CONTRACTS NAVY Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Marlborough, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $365,848,801 fixed-price-incentive, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the production of Aegis Weapon System AN/SPY-1D(V) Radar Transmitter Group, Missile Fire Control System MK 99 equipment, and associated engineering services. This contract
Military commissions are part of our system of military justice. The Department of Defense, and we personally, are committed to fairness and transparency in military commission proceedings, and to the independence of the judges who oversee them. Our comments and those made by other senior officials regarding gender-neutral staffing of guard
CONTRACTS NAVY Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., Jacksonville, Florida, is being awarded $74,184,286 for modification P00038 to previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (M67004-09-D-0020) to exercise option year eight for prepositioning and Marine Corps logistics support services for Blount Island
CONTRACTS NAVY L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, Madison, Mississippi, is being awarded a $302,208,932 firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery requirements contract for logistics services in support of the C-12 utility lift aircraft, including post-production, full commercial-type aircraft maintenance, logistics support, and materials for Marine
Deputy Secretary of Defense Spokesperson Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Hillson provided the following readout: Today, Deputy Secretary Work welcomed German State Secretary Katrin Suder to the Pentagon, where they discussed a range of topics. During the meeting, the leaders discussed Russian aggression; the bilateral security cooperation relationship between
ARMY Vernadero (Pool A),* Phoenix, Arizona (W91278-16-D-0056); Cardno GS Inc. (Pool A), Charlottesville, Virginia (W91278-16-D-0057); AMEC-Foster Wheeler Env & Infras Inc. (Pool A) Blue Bell, Pennsylvania (W91278-16-D-0062); HDR Env, Operations and Construction Inc., (Pool A) Englewood, Colorado (W91278-16-D-0063); Louis Berger/Aerostar JV (Pool
The chief of staff, Army announced the following assignments: Maj. Gen. Richard D. Clarke, commanding general, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to vice director, strategic plans and policy, J-5, Joint Staff, Washington, District of Columbia. Maj. Gen. Steven R. Grove, director, J-2, U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base,
AIR FORCE S&K Aerospace LLC, Warner Robins, Georgia, has been awarded a $269,000,000 modification (P00011) to previously awarded contract FA8630-12-D-5018 for Parts and Repair Ordering System (PROS) IV. This modification increase is required to prevent a break in service until a follow-on source selection is awarded. Work will be performed at
Protecting American forces wherever they are in the world will always be one of my top priorities as Secretary of Defense. The confirmation that our precision airstrike Saturday killed Taliban leader Mullah Mansur makes clear my commitment to address threats to our troops, NATO forces, Afghan military personnel and the innocent Afghan civilians who
Today, the Department of Defense conducted an airstrike that targeted Taliban leader Mullah Mansur in a remote area of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region. Mansur has been the leader of the Taliban and actively involved with planning attacks against facilities in Kabul and across Afghanistan, presenting a threat to Afghan civilians and security
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following readout:This morning, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter spoke by phone with his Japanese counterpart Minister of Defense Gen Nakatani. Secretary Carter conveyed his sadness and his regret over the murder of a young woman in Okinawa and extended his sincere apologies to the victim’s family and
CONTRACTS ARMY Distinctive Spectrum Healthcare JV LLC, Largo, Maryland (W81K04-16-D-0016); Matrix Providers Inc.,* Denver, Colorado (W81K04-16-D-0017); Caduceus Healthcare Inc.,* Atlanta, Georgia (W81K04-16)-D-0018); Defense Civilian Medical Associates LLC,* Pikesville Maryland (W81K04-16-D-0019); and Jefferson Government Services LLC,* Austin,
The Navy will christen the newest amphibious transport dock ship, USS Portland (LPD 27), Saturday, May 21 during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The future USS Portland is named in honor of Portland, Oregon with Bonnie Amos, wife of the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen.
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced today that the president has made the following nominations:Navy Adm. Michelle J. Howard for reappointment to the rank of admiral and assignment as commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe; commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa; and commander, Allied Joint Forces Command, Naples, Italy. Howard is currently
The chief of staff, Air Force announced the following assignment: Maj. Gen. Christopher J. Bence, vice commander, 3d Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to commander, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center, Air Mobility Command, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.
CONTRACTS ARMY Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $331,760,390 foreign military sales, undefinitized contract (Israel, Finland, Jordan, Singapore) for Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) alternative warhead rocket pods (quantity: 290); unitary rocket pods (quantity: 34); and reduced range
Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following readout: Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met today with Qatari Minister of State for Defense Affairs Khalid al-Attiyah. The secretary and the minister of state for defense affirmed the longtime security partnership between the U.S. and Qatar. They discussed a range of issues related to
CONTRACTS ARMY Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded an $88,117,272 modification (P00350) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 to exercise an option for eight UH-60M aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2017. Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of
"I want to congratulate Eric Fanning on his confirmation as Secretary of the Army by the U.S. Senate. Eric is one of our country's most knowledgeable, dedicated, and experienced defense officials and I am confident he will make an exceptional Secretary. Eric's experienced leadership will be an invaluable asset to the Army at this important moment.
"I welcome the U.S. Senate's vote to confirm Eric Fanning as Army Secretary, following Senator Pat Robert's decision to lift his hold on the nomination. As I told Senator Roberts, his hold was depriving the Army of leadership at a time of war and was the wrong way to express his opposition to the administration's plan for responsibly closing the