DoD Contracts: General Dynamics Awarded $28M for Littoral Combat Ship Design


General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, is being awarded a $28,697,034 undefinitized contract action modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-09-C-2302) for Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) class design services. LCS class design services provide necessary engineering, program, and technical support for LCS class ships. This includes class baseline design services, class documentation services, class engineering studies and interim support services. Work will be performed in Bath, Maine (54 percent); Pittsfield, Mass. (45 percent); and Mobile, Ala. (1 percent), and work is expected to be complete by May 2015. Fiscal 2013 shipbuilding and conversion, Navy and fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation contract funds in the amount of $28,697,034…

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Where Do You Put Education on Your Resume

University of Missouri ColumbiaIn the olden days this was easy. If you were a new grad your education went at the beginning of your resume. If you were an experienced professional, education went at the end of your resume.

Have Things Changed

Does that guidance still hold true for cleared professionals in defense and intel contracting?

We recently did an informal survey of 11 recruiters from large, small and mid-size companies. Granted this is a small and unscientific sampling of recruiters.

We were surprised to find that most of the recruiters we asked prefer education to be at the beginning of your resume, no matter how long you’ve been in the…

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Defense & Veterans Roundup: “Crazy” Veterans Now also White Supremacists, Seventh Living MOH Recipient Announced

F-35 Engine Cost Up, Sustainment Down

Marcus Weisgerber (@marcusreports), Defense News. In a shocking revelation this past week it was announced by the F-35 program office that the cost of the most expensive weapons system ever made had jumped in 2013 instead of going down as predicted. Okay, it’s not shocking. It’s become an annual tradition that the Program’s management office announces at the beginning of the fiscal year that a new estimated life cycle cost study has found the price of the aircraft will go down in the coming year. Then sometime about eight months later there is an announcement that unfortunately the price went up because of…

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DoD Contracts: Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. Awarded $31M for F-5N/F Aircraft Maintenance


Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., St. Augustine, Fla., is being awarded a $31,135,442 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursement, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the depot maintenance services of 44 Navy and Marine Corps Reserve F-5N/F aircraft. The services will include depot level maintenance, aircraft inspections, repairs, overhauls, emergency repairs, modifications, engineering support, and procurement of structural components as required to sustain the F-5N/F aircraft. Work will be performed in St. Augustine, Fla. (96 percent); Springville, Utah (3 percent); and Emmen, Switzerland (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in March 2015. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Navy Reserve funds in the amount of $7,386,924 are being obligated at time of award, all of…

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5,150,379 Individuals Hold a Security Clearance

ODNIThe Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released their 2013 Report on Security Clearance Determinations, providing details on the number of security clearances across government and contractors and metrics on the timeliness of security clearance determinations.

The number of individuals holding a security clearance increased 4.7% in 2013 vs 2012, for a total of 5,150,379 individuals.

The 2013 eligible for access figures show an increase of 5.3% over 2012 for Government clearance holders, a decline of .8% for Contractors and an increase of 17.3% for Other.

Individuals Holding a Security Clearance

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