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General Atomics Secures $310M Army Gray Eagle UAS Logistics Contract

General Atomics has been awarded a one-year, $310 million contract to provide logistics support services for the U.S. Army‘s MQ-1C Gray Eagle sustainment program. The Army received one bid for the cost-plus-incentive-fee contract through an online solicitation and obligated $74 million in fiscal year 2017 funds at the time of award, the Defense Department said Friday…
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Hydronalix Lands Navy SBIR Phase III Contract for Micro Underwater Drone

The Department of the Navy has awarded Hydronalix a Small Business Innovation Research contract to update a micro unmanned surface vehicle designed to perform situational awareness, communications and mine hunting functions…
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Rob Weiss: Lockheed Eyes Early Delivery for Air Force T-X Trainer Jet Program

Rob Weiss, a Lockheed Martin executive, has said the company could deliver training aircraft three years earlier than 2024 that would help the U.S. Air Force save $1 billion in training and maintenance costs over a six-year period, Defense One reported Thursday…
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F5’s Randy Wood: Agencies Should Integrate Application Security With Enterprise Cyber Strategy

Randy Wood, vice president of federal sales at application delivery networking platforms provider F5 Networks (Nasdaq: FFIV), has said that federal agencies should recognize application security as one of the key elements of an enterprise security strategy…
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Mary Davie: GSA Adds 15 Vendors Under New Schedule 70 Cyber Special Item Numbers

The General Services Administration has awarded 15 vendors spots under four new special item numbers for “highly adaptive” cybersecurity services as part of GSA’s Information Technology Schedule 70 contract vehicle…
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MIL Lands Cyber Operations Contract With NAVAIR; Marisa Daley Comments

MIL Corp. will provide operations support to the Naval Air System Command’s cyber warfare division under a two-year basic ordering agreement. The contract covers implementation and security of platforms, weapons, sensors, networks, computers, mission systems, support equipment, logistics and maintenance systems and ashore and afloat enterprise systems, MIL said Thursday…
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IMIA Wins Contract to Repair, Sustain USS Maine Submarine

The U.S. Navy has awarded International Marine and Industrial Applicators a one-year, $21.5 million firm-fixed-price contract to support the preservation and non-submarine safety structural repairs and sustainment efforts for the USS Maine ballistic missile submarine…
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Reports: US Authorities Examine Cyber Attack on DNS Provider Dyn

U.S. authorities are investigating a distributed-denial-of-service attack that hit internet performance management company Dyn‘s managed domain name system infrastructure, USA Today reported Friday…
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VA Moves to Streamline Medical, Surgical Equipment Procurement Process

The Department of Veterans Affairs has unveiled a new program meant to replace an existing medical and surgical procurement program with the goal to simplify the acquisition process at VA hospitals and clinics…
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Federal Reserve Board Eyes FINRA as Data Collection Agent for Secondary Market Transactions

The Federal Reserve Board aims to gather data from banks for secondary market transactions in U.S. Treasury securities and conduct negotiations with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority which will serve as the board’s collection agent…
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October 24 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts 4th Consecutive Weekly Loss

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed Friday with a 0.364-percent or 0.289-point decline to 79.147 as laggers outnumbered advancers and ended the five-day trading period with its fourth straight weekly loss…
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