GovConWire's Government Contracting News 1/23/2023

Space Leaders Discuss 2022’s Year of Progress in Space Acquisition
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Space Leaders Discuss 2022’s Year of Progress in Space Acquisition

The United States’ space-focused enterprises in the public sector are emerging from big shifts and reorganization more united and cohesive than ever before. For the Department of the Air Force, which encompasses both the Air Force and the Space Force, this new era of unity kicked off with the arrival of Frank Calvelli, assistant secretary
AWS Plans More Data Center Campuses via $35B Investment in Virginia
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AWS Plans More Data Center Campuses via $35B Investment in Virginia

Amazon’s (Nasdaq: AMZN) cloud computing business looks to increase the number of its data center campuses in Virginia as part of a $35 billion investment that will run through 2040. According to a post on Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s website Friday, Amazon Web Services‘ planned footprint expansion is in support of its long-term growth in the
Thoma Bravo Strikes $1.3B Deal for Magnet Forensics
M&A Activity

Thoma Bravo Strikes $1.3B Deal for Magnet Forensics

Thoma Bravo has agreed to acquire digital investigation software developer Magnet Forensics through Morpheus Purchaser, a newly established corporation controlled by the private equity firm, for approximately $1.3 billion. Thoma Bravo said Friday it expects the acquisition to close in the second quarter of 2023, pending approvals by shareholders and regulators and other customary closing
Kevin Mortensen Appointed BAE VP of Space & Cyber Initiatives
Executive Moves

Kevin Mortensen Appointed BAE VP of Space & Cyber Initiatives

Kevin Mortensen, vice president of business development, strategy and growth for Air and Space Force solutions at BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary since 2021, has transitioned to a new role as VP of space and cyber initiatives. Mortensen wrote in a LinkedIn post his new role involves early-stage collaboration and consultation with customers to help them
Boeing Subsidiary Secures $463M Navy Contract to Supply Aircraft Sensor Suite Components
Contract Awards

Boeing Subsidiary Secures $463M Navy Contract to Supply Aircraft Sensor Suite Components

A Boeing (NYSE: BA) subsidiary has secured a $463 million U.S. Navy contract for the procurement of low-band sensor components designed for manned and unmanned aircraft. Under the five-year contract, Argon ST will provide hardware and associated engineering services for the Multi-Intelligence Sensor Development Sensor Suite. The award includes support to international cooperative partners and
DIU Brings Number of Drone Providers on Blue UAS 2.0 Cleared List to 10
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DIU Brings Number of Drone Providers on Blue UAS 2.0 Cleared List to 10

The Department of Defense’s innovation arm and acquisition office have updated DOD’s cleared list of small unmanned aircraft systems under the second iteration of the Blue sUAS project with the addition of drones from Skydio and Flightwave, bringing the number of vendors offering compliant drones to 10. The updated list now includes Skydio’s X2D and
SDA Aims to Reduce Missile Testing Costs With Space-Based Sensors Under ‘Sabre’ Program
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SDA Aims to Reduce Missile Testing Costs With Space-Based Sensors Under ‘Sabre’ Program

A senior Space Development Agency official said SDA is advancing a project that seeks to determine whether space-based sensors could replace aircraft and ships in collecting telemetry, GPS signals and other data from ballistic and hypersonic missile tests as part of cost reduction initiatives, Breaking Defense reported Friday. The official told the publication that SDA
Navy Surface Warfare Center Selects Prism Maritime for $251M Combat System Modernization Contract
Contract Awards

Navy Surface Warfare Center Selects Prism Maritime for $251M Combat System Modernization Contract

Prism Maritime has won a potential $250.8 million contract to install, modify and upgrade the combat systems for the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and foreign military sales customers. The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract entails technical and engineering support to the Alteration Installation Team under the Navy Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme Division in California, the Department of
Dell’s Federal Group Receives $90M Contract Modification to Support Army Network Software
Contract Awards

Dell’s Federal Group Receives $90M Contract Modification to Support Army Network Software

A Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL) subsidiary has received a one-year, $90.2 million contract modification to provide virtualization support for U.S. Army infrastructure network environments that run VMware software applications. The work is expected to be carried out by Jan. 22, 2024, in Rock Round, Texas, the Department of Defense said Friday. Dell Federal Systems originally
Jordan Signs Deal for 12 Lockheed-Built F-16 Block 70 Jets
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Jordan Signs Deal for 12 Lockheed-Built F-16 Block 70 Jets

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will manufacture and deliver a dozen units of the F-16 Block 70 aircraft to Jordan’s royal air force under a finalized agreement between the Middle Eastern country and the U.S. government. Jordan ordered the fighter jets in a move to strengthen defense capabilities and enhance combat readiness and interoperability with the
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