Mark Forman Returns to TASC as IT, Cloud Services VP; Bruce Phillips Comments

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Mark Forman Mark Forman, co-founder and former CEO of Government Transaction Services LLC, has joined TASC as vice president for information technology and cloud services. The 29-year industry veteran previously worked at TASC from 1985 to 1989 and will be responsible for the company’s cybersecurity, cloud, mobile and data analytics initiatives, TASC said Wednesday. Bruce Phillips “His...

Mary Ann Hopkins: Parsons to Perform Environmental Remediation Work for Air Force

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Mary Ann Hopkins Parsons Corp. has been selected to conduct environmental remediation at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s forward operating site in Galena, Alaska. The company will work to construct and maintain remediation systems for contaminated soil and groundwater, the company said Tuesday. “Parsons has supported AFCEC with planning, environmental, and remediation services for more than...

Australia to Buy 58 Lockheed F-35 Jets for $12B

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Australia will purchase 58 Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 fighter jets for nearly $11.64 billion in addition to the 14 planes the country ordered in 2009, Reuters reported Wednesday. Matt Siegal and Andrea Shalal report that Australia intends to give its air force enough jets to create three operational squadrons and one training squadron through the new order. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said at...

Geoffrey Godet: Flatirons Solutions Buys CORENA to Target Aerospace, Defense Clients

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Flatirons Solutions has moved to expand its content lifecycle management offerings by acquiring CORENA, a software development company based in Europe. Geoffrey Godet, CEO of Flatirons Solutions, said Tuesday the company intends to help meet the cloud requirements of customers in the aerospace and defense industries through the acquisition. Flatirons added clients are seeking to develop and deliver...

Raytheon Lands $750M Int’l TOW Missile Sale

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An unidentified country has agreed to purchase 14,000 Raytheon-built (NYSE: RTN) missiles from the U.S. government under a three-year, $750 million foreign military sales agreement. Raytheon said Wednesday that the country intends to build up its border defense posture and sovereignty by ordering the tube-launched, optically tracked, wireless-guided missiles. The contract’s base period of...

Mac Curtis: The SI Org Eyes Adjacent Market Growth Through QinetiQ NA Services Group Buy

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MacMultiple Award Contract/ Multi Agency Contract. Curtis The SI Organization has moved to grow its footprint in fields such as cybersecurity and analytics by agreeing to purchase QinetiQ North America‘s services and solutions group. The SI expects to close the deal in the second quarter of calendar year 2014 after regulatory approvals have been completed, the company said Tuesday. Reuters reports the...

Jacobs Inks Deal to Buy Verizon’s Federal Network Systems Subsidiary; Robert Norfleet Comments

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Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has moved to grow its presence in the intelligence community by agreeing to acquire Verizon‘s (NYSE: VZ) Federal Network Systems subsidiary for an undisclosed sum. Jacobs expects to close the deal for the 750-employee subsidiary in the summer of calendar year 2014, Jacobs said Tuesday. Robert Norfleet, a Jacobs group vice president, said the company sought...

Former NASA CFO Ronald Spoehel Joins GDEF as Director; Damian Perl Comments

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Ronald Spoehel, former chief financial officer at NASA, has been appointed to the board of directors at Global Defense and National Security Systems (NASDAQ: GDEF). He will officially start the role on April 28 and succeed John Gannon, who will depart for a senior advisory position within the U.S. government, GDEF said Friday. “(Spoehel) has a deep understanding of our sectors, and as such...

GSA Hands Down $408M BPA for Counter-IED Training Support; A-T Solutions’ Dennis Kelly Comments

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Four companies will compete for up to $408 million in contracts to support a counter-improvised explosive device program after the General Services Administration handed down a blanket purchase agreement for the work after a competitive bidding process. A-T Solutions, one of the winners of a position on the BPA, announced the contract award and noted the GSA’s Federal Systems Integration and...

Acentia, USPTO to Enter Patent Classification Database Project’s 2nd Phase

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Acentia will help the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office design and develop software for the second phase of a database the agency operates in a partnership with the European Patent Office. The Cooperative Patent Classification database is intended to function as a common classification structure and help patent examiners access CPC symbols and allocations, Acentia said Monday. Under a one-year contract...

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