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Former Jacobs Exec Barbie Bigelow Joins Black & Veatch as CIO

Barbie Bigelow, formerly senior vice president and chief information officer of  Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC), has been appointed CIO at engineering, construction and consulting services contractor Black & Veatch. She will oversee Black & Veatch’s digital strategy and information technology group that offers tools and technology platforms needed to build …

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TechFlow Gets $968M DHS Contract for Explosive Detection Tech Maintenance Support

TechFlow has received a potential five-year, $967.9M contract from the Department of Homeland Security to maintain and provide logistics support for explosive detection systems. A FedBizOpps notice posted Thursday says the contract covers preventive maintenance; calibration and test equipment; radiation surveys; tools; parts obsolescence; and supply support for detection platforms deployed …

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Former NSA Deputy CIO Kim Skvorak Named Deep Water Point Principal for Intell Community Sector

Kim Skvorak, former deputy chief information officer at the National Security Agency, has joined Deep Water Point as principal of the intelligence community sector team at the Annapolis, Md.-based federal management consulting firm. She brings more than 25 years of information security planning and forecasting, project management and software and system engineering experience …

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Four Companies Awarded Marine Handheld Targeting System Assessment OTAs

Four companies have secured other transaction agreements to explore the possibility of creating a single, lightweight, man-portable system for the U.S. Marine Corps to locate, acquire and counter targets. BAE Systems, Elbit Systems of America (Nasdaq: ESLT), Fraser Optics and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will examine potential systems for USMC’s Next Generation Handheld Targeting System, …

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NASA Selects Two Firms for $264M Flight Research Center Support Contract

Two companies have landed spots on a potential eight-year, $264M contract for engineering and technical support services to NASA‘s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California. Analytical Mechanics Associates and New Horizons Aeronautics will vie for task orders under the ETSS indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, NASA said Thursday. Work is scheduled to commence on Feb. 1 next …

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Donna Morea to Succeed Edward Sanderson as SAIC Board Chair; Tony Moraco Quoted

Donna Morea, a director of Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) since 2013, has been appointed to serve as chairman of the board of directors at the Reston, Va.-based government information technology services contractor once its $2.5B all-stock acquisition of Engility (NYSE: EGL) closes in January. SAIC said Wednesday Morea will succeed Edward Sanderson, who will remain with …

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Cerberus to Acquire Sparton; Tarek Ajouz Quoted

New York-based private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management has agreed to pay $18.50 in cash for each outstanding share of Sparton’s (NYSE: SPA) common stock. Sparton said Wednesday its board of directors cleared the transaction, which is expected to conclude in the first quarter of calendar year 2019. Tarek Ajouz, a managing director …

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Harris Refiles Antitrust Notification for L3 Merger Deal

Harris (NYSE: HRS) has withdrawn and refiled a notification required under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 with regard to its proposed merger with L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL). Harris resubmitted the notification Tuesday and the waiting period for the notice under the antitrust law is set to expire on Jan. 10, …

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