Posts from GovConWire for 03/28/2018

SAIC Wins Spot on $214M NIH Heart Institute IT Support BPA; Bob Genter Comments

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) will compete for task orders to provide information technology services for the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute under a potential five-year, $214 million blanket purchase agreement…
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AT&T, FirstNet Unveil Comms Network Core for First Responders

AT&T and the First Responder Network Authority have launched a network core designed to support first responders’ communication needs. The company said Tuesday the FirstNet network core infrastructure will serve as an exclusive national broadband network for first responders and will help facilitate data transmission in support of public safety personnel…
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Army Vet Cleophus Thomas Named EY Defense & National Security Senior Manager; Mike Herrinton Comments

Cleophus Thomas, a retired U.S. Army colonel, has joined Ernst & Young as a senior manager for the defense and national security segment of the company’s government and public sector advisory practice…
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Northrop Deploys Automated Logistics System for Army; Dan Verwiel Comments

Northrop Grumman has fielded a web-based logistics support system meant to replace legacy management information systems of the U.S. Army and its National Guard and Reserve units. Increment 1 of the Global Combat Support System-Army is designed to help the service branch monitor unit supply, property book, finance, materiel, maintenance and dispatching functions, Northrop said Tuesday…
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PAE ISR Joins Virginia’s Global Defense Program; Chris Corgnati Comments

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership has selected PAE ISR to participate in a one-year export acceleration program meant to help defense companies expand into the global marketplace, Inside Defense reported Monday…
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Thales, NASA Team Up on Drone Traffic Management Tech Development

Thales and NASA have agreed to work together to advance the development of an unmanned aircraft system traffic management platform designed to advance the integration of drones into the national airspace system…
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Report: Boeing to Benefit From WGS Satellite Funding Under $1.3T Omnibus Measure

A $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill for fiscal 2018 would allocate approximately $600 million in funds to support the development of two new Wideband Global Satcom satellites for the Defense Department, Bloomberg Government reported Tuesday…
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Raytheon Gets $85M Navy H-60 Spare Parts Delivery Order

Raytheon has received a two-year, $84.7 million delivery order for H-60 spare parts under a basic ordering agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency. The Defense Department said Tuesday Raytheon will deliver the items through Aug…
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Navarro to Support NASA Test Facility Operations Under $80M Contract

Navarro Research and Engineering has received a potential five-year, $80 million contract to continue providing environmental compliance and operation services at NASA’s White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico…
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Report: AFRL Eyes Unmanned Fighters, High-Powered Microwave-Based Missile by 2030

The Air Force Research Laboratory has released a new video that shows the service’s proposed concepts for unmanned aircraft and other weapon systems, Military.com reported Monday. Some of the programs cited in the video “Air Force 2030 – Call to Action” include the Loyal Wingman, Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project, Gremlins, next-generation flight suits and laser weapons…
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Sens. John Cornyn, James Inhofe Ask Trump to Back Fighter Jet Sale to Taiwan

Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) have called on President Donald Trump to support the sale of the Lockheed Martin-built F-35B fighter aircraft to Taiwan to help the East Asian state build up its air defense capabilities…
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Heather Wilson: Air Force Eyes Reduced Dependence on C2 Systems for Future Wars

The U.S. Air Force expects its F-35, F-22 and other fighter jets to potentially home in on hostile air and ground targets without the need to rely on land-based command-and-control platforms as adversaries develop new technologies designed to attack C2 systems, Warrior Maven reported Monday…
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