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Weekly Roundup Sept 28 – Oct 2 2015: Frank Kendall’s Outlook on Defense Sector Consolidation & More


Weekly Roundup Sept 28 – Oct 2 2015 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson The military’s chief weapons buyer sought to throw cold water this week on the idea of consolidation among the U.S.’ largest prime contractors in a year that has …

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Exelis to Assist in Navy EW Decoy Research, Testing

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TYSONS CORNER, VA September 29, 2015 — Harris (NYSE: HRS) company Exelis will provide engineering and technical support to the Naval Research Laboratory’s tactical electronic warfare division under a $53.5 million contract through September 2018, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Defense Department said the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost only contract includes research …

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Weekly Roundup Sept 7 – Sept 11 2015: PSC’s Impending Leadership Transition & more


Weekly Roundup Sept 7 – Sept 11 2015 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson An association that represents the government services sector has previewed an impending leadership transition in the same year that the defense industry’s main trade group also announced its own change …

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Harris Tops Wall Street’s 4Q Earnings, Revenue Forecasts


Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has reported fiscal year 2015 fourth quarter earnings of $1.32 per share, a figure adjusted for one-time gains and costs and seven cents higher than the Wall Street forecast of $1.21 per share. The Melbourne, Fla.-based communications technology maker included in its fourth quarter results activity …

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Exelis to Produce Jammer Systems for US Navy

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Exelis has been awarded a $97,303,380 contract to manufacture onboard jammer systems for the U.S. Navy. The company will also repair test assets and field support for lot 12 of the integrated defensive electronic countermeasures AN/ALQ-214(V)4/5 systems, the Defense Department said Thursday. Exelis will perform work in New Jersey, California, New …

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Harris to Keep HQ in Melbourne FL, House Critical Networks Segment in Herndon VA


Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has decided to maintain its corporate headquarters in Melbourne, Fla. and will also base two of its four newly-formed business segments in the state following the company’s $4.75-billion purchase of Exelis that closed in May. Both the electronic systems and space and intelligence systems segments will be based in Palm Bay, …

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Navy Picks 7 Firms to Help Design, Build Unmanned Marine Tech


Seven companies will compete for task orders under a U.S. Navy contract to produce hardware and software for unmanned maritime systems intended to detect mines. The Defense Department said Monday the potential three-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract could run through July 5, 2018 and covers design, fabrication, installation, test and evaluation, fielding, …

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Harris Unveils Company’s New Structure Post-Exelis Acquisition; William Brown Comments

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Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has unveiled the company’s new business structure that will take effect Friday, almost one month after the defense and communications technology maker closed its $4.75 billion acquisition of Exelis. Harris said Wednesday its reorganization into four business units will coincide with the end of the company’s 2016 fiscal year on Friday. …

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Former Exelis CEO David Melcher Appointed AIA Chief Executive

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David Melcher, formerly CEO of defense technology manufacturer Exelis (NYSE: XLS), will join the Aerospace Industries Association trade group as president and CEO on June 8, the AIA said Thursday. Melcher led McLean, Va.-based Exelis through its October 2011 spinoff from ITT Corp. (NYSE: ITT) into an independent company and May 2015 sale …

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June 1: GovCon Index Rises, Stocks Gain on Manufacturing Data


The GovCon Index started the week with a close in positive territory — a gain of 2.498 points, or 3.361 percent, to end the day at 76.805. Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL), the Iowa-based avionics maker, replaced the Exelis as an Index company Monday to maintain the number of listed companies at 30. U.S. stocks climbed after …

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