Posts from GovConWire for 03/29/2018

Poland Inks Deal to Buy Raytheon Patriot Missile System From US Govt

Poland has signed an agreement to purchase the Raytheon-built Patriot integrated air-and-missile defense platform from the U.S. government. Pete Bata, vice president of Polish air and missile defense at Raytheon, said in a statement published Wednesday the letter of offer and acceptance will pave the way for the company to place contracts in Poland that will lead to the creation of jobs in the European country and the U…
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Report: Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson Nominated VA Secretary

Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as the next secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, USNI News reported Wednesday…
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Army Provides Details on Future Vertical Lift Aircraft

The U.S. Army has released new details about a family of manned and unmanned helicopters that the service branch intends to procure for future battlefield operations, Military.com reported Tuesday. The report noted the Army’s Future Vertical Lift platform will consist of an unmanned aerial system, an attack reconnaissance aircraft and a long-range assault helicopter…
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CACI Drops Acquisition Bid for CSRA; Ken Asbury Comments

CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has withdrawn its bid to purchase CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) for $44.00 per share in cash and stock, or approximately $7.2 billion. “We will continue our aggressive pursuit of strategic opportunities, judiciously and without engaging in auctions at uneconomic levels,” CACI CEO Ken Asbury said in a statement published Wednesday…
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Navy Selects 10 Firms for Potential $100M Vessel Production, Repair Support IDIQ

Ten companies have landed spots on a potential five-year, $99.6 million contract to provide production and repair services to non-nuclear U.S. Navy ships, vessels and submarines. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a one-year base period with  $100,000 in total guaranteed minimum and work could extend through September 2023 if the Navy exercises all options, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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Intell Community Vet Stephanie O’Sullivan Joins Battelle Board

Stephanie O’Sullivan, formerly principal deputy director and chief operating officer at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, has been named to Battelle’s board of directors. O’Sullivan will also serve on Battelle’s science and technology and community benefit committee as part of her appointment to the board, the Columbus, Ohio-based nonprofit research and development company said Wednesday…
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General Dynamics Lands $61M Award for Army Abrams Tech Support

A General Dynamics business unit will provide technical support for U.S. Army main battle tanks under a one-year, $61.2 million contract modification. General Dynamics Land Systems will support Abrams systems under the modification through March 31, 2019, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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L3, Microsoft Enter Azure Cloud Computing Agreement; Christopher Kubasik Comments

L3 Technologies and Microsoft have signed a five-year strategic collaboration agreement that lets L3 use the Azure Government cloud platform to optimize its information technology processes worldwide…
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Thales Initiates All-Cash Offer to Acquire Gemalto

Thales has launched an all-cash offer to acquire all shares of Gemalto for approximately $63.2 per share plus dividend under a merger agreement announced in December 2017. “The publication of the offer document is the first major step of the proposed acquisition of Gemalto,” Patrice Caine, Thales chairman and CEO, said in a statement published Tuesday…
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Sikorsky CH-53K Helicopter to Debut at Berlin Airshow

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary will showcase a CH-53K King Stallion helicopter at the ILA Berlin Air Show next month. Sikorsky completed a strategic airlift capability test of the heavy-lift helicopter platform at its Development Flight Center in Florida before the vehicle was transported to a military air base in Holzdorf, Germany, Lockheed said Wednesday…
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VIDEO: The Next Generation of Cyber

Lockheed Martin and Georgia Tech have signed a master research agreement. This agreement will facilitate cyber research and the advancement of cybersecurity techniques.
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