Google Acquires Solar-Powered UAV Maker Titan Aerospace

Google has purchased New Mexico-based unmanned aerial vehicle manufacturer Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed amount as the search giant seeks to build up its image collection and remote area access offerings, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Alistair Barr and Reed Albergotti write that Titan’s nearly 20 employees will remain in Mexico and continue to be led by CEO Van Raburn. Titan builds...

Report: Boeing Eyes Mercury Systems Acquisition

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Boeing (NYSE:BA) is exploring a potential acquisition of digital imaging processing and big data processing technology maker Mercury Systems (NASDAQ: MRCY), Reuters reported Friday. Nicola Leske and Mike Stone write that Boeing wants to increase its presence in the commercial aerospace component sector and access Mercury’s microprocessor business. Evercore Partners has been hired to help Mercury...

Mike Corkery: Deltek Aims to Complement ERP Portfolio With Sohnar Acquisition

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Mike Corkery Deltek has acquired London-based program management application developer Sohnar for an undisclosed amount in a move aimed at expanding Deltek’s professional services automation portfolio. Sohnar makes the cloud-based Traffic LIVE product for users to create estimates and quotes and schedule resources for projects.Deltek announced  Thursday. Traffic LIVE contains an online studio,...

Wayne Williams: Embarcadero Makes Data Architecture Push, Buys CA’s Data Modeling Business

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Embarcadero Technologies intends to acquire the data modeling business of CACompetitive Advocate or Certification Authority Technologies for an undisclosed amount in a move aimed at adding new channel partners and accessing broader markets. “Data architecture is now the biggest part of Embarcadero’s business and represents our significant commitment to the category,” Wayne Williams,...

Marillyn Hewson: Lockheed to Buy Industrial Defender for Commercial Cyber Push

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Marillyn Hewson Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has moved to expand its cybersecurity business by agreeing to buy Foxborough, Mass.-based Industrial Defender for an undisclosed amount. Lockheed expects to close the transaction within 30 days subject to customary closing conditions, Lockheed said Wednesday. “Industrial Defender’s expertise in cyber security for critical infrastructure is a natural...

Michael Strianese: L-3 Buys Data Tactics Corp. for Analytics Market Push

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L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has purchased big data analytics and cloud computing services provider Data Tactics Corp. for an undisclosed sum. McLean, Va.-based Data Tactics is a prime contractor for several national security programs in the areas of big data management and analysis, L-3 said Wednesday. Data Tactics’ customers include agencies in the military, government, public safety and...

George Pedersen: ManTech Targets DHS Growth With Allied Technology Group Purchase

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George Pedersen ManTech International (NASDAQ: MANT) has acquired engineering and information management services contractor Allied Technology Group for an undisclosed amount. Rockville, Md-based Allied Technology holds positions on two Department of Homeland Security acquisition vehicles that are worth up to $33 billion combined for all awardees, ManTech said Wednesday. “This acquisition is...

Camber to Buy Avaya Government Solutions’ IT Consulting Arm; Pierre-Paul Allard, Walter Batson Comment

Camber Corp. has moved to build up its lifecycle support services portfolio by agreeing to buy Avaya Government Solutions‘ information technology professional services consulting group for $100 million. The companies expect to close the deal within 90 days, pending regulatory approvals and other closing conditions, Avaya said Monday. Avaya will keep its portfolio of federal product sales and...

Todd Stottlemyer: Acentia Adds New CDC Contract Vehicle Spot Through BCA Acquisition

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Todd Stottlemyer Acentia has moved to grow its healthcare information technology market footprint by purchasing IT services contractor Business Computer Applications for an undisclosed amount. Atlanta-based BCA has more than 30 employees that work in Atlanta and in Hyattsville, Md., Acentia said Monday. Todd Stottlemyer, Acentia CEO, said his company will hold a position on the Centers for Disease...

Tony Smeraglinolo: Engility Targets New Contract Vehicles As DRC Buy Closes

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Tony Smeraglinolo Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) has closed its $11.50-per-share acquisition of Dynamics Research Corp. as part of a growth strategy to target markets such as healthcare and homeland security. DRC holds 300 active contracts and that figure includes several positions on indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quality contract vehicles awarded by the Defense Department and civilian agencies, Engility...

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