Virgin Galactic gets NASA contract, prepares for test flight

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KBR Works with US Science Center on Next Gen Land Data Products via $300M Contract

HOUSTON, Nov. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — KBR (NYSE: KBR) won a $300 million recompete for scientific, engineering and technical services for the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center. The center combines remotely sensed data and science to better understand how the Earth’s changing landscape impacts ecosystems, economics and everyday life.

EROS operates the Landsat satellite program and maintains the largest civilian collection of images of the Earth’s land surface in existence. This data serves those who work in agriculture, emergency response, intelligence, regional planning, education and research.

Under this cost-plus-fixed-fee contract, KBR will partner with USGS to analyze and assess changes to the Earth’s landscape. The company will perform satellite systems engineering, software development, cybersecurity, data storage, program management, network engineering, satellite data acquisition, and scientific research and application development for remote sensing data. KBR will primarily carry out these efforts in Sioux Falls, South

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New Mexico county signs contract for deputy body cameras

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M (AP) — Bernalillo County officials announced Wednesday that they have signed a $3.8 million deal with a Georgia company to provide body and vehicle cameras for the sheriff’s department.

The agreement calls for Utility Inc. to supply 363 body cameras for deputies while 148 vehicles will be equipped with front- and rear-facing cameras. The service agreement includes installation, software, training and maintenance for five years.

Sheriff Manuel Gonzales had long dismissed body-worn cameras despite public pressure and the urging of the county commission. After state lawmakers passed a bill in June requiring body-worn cameras for all law enforcement agencies in the state, the sheriff’s department began working to meet the mandate.

“This is a historic step for Bernalillo County and the protection of our deputies and the citizens of the county,” County Manager Julie Morgas Baca said in a statement. “The county is fulfilling the state legal requirement

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General Dynamics Information Technology Awarded $241 Million Multi-Cloud Contract by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

General Dynamics Information Technology Awarded $241 Million Multi-Cloud Contract by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

General Dynamics Information Technology Awarded $241 Million Multi-Cloud Contract by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

GDIT selected to evolve one of the largest public clouds in the federal government

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FALLS CHURCH, Va., Nov. 25, 2020

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Nov. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), announced today it has been awarded a new contract by the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide cloud services and software tools. The Cloud Products and Tool (CPT) task order holds a total estimated value of $241 million, on a one-year base period with three one-year options.

GDIT will procure cloud services and implement a mature multi-cloud environment designed to deliver critical healthcare services to tens of

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The Value Of Synchronized Planning With Contract Manufacturers

By David Vallejo, SAP

In a previous story, I explored the advantages of synchronized planning for supply chain resilience in an age of disruption. The basic theme in that blog was one of digitally enabled planning processes that support the insight, collaboration, and supply chain agility needed to synchronize plans across long-term, mid-term, and short-term time horizons. The implied scenario was one in which the organization owns the execution phase – meaning that the company itself does the manufacturing.

Contract manufacturing is different

One relevant question is: What about contract manufacturing? How does synchronized planning apply to companies that outsource their manufacturing?

Take for instance, the high-tech industry. Most companies that make computers and other high-tech devices are essentially design and brand owners who work with oversees partners to build the products they sell. For these companies, their relationship to execution

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Latest: Contract health workers arrive in Montana to help

By The Associated Press

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana governor’s office says more than 100 contracted medical staff have arrived in the state to assist hospitals in responding to the spike in COVID-19 cases.

The 110 health care workers are part of an anticipated total of 200 to be deployed in the state before Thanksgiving and who will remain until the end of the year.

The workers, including registered nurses and respiratory therapists, will aid hospitals that are at or near capacity as part of a contract between the state and NuWest, which provides traveling health care workers.

State health officials reported 677 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, bringing total confirmed cases to more than 56,000.

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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:

— AstraZeneca says late-stage trials show it s vaccine with Oxford University is “highly effective,” does not need the deep cold storage that

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Contract health workers arrive in Montana to help

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana governor’s office says more than 100 contracted medical staff have arrived in the state to assist hospitals in responding to the spike in COVID-19 cases.

The 110 health care workers are part of an anticipated total of 200 to be deployed in the state before Thanksgiving and who will remain until the end of the year.

The workers, including registered nurses and respiratory therapists, will aid hospitals that are at or near capacity as part of a contract between the state and NuWest, which provides traveling health care workers.

State health officials reported 677 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, bringing total confirmed cases to more than 56,000.


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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:

— AstraZeneca says late-stage trials show it s vaccine with Oxford University is “highly effective,” does not need the deep cold storage that rival vaccines do

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Tetra Tech Wins $50 Million FEMA Disaster Resilience Contract

Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTEK), a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services, announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded a Tetra Tech-led joint venture a five-year, single-award contract, valued up to $50 million, to increase resilience and reduce the costs of recovery efforts in disaster-stricken communities.

Under FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Technical Assistance Program, Tetra Tech will help communities plan for and recover from increasingly frequent and intense natural disasters. Our team will provide essential technical support services for effective hazard mitigation programs to reduce damages due to flood, earthquake, and wildfire events and increase community resilience throughout FEMA regions 5, 6, and 7, which includes 15 midwestern states.

The Tetra Tech team will use innovative technologies to efficiently collect data, assess damaged properties, and prioritize disaster-impacted areas to enable FEMA to direct resources to support rapid recovery and increased community resilience to future events. The team’s

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UPDATE 1-Thales wins 1.5 bln euro contract to equip new German frigates

(Adds details, CEO quotes, background)

PARIS, Nov 17 (Reuters) – France’s Thales said on Tuesday it won a 1.5 billion-euro contract to build combat systems for four advanced MKS 180 frigates to be built for Germany by Dutch shipbuilder Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding.

It is the third-biggest contract in the history of Europe’s largest defence electronics maker, outpaced only by major deals to equip France’s Rafale fighter and FREMM multi-mission frigate, Thales Chief Executive Patrice Caine told Reuters.

The new ships, to be delivered from 2028, five years later than originally intended following a long procurement process, will be used for attacking targets on land and underwater, as well as providing aerial protection to other vessels.

It follows a pan-European tender which drew some criticism in Germany.

Damen was picked this year to build the frigates and entered talks with partner Thales for systems including the Above Water Warfare System,

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AgJunction Files Patent Infringement and Breach of Contract Lawsuit Against Ag Leader Technology

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AgJunction Inc. (TSX: AJX), (“AgJunction” or the “Company”), has filed a patent infringement and breach of contract lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona against Ag Leader Technology, Inc. (“Ag Leader”). The lawsuit alleges that Ag Leader products violate three of AgJunction’s patents related to automated machine control. The lawsuit further alleges that Ag Leader has breached the supply agreement between the companies.

“AgJunction holds a comprehensive steering and machine control IP portfolio which has been tested and enforced in multiple actions,” said Bob Barjesteh, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of AgJunction. “These assets are vital to hands-free steering and autonomous functions and are critical components of our corporate strategy. After unsuccessful efforts over these last several months to negotiate a new supply agreement and resolve these alleged infringement issues out-of-court, we are left with no choice

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