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Gail Repsher Emery

E-Gov's Tools of the Trade: Acquisition made easy

Seventeen new tools could be the key to simplifying the cumbersome, complicated federal procurement process.

Northrop Grumman wins Air Force Info System work

Northrop Grumman Corp. won a $49.8 million contract from the Air Force to provide IT upgrades to increase the readiness and life of weapon systems.

BAE Systems to support Air Force F-16 programs

BAE Systems plc won an Air Force contract to support a variety of systems for F-16 fighter jets. The contract might bring in $10 million a year through 2009.

BAE Systems gets anti-missile tech deal for Army

BAE Systems plc won a five-year contract from the Army to build 484 Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures and Common Missile Warning Systems that provide missile warning and directable jamming capabilities to defend aircraft.

Two agencies tap PEC Solutions for contracts

PEC Solutions Inc. won a one-year, $2.3 million contract from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and a one-year, $4.8 million task order from the Homeland Security Department.

Feds fear offshore outsourcing, while contractors fear a backlash

Government employees and contractors are worried about offshore outsourcing, but for different reasons.

Survival Guide: Larry Bird, Smithsonian Institution curator

U.S. elections have always been controversial, especially when it comes to deciding who gets to vote and how votes are counted, said Larry Bird, a curator at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History.

Two views on competitive sourcing

A hot issue ? public-private competitions for federal work ? for federal contractors and for politicians on both sides of the aisle isn't going to get less controversial. But its direction could change dramatically.

Raytheon Acquires Photon Research Associates Inc.

Raytheon Co. acquired Photon Research Associates Inc. of San Diego in a move that strengthens the defense company's capabilities in missile defense, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and homeland security.

Let the telecommuting begin?

With the publication of an interim procurement rule in today's Federal Register, federal policy for the first time explicitly permits telecommuting by contractor employees.

Northrop Grumman gets automated meter-reading system contract

Northrop Grumman Corp. will automate data collection from water meters in the Hartford, Conn., area under a six-year, $2.9 million contract.

Anteon wins $120M Navy warfare systems support contract

Anteon International Corp. won a five-year, $120 million contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command to support the Program Executive Office for Integrated Warfare Systems.

Defense, SBA extend 8(a) partnership

The Defense Department will be able to award 8(a) contracts to small businesses on behalf of the Small Business Administration for an additional year. The partnership extension is effective today.

Seven companies get spots on $7 billion Navy contract

The companies now will compete against each other for work under the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity five-year contract, awarded by the Naval Shipbuilding Support Office to support the Naval Sea Systems Command and Fleet-sponsored maintenance programs.

BAE Systems makes another acquisition

The dealmaking continues at BAE Systems North America as it announces its second acquisition of the month. BAE Systems will buy Burlington, Mass.-based Alphatech Inc. for $88.4 million, officials BAE Systems said today.

ACS to build public safety system for OK City

Affiliated Computer Services Inc. won a contract to develop an integrated public safety system for Oklahoma City. The six-year contract is worth about $18.8 million.

BAE climbs IT ladder with DigitalNet purchase

The Washington Technology Top 100 list of federal prime IT contractors may have a new name in the Top 10 in 2005.

Future Technologies wins Naval Surface Warfare Center contract

Future Technologies Inc. of Fairfax, Va., won a five-year, $21.3 million contract from the Naval Surface Warfare Center to support the Aegis Weapon System, Combat System and Computer Center; and the Integrated Warfare System Laboratory.

Commerce unveils winners of NexGen contract

And then there were 51. After a competition that involved more than 400 small companies, 51 businesses won spots on the Commerce Information Technology Services Next Generation contract.

OMB mulls new shared-savings programs

The Office of Management and Budget is evaluating proposals that would have federal agencies share services for financial management and human resources, a move that could create significant integration and outsourcing opportunities for contractors.