Posts from GovConWire for 11/20/2017

GSA Taps 61 Firms for Potential $50B Alliant 2 IT GWAC

The General Services Administration has awarded 61 companies positions on a potential 10-year, $50 billion governmentwide acquisition contract for information technology products and services. GSA said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Friday the award is for the unrestricted portion of the Alliant 2 GWAC that has a base term of five years and five option years…
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Hitachi Vantara Federal Assumes Control of Brocade’s Networking Maintenance Contracts; David Turner Comments

Hitachi Vantara’s federal business has assumed control of some of Brocade Communications Systems’ (Nasdaq: BRCD) federal service maintenance contracts and other assets under a definitive agreement signed in June…
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Deltek Wraps Up $70M Onvia Purchase

Deltek has closed its $70 million cash acquisition of Onvia in a move to expand the delivery of public sector procurement data and market intelligence to government contractors. Deltek said Friday it will combine Onvia with its GovWin IQ market intelligence platform for GovCon companies through the transaction originally announced in October…
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State Dept OKs $10.5B IBCS-Enabled Patriot Missile System Sale to Poland

The State Department has given Poland the green light to buy the third configuration of the Patriot missile system equipped with the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System and related equipment from the U…
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Northrop Lands $350M Contract to Continue Air Force E-8C Fleet Logistics Support

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a one-year, $349.6 million contract renewal from the U.S. Air Force to continue to provide integrated logistics support services for the military branch’s E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System fleet…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Richard White, President of SSL Government Systems

When working with U.S. government agencies on defining next-generation space technologies, industry leaders across the board are all hands on-deck. SSL Government Systems, for instance, is helping the U…
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JPSS-1 Weather Satellite Launches Aboard ULA’s Delta II Rocket

A United Launch Alliance-built Delta II rocket lifted off Saturday with the first of four polar-orbiting environmental satellites developed through a collaborative program between NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration…
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GSA Adds Nutanix Hyperconverged Cloud Platforms to Carahsoft’s IT Schedule 70 Contract

The General Services Administration-led Enterprise Software Category Team has selected Nutanix and Carahsoft to offer hyperconverged cloud infrastructure platforms to government agencies via GSA’s IT Schedule 70 contract vehicle…
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Lockheed to Help Establish F-35 Bases for US, Foreign Military Clients

Lockheed Martin‘s aeronautics business aeronautics business has received a $43.2 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy support the standup of F-35 bases at multiple sites. The Defense Department said Friday the modification covers labor, interim contractor support and sustainment program management services to the global fighter aircraft program…
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Highlights From The Bridge on November 19: Discussing the Agile Software Development Process

On November 19th at 11 am on WJLA; and 6PM on News Channel 8 Host of The Bridge Jim McCarthy – was joined by R. Dennis Gibbs (Director, Center for Agile Innovation, GDIT), Dr. Patrick McConnell, (Director, Agile Center of Excellence, CSRA) and Victoria Figaro, (President, The EndGoal Group) to discuss in-depth the Agile development process, the panel’s experience with its implementation, and the application of Agile’s methodology outside the world of software development…
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General Dynamics Gets Contract Option for Navy Ship Planning Yard Services

General Dynamics has been awarded a $44.3 million contract modification to provide planning yard services for the U.S. Navy‘s guided missile destroyers and frigates. The Navy exercised an option under a previously awarded contract for the company to support integrated planning yard efforts for Arleigh Burke-class and Oliver Hazard Perry-class vessels, the Defense Department said Friday…
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Virgin Orbit Lands DoD Contract to Demo Air Launch System

Virgin Orbit, the small satellite launch venture spun out of commercial space company Virgin Galactic, has secured a contract to demonstrate its air-launched rocket technology through the Defense Department‘s Space Test Program, TechCrunch reported Thursday…
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PwC Report Shows $12B Increase in US Aerospace, Defense R&D Spending

A study by PwC’s consulting arm shows that U.S. aerospace and defense companies’ spending on research and development efforts has climbed by nearly $12 billion so far this year, Defense News reported Wednesday…
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VIDEO: Autumn in Arlington National Cemetery

Autumn foliage in Arlington National Cemetery www.arlingtoncemetery.mil
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