Sarah Sybert

Northrop Wins Potential $250M Navy Production Contract for Coyote Target Missiles

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a potential $250 million production contract by the U.S. Navy to deliver up to 103 GQM-163A “Coyote” supersonic sea-skimming target (SSST) vehicles. Northrop Grumman’s contract has a base value of $57 million that provides for 19 Coyote vehicles. “The Coyote is the only supersonic sea skimming target in production in the U.S.,” said Rich Straka, vice president of launch vehicles at Northrop Grumman.

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Parsons Names Carey Smith to Board of Directors; Chuck Harrington Quoted

Carey Smith President

Parsons has appointed Carey Smith, president and chief operating officer (COO) at Parsons, to the company’s board of directors. As president and COO, Smith leads Parsons’ global operations and drives growth strategy through technology innovation. “Carey has been central to our growth and success since joining Parsons,” said Chuck Harrington, chairman and CEO of Parsons and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient. 

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Viasat Moves to Acquire RigNet for $222M to Diversify Portfolio

Rick Baldridge President

Viasat has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RigNet, a provider of ultra-secure, intelligent networking solutions and specialized applications. Viasat will purchase the company in an all-stock transaction worth approximately $222 million. “With the acquisition of RigNet, we are accelerating the diversification of our connectivity portfolio and establishing a global foundation for expansion of our remote enterprise service offerings,” said Rick Baldridge, Viasat's president and CEO. 

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University of Alabama at Birmingham Wins NASA’s Cold Stowage II Contract

Cold Stowage II Contract

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has been awarded the Cold Stowage II contract from NASA. Under the potential $48.3 million, single award, cost-no-fee contract, the university will deliver a suite of freezers that will maintain a controlled temperature environment for science samples aboard the International Space Station (ISS), as well as to and from low-Earth orbit.

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AECOM JV Wins $800M in UK Built Environment and Infrastructure Consultancy Lots; Lara Poloni Quoted

Lara Poloni President AECOM

AECOM, Pick Everard and Gleeds joint venture Perfect Circle has been awarded two lots under the four-year, approximate $800 million SCAPE Consultancy framework from U.K. The joint venture will deliver the Built Environment and Infrastructure Consultancy lots for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The framework will provide property and infrastructure consultancy services.

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Borenstein Group Recognized as a Top 2021 Brand Engagement Agency; Gal Borenstein Quoted

Gal Borenstein founder and CEO of the Borenstein Group. 

The Borenstein Group has been named a Top Marketing Agency in 2021 by Chief Marketer magazine, in its Top 2021 Chief Marketer 200 (CM200) Brand Engagement and Experience Agencies. “At Borenstein Group, we believe that the most important imperative to successful B2B and B2G branding is building digital trust," said Gal Borenstein founder and CEO of the Borenstein Group.

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CMMC Accreditation Body Teams With Scantron for Certification Process Support

Ben Tchoubineh CMMC-AB

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB) has tapped Scantron to develop, deliver, score and complete psychometric analysis for CMMC-AB exams. “Our partnership with Scantron, a world-renowned assessment provider, is a critical component of the CMMC-AB Training and Certification Program,” said Ben Tchoubineh, director of CMMC-AB board and chair of the Training Committee. 

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Parsons Wins Air Force Software Dev’t Task Order; Hector Cuevas Quoted

Hector Cuevas EVP Parsons

Parsons has won a potential $20 million task order to help the Air Force Research Laboratory develop software. “We’re excited to continue partnering with the AFRL on discovering, developing and delivering innovative warfighting technologies that empower operations across the all-domain battlespace,” said Hector Cuevas, executive vice president and general manager of Parsons' missile defense and C5ISR market.

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Jacobs Secures $101M Army Task Order for Critical Network Support Services; Jennifer Richmond Quoted

Jennifer Richmond SVP Jacobs

Jacobs has been awarded a five-year, $101 million task order for IT support services of critical networks by the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), Ground Intelligence Support Activity (GISA) and Enterprise Transport (GET). “This significant contract builds on our longstanding partnership with the U.S. Army,” said Jennifer Richmond, senior vice president for advancing national security at Jacobs. 

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Hughes Gets $250M Contract From OneWeb to Develop Ground System for LEO Constellation; Pradman Kaul Quoted

Pradman Kaul President Hughes

OneWeb has awarded Hughes Network Systems a three-year, $250 million contract to develop and manufacture essential ground system technology for the low Earth orbit constellation. "Today's announcement of a continued technology partnership with OneWeb reflects our position as the trusted innovator in the industry," said Pradman Kaul, president of Hughes. 

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Peraton Gets Two DISA Contracts for Spectrum Expansion Efforts; John Coleman Quoted

John Coleman Sector President Peraton

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Defense Spectrum Organization (DSO) has awarded Peraton two contracts worth up to $23 million for development and support services over a five-year period. “Our work on these two awards will allow Peraton to expand our spectrum software-related capabilities, deepen our experience in spectrum sharing solutions, and reinforce our standing in the information warfare space,” said John Coleman, president of Peraton's Defense and Homeland Security Sector. 

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Leidos Wins $64M FAA Contract to Modernize Safety System; Fran Hill Quoted

Fran Hill SVP Leidos

Leidos has been awarded a four-year, $64 million single award contract by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to modernize safety analysis tools and capabilities by developing the Operational Analysis and Reporting System (OARS). The company’s prime contract includes two two-year options. "Leidos is proud to work with the FAA to modernize their safety systems," said Fran Hill, senior vice president of Leidos Transportation Solutions.

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Intelligent Waves Acquires Ski Systems to Expand IC Footprint; Jared Shepard Quoted

Jared Shepard, CEO of Intelligent Waves

Intelligent Waves has acquired Ski Systems to expand its strategic footprint in the Intelligence Community (IC) by providing disruptive and ultra-secure mobility solutions, the company reported on Monday. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition plays a major role in fulfilling our vision of helping secure our nation’s most critical communications infrastructures,” said Jared Shepard, CEO of Intelligent Waves

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