DoD Contracts: Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. Awarded $316M for H-60 Weapons Systems

ARMY

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $316,176,135 modification (P00030) to firm-fixed-price contract W58RGZ-10-D-0001 for continued support of technical, engineering and logistical services and supplies, and component and airframe parts, for the overhaul, repair and recapitalization of the H-60 weapons system. Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount of $105,994,755 were obligated at the time of the award. The cumulative total of the contract, with this modification, is $538,250,392. Estimated completion date is Nov. 30, 2017. Work will be performed at Corpus Christi Army Depot, Texas. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal (Aviation), Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Northrop Grumman, Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $12,473,373…

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DoD Contracts: Rolls-Royce Corp. Awarded $287M for V-22 AE1107C Engines

NAVY

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Indiana, is being awarded a $287,028,006 firm-fixed-price contract for Mission CareTM maintenance services in support of the V-22 AE1107C engines. The services to be provided include: an engine hourly charge based on hours flown; program management, integrated logistics support, support equipment requirements data, supportability analysis data and updates; configuration management tracking; formal training; supply management and contract/business administration; and site support, including informal technical training, maintenance technical advice, engineering support, and engine repair. Work will be performed in Oakland, California (80 percent), and Indianapolis, Indiana (20 percent), and is expected to be completed in February 2017. Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement (Air Force); 2015 aircraft procurement (Navy);…

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Veterans Roundup: Report Says Veterans’ Volunteer Service Leads to Better Jobs, SecVA talks to MilTimes

McDonald: ‘VA Can’t Do Its Job By Itself’
Leo Shane (@LeoShane), Military Times. In an exclusive sit-down with Leo, VA Secretary Bob McDonald said that the VA is making progress in reform, despite recent criticism that it is moving too slowly. He noted that he welcomes advocates’ criticisms because the VA cannot solve all of its issues alone. To aid in his reforms, McDonald is also bringing in business and academic leaders to assist throughout the large-scale changes and to ensure that things are “done the right way.” –MC
Bottom line: In response to the many voices saying he is not moving fast enough, VA Secretary McDonald said his aggressive…

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The First Question in an Interview

I'm an Intel Analyst....Tell me about yourself.

And so the interview begins. The interviewer asks this ice breaker question as much to start a conversation as to actually learn about the job seeker sitting in front of him or her.

The question: “So why don’t you tell me about yourself?” is generally considered the most frequently asked interview question. Not a particularly good question by a long shot, nevertheless it is most commonly asked in order to get the conversation – the interview – going.

And while appearing on the surface to be a simple question to answer, in fact, it not only throws many candidates but throws them right out of the…

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DoD Contracts: Lockheed Martin Corp. Awarded $4B for F-35 Lightning II Aircraft

NAVY

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $4,123,746,486 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive firm-target contract (N00019-13-C-0008) for the production of 43 Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot VIII F-35 Lightning II aircraft. This includes manufacture and delivery of 29 F-35A aircraft for the U. S. Air Force (19), government of Italy (two), government of Norway (two), government of Japan (four) and government of Israel (two). In addition, this modification provides for 10 F-35B aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps (six) and government of the United Kingdom (four); and four F-35C aircraft for the U.S. Navy (three) and U.S. Marine Corps (one).…

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