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DoD Contracts: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. Awarded $41M for AH-1Z Flight Training Device


Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded a $41,776,269 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of three UH-1Y flight training devices, one AH-1Z flight training device, aircraft and/or trainer driven revisions, aircraft common operational equipment, provisioned spares, associated technical data required for operational and maintenance support, and three months of initial operation evaluation period for each flight training device. Work will be performed at Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (46 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (33 percent); St. Louis, Missouri (15 percent); and Austin, Texas (6 percent), and is expected to be completed in June 2018. Fiscal 2012 aircraft procurement (Navy Reserve) and 2014 aircraft procurement (Navy) funding in the amount…

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DoD Contracts: Alion Science and Technology Corp. Awarded $48M to Provide Tactical Systems


Alion Science and Technology Corp., McLean, Virginia, has been awarded a $48,459,676 delivery order (0065) to previously awarded contract FA4600-06-D-0003. Contractor will provide integrated tactical systems to identify and avoid using problematic materials, processes and assessment methods that can lead to unplanned and unbudgeted maintenance costs, shorter life-cycles, and reduced readiness. Work will be performed at several Navy bases and Rome, New York, and is expected to be completed by Dec. 29, 2016. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $2,732,400 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Installation Contracting Agency, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, is the contracting activity.

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DoD Contracts: Sundt Construction, Inc. Awarded $107M to replace Runway at Little Rock AFB


Sundt Construction, Inc., Tempe, Arizona, was awarded a $107,899,999 firm-fixed-price, design, bid, and build contract for the replacement of a runway at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $107,899,999 were obligated at the time of the award, with an estimated completion date of April 4, 2017. Bids were solicited via the Internet with two received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock, Arkansas, is the contracting activity (W9127S-14-C-6003).

L3 Global Communications Solutions, Inc., Victor, New York, was awarded an $8,402,031 undefinitized contract action for sustainment of the Army’s existing combat services support, for very small aperture terminal transmission…

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DoD Contracts: Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems Awarded $53M for ANTPY-2 Float Cooling Equipment


Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems of Woburn, Massachusetts is being awarded a $53,252,500 contract modification (P00023) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (HQ0147-12-C-0006). This contract modification is for the production of an ANTPY-2 Float Cooling Equipment Unit #2, Float Electronic Equipment Unit #2, Spares, Reliability Improvements, and Mission Assurance. Work will be performed in Woburn, Massachusetts with an expected completion date of December 2016. Fiscal 2014 procurement funds in the amount of $53,252,500 are being obligated at time of award. The Missile Defense Agency, Huntsville, Alabama is the contracting activity.


A-T Solutions, Inc, Fredericksburg, Virginia, was awarded a…

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General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Cybersecurity and Veterans

Nadia Short, General Dynamics-AISWe sat down with Nadia Short, Vice President and General Manager, Cyber and Intelligence Solutions, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems to discuss cybersecurity and the role of military personnel in getting the job done for their customers.

How would you describe cybersecurity

NS  Cybersecurity is the protection of information. It’s that simple. We want to protect the data we have flowing on our networks and for us, cybersecurity is how we help our customers defend, protect and support their networks and enterprises. That’s it in a nutshell.

Many people see cybersecurity in the news and think, “This is not in my life.”

NS  Cyber is…

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