Who won October's biggest contracts?

As is typical, October, the first month of the new fiscal year, saw a slowdown in the number of contracts being awarded compared to the always active month that precedes it.

Washington Technology covered 49 awards in October, compared to a mighty 71 awards during September.

October’s 49 contract awards is less than October 2014’s 54 awards, snapping a three month long streak of 2015’s monthly contract award number surpassing 2014’s monthly number.

But some huge contracts were awarded this month. To make the top 10 list in October, you had to have won a contract worth more than $211 million.

Multiple-award contracts took up two spots this month, but October's biggest contract went to a single winner.

However, the October contract roundup is really more of a story of losing bidders, as two of the biggest contracts on this list went to non-incumbents.

The top contract awards for October kicks off at number 10:

10. NCI scores $211M agile acquisition, systems engineering contract

NCI Inc. has won a $211 million contract to provide agile acquisition, systems engineering and logistics to the U.S. Army Program Executive Office Soldier headquarters and subordinate PEO programs.

9. ManTech nabs $250M contract for cyber range services

ManTech International has won a $250 million contract to provide cyber range services to the Defense Information Systems Agency and the U.S. Marine Corps.

8. Macfadden to support USAID bureau under a $300M contract

Macfadden has won a $300 million contract to support a bureau within the U.S. Agency for International Development.

7. Raytheon wins $393M ISR mission support contract

Raytheon has won a $393 million contract to continue its mission support for the U.S. Air Force’s Distributed Common Ground System.

6. Protests net new awards for SOCOM's $450M mission support services contract

The U.S. Special Operations Command has given in and added all remaining bidders to a $450 million support services contract originally awarded in August.

5. Lockheed dealt $700M blow with lost Air Force contract

Lockheed Martin’s 15-year run managing the Cheyenne Mountain complex for the Air Force is coming to an end.

4. SAIC awarded $757M task order to continue support of Army missile group

Science Applications International Corp. has won a $757 million task order to continue its support of the Army’s Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC), Software Engineering Directorate.

3. Lockheed Martin wins $784.2M contract to develop long range radar

Lockheed Martin has won a $784.2 million contract to develop, deploy, test and operate a Long Range Discrimination Radar.

2. Small biz winners named for $5B Air Force cyber contract

Seven small businesses have won spots on a $5 billion contract to provide the Air Force with cybersecurity and information systems support.

These small business winners will share the $5 billion ceiling with a not-yet-awarded full and open competition pool of winners, the Defense Department said in a release.

1. Will bomber deal spark more changes at Northrop?

Northrop Grumman has captured the $55 billion Air Force contract to build the Long Range Strike Bomber. It bested a team comprised of Lockheed Martin and Boeing.

About the Author

Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

Reader Comments

Fri, Nov 6, 2015

How can Alaska Native companies be 8a's forever unlike the rest of the 8a community? They are gaming the systems for others. Some I know of have been in the 8a system at least 15 years!!!

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