MeriTalk compiles a weekly roundup of contracts and other industry activity. Here’s what happened this week in the Federal Information Technology community.

CSRA Awarded $498 million milCloud Contract

The Department of Defense’s Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) awarded CSRA a nearly $500 million ceiling contract to support milCloud 2.0 Phase 1. Under the three-year base contract, CSRA will provide DISA with a private cloud infrastructure. “This win is a game-changer for CSRA,” said CSRA President and CEO Larry Prior. “We are now positioned as the industry leader for cloud and military IT. The milCloud 2.0 Platform will enable our DoD customers to deploy CSRA’s next-generation technology and services to complete their missions more efficiently and more securely. The Department of Defense is ready to take the next step in its IT transformation. We are excited to continue this partnership with the military and provide our experts and resources to exceed their demands.”

Lockheed Martin to Develop Sonar for Submarines

The U.S. Navy recently awarded Lockheed Martin a potential $1.1 billion contract to develop sonar technology for submarines. Under the contract, which has a one-year, $130 million base value, Lockheed Martin will work on the Navy’s Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion sonar system.

SpaceX to Launch Unmanned Space Plane

The U.S. Air Force awarded SpaceX, a company that produces rockets and aircraft, a contract to launch an unmanned X-37B space plane later this year. The -37B program is confidential, and the total sum of the contract was not revealed. SpaceX beat out Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and United Launch Alliance, which operated the last X-37B mission, to win the contract. The space plane will carry various equipment, including oscillating heat pipes, to see if it can withstand space travel.

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