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DoD Contracts: Bechtel National, Inc. Awarded $1B for Agent Operations at PCAPP

ARMY

Bechtel National, Inc., San Francisco, California was awarded a $1,340,391,614 modification (P00095) to contract W52P1J-09-C-0012 for modification for Agent Operations of the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP). The original contract was for PCAPP facility design, construction, equipment acquisition, systemization, pilot testing, operations, and closure of the plant to destroy the chemical weapons stockpile stored at the depot under this contract. No funds are being obligated at award. Estimated completion date is July 19, 2019. Work will be performed in Pueblo, Colorado. Army Contracting Command, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois is the contracting activity.

Walsh Group Ventures, Chicago, Illinois was awarded an $11,319,000 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of air traffic…

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DoD Contracts: Lockheed Martin Corp. Awarded $13M for F-16 Modernization

AIR FORCE

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $13,979,449 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price modification (P00070) to FA8615-05-C-6002 for F-16 modernization. The contractor will provide Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare capabilities integration to F-16 aircraft for Turkey. Work will be performed at Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2017. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales to Turkey. FMS funds in the amount of $13,979,449 are being obligated at time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.…

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DoD Contracts: Rockwell Collins Inc. Awarded $494M for CH-47, MH-47 and MH-65

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Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a $494,999,925 order dependent contract for software and system development and integration onto the CH-47, MH-47, MH-6, MH/UH/HH/VH-60, VH-3, MH-65 and all their variants, including potential foreign military sales requirements. Funding and work location will be determined with each order with an estimated completion date of April 2020. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-15-D-0016).

Dynamic Aviation Group,* Bridgewater, Virginia, was awarded a $39,218,969 firm-fixed-price contract to purchase of six DHC 8-315 aircraft from de Havilland Canada in the Saturn Arch and Desert Owl configuration. Work will be…

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DoD Contracts: Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. Awarded $146M for E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aircraft

NAVY

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Melbourne, Florida, is being awarded a $146,690,370 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the design, development, fabrication, assembly, integration, furnishing, test and evaluation support, and documentation for the following systems in support of the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft: Accelerated Mid-Term Interoperability Improvement Program; Secure Internet Protocol Router Chat; Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio System; and Cooperative Engagement Capability. Work will be performed in Melbourne, Florida (84.58 percent); Ronkonkoma, New York (4.8 percent); Bethpage, New York (2.5 percent); St. Augustine, Florida (1.85 percent); Boulder, Colorado (1.79 percent); Norfolk, Virginia (0.96 percent); Fort Wayne, Indiana (0.69 percent); Woodland Hills, California (0.64 percent); Owego, New York (0.4 percent); Torrance,…

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Cybersecurity Is More Than Technical Skills

Jessica GulickA discussion with Jessica Gulick, Chief Strategist for CSG Invotas, responsible for helping to drive growth in the global cyber solutions market.

Define or Categorize Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is multifaceted, but in the end it’s all about protection. It comprises all of the ways we engage people, processes, and technologies to protect our businesses, communications, and identities online.

Cybersecurity is not one function. It’s a market with hackers, defenders, exploiters, artists, writers, buyers, sellers, investors, planners, recruiters, and more. Business and communication skills are as important for success in cybersecurity as they are in any other industry. Cybersecurity cuts across the intersection of information technology and business. Some of the most…

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