Engility to Build, Test Navy Shipboard Electronics; Tony Smeraglinolo Comments

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Tony Smeraglinolo Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) has been awarded a $42.9 million contract to design and evaluate shipboard and shore-based electronic systems for the U.S. Navy. The contract contains a one-year base period and two option years and covers work in areas such as system engineering, prototype and testing, Engility said Wednesday. “We appreciate the confidence our U.S. Navy customer...

Sudhakar Kesavan: ICF’s $295M Buy of Olson Targets Digital Tech Market

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ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) has agreed to purchase marketing technology and digital services firm Olson from KRG Capital Partners and other shareholders in a $295 million cash transaction nearly one year after ICF acquired CITYTECH and Mostra. Fairfax, Virginia-based ICF expects the transaction to close within the next month as part of its efforts to grow its customer engagement portfolio...

Tom Frana: ViON to Operate USPTO’s Private Cloud Storage

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ViON Corp. has won a seven-year, $139 million contract to operate the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office‘s enterprise cloud storage platforms. The company will implement storage managed services across three data centers of the USPTO for business continuance and resiliency functions, ViON said Tuesday. “ViON has gone to extraordinary lengths and assumed the risk of substantial penalties...

October 22 Morning Report: GovCon Index Up at Market Close

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Gains all around reflected a GovCon Index close of 64.854 on Tuesday, up by 1.010 points or 1.533 percent from the previous day. Strong quarterly earnings from technology companies, coupled with the European Central Bank looking to buy corporate bonds as an option, boosted the Standard & Poor’s 500 by 1.96 percent and helped the Nasdaq index achieve gains of more than 2 percent, Sam Forgione...

Marine Corps Selects 6 Firms for Tactical Research Support IDIQ

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Six companies have been selected to compete on a potential $70 million contract for combat research, analysis and operations support services to the U.S. Marine Corps. The base period is slated to run through Oct. 21, 2015 and work could extend for two additional years if options are exercised, the Defense Department said Tuesday. Contractors will deliver the professional services to USMC Combat and...

Eddie Schwartz Joins White Ops as President, COO; Michael Tiffany Comments

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Eddie Schwartz Eddie Schwartz, formerly chief information security officer at RSA, has joined White Ops as president and chief operating officer. Schwartz will report to White Ops CEO Michael Tiffany and be responsible for the company’s go-to-market strategy and operations, White Ops said Monday. “He’s an ideal person to help lead White Ops’ solutions into the next stage...

Michael Ruppert Joins Mercury Systems as Strategy, Corporate Development SVP; Mark Aslett Comments

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Michael Ruppert Michael Ruppert, formerly co-founder and managing partner of advisory firm RSPartners LLC, has joined Mercury Systems (NASDAQ: MRCY) as senior vice president of strategy and corporate development. He will report to President and CEO Mark Aslett and be responsible for the company’s strategy, planning and mergers and acquisitions activities, Mercury Systems said Monday. “Michael’s...

Northrop, CSC Secure Navy Software Engineering, Support Contracts

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Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) and a division of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) have won separate contracts worth a total of $65.2 billion to provide the U.S. Navy with service software support activity engineering and related services. The Defense Department said Tuesday the contracts cover SSA engineering for test systems software management and development and programs, including Common Data...

State Dept OKs $600M General Dynamics-Made Tank Ammo Sale to Iraq

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Iraq has requested to procure General Dynamics-built (NYSE: GD) M1A1 Abrams tank weapons through a potential $600 million foreign military sales agreement with the U.S. government. The State Department approved Iraq’s planned acquisition of 46,000 high-explosive anti-tank munitions and kinetic energy warheads for its Abrams battle tanks fleet, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Monday. General...

DynCorp Wins $85M for Navy Trainer Plane Maintenance, Logistics

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DynCorp International has won a one-year, $83,373,932 contract to help the U.S. Navy perform depot-level maintenance and logistics work on close to 400 trainer planes for the chief of naval air training. The Air Force received five proposals for the firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery, requirements contract through a competitive procurment conducted via an electronic request for proposals,...