Former Bechtel Vice Chair Paul Unruh Among 4 New URS Directors; Martin Koffel Comments

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V. Paul Unruh, formerly vice chairman of Bechtel Group, has joined the board of directors of URS Corp. (NYSE: URS) as one of four new independent directors, effective March 27. Martin Koffel, chairman and CEO of URS, said Monday the company will nominate Unruh, Diane Creel, William Schumann III and David Siegel for election to the board of directors at URS’ annual meeting on May 29. The company’s...

Chris Bishop Joins ManTech as Mission Services Group SVP; Dan Keefe Comments

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Chris Bishop Chris Bishop, formerly a federal services business development lead at URS Corp. (NYSE: URS), has joined ManTech International Corp. (NASDAQ: MANT) as senior vice president of sales for the mission services group. Bishop will report directly to group President Daniel Keefe and oversee sales efforts, as well as help coordinate sales efforts with ManTech’s other operating groups, customers,...

URS Team Wins Nuclear Waste Storage Project Extension; Martin Koffel Comments

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A consortium led by URS Corp. (NYSE: URS) has won a contract extension to continue running waste storage operations at a U.K.-based nuclear site under $2.9 billion in annual funding over the next five years. Nuclear Management Partners Ltd. will continue the work at Sellafield nuclear complex in West Cumbria for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, URS said Friday. NMP is a team comprising of...

Bill Lingard Named URS President, George Nash to Head Energy Division; Martin Koffel Comments

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Bill Lingard, chief operating officer of URS Corp. (NYSE: URS), will take on the additional role of president of the company and report to Chairman and CEO Martin Koffel. The appointment is effective immediately and all four company divisions will report directly to Lingard, URS announced Tuesday. “Bill will continue to work closely with the leadership team to achieve the Company’s operational...

URS Details 2-Year Repurchase, Dividend Plan; Thomas Hicks, Martin Koffel Comment

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URS Corp. (NYSE: URS) has told investors that it plans to return $500 million of its capital to stockholders by the end of fiscal year 2015. The company will carry out the plan via share repurchases and dividends as part of its capital allocation strategy over the next two years, URS said Thursday. Chief Financial Officer H. Thomas Hicks said the company has repurchased more than 10 percent of its...

URS Corp. 2Q Revenue Up 4%, Oil & Gas Jumps 74%

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URS Corp. (NYSE: URS) recorded a 4 percent year-over-year increase in revenue for the second quarter of its 2013 fiscal year that ended June 28, the company said in its Tuesday earnings release. The San Francisco-based engineering and construction contractor also recorded $67.3 million in net income for the quarter, an approximate $14 million increase over figures for the second quarter of fiscal 2012. “Infrastructure...

WBB, SiloSmashers Awarded GSA IT Support Services BPA; Mike Perez Comments

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WBB and SiloSmashers have been awarded a blanket purchase agreement from the General Services Administration worth $100 million to provide information technology support to the Public Buildings Service. The five-year contract covers information technology services and management assistance for the National Telecommunications Architecture program under the PBS’ Office of the Chief Information...

Bill Lingard Promoted to URS EVP, COO; Martin Koffel Comments

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Bill Lingard, formerly president of URS Corp.’s (NYSE: URS) oil and gas division, has been promoted to the newly-created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective immediately. Wayne Shaw will succeed Lingard as head of the oil and gas division after previously serving as the division’s COO, URS said Tuesday. The company also announced Chief Financial Officer...

Booz Allen, SAIC, URS, WBB Win Navy Program Mgmt, IT Services IDIQ

The U.S. Navy has awarded four companies positions on a contract, where they will compete to provide the branch with program management and information technology programming and governance services. The Defense Department said work under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract will support the energy and environmental readiness division within the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. Awardees...

Coast Guard Handing Down $11B for Acquisition, Business Support

The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded several companies positions on a potential $11 billion contract for acquisition and business support services. These awards were for the full-and-open portion of the Technical, Acquisition and Business Support Services vehicle, covering program management, engineering and technology expertise. Awardees for domain one, track one of TABSS include: Booz Allen Hamilton...

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