Posts from GovConWire for 11/04/2016

Boeing Lands $479M F-15 Electronic Warfare System EMD Contract

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a four-year, $478.8 contract from the U.S. Air Force to engineer, manufacture and develop an electronic warfare system for the F-15 aircraft. The Defense Department said Thursday the contract covers planning, design development, integration, testing and risk reduction activities for the F-15 Eagle Passive/Active Warning and Survivability System program…
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5 Firms Get $200M in Contract Modifications Under Air Force Cyber Tech Devt Program

The U.S. Air Force has awarded five companies contract modifications worth $200 million combined to help the military branch develop, prototype, demonstrate, evaluate or transition cyber technology platforms…
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Express Mobility Partners to Fund, Build Interstate 66 Express Lanes in Virginia

Express Mobility Partners, a consortium of four companies, has been selected to fund, design, build and operate express lanes on Interstate 66 in northern Virginia. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said in a news release posted Thursday the state received two bids for the I-66 Outside the Beltway project and made the selection through the state’s updated public-private partnership process for procurement…
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Harris to Update Air Force’s Ground-Based Counter Comms System

Harris has been awarded a potential $53.1 million contract to update a ground-based counter communication system for the U.S. Air Force. The Defense Department said Thursday that Harris’ space and intelligence systems business will convert Block 10…
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USAF Taps Leidos, Riverside Research Institute for Open Architecture R&D IDIQs

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) and the Riverside Research Institute have won a pair of indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts worth a combined $48 million to support the U.S. Air Force‘s mission systems open architecture science and technology program…
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Leidos Secures Australia Joint Command Support Environment Sustainment Extension

Leidos has won a potential $42 million contract to continue sustainment work on the Joint Project 2030-Joint Command Support Environment for Australia’s military. The company said Oct. 26 that its Australian subsidiary has supported the JCSE infrastructure since 2009 and the follow-on contract contains a base period of five years plus up to five option years…
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Kay Gray Promoted to Dynetics HR Director; Greg Lester Comments

Kay Gray, formerly director of human resources at Dynetics‘ technical services subsidiary, has been promoted as HR director of the Huntsville, Alabama-based government services contractor. Dynetics said Wednesday Gray will oversee recruitment, benefits and systems and compensation functions as well as support corporate growth and strategy development efforts in her new position…
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CIA’s John Brennan: Intell Profession Needs to ‘Fluorish’ in Digital Age

CIA Director John Brennan has said the intelligence profession needs to “flourish” in the digital domain where he says “most human interactions take place,” The Atlantic magazine reported Wednesday…
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Report: UK Shortlists BAE, Rheinmetall for Battle Tank Modernization Assessment Phase

The U.K. defense ministry has chosen separate teams led by BAE Systems and Rheinmetall Landsysteme as “preferred bidders” for the assessment phase of a program that seeks to modernize the British army’s main battle tanks, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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Will Roper Talks Strategic Capabilities Office’s Role in Pentagon’s Third Offset Strategy

Will Roper, director of the Defense Department’s strategic capabilities office, has said SCO is a “near-term” part of DoD’s third offset strategy, DoD News reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Roper said that SCO can introduce modifications to technological capabilities that could potentially pose a disproportionate training burden to U…
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November 3 Market Close: GovCon Index Down 1% on Huntington Ingalls 3Q Miss, Leidos Jumps on Street Beat

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index tumbled Thursday after Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) reported a year-over-year decline in third quarter earnings with GCI-S&P 500 companies also notable laggers as U…
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