Former DoD Counsel Kathy Brown Joins Covington & Burling

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Kathy Brown, formerly an associate general counsel at the Defense Department, has joined Covington & Burling as a special counsel and will focus on the firm’s aerospace, defense and security industry portfolio. “I look forward to assisting Covington clients in navigating the labyrinth of government acquisition regulations and the daunting M&A process in the defense industry and...

Ralph Shrader Says Booz Allen Will Continue to Evolve as it Pursues Growth

Ralph Shrader Booz Allen Hamilton leader Ralph Shrader has held the chief executive role at the Tysons Corner, Va.-based government services provider since 1999, and has overseen several important changes at the firm, including the separation of its government and commercial businesses and its transition into a public company. Marjorie Censer of the Washington Post reports that Shrader believes Booz...

Deltek Study: Contractor Profits Up, Win Rates Stable

Deltek‘s ongoing Clarity study on the government contracting industry shows an improved outlook among respondents following a two-year budget resolution in Congress and mixed preliminary results based on assessments of business metrics, the Washington Post reported Saturday. Initial data on profits, win rates and mergers and acquisition activity “reflect the difficult year that was 2013,”...

Video: Lockheed CEO Marillyn Hewson on Govt Budgets, International Sales, F-35 Program & More

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Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin chairman, president and CEO, recently spoke with Bloomberg’s Peter Cook about a range of topics, including how international sales fit into the Bethesda, Md.-based aerospace, defense and security contractor’s future plans and her perspective on the current budget environment. “I must say I’m very encouraged that we do have two years of stability...

Tom McCabe to Join Orbital Sciences Jan. 6 as SVP, General Counsel & Secretary

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Tom McCabe will join space technology firm Orbital Sciences Corp. as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary on Jan. 6, 2014, and will lead the company’s legal, regulatory affairs and ethics and compliance functions out of Dulles, Va. McCabe brings more than 20 years of executive legal and operations leadership at high-technology companies and currently serves as SVP and general...

Holly Beveridge Named Vistronix CFO; John Hassoun Comments

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Holly Beveridge, a more than 25-year contracting veteran, has been appointed chief financial officer at Reston, Va.-based national security technology provider Vistronix. Beveridge is a certified public accountant and will be responsible for overseeing the financial activities of the entire organization in her new position, Vistronix said Nov. 11. John Hassoun, Vistronix corporate president, said Beveridge...

Peter Doolan Joins as SVP for Global Enterprise Sales Engineering

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Peter Doolan, Twenty-two-year Oracle veteran Peter Doolan has joined as senior vice president of global enterprise sales engineering. Doolan previously served as group vice president and chief technology officer for Oracle’s public sector operations, where he led the design and construction of information management solutions and oversaw support of Oracle sales to...

EXCLUSIVE: Ron Police, Former Apple Government Lead, Joins SAP National Security Services

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Ron Police, the former vice president of Apple Government, has joined SAP National Security Services (NS2), the independent national security and critical infrastructure contracting subsidiary of SAP, GovCon Wire has learned. Police developed strategies, built up a sales organization and launched mobility solutions for federal, state and local governments for Apple, where he was responsible for all...

AMERICAN SYSTEMS Leadership Talks Transition, Opportunities After Buying SAIC’s T&E Business

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Executives Joe Kopfman, Peter Smith, Chris Braccio and Jason Frye break down the deal and its impact on the Chantilly, Va.-based professional, technical and information technology services contractor. In September 2012, AMERICAN SYSTEMS announced it would purchase SAIC‘s test and evaluation business as it looked to capture opportunities “in a market that traditionally experiences remarkable...

Bob Kipps: As Sellers Return, Sustained Buyer Interest Could Buoy GovCon M&A in 2nd Half of 2013

Rising From the Abyss? Bob Kipps, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Company As industry dealmakers know, government services and defense deal closings during first half of this year were hollowed out by the double whammy of higher capital gain taxes and advent of sequestration that occurred earlier this year. Anticipation of those two major events caused a noticeable pull forward of deal...

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