Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 06/03/2015

Air Force Issues RFP for RD-180 Engine Replacement Program

The U.S. Air Force is seeking public-private investment proposals for the development of alternative Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle engines. USAF said Tuesday the solicitation comes under an initiative to replace the Russian-made RD-180 with locally made rocket propulsion systems…
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Day1 Solutions Buys Vazata’s Public Sector Business

Cloud computing services company Day1 Solutions has acquired the public sector business unit of Vazata for an undisclosed sum and forged a hybrid cloud alliance with Vazata. Day1 Solutions said Tuesday it now owns Vazata’s infrastructure offering and cloud tools for the FedRAMP cloud initiative, as well as the latter company’s data center colocation space in Northern Virginia…
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GSA to Proceed with Cybersecurity Tech Acquisition Program’s 2nd Phase

The General Services Administration expects to issue contract modifications within the next month for the second phase of a $6 billion Department of Homeland Security continuous diagnostics and mitigation program, FCW reported Tuesday
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Pentagon Allots $149M in Multidisciplinary Research Project Grants

The Defense Department has selected 22 research programs focused on science and engineering as recipients of grants worth $149 million combined. Research efforts will receive government funding over a period of five years and will involve 55 universities under the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative, DoD said Tuesday
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Navy Orders $149M in Raytheon SM-6 Rounds; Mike Campisi Comments

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded a $149 million contract modification to produce additional Standard Missile-6 systems for the U.S. Navy. The company will assemble the 74 SM-6 rounds, spares, containers and services at its Huntsville, Alabama-based facility, Raytheon said Tuesday
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DoD Unveils Interim Rule to Define Foreign Military Procurement Cost Offsets

The Defense Department is seeking public comments on an interim rule governing indirect offset arrangements under DoD’s foreign military sales program. DoD said Tuesday in a Federal Register notice that it added a new clause to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement to clarify when offsets not tied directly to military items are a condition of an FMS transaction…
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