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Defense Daily, Tuesday, November 6, 2018, Vol. 280, Issue 27

Industry To Inform Single Vs. Multi-Vendor Decision For Pentagon’s $8 Billion DEOS Cloud Program

The Pentagon’s technology support agency is looking for industry to inform its decision on whether its upcoming $8 billion enterprise cloud services contract is a single award or multi-vendor competition, as officials look to expand the program’s offering to civilian agencies. Defense Information Systems Agency officials told reporters Monday that feedback from industry on the…

ANSER Acquires Small Technical Services Firm Serving DoD, Federal Agencies

The non-profit federal professional services company Analytic Services Inc. (ANSER) last week said it has acquired Domain X Technologies, a small firm that provides subject matter expertise across a range of technical needs to customers with the Defense and Homeland Security Departments and other federal agencies.Terms of the deal were not disclosed. DXT is a…

Symantec Acquires Firms Offering Enterprise, Mobile Security Capabilities

The cyber security software company Symantec [SYMC] on Monday said it has made two acquisitions that provide it with capabilities to protect enterprises against active directory-based attacks and help secure mobile applications.The acquisition of privately-held Javelin Networks provides Symantec with capability to counter threats to Microsoft Active Directory services, which are an increasingly popular attack…

Air Force Investing in Space Training Over Next Five Years

The Air Force is putting increased dollars and training hours toward ensuring its space operators are properly equipped for any future conflict in space, a service official said Nov. 2.Air Force Space Command’s biggest training shortfall is simulators, and especially simulators that can reflect more advanced, warfighting scenarios, Brig. Gen. DeAnna M. Burt, the command’s…

Sikorsky To Provide $700 Million in H-53 Sustainment Over Four Years

Sikorsky [LMT] was recently awarded a $717 million performance-based logistics contract to provide supply and logistics support to the entire fleet of U.S. Navy and Marine Corps legacy CH-53E Super Stallions and MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters.Introduced in 1966, the H-53 is the primary heavy lift aircraft for U.S. naval forces and will continue to serve…

Naval Reactors Head to Speak Wednesday at Sub Conference

The head of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s naval reactors program, steward of the heavy-industry programs that provide nuclear propulsion systems for the Navy, is scheduled to speak Wednesday to industry and press just outside Washington, D.C., at the 36th annual Naval Submarine League conference.Adm. James Caldwell is on the slate for a half-hour “update…