Paul Desilets, Joe Bopp Join CHSi Senior Leadership; Gary Palmer Comments

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Paul Desilets and Joseph Bopp, both former officials at the State Department, have joined the executive leadership team at Comprehensive Health Services Inc. Desilets will serve as vice president of contracts and procurement and Bopp was named VP of international business development, CHSi said Monday. CHSi President Gary G. Palmer said the company appointed Desilets and Bopp for their knowledge...

David Johnson Joins Sterling Global as Strategic Development, Washington Operations VP

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David Johnson (State Dept. photo) David Johnson, a former assistant secretary of state and National Security Council spokesman, has been appointed vice president of strategic development and Washington operations at stability services contractor Sterling Global Operations. The retired U.S. ambassador will lead the company’s Washington regional office — which is based in Reston, Va. —...

John Hillen Joins George Mason University as Professor and Executive in Residence

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John Hillen, former president and CEO of Sotera Defense Solutions, has been named executive in residence and professor of practice for George Mason University’s School of Management. Hillen currently serves as chairman of the board of advisers at SOS International, is on board of directors at Software AG Government Solutions and is vice chairman of Sotera’s board of advisers. “The School...

Raytheon, Lockheed Look to Revise Turkey Missile Defense Offer

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State Dept. photo Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) could pitch a new bid to construct a missile defense system for Turkey and have begun internal discussions with the U.S. government on their proposal, Reuters reported Tuesday. Andrea Shalal-EsaEmployment Standards Administration writes the talks started after Ankara indicated it could withdraw from its interim arrangement with...

CGI Stanley Subsidiary Adds 12 Countries Under US Visa Processing IDIQ

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Stanley Associates, a subsidiary of CGI Federal (NYSE: GIB) has won a potential $32.8 million task order from the State Department‘s Bureau of Consular Affairs to help process visas at U.S. embassies and consulates in 12 European countries. The order falls under the 10-year Global Support Strategy indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract vehicle and contains one base year and four...

John Kerry Visits Oman to Discuss Raytheon’s $2B Military Sales Deal; Bill Swanson Comments

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Oman officials this week to discuss a proposed $2.1 billion military sales agreement with Raytheon Co., according to a Bloomberg Businessweek article. Indira A.R. Lakshmanan and Gopal Ratnam write the meeting focuses on the Persian Gulf country’s intent to purchase an aerial defense system for protecting infrastructure against unmanned vehicles. The...

Louis Berger Group Wins $100M to Design State Dept Construction Projects; Jeffery Willis Comments

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The Louis Berger Group has won a $100 million contract to design and engineer construction projects at embassies and consulate sites for the U.S. State Department. LBG signed the five-year task-order-based contract with the department’s bureau of overseas buildings operations in March, the company said Thursday. The company has worked with the bureau and its predecessor foreign buildings operations...

Tetra Tech Subsidiary Wins $100M to Design New State Dept Buildings; Dan Batrack Comments

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A Tetra Tech subsidiary has won a potential $100 million contract to build and renovate diplomatic facilities worldwide for the U.S. State Department. PRO-telligent will design and engineer the buildings for the department’s bureau of overseas buildings operations for up to five years, Tetra Tech said Wednesday. Several large and several small companies will share in the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity...

CACI to Update State Dept Security System Software; Ken Asbury Comments

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The development, modernization, and enhancement contract contains one base year and four option years, CACI said Monday. Ken Asbury, CACI president and CEO, said this contract win is part of the company’s efforts to grow in the business system solutions and investigation and litigation support markets. “We will continue to support enhanced global security and safety for the 34,000 employees...

Frank Helmick Named SOSi Corporate Strategy VP

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Frank Helmick Frank Helmick, a 36-year U.S. Army veteran and retired lieutenant general, has joined Reston, Va.-based operations support provider SOS International as vice president of corporate strategy. He joins the company nearly seven months after retiring from the Army, where he most recently served as commanding general of the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, SOSi says. In his new role,...

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