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  • GSA Seeks Info on SaaS Offerings for Admin Functions; Beth Angerman Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    GSA Seeks Info on SaaS Offerings for Admin Functions; Beth Angerman Comments

    The General Services Administration has kicked off its search for industry sources of software-as-a-service offerings for administrative functions in a request for information issued by the agency. GSA said Wednesday its unified shared services management office seeks information about modular and interoperable ways to deliver common technology services and about the Federal Integrated Business Framework‘s viability as a […] More

  • Peter Broadhurst: Inmarsat Backs New Campaign to Protect Ships, Mariners From Cyber Threats - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Peter Broadhurst: Inmarsat Backs New Campaign to Protect Ships, Mariners From Cyber Threats

    Inmarsat supports a maritime and offshore industry-led global campaign that aims to protect marine vessels and crewmembers against the threat of cyber attacks. The Be Cyber Aware at Sea effort seeks to address cyber risks that face international shipping, ports and offshore operations through cyber awareness programs in the private sector, Inmarsat said Wednesday. The initiative offers training courses […] More

  • Thermwood, Navy Sign Additive Manufacturing Partnership Agreement; Ken Susnjara Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Thermwood, Navy Sign Additive Manufacturing Partnership Agreement; Ken Susnjara Comments

    Thermwood and the U.S. Navy“™s Fleet Readiness Center East have entered into a two-year cooperative research-and-development agreement to mature the company“™s large-scale additive manufacturing technology. The company said Dec. 20 its three-dimensional printing machines are designed to  produce 3D-printed parts that are larger than needed and then trim the components to a final size through a near-net shape approach. “We are […] More

  • DOE, AMSC to Collaborate on Superconductor Wire R&D; Daniel McGahn Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    DOE, AMSC to Collaborate on Superconductor Wire R&D; Daniel McGahn Comments

    AMSC has received a $4.5 million contract to research and develop a superconductor wire for the Energy Department‘s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy under the DOE-run Next Generation Electric Machines program. “This work with the DOE is complementary to our efforts to enable the U.S. Navy“™s Electric Ship objective and will allow our team to […] More

  • Elbit Systems to Produce Airborne Laser Designators for APAC Clients; Elad Aharonson Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Elbit Systems to Produce Airborne Laser Designators for APAC Clients; Elad Aharonson Comments

    Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has awarded Elbit Systems two contracts worth nearly $35 million combined to produce airborne laser designators for two Asia-Pacific countries. Elbit said Tuesday it will perform contract work for three years and provide miniaturized laser systems that will work to provide aircrews a precise target designation and closure of the sensor to shooter cycle. Elad […] More

  • Research and Markets: Global Military Ammunition Market to Hit 1.52% CAGR in 2016-2026 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Research and Markets: Global Military Ammunition Market to Hit 1.52% CAGR in 2016-2026

    A new Research and Markets report projects the global military ammunition market to hit a compound annual growth rate of 1.52 percent from 2016 through 2026, buoyed by sustained procurement in defense spending countries. Research and Markets said Thursday that countries involved in conflicts and emerging economies involved in territorial disputes will drive the demand […] More

  • Research and Markets Sets Global Airborne ISR Market CAGR at 3.88% in 2017-2020 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Research and Markets Sets Global Airborne ISR Market CAGR at 3.88% in 2017-2020

    A new Research and Markets report predicts the global airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance market will hit a compound annual growth rate of 3.88 percent from 2017 through 2021. Research and Markets reported that many countries have started to augment their maritime security systems amid escalating possibilities of terrorist attacks through sea routes and illegal dealings […] More

  • MBDA, Prodintec, European Defense Agency Partner on New Additive Manufacturing Project - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    MBDA, Prodintec, European Defense Agency Partner on New Additive Manufacturing Project

    The European Defense Agency has partnered with MBDA and the European research center Fundacion Prodintec to explore areas where additive manufacturing can be applied to help boost Europe“™s defense industry. EDA said Dec. 22 the project aims to raise awareness and determine feasibility of how additive manufacturing or 3D printing technology applies to military contexts. The […] More

  • Getac Receives S410 Notebook Order From US Army; Scott Shainman Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Getac Receives S410 Notebook Order From US Army; Scott Shainman Comments

    Getac has received an order for 3,750 S410 semi-rugged notebook computers from the U.S. Army‘s product management team for Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care. The MC4 team will adopt the notebooks to capture medical treatment data in operational environments and provide a lifelong electronic health record to service members, Getac said Tuesday. Scott Shainman, president of Getac, said the […] More

  • Airbus to Supply H145M Helicopters to Serbia - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Airbus to Supply H145M Helicopters to Serbia

    Airbus will produce and deliver nine H145M helicopters and associated logistics support to Serbia’s government under a contract signed with the country’s interior and defense ministries. The defense ministry said Wednesday the helicopters will help the Serbian air force and police conduct transport, search and rescue, combat, medical evacuation, surveillance and security missions. Airbus will also provide spare parts, tools […] More

  • Microsoft Receives Air Force Enterprise IT Consulting Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Microsoft Receives Air Force Enterprise IT Consulting Contract

    Microsoft has secured a $34.4 million firm-fixed-price contract to provide consulting support services for the U.S. Air Force‘s information technology network. The Defense Department said Friday that Microsoft will help the Air Force mature the company-designed technologies the military branch purchased under the a joint enterprise license agreement. Work will occur at Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex in Alabama through Dec. 31, 2020. […] More

  • Lockheed to Continue Air Force F-22 Sustainment Support - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed to Continue Air Force F-22 Sustainment Support

    Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $61 million contract modification to continue to help the U.S. Air Force sustain the military branch’s F-22 air vehicles. The Defense Department said Friday that Lockheed’s aeronautics business will provide depot throughput, assess analytical conditions, repair inlet coating and support radar cross section Marietta turntable under the modification. Work will take […] More

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