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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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Lockheed-Led Team Receives $1.3B Global F-35 Sustainment Contract

F-35

An industry team led by Lockheed Martin has secured a $1.28 billion undefinitized contract action (UCA) from the F-35 Joint Program Office to support operations and sustainment of the global F-35 fleet through June 30. "This contract ensures F-35s remain ready to fly and accomplish the warfighter's mission," said Bill Brotherton, Lockheed Martin F-35 program acting vice president and general manager.

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PAE Announces $92M Acquisition of Metis Solutions; John Heller Quoted

John Heller, president and CEO of PAE

A PAE subsidiary has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Metis Solutions Corporation, a provider of intelligence analysis, operational and tactical training and program management, for $92 million in cash. “This acquisition expands and builds scale in intelligence analysis, training and program support, all of which are well-funded market areas of the U.S. government and our allied nations," said John Heller, president and CEO of PAE and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient.

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Boeing Wins $800M in FMS Contracts for Qatari Air Force Training, Support; Tim Buerk Quoted

Tim Buerk Director Boeing

Boeing has been awarded three foreign military sales (FMS) contracts, valued at more than $800 million, with the U.S. Air Force for training services and support in the Middle East. “The tailored training and sustainment delivered by our team, coupled with Boeing’s platform expertise, allows us to deliver a holistic solution,” said  Tim Buerk, director of Middle East defense services for Boeing.

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Accenture’s George Franz, Kristen Vaughan: DoD Needs Highly Skilled Workforce to Achieve Cyber Resilience

George Franz Cybersecurity Lead AFS Natl Security Unit

George Franz and Kristen Vaughan of Accenture Federal Services wrote in a joint opinion piece published Wednesday on C4ISRNET that there are four steps that could help Department of Defense organizations advance workforce development to improve their cyber resilience and one is assessing the talent they will need in the next five years.

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DynCorp Receives $1.7B CMMARS IDIQ Task Order from Naval Air Warfare Center to Support T-34/T-44/T-6 Aircraft; Joe Ford Quoted

The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division has awarded DynCorp International a second task order under the potential seven-year, $1.7B Contracted Maintenance, Modification, Aircrew and Related Services indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support T-34, T-44 and T-6 aircraft, the company reported on Wednesday.

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