Author Archives: Kathleen Smith

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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A Discussion with Jason Redman, Wounded Warrior

Jason Redman, The Trident The Forging and Reforging of a Navy SEAL LeaderJason Redman is a keynote speaker on the second day of the CyberMaryland 2014 Conference, a U.S. Navy SEAL Lieutenant (retired), Founder of SOF Spoken Speaking company, author of “The Trident: The Forging and Reforging of a Navy Seal Leader” and CEO and Founder of Wounded Wear.

“I feel really thankful. When you come close to the other side it makes you very reflective. At least it did for me. That really caused me to dig deep at who I was and what it was to lead, strengths, and weaknesses. For me to have such positive feedback from other people out there about the book is great. Because

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DoD Contracts: Bechtel Plant Machinery Inc. Awarded $612M for Naval Nuclear Propulsion Components

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Bechtel Plant Machinery Inc., Monroeville, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $612,758,634 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for naval nuclear propulsion components. Work will be performed in Monroeville, Pennsylvania (84 percent), and Schenectady, New York (16 percent). Fiscal 2015 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) contract funds in the amount of $612,758,634 will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. No completion date or additional information is provided on Naval Nuclear Propulsion program contracts. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia, is the contracting activity (N00024-15-C-2100).

Bechtel Plant Machinery Inc., Monroeville, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $206,657,145 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously…

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DoD Contracts: Northrop Grumman Awarded $36M for SSA Engineering Services

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Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Information Systems Sector, Communications Division, San Diego, California, is being awarded a $36,992,663 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Service Software Support Activity (SSA) engineering services for test systems software management, development, and software support; SSA engineering services for the Common Data Link Management System, Next Generation Command and Control Processor and related programs; and software engineering, development, test, and integration support for Common Link Integration Processing software development. This is one of two contracts awarded. Each awardee will have the opportunity to compete for task orders during the ordering period. This three-year contract includes one two-year option period, which, if exercised, would bring the potential value…

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Northrop Grumman’s Cybersecurity Program

Nell Breidenstein, Northrop GrummanSenior Recruiter Nell Breidenstein, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, shares her thoughts on cybersecurity.

Describe cybersecurity for us

What I consider cybersecurity to be on the large scale is what we are doing to secure the nation’s information across a wide variety of government agencies and programs. We also work on state and local levels, helping them build information systems and networks in manners that will be safer and more secure as they move forward.

I would like to reinforce that while cybersecurity is a big part of what we do, many cyber-based programs cover a wide range of missions and skill sets. For example, one program we are…

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