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Gus Bontzos to Head Peraton’s Defense & Electronic Warfare Sector; Stu Shea Comments

Gus Bontzos, formerly vice president and general manager of Peraton’s former advanced solutions organization, has been appointed president of the Herndon, Virginia-based company’s defense and electronic warfare sector. The defense and electronic warfare is one of the two newly established sectors that will serve as Peraton’s research-and-development center and support work …

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State Dept OKs Poland’s $200M Follow-On Request for F-16 Sustainment Services

The State Department has given Poland the green light to procure follow-on F-16 aircraft  sustainment and support services from the U.S. government under a potential $200 million foreign military sales deal. Poland requested the procurement of aircraft maintenance, upgrades and overhaul support, technical documentation, engineering, spare and repair parts, test equipment and logistics support …

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HDS Federal CFO Don Godwin to Join HII as Newport News Shipbuilding Division Finance Chief

Don Godwin, chief financial officer of Hitachi Data Systems‘ federal business, will officially join Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) on Sept. 5 as CFO and vice president of business management at the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. He will bring more than 20 years of finance and business management experience to his next position …

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Jeremy Wensinger, James Winner, Robert Giannetta Join Executive Team at Former Harris IT Business

Jeremy Wensinger, James Winner and Robert Giannetta have been appointed to leadership positions at MHVC Acquisition Corp. — formerly known as the government information technology services business of Harris (NYSE: HRS). Investment firm Veritas Capital finalized its purchase of Harris IT Services for approximately $690 million in April and renamed the business MHVC Acquisition Corp. Herndon, …

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State Dept Clears US’ $1B P-8A Aircraft, Associated Support Deal With New Zealand

The State Department has approved New Zealand’s request to purchase four P-8A patrol aircraft and associated support under a potential $1.5 billion foreign military sales agreement with the U.S. government. New Zealand requested commercial engines, Tactical Open Mission Software, electro-optical and infrared MX-20HD, AN/AAQ-2(V)1 acoustic system, AN/APY-10 radar, ALQ-240 electronic support measures and …

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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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