Posts from GovConWire for 03/23/2017

Engineering Research and Consulting Wins $99M IDIQ to Support Air Force’s Seek Eagle Office

Engineering Research and Consulting has won a $99 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide analysis, modeling and tools support services to a USAF office responsible for the aircraft-stores certification process…
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Report: Belgium Issues F-16 Fighter Aircraft Replacement RFPs

Belgium has kicked off a search for new multirole fighter aircraft that will replace the Belgian air force’s fleet of Lockheed Martin-built F-16 planes, IHS Jane’s 360 reported Monday. Gareth Jennings writes Belgium requested proposals from multiple international defense organizations for the Eurofighter Typhoon, Lockheed’s F-35A, Boeing‘s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, Dassault Aviation‘s Rafale and Saab‘s Gripen E…
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Booz Allen Gets $59M Navy Contract for Professional Support Services

The U.S. Navy has awarded Booz Allen Hamilton a five-year, $59 million contract to provide professional support services to the military branch’s battlespace awareness and information operations program office, or PMW 120…
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Charles Chase: Lockheed, NASA Eye Preliminary X-Plane Design Review Completion in June

Charles Chase, a program lead at Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works unit, has said Lockheed and NASA expect to wrap up the evaluation phase on the preliminary design of a supersonic aircraft by June before the company and the agency begin the critical design review, FlightGlobal reported Wednesday…
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Marillyn Hewson: Lockheed Aims to Reduce F-35A Cost to $85M Per Aircraft by 2019

Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson has said the company aims to reduce the price of the F-35A fighter jet to $85 million or lower per aircraft by 2019 as part of its goal to save over $5 billion on the F-35 program…
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InquisIT to Help USDA-APHIS Manage IT Systems; Mike McDermott Comments

InquisIT has secured a five-year, $17.1 million contract to provide information technology management support for a U.S. Agriculture Department organization that works to protect the health of plant and animal resources…
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Ryan Dean Newman to Be Nominated Army General Counsel

Ryan Dean Newman, acting assistant attorney general for the Justice Department‘s legal policy office, will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as general counsel at the Department of the Army, the White House announced Monday…
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CSIS’ Mark Cancian: DoD Should Stop ‘Auxiliary Activities’ to Reduce Spending

Mark Cancian, a former budget manager at the White House, has said the Defense Department should put an end to its “auxiliary activities” and instead focus on how to meet its combat requirements, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday…
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VIDEO: Aegis – Capable. Proven. Deployed.

Aegis is the world’s most advanced combat system and pushes the boundaries of innovation. https://lmt.co/2nZVD8L
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March 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Closes Up, as Markets Wait for Health Care Vote

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index moved up as stocks partially rebound from yesterday’s steep losses. After yesterday’s more than 1 percent drop the markets closed mixed with the S&P 500 and NASDAQ up on the day and the DJIA down…
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