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Frank Kendall: Air Force Should Improve Analysis, Engineering Capabilities Amid Tech Competition

Frank Kendall

Frank Kendall, secretary of the Air Force and a three-time Wash100 winner, said he believes the service should improve its engineering capacity and strengthen its analysis capability to make informed decisions on technology requirements. “We’re in a technological competition. Our potential enemies out there are designing systems that are intended to defeat the ones we’ve designed. ... So I think we need to up our technical game quite a bit,” he said.

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Noblis MSD Awarded $72M IDIQ Navy Contract to Enhance the Operability of Naval Surface Ships; Glenn Hickok Quoted

Glenn Hickok

Noblis MSD, a subsidiary of Noblis, has been awarded a potential five-year, $72 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ), multi-award contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division to enhance the operability of naval surface ships through system modernization and sustainment. As a system developer through lifecycle maintenance, Noblis MSD provides engineering, enterprise transformation and program management. 

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Sev1Tech Secures Spot on GSA ASTRO IDIQ Contract; Joe Re Quoted

Sev1Tech

Sev1Tech announced on Wednesday that the company has received two awards on the General Services Administration's (GSA) new potential ten-year ASTRO indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract with no defined ceiling value. ASTRO focuses on providing innovative, future technology, products, solutions, and capabilities to the Department of Defense (DOD) across the all-domain battlespace.

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Caliburn International To Fund Scholarships For AUIS Students; Robert Stalick Quoted

Robert Stalick

Caliburn International announced on Tuesday its intention to commit an initial $250,000 toward a new scholarship campaign with the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS). The campaign, named ‘We Share the Future,’ will raise money to enable students from diverse communities in Iraq to have a higher education. 

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Alion Awarded $39M Task Order to Provide Prototyping, Experimentation Research and Development for (OUSD(R&E)); Terri Walker-Spoonhour Quoted

Terri Walker-Spoonhour

Alion Science and Technology announced on Thursday that the company has received a five-year, $39 million task order to provide Prototyping and Experimentation Research, Development, Engineering, Technical Analysis, and Solutions for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)). Alion received this task order under the Department of Defense Information Analysis Center's (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract (MAC) vehicle.  

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Retired Maj. Gen. Michael Taheri Appointed Strategic Board Advisor for Sev1Tech; CEO Bob Lohfeld Quoted

Maj. Gen. Michael Taheri

Sev1Tech announced on Monday that Retired Major General Michael Taheri has joined the company as a strategic board advisor to provide leadership, vision and guidance to support the company’s growth goals and mission areas for their customers. Taheri served the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Air National Guard for over 31 years. 

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Tyto Athene Receives $31M Contract to Support U.S. Fleet Cyber Command Cryptologic Program

Tyto Athene

Tyto Athene announced on Thursday that the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command has awarded a five-year $31 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract  to provide technical direction and labor for engineering, installation, and maintenance of electronic systems and the respective infrastructure for the Consolidated Cryptologic program, Defense Cryptologic program, and Tactical Cryptologic programs. 

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BAE Systems Names Lisa Hand as VP, GM of Integrated Defense Solutions Business; Al Whitmore Quoted

Lisa Hand

BAE Systems has appointed Lisa Hand as vice president and general manager of the company’s Integrated Defense Solutions business to supervise an organization of more than 2,600 employees across the nation and internationally, BAE Systems reported on Monday. Hand’s team will deliver engineering, integration and sustainment services to support mission effectiveness. 

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Accenture to Acquire Pollux to Advance Robotics, Automation Solutions

Accenture Acquires Glamit

Accenture has agreed to acquire Pollux, a provider of industrial robotics and automation solutions, to expand Accenture’s capabilities across consumer goods, pharmaceutical and automotive industries. “Automation and human + machine collaboration are digitally transforming manufacturing and supply chain operations to be more flexible, resilient, sustainable and safe, and to better meet ever-changing customer demands,” said Nigel Stacey, global lead for Accenture Industry X. 

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Alion Wins $89M USAF Task Order to Support Warfighting Integration Capability; Alan Dietrich Quoted

Alan Dietrich

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Alion Science and Technology a five-year, $89 million task order to provide advanced analysis and engineering, as well as research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) with technology insertion for the Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability (AFWIC). Alion will provide RDT&E of emerging technologies, examine cross-domain and multi-domain techniques and develop innovative technical solutions

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