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SpeedCast International Closes CapRock Communications Business Buy

Global satellite services company SpeedCast International has completed its $425 million cash acquisition of the CapRock Communications business from Harris (NYSE: HRS). Harris said Tuesday it will use proceeds from the sale to reduce debt and return more cash to shareholders. CapRock was part of the Melbourne, Florida-based military radio manufacturer’s critical networks segment and offers managed satellite, …

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Former Vectrus SVP Charles Anderson Joins PAE as Technical Services Group President

Charles Anderson, formerly senior vice president of facility and logistics services at Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) and a retired U.S. Army major general, has been named president of PAE‘s technical services business. PAE said Monday that Anderson will oversee the more than 6, 000-employee technical services unit and the organization’s portfolio of infrastructure and base operations, aviation, expeditionary logistics …

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Roundup of 2016: The Year in Deals, Industry Landscape Changes & more

Our Roundup of 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Calendar year 2016 in the government contracting sector seemed to constantly give us a changing landscape to evaluate and try to forecast the short- and long-term effects of each significant development. …

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State Dept OKs $1.75B Sale of P-8A Patrol Aircraft, Support to Norway

The State Department has approved Norway’s request to buy Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) P-8A patrol aircraft and associated support under a $1.75 billion foreign military sales agreement  with the U.S. government. Norway asked to purchase up to five P-8A aircraft with commercial engines, tactical open mission software, electro-optical and infrared MX-20HD, AN/AAQ-2(V)1 acoustic …

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New CEO Chuck Prow: Vectrus Looks to ‘Fuse Physical & Digital Aspects’ of Logistics Work

Facility and logistics services provider Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) will continue to prioritize information technology and network communications as areas of pursuit for potential growth as the company looks ahead to 2017, its newly-appointed CEO has told GovCon Wire. Colorado Springs-based government services contractor Vectrus has $1.5 billion in bids for new …

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Weekly Roundup December 5 – December 9, 2016: Vectrus Brings Aboard New CEO & more

December 5 – December 9, 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson GovCon industry leaders and observers welcomed Vectrus to the government services landscape in the autumn of 2014 and this week marks the beginning of a new era for …

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Former IBM Govt Lead Chuck Prow Appointed CEO at Vectrus

Chuck Prow, a former head of IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) global government business and a 12-year Big Blue veteran, has joined Colorado Springs-based government services contractor Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) as CEO and board of directors member in a transition that took effect Tuesday. Vectrus announced the transition in a Tuesday release and said Ken …

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Harris to Sell Maritime Comm Business for $425M, First Divestiture Since Jana Pact

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has agreed to sell its maritime energy communications business to global satellite services company SpeedCast International for $425 million in the military radio maker’s first divestiture since its August agreement with activist hedge fund Jana Partners. This move is part of Harris’ larger effort to examine non-core businesses and …

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Weekly Roundup October 3 – October 7, 2016: L-3 Makes Buys, M&A Chatter Around Harris & more

October 3 – October 7, 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson The stalwart GovCon technology maker L-3 Communications extended its profile as an active player in the merger-and-acquisition scene this week and closed its first buys since a large business divestiture …

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September 30 Market Close: GovCon Index Held By Vectrus Plunge Against S&P Gain, Post 2nd Straight Down Month

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index failed to reverse its steep morning decline Friday despite a significant gain by the S&P 500 as a record intraday plunge by Vectrus (NYSE: VEC) on a large contract loss weighed on the GCI against a 2-to-1 ratio in favor of green stocks. Six of the GovCon Index’s 11 S&P 500 …

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