A-T Solutions to Help US Marine Corps Train on Counter-IED

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U.S. Army photo A-T Solutions has received a $32.8 million task order to deliver training services for the U.S. Marine Corps Engineer School’s counter-IED training program. A-T Solutions will collaborate with the Marine Corps Engineer School to develop and deliver Defeat the Device training services to Marine Corps bases in North Carolina, California and Japan, the company said Wednesday. The...

State Dept Approves $188M F-16 Sustainment Services Sale to Greece

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Greece has placed an order for F-16 aircraft sustainment and related services by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) through a $188 million foreign military sale agreement with the State Department. The NATO ally requested for electronic combat security assistance, engine management, technical coordination, structural integrity, hardware and software support, repair,...

Patricia Lewis, Jennifer Whitlow Promoted to SVP Ranks at Lockheed

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has promoted Patricia Lewis to senior vice president of human resources and Jennifer Whitlow to SVP of communications effective January 1, 2015. The company said Tuesday Lewis and Whitlow were also elected to the corporate leadership team as part of their appointment. Lewis, with 25 years of experience on global HR strategy, is currently HR vice president at Lockheed’s...

Jim Mocarski: Northrop Awarded $116M Air Force, Marine Targeting System Upgrades Contract

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Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a $116 million contract to modernize AN/AAQ-28(V) LITENING targeting and sensor systems used by the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Marine Corps. The company will upgrade the targeting pods to the LITENING G4 configuration as well as provide spares for the active Air Force, Reserve, National Guard and Marines, Northrop said Tuesday. Jim Mocarski, vice president...

November 18 Market Close: GovCon Index Rises as Traders Find Positivity From Japan, Europe

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The GovCon Index rose 0.9 percent during Tuesday’s trading day to close at 69.350. ATK (NYSE: ATK) and Orbital Sciences (NYSE: ORB) recorded the largest increases among listed companies as both firms said Tuesday they will continue to pursue the two-part transaction that sees ATK’s sporting group become an independent company and Orbital acquire ATK’s aerospace and defense businesses. Many...

ATK, Orbital Delay Expected Merger Closure Date to February

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ATK (NYSE: ATK) and Orbital Sciences (NYSE: ORB) have delayed their expected closure date for the spinoff of ATK’s sporting group and the merger between Orbital and ATK’s aerospace and defense groups to February. The companies said Monday they have also rescheduled their stockholder meetings to Jan. 27, 2015 from the previous announced date of Dec. 9, 2014 for ATK stockholders to decide...

EMCOR to Monitor DHS Facility Contractors; Mike Rodgers Comments

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Mike Rodgers A subsidiary of EMCOR Group (NYSE: EME) has been selected to monitor contractors and subcontractors of a Department of Homeland Security facility in Washington. EMCOR Government Services booked the contract during the third quarter of its 2014 fiscal year and the company will also provide engineering services to DHS, EMCOR said Tuesday. “EGS staff is specially trained and possesses...

Mary Craft: NGA Taps Leidos for Maritime Geospatial Project Support

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Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has been awarded a potential $31 million contract to provide geospatial services for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency‘s data services program. The data services will serve as a source for the completion of maritime products such as the U.S. Navy‘s ship navigation digital data and digital files for hardcopy charts and maritime publications, Leidos said...

Rick Fitz Named VP of IT Markets at Splunk; Steve Sommer Comments

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Rick Fitz Rick Fitz, former vice president of product strategy and management at Thomson Reuters‘ (NYSE: TRI) MarkMonitor subsidiary, will work as VP of information technology markets at Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK). Splunk said Monday Fitz will be in charge of global market strategy for IT operations and application delivery and lead a team of marketing, product and business development and sales...

Harris Receives $160M Tactical Radios Order from Canada; Brendan O’Connell Comments

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Brendan O’Connell Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has won a potential four-year, $160 million contract to provide Canada’s armed forces with radio products designed to transmit voice, imagery and data in the battlefield. The Canadian military will receive Harris’ AN/PRC-152A and AN/PRC-117G wideband handheld and manpack radios as well as high-frequency RF-7800H tactical radios, Harris said...