DoD Contracts: Scientific Research Corp. Awarded $49M for Operations at Eielson Air Force Base


Scientific Research Corp., Atlanta, Georgia, was awarded a $49,815,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to support the operations and maintenance of the ground threat system at the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, with an estimated completion date of May 4, 2020. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. Bids were solicited via the Internet with two received. Army Program Executive Office Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation, Orlando, Florida, is the contracting activity (W900KK-15-D-0005).

Applied Research Associates Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico (W911QX-15-D-0004); Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia (W911QX-15-D-0005); Calnet Inc.,* Reston, Virginia (W911QX-15-D-0006); EOIR Technologies Inc.,* Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland (W911QX-15-D-0007); Imperatis Corp.,* Arlington, Virginia…

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Military Spouse Appreciation Day 2015

“Military spouses make the mission possible.”

Sue Hoppin, Founder, National Military Spouse Network

Military Spouse Appreciation Day 2015National Military Spouse Appreciation Day was first proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, and is observed the Friday prior to Mother’s Day. This year military spouses will be honored this Friday, May 8.

ClearedJobs.Net launched an effort to publicly recognize military spouses via Twitter in 2009. Our goal is to recognize military spouses who often endure months apart from their loved ones, uprooted lives, and the general uncertainty that comes with being the spouse of a military member.

Twitter ResponsesClearedJobs.Net’s military spouse appreciation program is an exclusive Twitter-specific initiative using the Twitter…

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DoD Contracts: The Boeing Co. Awarded $118M for P-8A Aircraft


The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded an $118,148,562 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0112) for the procurement of training systems and training materials in support of the P-8A Multi-mission maritime aircraft for the Navy and the government of Australia. This modification provides for the procurement of two operational flight trainers (OFTs), two weapons tactics trainers (WTTs), and upgrades to the existing training system support center (TSSC) for the Navy. In addition, this modification provides for the installation of two OFTs, two WTTs, one part task trainer, and one TSSC; the procurement and installation of six electronic classrooms, 26 mission station desktop trainers, and 32 flight…

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Veterans Roundup: House Defense Bill Makes Massive Retirement Shift, Study Shows Veterans are Assets

Report: Veterans are Civic Assets
Leo Shane (@LeoShane), Military Times. A report by Got Your 6 released last week found that veterans are more likely to volunteer, vote, and participate in civic groups than their civilian counterparts. On average, the report found that veterans volunteer 25 percent more and belong to community organizations at three times the rate of non-veterans. This report helps debunks stereotypes that veterans struggle as they adjust to civilian life.  –MC
Bottom line: We’ve been saying for years that veterans are not burdens or victims that the rest of society must save. On the contrary, instead of saccharine soaked campaigns to “Save our troops” we…

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Big Declines in Security Clearance Determinations

2014 Report on Security Clearance DeterminationsODNI recently released its 2014 Report on Security Clearance Determinations, which details individuals holding a clearance as of October 1, and the number of individuals approved or denied a clearance during the fiscal year. For a second year the numbers reveal an across the board decrease in both numbers.

While there is certainly a downward trend what is hard to determine is how much of this trend is due to an improvement in data quality vs. a true reduction. Likely it is both, but what the proportions are no one really knows.

Decline in Security Clearance Holders

The total number of clearance holders holding a Confidential or higher security clearance…

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