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Rockwell Collins Shareholders Set Jan. 11 Vote on UTC Deal

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is set to hold a shareholder meeting on Jan. 11 to decide on proposals associated with United Technologies Corp.’s (NYSE: UTX) proposed $30 billion acquisition of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based avionics contractor. Rockwell Collins said Monday shareholders of record as of Dec. 8 will be eligible to …

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Keith Rigdon Promoted to Comprehensive Health Services Program Director

Keith Rigdon, former director of operations at Comprehensive Health Services, has been promoted to program director at the Cape Canaveral, Florida-based workforce medical services company. Comprehensive Health Services said Monday Rigdon will oversee the company’s work with the Department of Health and Human Services and will continue his role as program coordinator for …

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FireEye’s Tony Cole: Intelligence-Led Cyber Strategy Should Focus on Risk Mitigation

Tony Cole, vice president and global government chief technology officer at FireEye (Nasdaq: FEYE), has said federal agencies should establish an intelligence-led cybersecurity strategy that transitions the focus from regulatory compliance toward risk mitigation. The adoption of an intelligence-driven strategy calls for agencies to know their adversaries and the tools these …

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Xator Buys Merlin’s Professional Services Unit in Govt, Critical Infrastructure Market Push

Information technology and security services provider Xator has bought the professional services business of Englewood, Colorado-based cybersecurity company Merlin International for an undisclosed sum. Reston, Virginia-based Xator said in a Dec. 1 news release the acquisition would help expand its presence in the government and critical infrastructure markets. Merlin’s professional …

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Lockheed Wins Potential $78M Navy IT Security Support Contract

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a potential five-year, $77.7 million contract to provide cybersecurity support for U.S. Navy information technology systems. The Defense Department said Monday Lockheed will help the military branch’s cyber personnel to design, analyze, develop, test, integrate, deploy and operate IT security platforms. Five offers were submitted to the Naval Air …

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Emergent to Update DHA’s Software Licensing Model Under Potential $99M Contract

Emergent has won a potential five-year, $98.8 million contract to help the Defense Health Agency update its licensing model for software products from Oracle (NYSE: ORCL). The Defense Department said Monday that Emergent will migrate and consolidate previous contracts for Oracle-made platforms as part of DHS’ efforts to eliminate duplication of procurement activities. DHA aims to implement …

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Northrop Vet Matt McQueen Named Peraton Chief Comms Officer; Stu Shea Comments

Matt McQueen, previously a communications executive in charge of cyber branding at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has joined Peraton as chief communications officer. McQueen will oversee strategy development and implementation of communications initiatives in the areas of media relations, employee engagement, branding and executive communications, Peraton said Monday. “With Peraton’s fresh …

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BAE Closes Potential $6.7B Deal to Supply Typhoon Fighter Jets to Qatar

BAE Systems has secured a potential $6.69 billion contract to supply Qatar’s air force with 24 Eurofighter Typhoon multirole fighter jets. The company said Sunday it expects to start deliveries in late 2022 and will also provide in-service support and initial training services as a prime contractor on the contract. A consortium composed of BAE, …

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ManTech’s Kevin Phillips Honors Retiring MCIS President Bill Varner, Successor Rick Wagner

ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT) hosted a retirement party for Bill Varner, outgoing president of the Herndon, Virginia-based information technology services contractor’s mission, cyber and intelligence solutions group. Varner, who is also an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2017, will retire by the end of December after an eight-year career at ManTech. …

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DTRA Releases Draft Solicitation for Potential $435M IT Services IDIQ

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency has issued a draft solicitation for a potential $435 million contract to provide information technology support services in support of the agency’s chief information officer and information integration and technology services directorate. DTRA said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Friday it plans to award the …

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