Posts from GovCon Wire 4/13/18

Lockheed’s F-35 completes final system devt & demonstration flight test

Lockheed Martin has announced the completion of the final flight test of the F-35 program’s system development and demonstration phase. The company and the military completed the final SDD test flight Wednesday by flying the U…
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Air Force selects 5 contractors for $950M cyber tech R&D IDIQ

Five small businesses have won positions on a potential five-year, $950 million contract vehicle to research and develop cyber technology platforms for the U.S. Air Force. The Air Force Research Laboratory received 22 offers for the Agile Cyber Technology 2 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract via a competitive acquisition process, the Defense Department said Thursday…
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Former HHS CISO Chris Wlaschin joins voting tech firm ES&S in VP role

Chris Wlaschin, former chief information security officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, has joined Election Systems & Software as vice president for systems security. He will lead the voting equipment manufacturer’s product, operational and infrastructure security efforts in his new position, ES&S said Tuesday…
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Satcom Direct lands $245M DISA BPA for aeronautical broadband connectivity services

The Defense Information Systems Agency has re-awarded Satcom Direct‘s communications business a potential five-year, $245 million blanket purchase agreement for global voice and data connectivity services, Satnews reported Thursday…
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CNO John Richardson wants ‘open competition’ for Navy cruiser replacement

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson has detailed a strategy for the U.S. Navy to procure its next surface combatant ship that will build on the service branch’s ongoing FFG(X) frigate program, Defense News reported Thursday…
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Ball Aerospace turns over NOAA-20 weather satellite to NASA

Ball Aerospace has handed over the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s first Joint Polar Satellite System to NASA after the completion of a satellite acceptance review. The company said Thursday the acceptance review showed that the JPSS-1 weather satellite, which now operates as NOAA-20, satisfied on-orbit requirements…
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Report: Amazon, Microsoft, Google eye Pentagon’s JEDI cloud contract

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN), Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Google are emerging as potential main contenders for the Defense Department‘s planned 10-year, $10 billion cloud procurement contract, Defense One reported Thursday…
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Kratos to help agencies track satellite behavior through spectral services

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has started to provide spectral support services that work to help government agencies build up their space situational awareness. Kratos said Thursday its spectral services group will work to deliver radio frequency signal data to help agencies and other satellite operators gather insights about the behavior of orbiting satellites including the movement of friendly and hostile space platforms…
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FBI considers $5B IDIQ for IT support services

The FBI has released a request for information on potential vendors of information technology products and support services as it considers creating an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract designed to meet IT requirements across the Justice Department…
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