Posts from GovConWire for 03/04/2016

State Dept Chooses 7 for New Worldwide Protective Services Contract

Seven companies have been awarded spots on a multibillion-dollar contract to help protect State Department facilities and personnel based in high-threat areas globally. A FedBizOpps notice posted Feb…
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7 Firms Added to Air Force $500M Architect-Engineering Services IDIQ

The U.S. Air Force has awarded seven companies positions on a potential $500 million contract to provide architect-engineering environmental services to the service branch. The firms join a list of awardees that will compete to perform environmental compliance, restoration, base realignment and closures, military family housing and operations and maintenance work at government sites worldwide, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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General Dynamics Lands $157M Contract to Maintain Navy’s USS Essex

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) NASSCO will maintain the USS Essex amphibious assault ship under a $156.5 million add-on contract for phased maintenance availability. The company will perform depot-level maintenance and overhaul to update the ship’s military and technical systems, General Dynamics said Thursday…
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CAE Appoints Sonya Branco as Finance VP, CFO; Marc Parent Comments

Sonya Branco, current CAE vice president and corporate controller, will assume her new duties as VP for finance and chief financial officer beginning May 23. CAE said Wednesday Branco will succeed Stephane Lefebvre, who will move on to take a leadership role at le Cirque du Soleil…
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DARPA Awards Aurora Flight Sciences $89M Contract to Continue VTOL X-Plane Development

Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded an $89.4 million contract to further develop its unmanned vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft for the second and third phases of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s VTOL X-Plane program…
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Alcoa Gets Potential $50M Army Contract to Develop ‘Light-Weighting’ Tech

Alcoa‘s defense unit landed a five-year contract worth up to $50 million from the U.S. Army for research and development of “light-weighting” technology for ground vehicles. The Army’s Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center authorities awarded the Ground Vehicle Light-Weighting contract to Alcoa Defense to support Defense Department ground systems R&D and engineering efforts, Alcoa said Thursday…
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CACI’s UK Subsidiary Buys Purple Secure Systems; Greg Bradford Comments

CACI International’s (NYSE: CACI) U.K. subsidiary has completed its purchase of software and systems engineering services provider Purple Secure Systems for an undisclosed sum. “The acquisition adds significant growth to CACI Ltd…
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March 3 Market Close: GovCon Index Extends Climb Ahead of Jobs Report

The GovCon Index held steady in positive territory throughout the trading session Thursday to close at a gain of 0.487 points to 73.711 as U.S. markets anticipated Friday’s jobs report from the Labor Department…
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