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  • Kratos Opens Tactical/Target UAS Facility in Australia - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Kratos Opens Tactical/Target UAS Facility in Australia

    Kratos Defense and Security Solutions has established a facility in New South Wales, Australia, that will offer target/tactical autonomous drones and range support systems to defense clients in the country. The company said Thursday it opened the NSW office as its partner Air Affairs Australia expanded operations with a new facility and relocated headquarters. Eric DeMarco, president and […] More

  • SAIC Subcontracts Root9B for Cybercom & DoD Support - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SAIC Subcontracts Root9B for Cybercom & DoD Support

    Science Applications International Corp. has awarded root9B a subcontract to deliver manpower, services and technologies to the U.S. Cyber Command and U.S. Defense Department. Root9B will help SAIC support Cybercom’s functions to plan, integrate, synchronize, coordinate and conduct defense and operations of DoD components, root9B said Friday. SAIC is one of six prime awardees on a potential five-year, $460 million contract for mission support services to […] More

  • Pentagon's Joe DellaVedova: Canada Eyes 'Open' Fighter Jet Replacement Competition - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Pentagon’s Joe DellaVedova: Canada Eyes ‘Open’ Fighter Jet Replacement Competition

    Joe DellaVedova, a spokesperson for the U.S. Defense Department‘s F-35 joint program office, has said Canada is looking to hold an open competition for a planned replacement of the country’s fighter jets, Reuters reported Saturday. Phil Stewart writes DellaVedova added that Canada will join an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program meeting that will be held early next month in […] More

  • Rockwell Collins Lands FAA Flight Inspection Support Contract; David Poltorak Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Rockwell Collins Lands FAA Flight Inspection Support Contract; David Poltorak Comments

    Rockwell Collins has been awarded a contract to support the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration‘s aerial surveys of navigational aids and flight procedures in domestic airspace. The company said Monday it will provide a suite of ARINCDirect planning, scheduling and tracking, safety data management, aircraft datalink and international trip services in support of the agency’s flight inspection activities. David Poltorak, […] More

  • Don Byrne: EiQ Offers Automated Platform for Gov't IT Security Compliance Audits - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Don Byrne: EiQ Offers Automated Platform for Gov’t IT Security Compliance Audits

    EiQ Networks has introduced a software product for government and business organizations to check if their network configurations comply with security standards established by the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency or the Center for Internet Security. The SecureVue Auditor License platform is designed to help DoD information technology security evaluators automate command cyber readiness inspections, […] More

  • Lockheed Gets $238M Delivery Order for Navy F-35 Spares - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Gets $238M Delivery Order for Navy F-35 Spares

    Lockheed Martin has received a $237.7 million delivery order to provide initial spares for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, non-Pentagon participants and international military clients under a basic agreement previously awarded to the firm. The Defense Department said Thursday the spares will be used in the preliminary production of F-35 jets under the order, which also covers deployment and […] More

  • General Atomics' High-Energy Laser Tech Undergoes Beam Quality Tests - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    General Atomics’ High-Energy Laser Tech Undergoes Beam Quality Tests

    An independent measurement organization has tested the beam quality and power of a General Atomics-built tactical laser system for the Defense Department. General Atomics’ aeronautical systems group designed the Gen 3 High-Energy Laser System to integrate with aerial, ground and naval platforms, the company said Wednesday. Testers used a government diagnostic system from DoD’s Joint […] More

  • Jim Moos: Leidos Receives Mentor-Protege Award from DoD - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Jim Moos: Leidos Receives Mentor-Protege Award from DoD

    Leidos has been named a recipient of the U.S. Defense Department‘s Nunn-Perry Award for collaborating with a smaller company through the agency’s mentor-protege program. The company said Tuesday it received recognition for mentoring Minerva Engineering, an information security and cyber defense technology provider in the government sector. “The end result of our work with Minerva […] More

  • Report: Air Force Could Give SpaceX Launch Certification in Mid-2015 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: Air Force Could Give SpaceX Launch Certification in Mid-2015

    The U.S. Air Force expects to approve Space Exploration Technologies to compete for military satellite launch work by mid-2015, six months later than originally anticipated, Reuters reported Wednesday. Andrea Shalal writes the Air Force said SpaceX has met 80 percent of the requirements for the company to be certified to pursue the branch’s Evolved Expendable […] More

  • Lockheed Hits Goal of 36 F-35 Deliveries in 2014 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Hits Goal of 36 F-35 Deliveries in 2014

    A Lockheed Martin-led contracting team has met its goal of producing and delivering 36 F-35 fighter jets this year. Lockheed provided a total of 34 F-35A, F-35B and F-35C planes to the U.S. Defense Department and 2 F-35As to the Royal Australian Air Force during 2014, the company said Monday. The 36th aircraft is for […] More

  • Battelle, Rhombus Team to Pursue DoD Nuclear Threat Detection Program; Matthew Shaw Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Battelle, Rhombus Team to Pursue DoD Nuclear Threat Detection Program; Matthew Shaw Comments

    Battelle has partnered with Rhombus Power to develop and offer platforms for detecting nuclear and radiological materials to the U.S. Defense Department. The companies plan to jointly compete for the agency’s Man Portable Radiation Detection System development program, Battelle said Thursday. Rhombus Power builds nuclear threat detectors for customers in the security, intelligence and defense […] More

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