Author Archives: Kathleen Smith

DoD Contracts: iRobot Corp. Awarded $59M for Man Transportable Robotic Systems

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iRobot Corp., Bedford, Mass., is being awarded a $59,220,496 modification to previously awarded contract (N00174-11-D-0013) for the procurement of Man Transportable Robotic System (MTRS) production systems, depot level repair parts, spare kits, depot repair services, parts supply, training, engineering enhancements, configuration management, and approved accessories. The MTRS is a small robotic vehicle used by explosive ordnance disposal technicians to conduct remote reconnaissance, render safe, and/or dispose of explosive devices. Work will be performed in Bedford, Mass., and is expected to be completed by April 2015. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Army and fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance, Navy contract funds in the amount of $720,500 will expire at the…

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DoD Contracts: American Overseas Marine, LLC Awarded $32M for Roll-on/Roll-off Ships

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American Overseas Marine LLC, Quincy, Mass., is being awarded a $32,668,153 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed price contract (N00033-10-C-5300) to exercise a one-year option period for the operation and maintenance of seven large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off ships. These seven ships support the deployed military forces worldwide. Work will be performed worldwide at sea and is expected to be completed by April 2015. Working capital contract funds in the amount of $14,616,880 are being obligated at the time of award. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Washington,…

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DoD Contracts: Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. Awarded $234M for Large Aircraft Infrared Counter Measures

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Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Ill., has been awarded a $234,134,172 modification (P00082) on an existing contract (FA8625-12-C-6598) for the Large Aircraft Infrared Counter Measures (LAIRCM) calendar year 2014 base hardware buy and needed LAIRCM support. Work will be performed at Rolling Meadows, Ill., and is expected to be completed by April 29, 2016. A majority of the acquisition supports U.S. Air Force aircraft needs using fiscal 2014, 2013, and 2012 funds as well as National Guard and overseas contingency operations funds with a total amount of $234,134,172 being obligated at time of award. Thirteen…

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Recruiting Roundup: Hootsuite Provides a Game of Thrones Reference

Our picks for the week’s best recruiting news:

Do your hiring managers have their own Top 10 Reasons Managers Hate Hiring Anyone?

Do you feel as though your potential candidate pool is limitless due to your social media connections? Tim Sackett does in Social Recruiting + Infinity.

For those who have been using social media for recruiting and not able to keep up-to-date or understand the changing landscape, Hootsuite has done a great infographic and video to explain it all, aka Game of Throne: Social Networks Are Kingdoms at War in Beautifully Crafted Game of Thrones Homage.

Susan Strayer talks about how you’re treating your…

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DoD Contracts: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc Awarded $141M for Block 50 Ground Control Stations

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., has been awarded a $141,444,171 delivery order (0089) to contract (FA8620-10-G-3038) to accomplish non-recurring engineering development of the Block 50 ground control stations (GCS) and production of two system test and qualification system integration laboratories (SIL), one technical order development SIL, two fixed GCS, two mobile GCS, two software developer kits, and the associated spares for the Block 50 configuration. Block 50 includes the updated design goals from the legacy GCS of creating an ergonomic crew workstation, enhancing situational awareness, and reducing or eliminating known deficiencies in legacy GCS.…

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