Posts from GovConWire for 01/02/2019

Raytheon Awarded $434M Sidewinder Block II Production Contract Modification

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a potential $434.4M contract modification to produce and deliver lot 18 AIM-9X Sidewinder Block II missiles for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and seven foreign military sales clients…
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Brian Piedfort: Other Transaction Authority Helps Simplify Government Buying Process

Brian Piedfort, vice president of business development at consortium management firm Advanced Technology International, has said using other transaction authorities can offer federal agencies the speed and flexibility to procure new technology platforms…
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Boeing Lands $400M Air Force Bomber Engineering IDIQ

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a one-year, $400M contract to help the U.S. Air Force engineer B-1 and B-52 bombers. The company will perform recurring and non-recurring aircraft engineering services under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Department of Defense said Friday…
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HHS, Industry Aim to Help Health Organizations Mitigate Cyber Threats With New Publication

The Department of Health and Human Services has released a four-volume document that outlines 10 industry practices that health care organizations can implement to counter cyber threats. HHS said Friday it collaborated with industry stakeholders through a public-private partnership to come up with the publication “Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protecting Patients…
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Pratt & Whitney to Help Test F-35 Block 4 Propulsion System Under $230M Navy Contract

United Technologies Corp.’s (NYSE: UTX) Pratt & Whitney subsidiary has received a five-year, $230.1M contract from the U.S. Navy to support flight testing of a new F-35 aircraft propulsion system…
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LMI’s Pat Tamburrino on Clinician Satisfaction, How to Make Health IT Enable Workforce

Pat Tamburrino, vice president of health markets at LMI, told Government Matters in a video interview aired Thursday about the need to increase satisfaction among clinicians and its addition as another piece to the “triple aim” in the health care field…
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Boeing-Bell JV to Produce Osprey Variants for Navy, Marines Under $367M Contract Modification

A joint venture between Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Textron‘s (NYSE: TXT) Bell Helicopter subsidiary has secured a $366.6M contract modification to provide V-22 Osprey aircraft variants to the U.S. Navy and U…
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PAE to Help DHS Detect Potential Airborne Biothreats; John Heller Quoted

PAE has secured a potential $75.2M contract to support the Department of Homeland Security‘s Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office in efforts to detect potential biological threats. The company said Monday its team of scientists will work in laboratories equipped with frontline early warning systems built to monitor airborne attacks as part of the multicity federal program dubbed BioWatch…
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ULA Sets New Target Launch Date for National Reconnaissance Office Payload

United Launch Alliance plans to launch no earlier than Sunday, Jan. 6, a National Reconnaissance Office payload aboard its Delta IV Heavy rocket, Spaceflight Now reported Friday. The report said engineers have begun to address a small hydrogen leak in the engine section discovered during the Dec…
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Report: Navy to Pursue Aircraft Carrier Block Buy

The U.S. Navy told Congress its plans to buy two Ford-class aircraft carriers in an effort to save billions of dollars as the military service pursues its 355-ship fleet goal, Reuters reported Tuesday…
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Air Force Taps DynCorp for $75M Rotary-Wing Aircraft Maintenance Contract

DynCorp International has won a potential $75M contract to maintain rotary-wing aircraft for the U.S. Air Force‘s 811th Operations Group. The company will provide equipment, management, personnel and service support under the firm-fixed-price contract, the Department of Defense said Monday…
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