Raymond sworn in as first Chief of Space Operations at White House event

January 14, 2020 – Vice President Mike Pence Jan. 14 swore in Gen. John W. Raymond as the highest-ranking military leader of the newly created U.S. Space Force, adding a prominent White House ceremony that recognized the arrival of the nation’s newest, separate branch of the military. Raymond was formally designated the first Chief of Space Operations in a formal…

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US Navy Contract Announcements December 31, 2019

Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a $1,926,811,724 cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and cost reimbursable contract. This contract procures recurring logistics services for delivered F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter Air Systems in support of the Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, non-Department of Defense (DOD) participants and foreign military sales (FMS) customers. Services to be…

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US Navy Contract Announcements December 30, 2019

North Star Scientific Corp., Kapolei, Hawaii, is awarded an $11,955,975 firm-fixed-price order (N68335-20-F-0025) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-19-G-0037). This order continues research and development efforts under Small Business Innovation Research Phase III topic N06-125 entitled “L-Band Solid-State High Power Amplifier for Airborne Platforms.” Additionally, it provides for the production and delivery of 55 Link-16 compatible high power…

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US Navy Contract Announcements December 27, 2019

Gaghan JV Two,* Alexandria, Virginia (N40080-19-D-0001); LLB Enterprises LLC,* Stafford, Virginia (N40080-19-D-0002); Argus-CJW JV LLC,* Leesburg, Virginia (N40080-19-D-0003); Signature-Renovations LLC,* Capital Heights, Maryland (N40080-19-D-0004); Snodgrass JV,* Annapolis, Maryland (N40080-19-D-0005); and JCMCS,* Washington, District of Columbia (N40080-19-D-0006) were awarded a $19,800,000 firm-fixed-price modification to increase the maximum dollar value of an the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the exercise of option one for…

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US Navy Contract Announcements December 26, 2019

Sealift Inc. of Oyster Bay, New York, (N32205-20-C-6173) is awarded a $7,920,000 firm-fixed-price contract with reimbursable elements, for the Army ammunition prepositioning vessel M/V LTC John U. D. Page. This contract includes a seven-month based period with four one-year option periods and one four-month option period which, if exercised would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $53,103,000. Work…

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US Navy Contract Announcements December 23, 2019

Bechtel Plant Machinery Inc., Monroeville, Pennsylvania, is awarded a $121,720,015 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously awarded contract N00024-19-C-2112 for Naval Nuclear Propulsion Components. This contract includes an option which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $140,070,875. Work will be performed in Monroeville, Pennsylvania (93%) and Schenectady, New York (7%). Fiscal 2020 other procurement (Navy) and 2020…

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US Navy Contract Announcements December 20, 2019

Lockheed Martin Corp., Baltimore, Maryland, is awarded a $1,955,776,266 fixed-price-incentive firm target modification to a previously awarded contract N00024-18-C-2301 for the detail design and construction of four Multi Mission Surface Combatant ships (MMSC). The awarded contract includes associated cost-plus-fixed-fee class design and related material and firm-fixed-price integrated data environment. The MMSC is based on the freedom variant of the Navy…

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Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Retaining Classified National Defense Information Regarding U.S. Military Programs

December 13, 2019 – A Sharon, Massachusetts, man pleaded guilty today to willfully retaining national defense information. Ahmedelhadi Yassin Serageldin, 66, an Egyptian-born nationalized U.S. citizen, admitted to removing classified national defense information from his workplace at a defense contractor without authorization and keeping it unsecured within his home. Serageldin was originally indicted and arrested in November 2018 on one…

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U.S. Bolsters Indo-Pacific Alliances in Face of Threats

By David Bergun December 5, 2019 – A top Defense Department official said the U.S. and its allies are facing a number of global threats — from Russia, North Korea, Iran, Syria and various terrorist groups. John C. Rood, undersecretary of defense for policy, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that a growing concern, however, is the military, economic and…

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DSCA Approves MK45 5 inch/62 Caliber Mod 4 Guns for India

November 20, 2019 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to India of up to thirteen (13) MK 45 5 inch/62 caliber (MOD 4) naval guns and related equipment for an estimated cost of $1.0210 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November…

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DOD Releases 2019 Military Intelligence Program Budget

October 24, 2019 – The Department of Defense released today the Military Intelligence Program (MIP) appropriated top line budget for FY 2019. The total MIP budget, which included both the base budget and Overseas Contingency Operations appropriations, was $21.5 billion and is aligned to support the National Defense Strategy. The department has determined that releasing this top line figure does…

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US Navy Contract Announcements October 1, 2019

Progeny Systems,* Manassas, Virginia, was awarded a $25,689,916 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee, and cost only contract for the procurement of Navy systems engineering. This contract includes options, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $98,044,894. Work will be performed in Middletown, Rhode Island (70%); and Manassas, Virginia (30%), and is expected to be completed by September 2021.…

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US Navy Contract Announcements September 30, 2019

United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Connecticut, is awarded a $2,195,644,813 modification (P00011) to a previously awarded advanced acquisition contract (N00019-18-C-1021). This modification definitizes the production and delivery of 112 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Air Force, 46 F135-PW-600 propulsion systems for the Marine Corps, and 25 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Navy. In addition, this…

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