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Comtech to Buy TeleCommunication Systems for $431M in US Govt Contract, Public Safety Expansion Push

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Melville, New York-based Comtech Communications (Nasdaq: CMTL) has agreed to purchase Telecommunication Systems (Nasdaq: TSYS) for approximately $430.8 million cash in a deal aimed to create a company with a balanced footprint in both the U.S. government contracting and public safety markets. Comtech said Monday it expects to close the transaction by the end …

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Weekly Roundup Nov 9 – Nov 13 2015: BAE’s Decision Gives Some US Govt Services M&A Clarity & more

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Weekly Roundup Nov 9 – Nov 13 2015 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson What will the U.S. government services market look like when we enter 2016 and who will be in it? We received some clarity to that question early Thursday morning …

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Chris Smith: DHS Picks AT&T for Einstein 3 Accelerated Intrusion Prevention Support

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 13, 2015 — AT&T (NYSE: T) will support the Department of Homeland Security‘s Einstein 3 Accelerated program and work to help federal civilian agencies secure their systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Chris Smith, vice president for technology at AT&T’s government solutions business, wrote in a blog entry posted Wednesday that …

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TWD Receives $99M USCIS Record Maintenance Task Order; Larry Besterman Comments


TWD & Associates has received a $98.8 million task order from the Department of Homeland Security to maintain the records system portfolio of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The company will work with partners Calibre Systems and General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) to maintain code and develop applications for USCIS, TWD said …

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Weekly Roundup Oct 19 – Oct 23 2015: Contracting Giants Kick Off 3Q Earnings Season & more


Weekly Roundup Oct 19 – Oct 23 2015 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Three of the U.S.’ five largest government contractors and members of Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index ushered in the latest round of earnings reports this week and …

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Weekly Roundup Oct 12 – Oct 16 2015: Frank Kendall Expands Thoughts on Defense Sector Consolidation Prospects & more

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Weekly Roundup Oct 12 – Oct 16 2015 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson The military’s chief weapons buyer took to the TV airwaves this week to expand further on his message that the defense prime contractor landscape should remain in …

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Phyllis Schneck: Gov’t-Industry Trust Key to US Cyber, Physical Infrastructure Defense


Trusted relationships between government and private businesses are priority number one for the Department of Homeland Security‘s effort to protect U.S. cyber and physical infrastructure, a lead DHS official told the Potomac Officers Club Thursday. Phyllis Schneck, deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate, said cooperative research and development agreements …

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Weekly Roundup Oct 5 – Oct 9 2015: CNBC’s Jim Cramer Talks Up Defense Stocks as 3Q Earnings Season Looms & more

PACIFIC OCEAN (March 26, 2009) The San Diego-based guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65) fires a missile Thursday, March 26, 2009 during training exercise Stellar Daggers in the Pacific Ocean. Benfold engaged multiple targets with Standard Missile-2 (SM-2) Block IIIA and modified SM-2 BLK IV missiles. The overall objective of Stellar Daggers was to test the Aegis system's sea-based ability to simultaneously detect, track, engage and destroy multiple incoming air and ballistic missile threats during terminal or final phase of flight. The Benfold’s Aegis Weapons System successfully detected and intercepted a cruise missile target with a SM-2 BLK IIIA, while simultaneously detecting and intercepting an incoming SRBM target with a modified SM-2 BLK IV. This is the first time the fleet has successfully tested the Aegis system's ability to intercept both an SRBM in terminal phase and a low-altitude cruise missile target at the same time. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

Weekly Roundup Oct 5 – Oct 9 2015 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson One of the most listened-to voices in business media singled out the defense sector and one of its biggest players as among the best performers during recent …

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Former DHS CIO Richard Spires Named Learning Tree CEO; David Collins Comments

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Richard Spires, formerly CEO of software firm Resilient Network Systems, has joined IT training provider Learning Tree International as CEO. Learning Tree said Wednesday Spires will succeed David Collins, who has left the executive position but will remain with the company as chairman of the board and management adviser. “I am pleased that Richard …

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Mac Curtis: Vencore Secures IT Support Work for FPS Mission Under EAGLE II

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, October 6, 2015 — The Department of Homeland Security has chosen Vencore to carry out an information technology support services contract worth $43 million in support of the National Protection and Programs Directorate’s Federal Protective Service program. According to Vencore, the work falls under the EAGLE II vehicle and …

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