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Report: US Postal Service Made $16B Contract Deals in FY18

The U.S. Postal Service completed $15.9B in contracts in fiscal year 2018, representing the agency’s largest commercial spending period since 2016, Bloomberg Government reported Friday. The figure was nearly $1B higher than the $15B record set in 2017. Spending data was drawn from Bloomberg Government’s latest data on the USPS Contracts Dashboard.

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents David Zolet, President and CEO of LMI, his Third Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented David Zolet, president and CEO of LMI, with his third Wash100 Award on Wednesday. Executive Mosaic recognizes Zolet for leading multiple acquisitions for the company and providing innovative solutions for government services.We are honored to present the most coveted award in government contracting to David Zolet of LMI.

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Army Eyes Soft Kill Tests With Bradley Vehicle This Summer

The U.S. Army intends to test a BAE Systems-made countermeasure combining electronic jammers and missiles with the service branch's fleet of combat vehicles, Army Times reported Monday. The branch plans to equip its Bradley vehicle with the BAE-made RAVEN system that performed with winning rates throughout a six-week competitive evaluation.

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Lt. Gen. David Thompson: USAF Relies on Industry for Space Launch Services

Lt. Gen. David Thompson, vice chief of U.S. Air Force Space Command, told reporters after a Capitol Hill event that the service branch relies on industry to support the military's rocket launch needs, Space News reported Saturday. The service branch is confident the U.S. space industry will provide rockets for missions to lift military and intelligence satellites, he said.

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Army to Roll Out Air Defense That Integrates C2, Sensors, Missiles

Bruce Jette, the U.S. Army's assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology, recently said that the service expects to roll out the Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System soon. Jette explained that the IBCS will integrate command-and-control mechanisms, sensors and different types of missiles, allowing warfighters to respond to increasingly complex airborne threats, Military .com reported Friday.

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DoD Sets Schedule to Deploy Unified Platform to Integrate Cyber Ops

The U.S. Cyber Command is set to deploy a Northrop Grumman-built, next generation cyber weapon system designed to serve as the Department of Defense’s single platform to plan and launch offensive and defensive cyber operations, Fifth Domain reported Thursday. Senior defense officials expect the CYBERCOM's Unified Platform to launch this spring. The system is designed to provide the infrastructure, information sharing, data analytics, mission planning and command tools to support the military’s cyber missions. 

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Air Force Begins Maintenance, Testing of B-21 Raider Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force has chosen two USAF bases to provide support services for the B-21 Raider long-range strike bomber ahead of its delivery in the mid-2020s, the service branch said Friday. Tinker AFB in Oklahoma will perform maintenance and sustainment work at the Air Logistics Complex within the base's Air Force Sustainment Center. Meanwhile, Edwards AFB will host the Combined Test Force’s testing and evaluation operations at the California base's Air Force Test Center.

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Report: Tanya Skeen to Become Executive Director at F-35 Joint Program Office

Tanya Skeen, head of the U.S. Army’s rapid capabilities office, will join the F-35 joint program office in early 2019 as executive director, Defense News reported Tuesday. Skeen will succeed Todd Mellon and work with Navy Vice Adm. Mat Winter, F-35 program executive officer, and Air Force Maj. Gen. Eric Fick, deputy PEO, on the fighter jet procurement effort.

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