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Over the last thirty years, every branch of the military has gone through cycles where inventory management of key parts has failed to forecast supply needs, or maintain the necessary parts on-site to ensure a high level of equipment and mission readiness.

The Department of Defense (DoD) manages several million secondary inventory items, such as spare parts, which have a value north of $100 billion. The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) manages about one-fifth of this total.

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L3 Harris Technologies
In an all-stock merger, Harris and L-3 Technologies merged to create the sixth-largest defense contractor in the U.S. The new company will be known as L3 Harris Technologies. The deal, with a value of approximately $34 billion, passes the Boeing merger with McDonnell Douglas as the largest in the history of the defense industry. Once the deal
Pentagon - U.S. Department of Defense
Google has decided to not bid for the Pentagon’s $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud contract known as JEDI. According to published reports, a Google representative stated that the contract may violate principles or values the company recently set when taking on contracts that involve artificial intelligence (AI), and the contract scope may be
The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $480.6 million contract modification to continue the development of the lead Columbia-class submarine, the nation’s next-generation sea-based strategic deterrent. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). The modification includes funding for advance procurement, advance construction and long lead time material
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard with USS San Juan - Los Angeles Class Submarine
The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine will receive $162 million for upgrades in the 2019 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill. Source: Defense bill with $162M for Maine shipyard upgrades sent to Trump for signature Author: Hadley Barndollar Publication:  Portsmouth Herald Here is what you need to know: Funding Ensures Shipyard Can Dry Dock Los Angeles and
Naval Medical Logistics Command
Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a FORTUNE® 500 science and technology leader, was awarded a follow-on contract by the Naval Medical Logistics Command to support biomedical research and development at its Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory (NSMRL). The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a five-year period of performance with a total contract value of approximately $28 million. Work will
Contract Solidifies Confidence In Gulfstream’s Ability To Manage The C-20/C-37 Fleet Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the U.S. Air Force has awarded the company a contract to provide contractor logistics support services (CLS) for the Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army and U.S. Coast Guard C-20 and C-37 fleets. Gulfstream’s highly skilled support
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems was awarded a $33.8 million contract on May 22, 2018, by the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Warren, Mich., for the production of Army Ground Mobility Vehicles (AGMV) and associated kits. Based on the GMV1.1 vehicle the company is currently delivering to the U.S. Department of Defense, the AGMV configuration
The U.S. Army has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $258 million contract modification to upgrade 116 Stryker flat-bottom vehicles to the Stryker A1 configuration.  The Stryker A1 builds upon the combat-proven Double-V Hull (DVH) configuration, providing unprecedented survivability against mines and improvised explosive devices. In addition to the DVH survivability, the Stryker A1 provides
General Dynamics Mission Systems received a contract from the U.S. Navy to restore and maintain a satellite system simulator for students at the Naval Postgraduate School, Spacecraft  Research and Design Center / Adaptive Optics Center of Excellence. The simulator, a model of a Navy Fleet Satellite (FLTSAT) communications satellite, will help students hone their skills
The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a contract to provide lead yard services for the DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer program. The contract is valued at $49.8 million for the first year with four option years, with a total contract value of

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Many people know that in government contracting it is not just important to network – it is essential. Attending events with other government contractors, contract officers, and industry professionals is a critical path you must take. But who attends these networking events for your company? In conversations that I have had over the past year, I have learned
One interesting thing about the government contracting industry is that the word “opportunity” has many definitions. Last night, the Government Contractor Fall Reception, hosted by the Tech Council of Maryland, gathered together opportunity seekers, new teaming partners, potential business synergies and an interesting conversation with a would-be standup comedian (keep reading). Tom Northrop, The Insurance Exchange; Kelly
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