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Jeff DeMarrais Named New CA Tech Chief Communications Officer

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TYSONS CORNER, VA June 29, 2015 — GovCon Executive reported Friday on Jeff DeMarrais assuming the role of senior vice president and chief communications officer at CA Technologies (Nasdaq: CA) from July 20. DeMarrais joins CA Tech after 18 years at GE, where he occupied various leadership positions, most currently ...

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L-3 Sells Sports TV Tech Business to Slate Capital Group; Parker Davis Comments


Slate Capital Group has purchased sports television technology maker Broadcast Sports Inc. from L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) for an undisclosed amount. BSI will operate under the name Broadcast Sports International LLC after Slate Capital completes the acquisition and Peter Larsson will continue to lead the business, Slate Capital said Monday. Parker Davis, managing member ...

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Reuters: Finmeccanica Taps US Investment Bank to Help Offer DRS Pieces for Sale


U.S. investment bank Jefferies Group LLC will send out invitations next week in an effort to seek out potential offers for selected business units of U.S. defense contractor DRS Technologies, Reuters reported Tuesday. Pamela Barbaglia and Mike Stone report that Italian conglomerate Finmeccanica, DRS’ owners, have identified its aviation and logistics ...

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Harris Signs Deal to Purchase Exelis for $4.75B in Cash, Stock


Communications technology maker Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has agreed to purchase defense electronics manufacturer Exelis (NYSE: XLS) in a cash-and-stock transaction with an enterprise value of $4.75 billion, or $23.75 per share, the companies said Friday. The price of the deal — Harris’ largest acquisition in company history — is a premium ...

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Boeing to Provide More Radios for USAF Search & Rescue Communications; Steve Capps Comments

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Boeing (NYSE: BA) will supply the U.S. Air Force with additional Combat Survivor Evader Locator radios and modernize the communication system’s global base station network under a new contract worth $9.7 million. The company said Thursday it received an order for 336 CSEL radios as well as speed and security upgrades to support communications during combat search-and-rescue ...

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Cubic Buys DTECH LABS for $114.5M; Bradley Feldmann Comments

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Cubic Corp. (NYSE: CUB) has acquired modular networking and baseband communications equipment provider DTECH LABS Inc. for $114.5 million. Bradley Feldmann, president and CEO of Cubic, said Tuesday the DTECH acquisition is part of the company’s “near-term strategy to build a niche $100 [million] to $200 million C4ISR business generating ...

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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 ...

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VA Plans 5-Year HF Emergency Comms Network Contract

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The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to build a high-frequency radio system for VA medical facilities to transmit and receive information in the event of an emergency. VA said Tuesday it plans to issue a five-year, firm-fixed-price contract for technology, installation, assessment, certification and training services to support the ...

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Jim Scott Named DRS Aviation, Comms & HS Group President

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Jim Scott, a 10-year veteran of DRS Technologies, has been appointed to lead the company’s aviation, communications and homeland security business unit as president. He most recently held the vice president and general manager roles within the global enterprise solutions group and has led support work for several U.S. military ...

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Harris Receives $19M Air Force Falcon Wideband Radio Order

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has won a $19 million contract to supply wideband radio systems to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command. The company will provide up to 1,500 Falcon III AN/PRC-152A radios and accessories that AFSOC intends to use for ground-to-air communications and situational awareness missions, Harris said Tuesday. Harris designed the wideband tactical ...

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