Author Archives: Kathleen Smith

DoD Contracts: DynCorp International LLC Awarded $83M for Support of T-6 Aircraft


DynCorp International LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded an $83,373,932 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery, requirements contract to provide organizational, intermediate, depot-level maintenance and logistics services for 53 T-34, 54 T-44, and 288 T-6 aircraft in support of the Chief of Naval Air Training. Support to be provided includes labor, services, facilities, equipment, tools, related support equipment, direct and indirect material. Work will be performed in Corpus Christi, Texas (50 percent); Whiting Field, Florida (39 percent); Pensacola, Florida (8 percent), and additional locations within the continental United States (3 percent); work is expected to be completed in September 2015. No funds are being obligated at time of award; funds will be…

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HP’s Cybersecurity Program

Jody Denner, HPA cybersecurity discussion with Jody Denner, Senior Cybersecurity Management Consultant with HP.

How do you define cybersecurity

Cybersecurity has become a buzzword, but it is also a complex and compound word. To help explain cybersecurity to folks who are unfamiliar I like to break it down or hack it into its two meanings.

Cyber basically is relating to computer or computer networks, and Security is free from danger or risk. Put these two words together and you have cybersecurity.  The term evolved from information security which begat information assurance which begat cybersecurity. But it all boils down to protecting confidentiality, integrity and availability of data, which is the…

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DoD Contracts: U.S. Foods Inc. Awarded $164M for Prime Vendor Subsistence Support


U.S. Foods Inc., La Mirada, California, has been awarded a maximum $164,878,296 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for prime vendor subsistence support. This contract was a competitive acquisition, and five offers were received. This is a twenty-two month base contract with one one-year option and one two-year option periods. Location of performance is California with an Oct. 2, 2016 performance completion date. Using military service is Navy. Type of appropriation is fiscal year 2015 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE300-15-D-3107). (Awarded Oct. 10, 2014)

Smart Health, Inc.,* Phoenix, Arizona, has been awarded a maximum…

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Engility’s Cybersecurity Programs

EngilityAn interview with Tim Gillespie, Corporate VP, Business Development at Engility Corporation.

How do you describe cybersecurity

I am a mechanical engineer by trade, not an information technology professional, so my perspective is more from a layman’s view of cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is everything from initial supply chain management to sourcing the components of the infrastructure to being informed about the design of an IT system to assessing the vulnerability of a system to actually deploying the system. In short, cybersecurity is a lifecycle of the information systems . We know that many of the systems that we work on, even those that are unclassified, are targets for our…

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DoD Contracts: Helpful Hands, Inc. Awarded $59M for Services at MAMC


Helpful Hands, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, was awarded a $59,526,260 firm-fixed-price contract for housekeeping services for Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and the multiple medical treatment facilities within the MAMC health service area, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2019. One bid was solicited, with one received. Funding and performance location will be determined with each order. Army Medical Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, is the contracting activity (W81K04-15-D-0002).

Turner Construction Co., Washington, District of Columbia, was awarded a $23,058,000 firm-fixed-price contract to design and build a computational research facility at the NASA Langley Research Center. Work will be performed in Hampton, Virginia, with…

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