Posts from GovConWire for 08/01/2016

DHS Awards Potential $1.5B PACTS II Non-IT Services Contract Vehicle

The Department of Homeland Security has awarded 30 companies spots on a potential five-year, $1.5 billion contract vehicle for program management, administrative, operations and technical support services…
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AM General Lands $356M Army Contract Modification for Afghanistan Humvee Production

AM General has received a one-year, $356.2 million contract modification from the U.S. Army to build an additional 1,259 Humvees for Afghanistan. The Defense Department said Friday that AM General will also produce 414 troop enclosure Humvees and will perform contract-related work in Mishawaka, Indiana, through July 29, 2017…
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Herndon Aerospace & Defense Subsidiary Wins $108M DLA Aviation Maintenance Contract

A Herndon Aerospace & Defense subsidiary has won a potential $108 million contract from the Defense Logistics Agency to provide industrial hardware for the U.S. Army‘s aircraft maintenance efforts…
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VMware’s Matthew Schneider: Software-Defined Networking, Micro-Segmentation Key to Application-Level Security

Matthew Schneider, senior director for the U.S. public sector at VMware, has said government agencies and companies should adopt the software-defined networking model in order to meet the requirements of applications and manage big data workloads amid the use of cloud platforms…
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Lockheed Secures $71M Air Force C-130J Aircraft Sustainment Contract

Lockheed Martin has secured a one-year, $71.4 million contract to perform sustainment work on the U.S. Air Force‘s fleet of C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft. The company will also provide inventory control point management, consumable spares replenishment, repair, sustaining engineering support, technical data and depot activation services for the aircraft’s weapon system, the Defense Department said Friday…
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NASA Awards 2nd ISS Crew Mission Task Order to SpaceX; Gwynne Shotwell, Julie Robinson Comment

SpaceX has received its second task order from NASA to transport astronauts to the International Space Station as part of the company’s Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract worth approximately $2…
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BAE to Help Air Force Develop First Responder Software System

BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary has won a potential four-year, $8.7 million from the U.S. Air Force to research, build and demonstrate a software system for first responders. The Defense Department said Friday that BAE Systems Inc…
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Navy Taps 5 Small Businesses for Remedial Action Services to NAVFAC Pacific

The U.S. Navy has awarded positions on a potential five-year, $40 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to five small businesses to provide remedial action services to the Naval Facilities Engineering Command’s Pacific area of responsibility…
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Air Force Seeks Proposals for Ground-Based ICBM, Long Range Standoff Weapon Programs

The U.S. Air Force has asked industry to submit proposals for the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinentinal ballistic missile program and Long Range Standoff nuclear cruise missile system. The service branch said Friday it plans to award up to two contracts for the GBSD ICBM program in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017 and expects to field the new weapon system by late 2020s…
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Report: 5 Firms Respond to Canada’s CF-18 Replacement Aircraft RFI

Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Dassault Aviation, Eurofighter and Saab Group have separately responded to Canada’s call for information on potential new fighter aircraft to replace the country’s aging CF-18 fleet, the Toronto Star reported Saturday…
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August 1 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts Friday Decline, Ends July With 5.58% Gain

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed Friday down 0.065 points to 82.248 to post weekly and monthly gains of 0.460 points and 5.58 percent, respectively. The Index remained in neutral range following second-quarter earnings reports from government contractors such as Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) and Leidos (NYSE: LDOS)…
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