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BAE to Help Vertex Aerospace Support Marine Corps’ AV-8B Harrier Fleet

AV-8B Harrier

BAE Systems has signed a nine-year agreement with Vertex Aerospace to increase the availability of the U.S. Marine Corps’ AV-8B Harrier II fleet. "This new contract with Vertex Aerospace ensures we can continue to apply our expertise to support the U.S. Marine Corps in their crucial operations,” said Tom Fillingham, senior vice president of US Programs at BAE Systems Air.

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Lockheed Taps Northrop, BAE to Equip F-35 With Comms, Navigation, EW Systems

F-35 Aircraft

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a contract from Lockheed Martin to enable new functionality that supports the 5th Generation F-35 Lightning II multi-role fighter. BAE Systems is also part of the collaborative agreement. Northrop, Lockheed and BAE will equip the fighter jet with Northrop’s AN/ASQ-242 Integrated Communications, Navigation and Identification (ICNI) and BAE’s AN/ASQ-239 Electronic Warfare/Countermeasures (EW/CM) system to deliver optimal operational utility.

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Octo Wins Spot on Army Visual Augmentation System Contract; Mehul Sanghani Quoted

Mehul Sanghani CEO Octo

Octo has partnered with QinetiQ on the RS3 92 Situational Awareness and Augmented Reality Technologies contract to deliver machine learning (ML) and deep learning capabilities in support of the U.S. Army’s Integrated Visual Augmentation System program (IVAS). “Winning contracts like IVAS is part of our focus on emerging technologies as a means of helping the government leverage these newly available solutions to maximize mission effectiveness,” said Mehul Sanghani, CEO of Octo.

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USAF Needs Industry Input to Inform FMS System Modernization

U.S. Air Force

The U.S. Air Force seeks market information on ways to update the service's legacy platforms used in foreign military sales transactions to ensure that the systems are in line with modern cybersecurity standards. USAF said Thursday in a SAM notice it seeks to modernize and migrate digital assets from the Case Management Control System and the Security Assistance Management Information System to a secure, open-systems environment.

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HII’s Unmanned Tech Center of Excellence Completes Initial Construction Phase; Andy Green Quoted

Andy Green President HII Technical Solutions

Huntington Ingalls Industries has finished construction of a 22K-square-foot building that will be part of the military shipbuilder's new campus in Hampton, Virginia, for the prototyping, manufacturing and testing of unmanned technology platforms. “Opening this initial facility immediately expands our unmanned systems capability and helps support the increasing needs of our customers who defend our national security,” said Andy Green, president of HII's technical solutions division and two-time Wash100 Award recipient.

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Guidehouse Appoints 20 New Partners; Scott McIntyre Quoted

Scott McIntyre CEO Guidehouse

Commercial and public sector consulting services provider Guidehouse has named 20 new partners to lead the company's various practices as part of its efforts to provide employees with career development opportunities. "I’m really proud to work with each of them and excited about the leadership they bring to Guidehouse and to their teams of professionals," said Scott McIntyre, CEO of Guidehouse and a 2020 Wash100 winner.

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Steve Orrin, Cameron Chehreh: Agencies Should Adopt Risk-Based Security to Protect 5G-Enabled Architecture

5G

Steve Orrin, chief technology officer at Intel’s federal arm, and Cameron Chehreh, CTO of Dell Technologies’ federal business, wrote in a joint article published Monday on Nextgov that a 5G-enabled architecture requires government agencies to implement a risk-based approach to security that takes into consideration the whole data lifecycle.

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NASA Orders Six More Boeing-Made Solar Arrays for ISS

ISS

Boeing will provide six more solar arrays for the International Space Station under a sustainment contract modification with NASA. The company said Monday it will deliver the arrays to boost ISS's power supply with over 120 kilowatts of solar electricity that will be used to power its systems and equipment and support public and private experiments and research in the station.

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CGI Gets Seat on State Department’s $3.3B Global Support Strategy 2.0 Contract

CGI

The Department of State’s Office of Acquisition Management has selected CGI to serve as one of the prime contractors on the potential ten-year Global Support Strategy for Overseas Consular Support Services 2.0 (GSS 2.0) multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract, the company reported on Monday. Under GSS 2.0, the selected companies will compete for task orders under the potential $3.3 billion IDIQ.

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