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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Army Geospatial Center awarded General Dynamics the Geospatial, Research, Integration, Development and Support (GRIDS) III contract. The multiple-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a potential value of approximately $200 million for one base year with four option years. General Dynamics will provide technical services to help coordinate, integrate
The U.S. General Services Administration, Federal Systems Integration and Management Center awarded General Dynamics the St. Elizabeths Technology Services (SETS) task order in support of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The multiple-award task order has a potential value of approximately $628 million over six years, if all options are exercised. Under the task
For me, fair opportunity is not the best value in Simplified Acquisitions for agencies or small business concerns. With the recent increases to the micro-purchase threshold and the simplified acquisition threshold as a result of the 2018 NDAA, there is much more attention being paid to these procurement methods than ever before by Government and Industry. A respected
The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a $14.9 million contract for the concept design of the Navy’s planned Guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X)). Bath Iron Works’ proposed design is based on a family of AEGIS Guided Missile Frigates designed by the Spanish shipbuilder Navantia. The contract award enables Bath Iron Works to mature
The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Mission Systems a five year, $208 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract for the continued procurement, testing and delivery of the AN/USC-61(C) Digital Modular Radio (DMR). DMR provides multiple communication waveforms and multi-level information security for secure tactical voice and data transmissions aboard U.S. Navy ships and submarines. The
General Dynamics Information Technology has conducted a successful pilot of its Relocatable-Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) solution for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The company has established a teaming agreement with Parsons Government Services Inc., to support CBP with the deployment of six relocatable systems in Laredo and
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Medical Command for professional training and operations services in support of the U.S. Army Reserve regional training sites-medical program. The single-award contract has a potential value of approximately $58.9 million for a one-year base period
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded the Distributed Mission Operations Center – Infrastructure, Development and Engineering support contract by the U.S. Air Force. The single award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a potential value of approximately $47 million for one base year with four option years.
General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $432 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to provide research and development and lead-yard services for Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). Under the contract, Electric Boat will undertake development studies and other work related to
General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded the Mission Training Complex Capabilities Support contract by the U.S. Army Contracting Command. The multiple award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a ceiling value of approximately $975 million with a five year ordering period. Work under the contract will consist
  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5055865/Lockheed-Martin-developing-high-energy-laser-jets.html Fighter jets with laser weapons set to take to the skies in 2021 as Lockheed Martin wins $26 million ‘Lance’ high-energy laser contract ‘LANCE’ contract will build on technology from the Athena and Aladin lasers $26.3m contract aims to design, develop, and produce system for fighter jets An airborne platform is smaller, presenting
Originally published May 16, 2017 on GovConVoices Having started my journey in the federal contracting community close to 30 years ago, I’ve seen quite a few changes in policy and process that have both improved and degraded the ability of small business concerns to participate as contractors and subcontractors. I’m not referring solely to changes where
News came out that the U.S. Army is receiving its first shipment of new Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicles (AMPVs) this month. The AMPVs are designed to replace the M113 line. Army Maj. Gen. David Bassett (at lectern) and Col. Michael Milner (seated) with BAE Systems executives at the roll-out. The M113’s lacked size, weight, and power, and had
#Ah-64 Apache Combat Helicopter The AH-64 Apache is the world’s most advanced, multi-role combat helicopter. Since the first unveiling and delivery of the Apache AH-64 attack helicopter in 1984, it has become a highly successful part of the U.S. Army war fighting capability, as well as for military defenses in other countries such as Israel, the
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

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