Author Archives: Kathleen Smith

DoD Contracts: Lockheed Martin Corp. Awarded $246M for Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

NAVY

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $246,613,000 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-12-C-0004) to develop, test, and certify two Drag Chute Systems for the Low Rate Initial Production Lot VII F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (70 percent), and Edwards Air Force Base, Edwards, California (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in July 2019. International partner funds in the amount of $90,000,000 are being obligated on this award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River,…

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Engage your audience is a frequent battle cry of marketers. Many organizations start pumping out content thinking that this will be engaging.

Content is engaging if it provides value to an audience. Unfortunately many don’t understand their audience before pumping out the content.

We all provide information for our job seeker customers about job search, resumes, social media and the like, but how about some of the different facets of each job seeker audience? Some of the other facets include:

  1. Understanding that there are different technology proficiencies – some of your audience may be luddites or they may be early adopters,
  2. Different stages of job search – active, passive

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DoD Contracts: United Launch Services LLC, Awarded $126M for Air Force Atlas V531

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United Launch Services LLC, Littleton, Colorado, has been awarded a $126,966,232 firm-fixed-price modification (P00055) to previously awarded contract FA8811-13-C-0003 to exercise an option for backlog transportation and order launch vehicle production services. Contractor will execute a requirement for the fiscal 2014 launch vehicle configuration of one Air Force Atlas V531 and the exercise of an option for backlog transportation. Work will be performed at Centennial, Colorado, and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, and is expected to be completed by Aug. 15, 2015. Fiscal 2013 and 2014 missile procurement funds in the amount of $126,966,232 are being obligated at the…

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DoD Contracts: The Boeing Co. Awarded $499M for Support of H-47 Helicopters

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The Boeing Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $499,144,082 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering logistical support services encompassing the technical, engineering, logistics, data analysis, technical data reproduction, supportability, and management requirements for pre-through post-production, sustainment, and fleet support for all H-47 helicopters variants, exercising delivery order 0001 at time of the award. Work location and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of December 31, 2019. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal (Aviation), Alabama, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-14-D-0075).

Exelis Systems Corp., Colorado Springs, Colorado, was awarded a $27,986,531 modification (P00036) to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (W91RUS-12-C-0005) to…

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DoD Contracts: Lockheed Martin Corp. Awarded $331M for Support of F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

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Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $331,408,457 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-13-C-0008) for the procurement of production non-recurring items, including special tooling, special test equipment items and software lab upgrades in support of F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, international partners, and foreign military sales. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (32 percent); Nashua, New Hampshire (12 percent); Orlando, Florida (11 percent); El Segundo, California (11 percent); San Diego, California (10 percent); Cameri, Italy (6 percent); Palmdale, California (5 percent); Samlesbury, United Kingdom…

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