DoD Contracts: Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. Awarded $234M for Large Aircraft Infrared Counter Measures


Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Ill., has been awarded a $234,134,172 modification (P00082) on an existing contract (FA8625-12-C-6598) for the Large Aircraft Infrared Counter Measures (LAIRCM) calendar year 2014 base hardware buy and needed LAIRCM support. Work will be performed at Rolling Meadows, Ill., and is expected to be completed by April 29, 2016. A majority of the acquisition supports U.S. Air Force aircraft needs using fiscal 2014, 2013, and 2012 funds as well as National Guard and overseas contingency operations funds with a total amount of $234,134,172 being obligated at time of award. Thirteen…

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Recruiting Roundup: Hootsuite Provides a Game of Thrones Reference

Our picks for the week’s best recruiting news:

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Do you feel as though your potential candidate pool is limitless due to your social media connections? Tim Sackett does in Social Recruiting + Infinity.

For those who have been using social media for recruiting and not able to keep up-to-date or understand the changing landscape, Hootsuite has done a great infographic and video to explain it all, aka Game of Throne: Social Networks Are Kingdoms at War in Beautifully Crafted Game of Thrones Homage.

Susan Strayer talks about how you’re treating your…

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DoD Contracts: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc Awarded $141M for Block 50 Ground Control Stations


General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., has been awarded a $141,444,171 delivery order (0089) to contract (FA8620-10-G-3038) to accomplish non-recurring engineering development of the Block 50 ground control stations (GCS) and production of two system test and qualification system integration laboratories (SIL), one technical order development SIL, two fixed GCS, two mobile GCS, two software developer kits, and the associated spares for the Block 50 configuration. Block 50 includes the updated design goals from the legacy GCS of creating an ergonomic crew workstation, enhancing situational awareness, and reducing or eliminating known deficiencies in legacy GCS.…

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DoD Contracts: Boeing Co. Awarded $8M for CH-47 Cargo Helicopter


Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa., was awarded an $8,857,000 modification (P00008) to contract W58RGZ-13-C-0002 for a CH-47F cargo helicopter multiyear II contract modification to provide additional production lot 13 long lead funding and additional production lot 12 over and above funding. Other procurement funds in the amount of $7,842,000 (fiscal 2014), $386,000 (fiscal 2012) and $629,000 (fiscal 2011) were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Dec. 31, 2020. Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pa. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting activity.

Exelis Inc., Fort Wayne, Ind. (W15P7T-14-D-0012); General Dynamics C4 Systems Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz. (W15P7T-14-D-0013); Harris Corp.,…

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DoD Contracts: Rosenbauer America, Lyons, S.D. Awarded $382M for Fire & Emergency Vehicles


Rosenbauer America,* Lyons, S.D., has been awarded a maximum $382,500,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract for the procurement of commercial type fire and emergency vehicles. This contract is a competitive acquisition, and 24 offers were received. This contract is one of up to 20 contracts being issued against solicitation number SPM8EC-11-R-0005. This contract is for a term of five years and is for a portion of the estimated $382,500,000, and will be competed amongst other contractors who receive a contract under this solicitation. Request for quotations will be issued to all twenty and the resulting contract delivery…

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