Booz Allen to Build GSA Open Source Cloud Tool for Contract Mgmt

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Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE :BAH) has been awarded a five-year, $64.5 million contract to build an open source cloud computing platform platform for the General Services Administration‘s Federal Acquisition Service to manage acquisitions for agencies and contractors. The FAS’ office of integrated award environment sought a single, common services platform based in the cloud and with open...

Marillyn Hewson: Lockheed Makes Federal Health IT Play With Buy of Systems Made Simple

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Marillyn Hewson Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has agreed to acquire Syracuse, New York-based health information technology services contractor Systems Made Simple for an undisclosed sum in a push to expand offerings in the federal health IT market. The companies expect to close the deal within 30 days and Systems Made Simple will be a part of Lockheed’s information systems and global solutions...

Iridium Records 7% Revenue Hike for 3Q 2014, Gov’t Services Sales Up 14%

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Iridium Communications (NASDAQ: IRDM) has announced financial results for the third quarter of its 2014 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, 2014. Revenue for the McLean, Virginia-based satellite services contractor rose 7 percent to $107.5 million from the prior-year quarter and profit increased approximately 22.9 percent to $20.4 million. The company’s government services revenue increased 14...

ATK 2Q 2015 Revenue Jumps 11%, Aerospace and Defense Groups Record 3% Increases

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ATK (NYSE: ATK) has announced the financial results for the second quarter of its 2015 fiscal year, which ended on Sept. 28, 2014. The Arlington, Virginia-based aerospace and defense contractor reported an 11-percent increase in revenue from the prior-year quarter, a 2.1-percent increase in profit and an uptick in sales for all three of its business groups. Revenue for the aerospace group rose 3.1...

Deb Alderson: Sotera Sells Expeditionary Systems Arm in ‘Pure Play Nat’l Security’ Push

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Deb Alderson Sotera Defense Solutions has sold its engineered solutions division, a provider of services and components for U.S. military field kitchens and sanitary equipment, to military tent supplier Outdoor Venture Corp. for an undislclosed sum. Deb Alderson, Sotera chairman and CEO, said Oct. 22 that the sale is part of Sotera’s strategy “to become a leading pure play national security...

Booz Allen Purchases Health Informatics Firm Epidemico; Karen Dahut Comments

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Karen Dahut Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BA) has acquired Boston-based population health informatics company Epidemico for an undisclosed sum in a push to further develop analytics offerings in population health. Karen Dahut, a Booz Allen executive vice president, said Wednesday that the acquisition is “aligned to Booz Allen’s Innovation agenda, adding a creative and successful startup to...

Engility Inks $1B Deal for TASC, Tony Smeraglinolo to Retain CEO Title

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Engineering and technical services contractor Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) has agreed to purchase professional services provider TASC for $1.1 billion in stock. Both Chantilly, Virginia-based companies said Tuesday they expect to close the deal in the first quarter of 2015, pending votes from both sets of shareholders and regulatory approvals. Engility expects the deal to increase its earnings...

Amit Yoran Promoted to President at EMC’s RSA Arm

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Amit Yoran, formerly a senior vice president at EMC‘s (NYSE: EMC) RSA division, has been promoted to the role of president and succeeded Art Coviello, who will continue to serve as executive chairman of RSA. RSA said Tuesday that Yoran will hold responsibility over functions related to customer experience across products, marketing, sales and services. “In the face of dramatic technology...

Aamir Hussain Joins CenturyLink as EVP, CTO

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Aamir Hussain, a former chief technology officer and managing director at Liberty Global, has joined CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) as executive vice president and CTO. He will lead work to automate many of CenturyLink’s products, focus on customer experiences and help manage company platforms and technologies, CenturyLink said Tuesday. Hussain was based in the Netherlands in his role as managing director...

Harris Gov’t Comm Systems Revenue Up 12% in FY 2015 1Q

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Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has announced financial results for the first quarter of the company’s 2015 fiscal year, which ended Sept. 26, 2014. Revenue in the company’s government systems segment increased 12 percent from the prior period to $461 million, which Harris said was driven by work on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program and the Federal Aviation Administration‘s NextGen...