Author Archives: Kathleen Smith

Veterans, Cyber, San Antonio with the Denim Group’s Joe Krull

Joe Krull, Denim GroupAn interview with Joe Krull, Director of the Denim Group in San Antonio. Read the first part of Joe’s interview Veterans are both Uniquely Qualified and Completely Unprepared for Civilian Cybersecurity Careers.

How is San Antonio Uniquely Qualified to be Cyber City USA

Three reasons plus a bonus:

1) Low cost of living. It’s much cheaper than the Washington, DC, area and has a lower cost of delivery of services. The real estate is still quite reasonable in the San Antonio area and if you are a cybersecurity professional you are making a pretty good salary. So the differential is quite noticeable.

2) We have many federal government…

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DoD Contracts: Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control Awarded $485M for FLIR Systems

AIR FORCE

Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, has been awarded a $485,000,000 firm fixed price with minimal cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Contractor will provide multiple Sniper advanced targeting pods including initial spares, 1K forward-looking infrareds, and two-way data links. It also includes other items as specified in the contract. Work will be performed at Orlando, Florida, and is expected to be complete by March 26, 2018. This contract involves foreign military sales. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, is the contracting activity (FA8540-15-D-0001).

Carnegie Mellon University,…

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DoD Contracts: General Dynamics Land Systems Inc. Awarded $9M for Stryker Flat Bottom Vehicles

ARMY

General Dynamics Land Systems Inc., Sterling Heights, Michigan, was awarded a $9,018,094 modification (P00021) to contract W56HZV-14-C-B019 to upgrade Stryker flat bottom vehicles to the Double V hull engineering change proposal configuration. Fiscal 2015 research, development, testing and evaluation funds in the amount of $9,018,094 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Nov. 26, 2018. Work will be performed in Sterling Heights, Michigan. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity.

Environet Inc,* Kamuela, Hawaii (W12QR-15-D-0019); T & T Construction Enterprises LLC,* Leitchfield, Kentucky (W912QR-15-D-0020); Q.B.S. Inc.,* Alliance, Ohio (W912QR-15-D-0021); SAF Inc.,* Akron, Ohio (W912QR-15-D-0022); and Fortis Networks Inc.,* Phoenix, Arizona (W912QR-15-D-0023), were…

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DoD Contracts: Northrop Grumman Technical Services Awarded $48M for Hunter Unmanned Aircraft System

ARMY

Northrop Grumman Technical Services, Sierra Vista, Arizona, was awarded a $48,691,384 modification (P00033) to contract WR8RGZ-13-C-0010 to continue contractor logistic services for the Hunter unmanned aircraft system. Fiscal 2015 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $27,745,692 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is March 29, 2016. Work will be performed in Sierra Vista, Arizona, and Afghanistan. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.

Trend Construction Inc.,* Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $95,000,000 firm-fixed-price contract with options for general construction and design/build construction for the South Atlantic Division, Army Corps of Engineers. Work location and funding will be determined…

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DoD Contracts: Raytheon Co. Awarded $528M for AMRAAM

AIR FORCE

Raytheon Co., Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a $528,797,459 fixed-price incentive firm contract modification (P00004) to exercise the option on previously awarded contract FA8675-15-C-0022. Contractor will provide Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile (AMRAAM) Lot 29 production and other AMRAAM system items. Work will be performed at Tucson, Arizona, and is expected to be complete by Jan. 31, 2018. This contract involves foreign military sales. Fiscal year 2015 Air Force and Navy production funds in the amount of $294,661,588 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force…

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