DoD Contracts: Lockheed Martin Corp. Awarded $411M for F-35 Lightening Joint Strike Fighter

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Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $411,111,649 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-15-C-0031) for the repair and replenishment of government-owned F-35 Lightening Joint Strike Fighter assets, including spare parts for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force and international partners. In addition, this modification provides for sustainment analysis and training related efforts. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (35 percent); El Segundo, California (25 percent); Warton, United Kingdom (20 percent); Orlando, Florida (10 percent); Nashua, New Hampshire (5 percent); and Baltimore, Maryland (5 percent), and is expected to be completed by November 2015. Fiscal 2014…

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DoD Contracts: L-3 Communications Integrated Systems Awarded $102M for P-3, EP-3 and NP-3 Sustainment

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L-3 Communications Integrated Systems, Waco, Texas, is being awarded a $102,888,983 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-11-D-0017) to exercise an option for services in support of the P-3, EP-3 and NP-3 Sustainment Modification and Installation program. This effort includes planned maintenance interval, structural replacement and fabrication efforts pertaining to special structural inspection kits, center wing assemblies, zone five kits, and outer wing installations and refurbishments. Work will be performed in Waco, Texas, and is expected to be completed in May 2016. Fiscal 2014 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $2,296,236 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of…

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DoD Contracts: Lockheed Martin Corp. Awarded $391M for F-35 Lightning II Program

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Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $391,607,952 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract to provide recurring sustainment support for delivered air systems for the F-35 Lightning II program including, but not limited to: ground maintenance activities; action request resolution; depot activation activities; Automatic Logistics Information System operations and maintenance; reliability, maintainability and health management implementation and support; supply chain management; and activities to provide and support pilot and maintainer initial training for the U.S Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, and international partners. Work will be performed at Fort Worth, Texas (35 percent); El Segundo, California (25 percent); Warton, United Kingdom (20 percent); Orlando,…

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DoD Contracts: Lockheed Martin Corp. Awarded $486M for F-22 Sustainment Activities

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Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $486,506,664 modification to exercise an option year (P00566) to previously awarded contract FA8611-08-C-2897 for F-22 sustainment activities. Work will be performed at Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2015. Fiscal 2014 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $1,000,000 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is the contracting activity (FA8611-08-C-2897).

Exbon Development, Inc., Garden Grove, California, has been awarded a $45,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, Simplified Acquisition…

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The Intel on Cybersecurity Hiring

A few months ago we set out on a mission to find a solution to a cybersecurity hiring crisis. The premise: There is a worldwide hiring crisis for cybersecurity professionals while at the same time a high unemployment rate for veterans. Our solution: Encourage, recruit and retain more veterans in cybersecurity careers.

Nadia Short, General Dynamics-AIS

Nadia Short, General Dynamics-AIS

What we found across the board was that all executives agreed that veterans bring leadership, teamwork, mission focus and technical skills that are important to the cybersecurity community. Many executives felt that military personnel that have been on deployments bring  a very specific mindset to cybersecurity honed…

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