Posts from GovConDaily for 03/01/2018

IAP Subsidiary, PAE Win Spots on Potential $547M Centcom Transport Services Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded a PAE business unit and an IAP Worldwide Services  subsidiary positions on a potential five-year, $547 million contract to support the U.S. Central Command’s theater transportation mission…
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Lockheed, Saudi Arabia-Based Company Form Bomb Tailkit Production Alliance

Lockheed Martin has teamed with a Riyadh, Saudi Arabia-based engineering company to produce laser guided bomb tailkits, Saudi Gazette reported Wednesday. Wahaj, a subsidiary of Saudi International Petrochemical Company, agreed to co-manufacture the air foil group for Lockheed-made Paveway II Plus LGBs under a teaming agreement…
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AeroVironment-MDA Team to Provide Small UAS for Canada’s Maritime Operations

The Canadian department of national defense has selected a team of AeroVironment and Maxar Technologies‘ MDA subsidiary to provide small unmanned aerial systems for deployment aboard the Canadian navy’s maritime coastal defense vessels…
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Thomas Bell to Succeed Marion Blakey as Rolls-Royce North America President, CEO

Thomas Bell, president of the defense business at Rolls-Royce, has been appointed to serve in the additional roles of president and CEO for the company’s North American subsidiary. He will succeed Marion Blakey, who is due to retire by the end of June after three years at the helm, Rolls-Royce said Wednesday…
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Report: FCC Unveils Eligible Areas for $4.5B Rural Broadband Internet Delivery Fund

The Federal Communications Commission has released a map of areas that are eligible to become beneficiaries of a planned reverse auction, which could provide up to $4.53 billion in funds to mobile operators that can deliver internet access to rural areas, FierceWireless reported Wednesday…
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DOE to Award Technology Grants to 149 Small Businesses

The Department of Energy has announced it will award 179 research and development grants with a combined $3o million value to 149 small businesses across 36 states. The Phase I R&D grants will be awarded through DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs, in support of the department’s Office of Science, DOE said Tuesday…
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Northrop-Made G/ATOR Radar System Achieves Marine Corps Initial Operational Capability

The U.S. Marine Corps has declared initial operational capability for the Northrop Grumman-built AN/TPS-80 ground/air task-oriented radar. Northrop said Wednesday the first two G/ATOR systems will be deployed to the Marine Air Control Squadrons 1 and 2…
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Boeing Lands $73M IDIQ to Help Extend Navy Super Hornet Service Life

Boeing has secured a $73.2 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract contract from the U.S. Navy to perform modifications on four F/A-18E/F Super Hornets in an effort to extend the aircraft’s service life…
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Executive Spotlight: An Interview with Teresa Carlson, VP of Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon Web Services’

Executive Spotlight: An Interview with Teresa Carlson, Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services’  ExecutiveBiz spoke with four-time Wash100 recipient Teresa Carlson about Amazon Web Services’ current offerings and output from the AWS re:Invent 2017 conference…
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Lockheed Gets $149M Navy Contract Modification for F-35 Logistics Services

Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) aeronautics business has received a $148.7 million U.S. Navy contract modification to provide recurring logistics support for F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The Defense Department said Wednesday the services will applied to F-35 units that have been delivered to the Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, as well as non-DoD and foreign military sales customers…
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NSA Vet Cheryl Peace Joins Cyxtera as Federal Group COO

Cheryl Peace, formerly a senior executive at the National Security Agency, has joined Cyxtera Technologies as chief operating officer of the information technology infrastructure company’s federal group…
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Air Force Taps Lockheed for GPS On-Orbit Sustainment Services

Lockheed Martin has received a potential $18.7 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to help sustain the military branch’s GPS satellites currently in orbit. Work covers on-orbit and anomaly resolution support, constellation performance analysis, space vehicle end-of-life test and training and SV subsystem analysis, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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VIDEO: Night Raid | Battalion Landing Team 3/1

“Most human beings are sleeping at night. They’re not expecting someone to kick down their door.” -Master Sgt. Jon Basden Marines and Sailors with Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, simulate a night raid against an enemy at Camp Pendleton, California, Feb…
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