Contract Awards

William Schaefer: Amyx Grows Cybersecurity Portfolio Through New DLA Awards

William Schaefer

Amyx has received several new awards from the Defense Logistics Agency and a classified defense customer, expanding the company’s cybersecurity portfolio. Recent awards include DLA Cybersecurity Policy and Oversight Support Services for Operational Technology Support (CPOSS-OT), DLA Cyber Vulnerability Management Risk Assessment and DLA Cyber Assurance Operational Technology and Information Technology Support.

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Leidos Wins $65M IT Modernization Contract for ONI’s Hopper Information Services Center; Mike Rickels Quoted

Mike Rickels

Leidos has secured an approximate $65 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) prime contract to provide IT services and support for the Office of Naval Intelligence’s (ONI) Hopper Information Services Center. The contract covers operations management, software development, cloud migration, cybersecurity and information assurance services.

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DOE Announces $61M Funding to 10 Grid-Interactive Efficient Building Project

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $61 million to 10 projects aimed at transforming housing communities and workplaces into grid-interactive efficient buildings to decrease carbon emissions and reduce energy costs. The pilot projects will deploy smart controls, sensors, analytics and other technologies that will enable residents and tenants of over 7,000 buildings to communicate with the electrical grid and control their power consumption. 

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CACI Wins All 10 Pools on GSA ASTRO IDIQ; CEO John Mengucci Quoted

John Mengucci

CACI International has been selected as a prime contractor for all 10 pools on the General Services Administration’s (GSA) ten-year, multibillion-dollar, multiple-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity ASTRO contract. Under the contract, CACI’s work will span ASTRO pools including data operations, aviation, space, maritime, mission operations, ground, research and development, training services, support services and systems integration and development.

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U.S. Space Force Taps Serco for Space Fence Operations, Maintenance; CEO Dave Dacquino Quoted

Dave Dacquino

Serco Inc. has secured a potential five-year $33 million Space Fence Operations and Maintenance contract from the U.S. Space Force’s Space Operations Command (SpOC). The contract has a five-month base period with five one-year options. Serco will provide management, operation, maintenance and logistical support for SpOC’s Space Fence surveillance system, the company said Tuesday.

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VA Taps Nonprofit Corporation for EHR Program Cost Determination Work

Electronic Health Record

Paul Brubaker, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), said that VA has enlisted the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) to help calculate the potential life cycle cost of VA's program to implement a new electronic health records (EHR) system

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DHS Awards Amentum $1.3B CBP Contract; Joe Dunaway Quoted

Aircraft Maintenance

Amentum announced on Thursday that the company has been awarded a potential ten-year, $1.3 billion contract by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations division. Under the hybrid firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-incentive and cost-reimbursable contract, Amentum will provide CBP’s diverse fixed-wing and rotary-wing fleet with aircraft maintenance and logistics support.

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DARPA Seeks Quantum-Based Defense Optimization Problem Solving Tools


The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking proposals for a potential $58 million program aimed at developing hybrid systems for the Department of Defense to overcome optimization problems that could affect mission capabilities. The Quantum-Inspired Classical Computing (QuICC) effort seeks to integrate analog hardware with digital logic processes to create QI solvers for dynamic system emulation. 

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Northrop Grumman Awarded Air Force Contract for GHOST Sensor Development; Ben Davies Quoted

Ben Davies

Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force to design a signals intelligence sensor for high-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) platforms. The company will deliver a prototype sensor with airborne and ground components for the Air Force’s Global High-altitude Open-system Sensor Technology (GHOST) program.

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Pentagon to Fund 18 Hypersonics Research Projects; Gillian Bussey Quoted

Gillian Bussey

Eighteen teams of universities, national laboratories and companies are set to receive $25.5 million in total grants from the Department of Defense (DOD) to conduct applied research on hypersonic systems. “Each project is led by a UCAH university partner, bringing together expertise from across the nation to tackle tough hypersonic problems," said Gillian Bussey, director of the Pentagon's Joint Hypersonics Transition Office (JHTO).

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