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Defense Roundup: Brigade Cuts Start Big Shifts, Contractors Still in the News for Wrong Reasons

Hewlett-Packard Beats CSC for $3.5 Billion Navy Contract

Nick Taborek and Tony Capaccio (@acapaccio), Bloomberg. Hewlett-Packard has won the long awaited award for the Navy’s Next Generation Enterprise Network over a team led by Computer Sciences Corporation valued at up to $3.5 billion through 2018. The contract is the largest single information-technology project in the federal government and will manage the service’s 800,000-user intranet. HP teamed with Lockheed Martin, IBM, AT&T and Northrop Grumman on the effort which allows it to continue running the Navy’s IT backbone as it has since 2008. The contract has gone through several modifications through the process as budget cuts and competition have seen the…

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Defense Roundup: UAVs and JLTVs, Boeing has a bad week, #VAEndedTheBacklog nigh, TIME Magazine misses an opportunity to put Jake Wood on its cover

U.S. Probes Firm That Vetted NSA Leaker

Dion Nissenbaum, (@dionnissenbaum) Wall Street Journal. The hits just keep on coming with the continuing saga of former Booz Allen Hamilton contractor Edward Snowden and his massive theft and subsequent leaking of NSA secret programs. Among the twists this week is the revelation that the federal contractor that conducts 45% of all of the background checks for security clearances, Falls Church, Va. based USIS, has been under investigation for a year for contracting fraud. The company that was formerly part of the US government before spinning off in 1996 and is now owned by private equity firm Providence is accused having a

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Defense Roundup: Pentagon Approves Apple, Budget Scenarios in the Works and SOFIC Success

Pentagon Approves Use of Advanced Devices from Apple and Others – but Don’t Expect Quick Change

Chris Carroll (@ChrisCarroll_), Stars and Stripes. On Friday the Defense Information Systems Agency announced the long rumored approval of the Security Technical Implementation Guide, or STIG, for Apple iOS6 devices to be used on the Defense Department’s networks. This move effectively clears the department’s various entities to purchase products like iPhones and iPads officially for the first time joining previously approved Samsung Android devices. While there is some excitement among Apple diehards, Carroll points out that it won’t be an overnight change by any means. BlackBerry clearly owns the government market

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Defense Roundup: Going to war with Marines’ pants, SOFIC, V-22s not so bad

April 15 Weekly Defense Industry Roundup

2014 DoD Budget a Step Toward ‘Grand Bargain’

John T. Bennett (@BennettJohnT), Defense News. The Obama Administration issued its 2014 budget last week including a $526.6 billion request for the Pentagon that ignores sequestration and mandatory limits set by Congress. There is a lot of slicing and dicing of the various numbers this week but the general consensus is that the request is really a political move to build the foundation for a hoped for “grand bargain” fiscal deal with the House Republicans. Within the budget is a call for another round of base closings and full funding for the F-35 but most see it as an

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