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State Dept OKs Britain’s $3B Apache Helicopter Reburbishment Request

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The State Department has approved the U.K’s request to purchase $3 billion in AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopters and associated parts, equipment and logistics services from the U.S. government through a foreign military sales agreement. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Thursday the prime contractors for the deal are Boeing (NYSE: BA), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), General Electric (NYSE: ...

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CSC Wins FAA Cloud Services Contract

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Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) has won a 10-year, $109 million contract with options to deploy cloud services at the Federal Aviation Administration’s data center, Washington Technology reported Thursday. Nick Wakeman writes the FAA intends to consolidate the data center environment for its headquarters and other facilities in nine regions. CSC ...

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Boeing to Provide FRP Lot II P-8As to Navy, Australian AF For $1.5B

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) will deliver nine full-rate production Lot II P-8A Poseidon military aircraft to the U.S. Navy and four to the Australian air force under a $1.49 billion contract modification. The Defense Department said Thursday the award also includes an order for long-lead parts for 16 FRP Lot III P-8A aircraft to the Navy ...

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Systek, Savantage Added to $461M Army IDIQ for Program Mgmt Services

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Systems Technologies and Savantage Solutions have joined the list of awardees on a U.S. Army program management services contract worth up to $461 million over five years, the Defense Department said Thursday. Eleven companies in total will now vie for orders to support the Army’s program executive office for enterprise ...

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August 27 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Extend Rebound on GDP & Job Data


The GovCon Index extended its recovery to a second consecutive day on Thursday with a gain of 1.326 percent to 72.815. Overall, the Index has regained 4.59 percent of its losses from the recent six-day stretch of declines that mirrored larger U.S. market downturns. Economic data that showed U.S. gross domestic product ...

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Accenture Vet Mary Finch Joins AECOM as Chief HR Officer

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Mary Finch, formerly senior managing director and chief operating officer for global human resources at Accenture (NYSE: ACN), has joined AECOM (NYSE: ACM) as chief human resources officer and executive vice president. AECOM said Thursday she will be responsible for the company’s talent acquisition, employee compensation and benefits, diversity, HR regulatory ...

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Systems Made Simple to Provide IT Support for VA Appointment Scheduling System

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Systems Made Simple, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, will provide support for the Medical Appointment Scheduling System of the Department of Veterans Affairs under a potential seven-year, $623.6 million contract. A notice posted Tuesday on FedBizOpps stated that the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award covers information technology services for MASS, which works to ease the process ...

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William Weber to Become KEYW President, CEO in October

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William Weber, president and chief operating officer of government services contractor XLA since March 2012, will join KEYW Holding (Nasdaq: KEYW) as president and CEO by Oct. 1. Weber will also serve on the Hanover, Maryland-based cybersecurity firm’s board of directors upon his arrival and brings more than 25 years ...

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August 26 Market Close: GovCon Index Up 3%, 6-Day Decline Streak Over


A six-day stretch of consecutive declines came to an end for the GovCon Index Wednesday as it recorded a gain of 3.208 percent to 71.862. Non-Index company Oshkosh Corp. (NYSE: OSK) closed up 6.67 percent a day after the Army announced the Wisconsin-based military vehicle maker beat Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and ...

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Rick Schmidt Named Rockwell Collins M&A VP; Jeff MacLauchlan Comments

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Rick Schmidt, formerly senior director of mergers and acquisitions at Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL), has been promoted to VP of M&A at the Iowa-based avionics technology maker. Schmidt helped the company carry out its acquisition of ARINC in 2013 in the senior director role and has worked on other strategy development and acquisition initiatives at Rockwell ...

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