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NASA

Lockheed wins $166.8M NASA contract extension

Lockheed Martin wins a $166.8 million contract extenstion to continue providing mission support services to NASA's manned spaceflight program. Extension boosts value of the contract to $1 billion.

CLOUD

Intell community showers more love on the cloud

CIA investment group invests in Apigee, a maker of a cloud platform for sharing data and services through apps.

CONTRACTS

U.S. courts release $95M Dell product contract

The U.S. courts plan to buy nearly $100 million in Dell products over the next five years, and has released a solicitation that will go to a single Dell Federal Premier Partner.

COMPANIES

MCR Federal forms program management alliance

MCR Federal and Safran North America form alliance to collaborate in bringing more data analytics to program management solutions.

CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY

DHS develops ID management contract

The Homeland Security Department is developing a contract for an identity management system that will issue 300,000 ID cards

CONTRACTS

State cancels $2.1B HITSS 2 contract

State Department cancels it's $2.1 billion HITSS 2 procurment and instead will use the GSA schedule to buy a variety of IT products and services from small businesses.

HEALTH CARE

Small-biz support needed for Tricare

The Defense Department is collecting information from small businesses as it tries to develop a contract to support work on HIPAA compliance.

NIH

Objectives revised for $10B NIH CIO-CS contract

The National Institutes of Health expands the number of product categories and changes the cloud services to be offered under its $10 billion Chief Information Officer – Commodity Solutions contract, via a revised statement of objectives.

M&A

Big data fuels cross-country acquisition

Haystax builds on its big data chops with the acquisition of Digital Sandbox and the addition of monitoring and risk and threat analysis capabilities.

TASC wins $40.5M Navy contract for cost estimating

TASC Inc. will provide cost-estimating services to the Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command under a $40.5 million contract as the Navy tries to improve its decision-making processes.

DISA

4 win $404M DISA IT support contract

Four small businesses have captured spots on DISA's IT Enterprise Support Services contract, known as DESS, and one winner has already picked up a task order worth $111 million.

M&A SPECIAL REPORT

Who made 2012's biggest deals?

We rank the best deals out of 103 that closed in 2012 and call out the ones that had the biggest impact on the government market. Some created new players, while others took established players into new areas, but all are transformative.

M&A SPECIAL REPORT

103 deals chasing the next big thing

Several factors were at play in the 103 mergers and acquisitions that closed in 2012, but two common themes were transformation and anticipation. The prevailing wisdom says that in a market where budget uncertainty rules the day, investing millions in an acquisition might not be a wise use of resources. But government contractors are forever in search of the next hot opportunity. That above all else is what Washington Technology’s annual M&A roundup teaches us.

CLOUD COMPUTING

No competition for private intell cloud contract

DISA awards a $45 million contract with no competition to Alliance Technology Group to build a private cloud for an unnamed intelligence agency.

FALSE CLAIMS ACT

CDW-G pays $5.7M to settle False Claims Act allegations

CDW-G will pay $5.7 million to settle allegations that it improperly charged for shipping, sold goods from China and under-reported sales to GSA.

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