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Weekly Roundup September 19 – September 23 2016: KBR Becomes Major Govt Services Player & more


September 19 – September 23 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson KBR’s expansion move into the U.S. and global government services markets became official on Monday when the Houston-based engineering company closed its $300 million purchase of the business known as …

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State Dept Clears $2B Sale of Boeing KC-46A, Raytheon & Northrop Components to Japan


The State Department has given Japan the go-ahead to purchase the Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) KC-46A Pegasus tanker aircraft and related support from the U.S. government under a potential $1.9 billion foreign military sales agreement. Japan asked to procure four KC-46A aerial refueling planes equipped with Raytheon-made (NYSE: RTN) ALR-69A radar warning receivers and MAGR …

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SOS Security-Evik JV Lands $83M Contract to Help Secure US Embassy, Consulates in Brazil


A joint venture of SOS Security LLC–Evik Seguranca e Vigilancia has been awarded a five-year, $83 million contract by the State Department to continue to provide security services at the U.S. embassy in Brazil. The SOS Security-Evik Seguranca e Vigilancia JV will also help DoS secure U.S. consulates located in Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio …

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Lockheed to Build KC-130J Tankers for France Under $133M Air Force Contract Modification

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The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $132.6 million contract modification to provide two KC-130J Super Hercules configured aircraft to France under the foreign military sales program. Lockheed’s aeronautics segment will perform contract work at a company facility in Marietta, Georgia through April 30, 2020, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The Air Force …

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Reuters: Sales of Boeing F-15, F/A-18E/F Jets to Kuwait, Qatar Near US Approval

Boeing F-18 Super Hornet

The U.S. government could approve this month a pair of foreign military sales agreements for Qatar and Kuwait to procure up to 76 Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) F-15 and F/A-18E/F Super Hornet jets worth an estimated $7 billion, Reuters reported Thursday. Tom Finn and Andrea Shalal write sources said the deals include the sale of 36 …

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Jerry Dotson, Mark Castleman Take New VP Roles at Avaya


Avaya has named Jerry Dotson, former vice president for civilian sales, as the new VP for civilian and advanced programs within the company’s government solutions business. Dotson will oversee the design and implementation of communication services to support the various operations of Avaya government customers, the company said Thursday. Avaya also appointed Mark …

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State Department Approves $124M Patrol Boat Sale to Qatar


The U.S. State Department has approved a potential $124.02 million sale of Mk-V Fast Patrol Boats and related equipment to Qatar under a foreign military sales agreement with United States Marine Inc. as the principal contractor. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Tuesday Qatar’s request also includes eight M2HB .50 caliber machine guns, forward looking …

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State Dept OKs $60M Crew-Served, Individual Machine Gun, Rifle Sale to Afghanistan

military in training

The State Department has approved Afghanistan’s request to purchase crew-served and individual weapons and related support from the U.S. government under a potential $60 million foreign military sales agreement. Afghanistan asked to buy 4,891 units of M16A4 rifles, 485 M240B machines guns and 800 M2 machine guns in support of the …

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Weekly Roundup August 8 – August 12 2016: KBR and HPE Make Public Sector M&A Plays & More

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August 8 – August 12 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Government contracting sector observers got a twin bill of significant acquisition developments during the Thursday evening-Friday morning “down time” in financial markets to continue the GovCon industry’s ongoing deal spree. Prior to this …

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SOS International Lands State Dept Contract for Media Analysis Support in Afghanistan

SOS International

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 12, 2016 — SOS International‘s Exovera subsidiary will provide its EV3 cloud-based media analysis software to support the U.S. diplomatic mission in Afghanistan under a five-year contract with the State Department, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. SOSi said Wednesday EV3 will work to monitor and analyze traditional and social media activities in Kabul then …

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