Author Archives: Kathleen Smith

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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DoD Contracts: Northrop Grumman Corp. Awarded $207M for (G/ATOR) Support and Production

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Northrop Grumman Corp. Electronic Systems, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, is being awarded a $207,291,682 modification to a previously awarded contract (M67854-07-C-2072) for procurement of four Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) low-rate initial production systems, including operating spares, contractor engineering services and support, developmental and operational test support, and transition to production. G/ATOR is an expeditionary, three-dimensional, short-to-medium-range multi-role radar system designed to detect low-observable, low-radar cross section targets such as rockets, artillery, mortars, cruise missiles, and unmanned aircraft systems. G/ATOR is being developed and fielded in three blocks and will be employed by the Marine Air Ground Task Force across the range of military operations. Work will be performed in Linthicum…

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