BAE to Pay $232M Cash for Commercial Cyber Services Firm SilverSky; Ian King Comments

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BAE Systems PLC has agreed to acquire commercial cybersecurity services provider Perimeter Internetworking Corp. — which does business as SilverSky — for $232.5 million cash. BAE expects to close the transaction before the end of this calendar year upon the receipt of regulatory approvals, the London-based defense contractor said Tuesday. SilverSky, which operates primarily in the...

Boeing, SpaceX Win NASA Commercial Space Transportation Contracts

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Elon Musk’s startup firm SpaceX have both won contracts to transport U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station for NASA. Charles Bolden, NASA administrator, said in a press conference Tuesday from Kennedy Space Center that the contracts are worth up to $6.8 billion combined, with up to $4.2 billion for Boeing and $2.6 billion for SpaceX. Boeing will...

Stephen Warren: VA to Acquire ‘Commercial, Off-The-Shelf’ Scheduling System

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The Department of Veterans Affairs intends to issue a request for proposals by the end of September 2014 to acquire a new medical appointment scheduling system that would contain new management-based scheduling software. “VA chose a full- and open-competitive strategy to acquire a ‘commercial, off-the-shelf’ scheduling system,” Stephen Warren, the VA’s chief information officer, said Monday. “We...

Air Force Picks 14 Firms for $494M Hosted Payload IDIQ

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded positions on a potential $494 million contract to 14 companies for products and services to help the government obtained commercial hosting tools for its payloads. The firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a five-year ordering period and covers work through Jan. 31, 2029, the Defense Department said Thursday. Vendors with positions on...

Hans Hollister to Head L-3’s Global Solutions Unit; Les Rose Comments

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Hans Hollister Hans Hollister, formerly senior vice president of business development for L-3 Communications‘ (NYSE: LLL) national security solutions business segment, has been appointed general manager of the segment’s newly-formed global solutions unit. The 21-year company veteran will oversee strategic direction for the unit in commercial and international markets, L-3 said Thursday. “(Hollister)...

Rafael Borras, Former DHS Undersecretary, Takes Senior Adviser Role at AT Kearney

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Rafael Borras Rafael Borras, formerly undersecretary of management and acting deputy secretary at the Department of Homeland Security, has joined A.T. Kearney‘s consulting practice as a senior adviser. “His combination of public and private sector leadership experience will be particularly important as we help public sector organizations fulfill their missions with leading practices drawn...

Keith Trippie on His New Business Ventures and Transforming Federal IT with Commercial Models

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Keith Trippie Former top Department of Homeland Security official Keith Trippie, who recently rejoined the private sector after more than 10 years with DHS, has embarked on two entrepreneurial business ventures that will be active in the federal and commercial technology spaces, Trippie told GovCon Wire in an interview. Trippie is currently establishing the Trippie Group LLC, a consulting firm that...

Teri Takai: DoD Plans to Authorize 9 Cloud Providers

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The Pentagon aims to further expand commercial cloud availability throughout the military with a plan to certify nine companies to run the services for the military, FCW reported Thursday. Adam Mazmanian writes Chief Information Officer Teri Takai told a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing last week that the move was part of the Defense Department’s “aggressive push” toward commercial cloud...

Peter Oosterveer Appointed Fluor COO in Realignment; David Seaton Comments

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Peter Oosterveer, formerly president of Fluor Corp.’s (NYSE: FLR) energy and chemicals group, has been promoted to chief operating officer at the Irving, Texas-based energy and construction services contractor. He will lead the company’s commercial business lines and Fluor will create a new organization based on its work in commercial markets, Fluor said Monday. David Seaton, Fluor chairman...

Janet Foutty Adds New Role of Deloitte Federal Practice Head; Jim Moffatt Comments

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Janet Foutty Janet Foutty, national managing director of the federal consulting practice at Deloitte Consulting LLP, has been appointed to also serve as leader of Deloitte‘s federal practice. She succeeds Maritza Montiel, who will continue as deputy CEO of Deloitte LLP, and also serve as senior partner and adviser to the federal practice, Deloitte said Thursday. Jim Moffatt, chairman and CEO...