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- Nichols Martin

Shawn Boykin, a former director of business development at Vencore and AECOM (NYSE: ACM), has been appointed vice president and management of operations at Advanced Concepts and Technologies International‘s newly established operation in Huntsville, Ala. He will serve as the liaison for the acquisition management services contractor’s various efforts to support partners and customers in his new …

- Jane Edwards

Tim Solms, vice president of public sector at Cloudera (NYSE: CLDR), has said government agencies that aim to obtain insights from large amounts of data should look to cloud platforms that offer high-volume storage and computing capabilities. Solms wrote that agencies seeking to make more informed decisions and build up their service offerings to citizens …

- Peter Graham

Seven companies have won spots on a potential five-year, $850 million contract to provide technical and analytical support services to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA received 12 offers for the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract through a competitive acquisition process, the Defense Department said Monday. Contractors will vie for cost-reimbursable, fixed-price and labor-hour task orders to …

- Nichols Martin

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a potential $480 million contract to design a second hypersonic weapon technology for the service branch. Lockheed’s missiles and fire control business will support critical design review, test and production readiness efforts under the Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon program, the Defense Department said Monday. Work under the sole-source contract will occur …

- Monica Jackson

Brendan Curran, formerly president of Crane Co.’s aerospace and electronics group, has been named president of a Boeing (NYSE: BA) business organization that produces avionics and electronics systems. The more than 20-year aerospace industry veteran will lead the AvionX organization and Boeing’s aftermarket strategy across the defense, commercial and services businesses in his new position, the company said Monday. He …

- Brenda Marie Rivers

Vykin has won a potential five-year, $385 million from the Defense Information Systems Agency to provide network engineering support for combatant commands that operate in a mission partner environment. The Defense Department said Monday the company will receive funds at the task order level and that the agency will allocate a $500 guaranteed minimum for the base …

- Jane Edwards

Perspecta’s (NYSE: PRSP) Vencore subsidiary has won a potential five-year, $96 million follow-on contract to continue to provide review and data collection support services for the U.S. Army’s ground combat and aviation systems and tactical wheeled vehicles. The Sample Data Collection and Analysis contract also covers operational sustainment analysis and health usage monitoring support services for the Army …

- Anna Forrester

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 13, 2018 — CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has received clearance from the General Services Administration to provide federal agencies its information technology products and services via the potential $50 billion Alliant 2 contract vehicle, ExecutiveBiz reported July 31. The company said July 30 its selection for the multi-award governmentwide acquisition contract facilitates …

- Anna Forrester

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 13, 2018 — Hortonworks (Nasdaq: HDP) has helped the Defense Department‘s Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Organization deploy an enterprise information technology platform built on the Hadoop data management software and other open source technologies, ExecutiveBiz reported July 30. Federal News Radio reported July 27 that the open source project is in line with …

- Anna Forrester

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 13, 2018 — Cal Shintani, chief growth officer at HighPoint Global, has said federal agencies should develop a roadmap based on the Office of Management and Budget‘s Circular A-11 as they work to tailor and enhance customer experience, ExecutiveBiz reported July 30. Shintani wrote that Section 280 of OMB’s guidance serves to …