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Rockwell Automation to Deliver Shipboard Controllers to Navy, Coast Guard; Joe Moffa Comments

Rockwell Automation has won a $21.7 million contract to provide the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard with programmable automation controllers, software, frequency drives and engineering support services. The company said these systems and services are for operating machinery control systems on surface ships for both branches. “Control systems designed for the …

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General Dynamics to Continue Developing Sub Missile Compartment

General Dynamics‘ Electric Boat subsidiary has won a $61.7 million contract modification to continue development of the common missile compartment for submarines, the company announced Tuesday. The modification contract calls for the procurement, manufacture and testing of prototype material and equipment for the compartment. Work will cover the U.S. Ohio …

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Exelis to Help Navy Design, Install C4ISR Awareness Systems

ITT Exelis has won a $93,261,183 U.S. contract to provide material and services for design, procurement, installation and maintenance of adaptive persistent awareness systems. According to the Defense Department, the indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract includes provisions for cost-plus-fixed-fee orders. The Adaptive Persistent Awareness Systems is an integrated system designed to provide …

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Northrop Chooses Garmin to Supply Avionics for Firebird Aircraft; Carl Wolf Comments

Northrop Grumman Corp. has selected Garmin International Inc., to supply the avionics suite for the new Firebird optionally piloted vehicle, according to a statement by Garmin. “Commercial avionics are an increasingly compelling option for government and military aircraft because they offer excellent features with significant time and cost savings,” said Carl Wolf, Garmin vice …

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Rockwell Collins Wins $35M Army Contract for Satellite Comms; Scott Gunnufson Comments

Rockwell Collins has won a $35 million task order to provide the U.S. Army Communication-Electronics Command with satellite services, according to a company statement. The task order calls for operations, maintenance, upgrades, and training for Army satellite communication services. Rockwell Collins will perform required services under the FlexForceTM Life Cycle Service Solution. “These services include operating …

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Kratos Awarded $30M Health IT Services Contract; Michael Smith Comments

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has won a $29.5 million contract for information technology services supporting the TRICARE management activity defense health and information management system, according to a company statement. Michael Smith, Kratos senior vice president for enterprise technology, said they are looking forward to providing project management services and helping the …

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Defense Acquisition Not Included in Issa IT Reform Bill

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif) has drafted a federal bill to codify a large portion of the White House’s own information technology reform plan, designed to put teeth into agency initiatives. Angela Petty, a Deltek senior principal research analyst, writes in the Washington Post much of the legislation focuses on IT …

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