Greg Hill to Lead Chertoff Group’s New Texas Offices; Chad Sweet Comments

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Greg Hill, a principal at The Chertoff Group, has been appointed to manage operations at the company’s newly opened offices in Austin and Houston. He brings knowledge of modern security threats as well as experience in business leadership and advisory to his new position, CEO and co-founder Chad Sweet said Tuesday. “With deep Texas roots and a unique combination of homeland security experience...

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...

Tetra Tech to Provide FAA IT, Security Programs Support

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Tetra Tech Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) will provide information technology and security programs support services to the Federal Aviation Administration under a potential $76 million contract. The company will also perform cybersecurity-related work and help the FAA to handle hazardous materials tracking systems, the company said Wednesday. The FAA’s office of security and hazardous materials safety IT...

Good Technology Buys Fixmo’s US, Sentinel Integrity Services Assets; Christy Wyatt Comments

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Good Technology has moved to grow its public sector business by acquiring certain assets of Fixmo such as Fixmo U.S. and the Sentinel Integrity Services business. Good Technology will incorporate the Fixmo assets into its mobility platform, work to expand its employee base and further the company’s research and development initiatives with Fixmo’s Virginia and Canada offices following the acquisition,...

Chuck Prow Elevates at IBM to Lead Global Government Sales

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Chuck Prow Chuck Prow, managing partner responsible for IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) global public sector, has been elevated to the role of industry general manager for global governments and will oversee the firm’s sales in hardware, software and services to government globally, Prow broke to GovCon Wire this week. The consulting and technology veteran is now responsible for the firm’s growth...

Gerry Decker Joins OMNIPLEX as Chief Growth Officer; Mike Santelli Comments

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Gerry Decker, formerly a president at Project Team Solutions, has joined OMNIPLEX World Services Corp. as chief growth officer, OMNIPLEX has confirmed to GovConWire. In his new role, Decker will be responsible for OMNIPLEX’s business development, strategy, marketing and corporate development functions as well as overseeing new service development, partnering and expansion efforts in the government...

Rakesh Sharma: Ultra Electronics Targets Security Sector with Forensic Tech Buy

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Ultra Electronics Holdings has acquired ballistics identification and forensic analysis provider Forensic Technology WAI Inc. for approximately $86 million. Forensic Technology, a Montreal, Canada-based company, will retain its current management team and operate within Ultra’s tactical and sonar systems division from Forensic Technology’s existing headquarters, Ultra said Monday. Rakesh Sharma,...

Air Force Taps 12 Companies for $900M Homeland Defense R&D IDIQ

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded positions on a potential five-year, $900 million contract to 12 companies for research and development work in the homeland defense and security technical areas. The Air Force Installation Contracting Agency received 13 offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract through a full and open competition and a small business reservation, the Defense Department...

KippsDeSanto: Aerospace, Defense M&A Deals Eye Power Distribution Sector

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KippsDeSanto believes UEC Electronics’ acquisition of defense and security products provider Arotech shows that aerospace and defense companies are looking to power distribution and management technologies for mergers-and-acquisition deals. The deal also demonstrates an attraction towards budgeted and long-term programs that support industry and military initiatives, the investment bank said Thursday. Companies...

Army Picks 6 Contractors for $461M Program Mgmt IDIQ

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Six companies have won positions on a potential five-year, $461 million contract for program management support services to the U.S. Army‘s program executive office for enterprise information systems. The Army Contracting Command at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. received 24 bids for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contract via the Internet, the Defense Department said...