Posts from GovConWire for 11/27/2017

Army Releases Mobile Protected Firepower Vehicle RFP

The U.S. Army has issued a request for proposals for a combat vehicle program designed to address the capability gap in the service’s infantry brigade combat teams and operate alongside ground mobility and light reconnaissance vehicles within the IBCT structure…
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Report: Saudi Arabia to Buy $7B in Precision-Guided Munitions From Raytheon, Boeing

Saudi Arabia will purchase precision-guided munitions from Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) under an agreement worth approximately $7 billion, Reuters reported Thursday. Sources told Reuters the proposed deal was part of a potential $110 billion package of weapons sales agreements that President Donald Trump and Saudi King Salman bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud signed in May…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Dave McOmber, EVP of Public Sector & Federal Sales for QTS

The IT world is shifting. New tech, new infrastructure, the new consumer. The modern age–what a time to be alive. The future is bright, but also highly variable, tinged with uncertainty. Someone working to make the uncertain, certain, is David McOmber, Executive Vice President of Public Sector & Federal Sales at QTS Realty Trust, Inc…
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BAE Eyes Shipbuilding Data Transfer Initiative for Australian Frigate Construction Bid

BAE Systems plans to collaborate with the U.K. government to transfer shipbuilding data worth approximately $1.1 billion to Australia if the company wins the latter country’s frigate construction project…
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Louis Berger Wins Potential $860M Award for Power Supply to Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

The Louis Berger Group has won a potential $860 million contract from the U.S. Army to provide temporary power supply in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Army Corps of Engineers received two bids for the contract via the internet and the service branch will obligate funds upon issuance of each order, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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Rick Ambrose: Lockheed Uses 3D Printing Tech to Help Simulate, Virtualize Satellite Designs

Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of space systems segment at Lockheed Martin, told Via Satellite in an interview published Tuesday the company has made multi-year investments across its production processes in order to compete with “NewSpace” startups and meet mission demands…
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Huntington Ingalls Launches USCG’s 8th Natl Security Cutter

Huntington Ingalls Industries has launched the eighth National Security Cutter that HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division built for the U.S. Coast Guard ahead of the vessel’s scheduled Dec…
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Navy Awards BAE Unit $76M Air Expendable Countermeasures Delivery Order

A business unit of BAE Systems has received a potential $75.9 million delivery order to manufacture T-1687/ALE-70(V) electronic warfare devices as part of the U.S. Navy‘s PMA272 Air Expendable Countermeasures program…
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Senate’s Draft Appropriations Bill Includes $1.8B for DHS Cyber Operations

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R- Mississippi) has proposed a draft bill that would allocate $1.8 billion for the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber operations unit, Nextgov reported Tuesday…
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Raytheon Lands $60M Air Force Laser-Guided Weapons Support Contract

Raytheon has received a potential $59.7 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide support equipment and services for the service branch’s Enhanced Paveway II laser-guided bombs. The Defense Department said Wednesday the company’s missile systems business will perform work under the sole-source contract in Tucson, Arizona through Feb…
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Bret Taylor, Alex Dayon Named to Salesforce Leadership Posts

Bret Taylor, formerly CEO and co-founder of collaboration platforms provider Quip, has joined Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) as president and chief product officer. Taylor will oversee Salesforce’s go-to-market strategy, product vision, development and design efforts in his new role, the company said Tuesday…
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Air Force Posts $403M F-16 Service Life Extension RFP

The U.S. Air Force has kicked off a small business set-aside solicitation for a potential 10-year, $403 million contract to extend the service life of the military branch’s fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft…
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VIDEO: Afghanistan and Iraq engravings on the Marine Corps War Memorial | Marines

The Marine Corps War Memorial was engraved with the Afghanistan and Iraq campaigns. Commandant of the Marine Corps General Robert B. Neller, pays tribute in a ceremony held at the memorial on November 21, 2017…
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