday on SAM.gov states the agency could remove language pertaining to “contractor procured launch services” from the final request

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