CSC Vet Sam Visner Joins ICF as Cybersecurity Business SVP, GM

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Sam Visner Sam Visner, a 35-year cybersecurity and intelligence veteran and a former Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) executive, has joined ICF International as senior vice president and general manager of the Fairfax, Virginia-based company’s cybersecurity business. “Sam is a recognized authority in cyber policy, programs and technology. Bringing Sam to ICF demonstrates our commitment...

Army Plans FY 2016 Battlefield Intell Tech Development Competition

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The U.S. Army is preparing to open a competition for a new military information technology system that would help the branch collect, analyze and share intelligence data, DoD Buzz reported Thursday. Brendan McGarry writes the service issued a request for information on Wednesday for its Distributed Common Ground System Increment 2 program. The branch wants industry to propose ideas on how the military...

Sotera Lands Army Intell System Sustainment Task Order; Deb Alderson Comments

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Deb Alderson Sotera Defense Solutions will help the U.S. Army integrate and sustain field software for intelligence systems the branch uses worldwide under a two-year, $87 million task order. The company said Tuesday that the Army awarded the order under the Software and Systems Engineering Services Next Generation contract vehicle, through which the branch acquires engineering and scientific support...

Craig Cooning Appointed President of Boeing’s Network and Space Business; Chris Chadwick Comments

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Craig Cooning Craig Cooning, the former vice president and general manager of space and intelligence systems within Boeing‘s [NYSE: BA] network and space business, has succeeded Roger Krone as president of the N&SS, Boeing said Tuesday. Krone has joined Reston, Va.-based Leidos, where he will serve as the company’s second CEO. “Since joining Boeing nine years ago, Craig has...

Marillyn Hewson: Lockheed Seeks to Complement Intell Sharing Tech Portfolio With Zeta Associates Buy

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Marillyn Hewson Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has agreed to purchase Zeta Associates, a data-exchange technology provider to the defense and intelligence sectors, for an undisclosed amount. “Zeta Associates’ expertise in cross-platform information collection, analysis and dissemination is an ideal complement to our national security capabilities,” Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed president...

Air Force Awards Lockheed $2B for Missile Warning Satellite Production

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $1.86 billion fixed-price contract to Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for work to complete production of two satellites as part of a system designed to give early warnings of ballistic missile launches. Lockheed said Tuesday that the Space Based Infrared System is intended to have a mix of company-built Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellites, hosted payloads in a highly...

Steven Rizzi Joins PAR Government Systems as National Capital Region VP; Stephen Lynch Comments

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Steven Rizzi, a former SAIC (NYSE: SAI) executive, has joined PAR Technology (NYSE: PAR) subsidiary PAR Government Systems Corp. as vice president for national capital region operations. The intelligence industry veteran will report to ISR Innovations Vice President Matthew Cicchinelli and lead both business expansion and other initiatives, PAR said Thursday. At SAIC, Rizzi helped lead technology...

Preferred Systems Solutions Acquires Buys Envision Technical Services; Scott Goss Comments

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Preferred Systems Solutions has acquired Envision Technical Services, a provider of applications to intelligence and defense clients, for an undisclosed sum. Scott Goss, president and CEO of PSS, said Tuesday the company intends to grow its services and offerings for the national security community through the transaction. “The acquisition of ETS brings a 22-year track record of outstanding customer...

Amr ElSawy: Noblis Buys National Security Partners to Expand Intell Services

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Amr ElSawy Noblis has bought National Security Partners LLC, a consulting and technical services provider in the intelligence community, for an undisclosed amount. “This acquisition strengthens Noblis’ ability to innovate and increases the immediate value we deliver in support of our national security and intelligence mission,” Amr ElSawy, Noblis president and CEO, said Monday. Roger...

John Hillen: GovCon Services Market ‘Leaving Its Teenage Years,’ Entering New Maturation Phase

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The GovCon services market is entering a new phase of maturity and leaving a part of a nearly five-decade timespan that “might be seen as its teenage years,” former Sotera Defense Solutions CEO John Hillen wrote in a May 20 guest column for Washington Technology. Hillen, executive in residence and professor of practice at George Mason University’s School of Management, is charting the...