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Sub Deal. General Dynamics Electric Boat [GD] takes home a $5 billion cost-plus-incentive-fee with special incentives contract for the Integrated Product and Process Development design completion for the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs). The contract also includes component and technology development, missile tube module and reactor compartment bulkhead prototyping and manufacturing efforts, and United Kingdom…

UPDATED: Army Orders $467 Million Worth Of Medium Trucks From Oshkosh

Oshkosh Defense [OSK] has won a nearly half-billion-dollar contract to continue making medium tactical trucks for the Army, an extension of ongoing work that an ongoing recompete threatens to take from the company.The Army Tank Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) on Sept. 21 awarded Oshkosh a $467 million modification to the contract it holds to build…

Delayed KC-46A Delivery Unrelated To Air Force Deficiency Reports

The delayed delivery of Boeing’s [BA] KC-46A Pegasus refueling tankers from December to spring 2018 is due to difficulties obtaining FAA certifications, not three unresolved tests related to boom glitches and high frequency radio issues with the aircraft, according to Air Force officials. During a media conference Friday, Air Force officials denied the moths-long delay was related to…

Senate NDAA Calls On DoD To Address Cyber Personnel Recruitment Challenges

The Senate’s recently passed defense authorization bill includes several amendments to address ongoing challenges the Defense Department has with recruiting and retaining cyber personnel.Amendments made to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018, passed Monday in the Senate, direct the secretary of defense to compile a report on training cyber-focused forces and…

New NNSA Boss Could Be Announced This Month

The White House could announce new leadership for the National Nuclear Nuclear Security Administration before September is out, a source said Thursday.Frank Klotz, the current undersecretary for nuclear security and National Nuclear Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) administrator, has said privately his successor could be announced by the end of the month, according to an insider…