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GovConWire's Government Contracting News 11/22/2021

DOD Invites 4 Companies to Bid on Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability Contract
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DOD Invites 4 Companies to Bid on Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability Contract

The Department of Defense has asked Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN), Google, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) to compete for the Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability contract, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. “Our commitment to supporting our nation’s military and ensuring that our warfighters and defense partners have access to the best technology for the
MDA Taps Lockheed, Northrop, Raytheon for Glide Phase Interceptor Design OTAs; Rear Adm. Tom Druggan Quoted
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MDA Taps Lockheed, Northrop, Raytheon for Glide Phase Interceptor Design OTAs; Rear Adm. Tom Druggan Quoted

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) have received other transaction agreements from the Missile Defense Agency to further develop their Glide Phase Interceptor design concepts for MDA’s regional hypersonic missile defense program. MDA said Friday prototypes that will emerge through the OTAs will be integrated with the Aegis
Army Adds Advanced IT Concepts, MC Dean, Teksynap to $800M Info Systems Engineering Contract
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Army Adds Advanced IT Concepts, MC Dean, Teksynap to $800M Info Systems Engineering Contract

Advanced IT Concepts, M.C. Dean and Teksynap have joined the list of awardees on an $800 million U.S. Army contract vehicle for information systems engineering and information technology support services, according to a Department of Defense announcement posted Friday. The Army added three positions on its Total Engineering and Integration Services IV contract more than
Executive Spotlight With Forcepoint VP Eric Trexler Discusses Cybersecurity Challenges & Impact of Cyber Attacks on Future of Warfare
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Executive Spotlight With Forcepoint VP Eric Trexler Discusses Cybersecurity Challenges & Impact of Cyber Attacks on Future of Warfare

In its most recent Executive Spotlight interview, ExecutiveBiz spoke with Eric Trexler, vice president of Global Governments and Critical Infrastructure Sales – Theatre Lead Company for Forcepoint, about cybersecurity challenges, the future of warfare and our military systems and the impact of ransomware and malware on it as well as the potential need for a
Lockheed Awarded $585M Navy Modification to Support Aircraft EW System Development
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Lockheed Awarded $585M Navy Modification to Support Aircraft EW System Development

The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) aeronautics segment a $584.8 million contract modification to fund system integration engineering activities related to new F-35 electronic warfare and countermeasure equipment. The award will support development work on the ASQ-239 electronic warfare suite for U.S. military customers and non-Department of Defense participants in the fighter
Dynetics Wins $478M to Develop Thermal Protection Tech for Army Hypersonic Weapon
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Dynetics Wins $478M to Develop Thermal Protection Tech for Army Hypersonic Weapon

Leidos‘ Dynetics subsidiary has won a $478.6 million contract from the U.S. Army to develop a thermal protection system intended to protect surface-to-surface hypersonic missiles from intense heat during flight. Dynetics will build the Hypersonic Thermal Protection System prototype and help the military branch conduct materials research, inspection and acceptance efforts under the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract,
SNC’s Space Business Raises $1.4B in Series A Funding Round; Tom Vice Quoted
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SNC’s Space Business Raises $1.4B in Series A Funding Round; Tom Vice Quoted

Sierra Space has raised $1.4 billion in a round of Series A financing led by General Atlantic, Moore Strategic Ventures and Coatue, and the Sierra Nevada Corp. subsidiary will use the new capital to further develop the Dream Chaser reusable orbital spaceplane. Accounts and funds managed by AE Industrial Partners and BlackRock Private Equity Partners
HII Secures $114M in Navy Procurement Funds for LHA 9 Amphibious Assault Ship; Kari Wilkinson Quoted
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HII Secures $114M in Navy Procurement Funds for LHA 9 Amphibious Assault Ship; Kari Wilkinson Quoted

A shipbuilding division at Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has secured a $113.6 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to obtain long-lead-time materials needed to build the LHA 9 amphibious assault ship. The modification is the sixth increment of the LLTM procurement contract awarded to Ingalls Shipbuilding and brings the total advance funding amount
SAIC Receives $87M Task Order to Integrate Navy Vehicle C4ISR Systems
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SAIC Receives $87M Task Order to Integrate Navy Vehicle C4ISR Systems

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has received a potential two-year, $86.6 million task order from the U.S. Navy to integrate command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems on military vehicles. The company will perform C4ISR production, engineering and fielding work for the land systems integration division under Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic,
Health IT Vendor GetInsured Buys Change & Innovation Agency in Public Sector Cloud Market Push
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Health IT Vendor GetInsured Buys Change & Innovation Agency in Public Sector Cloud Market Push

Vimo, doing business as GetInsured, has purchased Change and Innovation Agency as both companies aim to help agencies transform health and human services delivery with the use of cloud-based technology. Both parties have a shared mission to bring software-as-a-service platforms to public health care programs, Vimo said Thursday. The company noted that GetInsured’s SaaS platform

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