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Merlin Hires Ted Diacoumis as VP of Federal Civilian Programs; David Phelps Comments

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Ted Diacoumis, formerly vice president of application services at AECOM (NYSE: ACM), has joined information technology provider Merlin International as its new vice president of federal civilian programs. Diacoumis brings more than 20 years of experience in commercial and government contracting, with emphasis on IT, software development and systems engineering, Merlin said …

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Army Taps 8 Firms for $675M Enterprise Software Support Contract Modification


The U.S. Army has awarded a potential $675 million contract modification to eight companies to continue to provide information technology systems in support of the service branch’s enterprise software. The Army Contracting Command will obligate funds and work location upon award of each task order and expects contract work to …

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CenturyLink Eyes IT Security Services Growth Through netAura Purchase; Girish Varma Comments


CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has bought Herndon, Virginia-based managed security firm neAura for an undisclosed sum in a push to help organizations to secure their information technology systems. “This acquisition helps us continue to deliver comprehensive security architectures to existing and future customers,” Girish Varma, president of CenturyLink’s global IT services and new …

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ViON Subsidiary Ascolta Names Brad Cox Chief Data Scientist, Clint Green CTO


Ascolta, a subsidiary of ViON, has appointed Brad Cox as chief data scientist and Clint Green as chief technology officer. Cox will be responsible for the design and execution of detection tools intended for network intrusions in his role at the Herndon, Virginia-based analytics firm, Ascolta said Thursday. Prior to …

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Tetra Tech Purchases IT Services Contractor Indus in Data Analytics Market Push

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Pasadena, California-based engineering services contractor Tetra Tech (NASDAQ: TTEK) has purchased information technology services contractor Indus Corp. for an undisclosed sum in a push to expand footprints in markets such as data analytics and geospatial analysis. Vienna, Virginia-headquartered Indus has become a part of Tetra Tech’s water, environment and infrastructure business …

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CACI’s UK Subsidiary Buys Purple Secure Systems; Greg Bradford Comments


CACI International’s (NYSE: CACI) U.K. subsidiary has completed its purchase of software and systems engineering services provider Purple Secure Systems for an undisclosed sum. “The acquisition adds significant growth to CACI Ltd.’s business and contributes to one of our strategic objectives to build a cybersecurity and defense business,” Greg Bradford, CEO …

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Pentagon Kicks Off Bids for $17B ‘Encore III’ IT Contract

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The Defense Department has started to accept bids for a potential 10-year, $17.5 billion contract that will cover global information technology services to military and defense customers, Nextgov reported Thursday. Frank Konkel writes the Defense Information Systems Agency issued the request for proposals for the Encore III contract that is intended as a …

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FTC Approves Dell’s $67B EMC Purchase


The Federal Trade Commission has given Dell the green light to continue its approximately $67 billion cash-and-stock acquisition of enterprise data storage company EMC (NYSE: EMC). FTC approved the potential EMC-Dell combination after a 30-day waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act expired Monday, EMC said Tuesday. “Our teams are …

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Pat Blevins Named General Dynamics IT Solutions Engineering Org VP; Marcus Collier Comments

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Pat Blevins, formerly senior vice president of strategic growth at InfoZen, has been named vice president of the solutions engineering organization at General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) information technology business unit. Blevins will lead the organization that works to deliver platforms to industry and government clients in the areas of cybersecurity, cloud, …

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Assured Enterprises Buys IC, IT Consulting Firm NDAi

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Assured Enterprises has purchased Virginia-based information technology and intelligence community consulting firm Nova Defense & Aerospace International for an undisclosed sum. Assured Enterprises CEO Stephen Soble said Tuesday the acquisition of NDAi is in line with the company’s efforts to boost its cybersecurity platforms and services intended to protect national critical …

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