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TASC Awarded Potential $200M USAF GPS Support Contract; Tony Smeraglinolo Comments

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Engility’s (NYSE: EGL) TASC subsidiary will provide systems engineering and integration services to the U.S. Air Force ‘s GPS directorate under a new potential six-and-a-half year, $200 million contract. Engility said Tuesday TASC will update the GPS enterprise’s technical baseline, provide products for milestone approvals, and support and analyze processes in the ...

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DHS Pumps $3M into Mobile App Security Initiative; Reginald Brothers Comments


The Department of Homeland Security has awarded Kryptowire a $2.9 million contract to research methods for detecting mobile application flaws, Homeland Security Today reported Monday. DHS’ Science and Technology Directorate wants to integrate government and industry security standards into mobile app vetting technologies to detect threats under the 30-month project, ...

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Ret. AF Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger Named to AECOM Board; Michael Burke Comments

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Janet Wolfenbarger, former commander of the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command and a retired four-star general, has been appointed to the board of directors at AECOM (NYSE: ACM) in a move that officially takes effect Saturday. She has led AFMC operations over the past three years and her prior roles also include vice ...

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Roderick Duke Named Qualis President, Acting CFO; Elizabeth Morard Comments

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Roderick Duke, formerly an executive vice president at Qualis Corp., has been named president and acting chief financial officer for the technology company. Duke also joins Qualis’ board of directors and succeeds former CFO Michael Morard, who has wrapped up his eight-year career at the company but will remain a board member, ...

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US Army Picks Five Firms to Renovate Embassy Facilities

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The U.S. Army has awarded a $95 million task order to five companies for the maintenance of U.S. embassies worldwide. Michael Baker Global Services, Fluor, KBR, Aecom and Weston Solutions will work to renovate embassy spaces through July 23, 2020, the Defense Department said Monday. The Army Corps of Engineers ...

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Carnegie Mellon Awarded $732M to Help DoD Manage Software R&D Center


The U.S. Air Force has awarded Carnegie Mellon University a $732 million contract to run the federally funded Software Engineering Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, through June 30, 2020. The military service will obligate $500,000 in fiscal 2015 research, development, test and evaluation funds at the time of award, the Defense ...

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July 27 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Dip After China Market Losses


The GovCon Index fell into negative territory for the fifth consecutive trading session Monday with a loss of 0.681 points to close at 74.202. Data that showed industrial profits declined in China during June sent that country’s stock markets to losses for that country’s Monday session and U.S. stocks responded in turn ...

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Financial Times: Finmeccanica Halts DRS Sale Plan

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Finmeccanica no longer plans to sell its DRS Technologies subsidiary as the Italian defense and industrial conglomerate holds a positive outlook in the defense sector for the rest of this year, Financial Times reported Sunday. Peggy Hollinger writes Finmeccanica also is not searching for a U.S. partner to purchase a stake in DRS but ...

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Veritas Capital to Purchase Alion Science; Bahman Atefi Comments


Private equity investment firm Veritas Capital has agreed to purchase engineering services contractor Alion Science and Technology Corp. for an undisclosed sum. Alion announced the transaction Thursday and said Veritas sought to acquire the McLean, Va.-based contractor for its presence in the defense, federal civilian, commercial, state government and international government markets. ...

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Navy Orders $78M in Insitu Blackjack UAS


Insitu has received a $78 million contract modification to produce a new batch of Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems for the U.S. Navy. The Boeing (NYSE: BA) company will also deliver air vehicles, ground control stations, launch and recovery equipment and spares under the contract, the Defense Department said Friday. Insitu will perform ...

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