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Huntington Ingalls Concludes SSN 789 Initial Sea Trials

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Huntington Ingalls Indutries‘ Newport News Shipbuilding division has finished conducting initial sea trials of its latest Virginia-class submarine. In this phase of testing, the SSN 789 or Indiana submarine performed its first submergence and exhibited high-speed maneuvers under and above water, HII said Friday. “We are pleased with how Indiana performed and look forward …

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VA Seeks Potential Sources of IT Enterprise Support Services

The Department of Veterans Affairs has issued a request for information on support services necessary to consolidate, transform and update VA’s information technology operations and services. VA plans to issue a task order under the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation contract vehicle to procure IT enterprise support services, according to a FedBizOpps notice posted …

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DARPA Tactical Technology Office to Host Proposers’ Day on Disruptive Warfare Tech

An office within the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will host a virtual proposers’ day to disseminate information on investment plans under the Disruptive Capabilities for Future Warfare broad agency announcement. DARPA said Friday its Tactical Technology Office seeks to discover and exhibit the use of unorthodox, alternative approaches and technologies that are …

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HighPoint Global Wins 2018 Corporate Growth Award

HighPoint Global has received recognition in the 2018 Corporate Growth Awards for the company’s acquisition of Primescape Solutions. The acquisition activity has been named Deal of the Year Under $50 Million, HighPoint said Thursday. Primescape’s acquisition created a digital transformation service component in HighPoint’s citizen experience expertise. The expanded company will offer a wide …

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4 Firms Awarded Spots Under $60M Army Contract for Engineering Services

Four firms have landed spots under a $60 million U.S. Army contract for architect and engineering services. Tetra Tech, HDR Engineering, AECOM‘s technical service business and a joint venture between MCM and Stantec will compete for task orders under the firm-fixed-price contract, the Defense Department said Thursday. The Army will assign work locations and funds with each order. Work …

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Army Seeks R&D Information on EW Technologies for Multi-Domain Battle

The U.S. Army seeks research and development information from industry and academia on electronic warfare technologies to support the Training and Doctrine Command’s multi-domain battle concept. The Army said in a FedBizOpps request for information posted Wednesday the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center’s Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate wants insight on R&D efforts …

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Orbital ATK’s Cygnus Spacecraft Reaches ISS for 9th Cargo Resupply Mission

An Orbital ATK spacecraft has completed berthing maneuvers with the International Space Station as part of the company’s ninth resupply mission with NASA. The company said Thursday the Cygnus spacecraft dubbed “S.S. J.R. Thompson” carried 7,400 pounds of cargo consisting of supplies and experiments to ISS. The spacecraft launched Monday from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia aboard an Antares …

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Northrop Grumman Gets USAF Reimbursement Modification for Satellite Sustainment

Northrop Grumman has received a $7.1 million U.S. Air Force contract modification for reimbursements concerning satellite sensor sustainment services. The increase stems from an exercised option tasking the company to sustain sensors of the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program on-orbit constellation and raises the contract’s value to $14.1 million, the Defense Department said Wednesday. USAF obligates entire …

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United Technologies to Add 35,000 Jobs; Invest $15B in R&D Through 2022

United Technologies has announced it will add 35,000 jobs and invest over $15 billion for research and development, as well as well as capital expenditures, in the United States through 2022. The company said Wednesday it also launched a new website www.utcinvestingintheusa.com aimed at highlighting UTC’s U.S. investments. These new investments are intended to …

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Textron Subsidiary Opens New Advanced Vertical Lift Center in Washington D.C.

Textron‘s Bell Helicopter subsidiary has opened a new advanced vertical lift center intending to provide a site wherein customers may witness new aviation technologies. The facility features demonstrations and expertise on new aviation applications, and is located in the metro area of Washington D.C., Textron said Wednesday. The new center includes …

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GSA Seeks Info on Modernization of Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services SINs

The General Services Administration has posted a request for information needed to modernize the agency’s Highly Adaptive Cybersecurity Services. Established in 2016, the HACS consists of four special item numbers that function to distribute cybersecurity services encompassing penetration testing, incident response, cyber hunt and vulnerability assessment across agencies, GSA said in a …

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FLIR Launches 3 New Detection Products Unveiled at SOFIC 2018

FLIR Systems has released three new detection technologies built for military, government and border patrol applications. These products include airborne drone and ground target detection variants of the Ranger mid-range panel radar and the Recon V UltraLite thermal monocular, the company said Tuesday. The R8SS-3D variant of the Ranger radar is designed to detect …

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DISA Seeks Unified Enterprise Platform for DoD Organizational Needs

The Defense Information Systems Agency has announced a $7.8 billion acquisition vehicle aiming to procure a unified enterprise software that would streamline office productivity, messaging, content management and collaboration within the Defense Department. DISA said Monday it will use the potential 10-year Defense Enterprise Office Solution (DEOS) single-award contract to acquire a …

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NCI to Review Payment Errors Under HHS Contract

NCI has received a five-year, $44 million prime contract to perform payment error rate measurement review services for the Department of Health and Human Services‘ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The company said it will conduct claims review for national-level improper payment rates concerning Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. NCI will also …

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