L-3 Acquires RF Microwave Tech Maker Miteq for $41M; John Mega Comments

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L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has purchased radio frequency microwave technology manufacturer Miteq for $41 million and will create a new business that will operate under the name L-3 Narda-Miteq. The transaction will combine Miteq’s RF microwave products and solid-state satellite communications components with similar technologies made by L-3’s Narda Microwave East company that...

Bridget Coulon Named VP of Northrop’s Corporate Office, Enterprise Shared Services HR; Denise Peppard Comments

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Bridget Coulon Bridget Coulon, formerly director of the electronic systems sector at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has been named vice president of human resources for the company’s corporate office and enterprise shared services organization. She will report to Denise Peppard, corporate VP and chief HR officer, and be responsible for the corporate office and ESS organization’s overall human resources...

Michael Pena Named Apprio Homeland Security Practice EVP

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Michael Pena Michael Pena, formerly a division manager at the U.S. Energy Department‘s Brookhaven National Laboratory, has joined Apprio as executive vice president of the Washington-based technology firm’s homeland security business. He comes into the role with 35 years of security and emergency management experience and will lead the organization that provides support work to the Department...

January 21 Market Close: GovCon Index Stays Flat, Earnings Lift US Stocks

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The GovCon Index stayed flat Tuesday with a nominal gain of 0.079 points — or 0.111 percent — to close at 71.212. U.S. markets reacted to reports that the European Central Bank could launch a quantitative easing program for one year and earnings reports from firms such as UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), CNBC reported. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 39.05 points to close at...

GovCon, Intelligence Leaders Talk FY 2015 and Beyond at Potomac Officers Club’s 2015 Intel Summit

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              Partnerships between the government contracting industry and the U.S. intelligence community, as well as the IC’s items of importance were among the key points of discussion at the Potomac Officers Club‘s “2015 Intel Summit” Wednesday in McLean, Virginia. More than 300 executives from the GovCon and public sector arenas heard...

Anthony Mifsud to Succeed Stephen Riffee as COPT EVP, CFO

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Anthony Mifsud, senior vice president of finance and treasurer at Corporate Office Properties Trust, will succeed Stephen Riffee as executive VP and chief financial officer on Feb. 4. COPT said Tuesday that Scott Robuck, who joined the company in 2010, will be VP of finance and corporate treasurer. Mifsud has been with COPT since 2007 and has managed its financial planning and analysis functions as...

Gary Nabors: CSC Arm to Assess New Compounds for NIH’s Anti-Infectives Program

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A Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) company has won a 10-year, $90 million follow-on contract to examine infectious disease therapeutics for the National Institutes of Health’s anti-infectives program. DynPort Vaccine Company LLC will conduct first phase clinical trials of new compounds to support the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ therapeutic products study, CSC said...

Ron Foudray Named Northrop Info Systems BD VP; Kathy Warden Comments

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Ron Foudray Ron Foudray, formerly vice president of business development with the cyber division of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has been named VP of business development for the company’s information systems sector. He will oversee the sector’s initiatives to identify, assess and capture business opportunities across targeted growth areas worldwide, Northrop said Tuesday. Foudray will also work...

Keith Cooper Named SVP of Cubic Mission Support Services Segment; Bill Toti Comments

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Keith Cooper Keith Cooper, formerly a business development executive and director of logistics and training at Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), has joined Cubic (NYSE: CUB) as senior vice president of the mission support services unit’s operations support and education group. Cubic said Tuesday Cooper will be in charge of business development and customer partnership functions within OSEG and report to...

Former OFPP Chief Joseph Jordan Promoted to CEO at FedBid; Ted Leonsis Comments

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Joseph Jordan Joseph Jordan, FedBid‘s public sector president and former Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator, has elevated to the role of chief executive officer at FedBid and the appointment took effect Jan. 1. The company said Tuesday Jordan has led its public sector business in working with federal agencies to leverage reverse auction to save approximately $100 million in...