Contract Awards

GDIT Wins Spot on State Department’s $3.3B Global Support Strategy Contract

General Dynamics

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) has been awarded a position on the U.S. Department of State's ten-year, $3.3 billion Global Support Strategy (GSS) 2.0 indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle. “We have been providing visa-related services to the U.S. Department of State for more than 20 years,” said Paul Nedzbala, GDIT senior vice president for the federal civilian division.

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Boeing Wins $2B USAF Contract to Deliver KC-46A Tankers

KC-46A Tankers

Boeing has been awarded a $2.1 billion contract to deliver 15 KC-46A tankers to the U.S. Air Force. With the award, the U.S. Air Force will expand its fleet of aircraft, which will help enable the integrated digital battlespace. “The KC-46’s adaptability is going to be a game-changer for the U.S. Air Force,” said Jamie Burgess, Boeing KC-46 tanker vice president and program manager. 

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BAE Systems Wins $500M Contract to Upgrade CV90s

BAE Systems

BAE Systems has been awarded a more than $500 million mid-life upgrade contract by the Dutch Defence Materiel Organization (DMO) to deliver new turrets to the Royal Netherlands Army’s fleet of 122 CV90s, with an option for an additional 19 vehicles. BAE Systems’ new CV90 turret will feature an improved design and functionality. 

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DOE Announces $124M Funding Opportunity for Domestic Manufacturing Projects

Department of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $123.6 million in funds to 46 projects to help advance technology innovation in support of domestic manufacturing efforts. The department’s office of energy efficiency and renewable energy also announced $44.7 million for cost-shared efforts and is funding the projects through its advanced manufacturing office.

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BAE Systems to Lead Agreement to Support F-35 Fleet; Mark Perreault Quoted

BAE Systems

BAE Systems will lead a two year agreement to deliver enhanced maintenance and training services for the UK F-35 fleet. The F-35 Joint Program Office (JPO) entered into a contractual agreement with Lockheed Martin to support operations at RAF Marham. BAE Systems has been assigned as the on-site lead for industry to lead an expert team, enabling them to execute the potential $101 million, two-year agreement. 

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Perspecta Labs Wins Contract to Develop DoD Spectrum Access Manager

Petros Mouchtaris

Perspecta Labs has been awarded a three-year, $6.2 million prime contract to develop a spectrum access manager for the Department of Defense (DoD) under the National Spectrum Consortium's Spectrum Base Agreement. “Perspecta Labs will leverage its leading expertise in RF spectrum solutions to design, develop, integrate and demonstrate a spectrum access management and planning tool,” said Petros Mouchtaris, Ph.D., president of Perspecta Labs. 

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GSA Begins 2021 With Release of Two RFIs, Draft Solicitation for Polaris; Keith Nakasone, Allen Hill Quoted

GSA

The General Services Administration (GSA) started calendar year 2021 with the release of a draft request for proposals for the Polaris governmentwide acquisition contract and two requests for information for machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities and a plan to come up with a new contract vehicle for professional services. 

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OMB Urges Federal Agencies to Pay More Attention to Contract Type Selection

Office of Management

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued a memo reminding agencies to practice caution when it comes to selecting the type of federal contracts they award. OMB Director Russell Vought wrote in the Jan. 5 memo that agencies should be vigilant when considering cost-reimbursement contracts for support beyond research and development work.

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USAF Downselects Northrop Grumman as Sole Contractor for F-16 Electronic Warfare Suite

Northrop Grumman

The U.S. Air Force has downselected Northrop Grumman to complete the final project efforts to provide the electronic warfare suite for the service branch’s F-16 fighter aircraft fleet, the company reported on Monday. Northrop Grumman’s offering will work to protect pilots from radio frequency-guided weapons by detecting, identifying and defeating advanced threat systems.

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KBR Wins LanzaTech Contract to Deliver Engineering Services; Jay Ibrahim Quoted

Jay Ibrahim

KBR has been awarded a projected five-year Master Services Agreement by LanzaTech to provide engineering services for LanzaTech’s global carbon recycling technology projects. "We are excited and proud to take part in LanzaTech's carbon capture projects and help build on their sustainable solutions to reduce, recycle and reuse carbon,” said Jay Ibrahim, KBR president, Technology Solutions.

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