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Dan Morris Joins UltiSat as Govt Services Senior Director; Amy Gwinn Comments

Dan Morris, a former senior account executive at Adobe Systems (Nasdaq: ADBE), has been named senior director of government services at Gaithersburg, Maryland-based satellite communications firm.UltiSat. Morris will be responsible for helping expand the company’s projects with U.S. defense agencies and professional services portfolio, UltiSat said Tuesday. He previously held senior-level roles …

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SAIC 3Q Earnings Top Street’s Consensus, Sets Post-Spin Book-To-Bill Record

GovCon Index-listed Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) reported third quarter earnings above the consensus Wall Street analyst forecast Thursday as the government contractor also set a record book-to-bill ratio since its September 2013 spinoff from former parent Leidos Holdings (NYSE: LDOS). SAIC reported $0.91 earnings per share for the …

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NASA Taps A.I. Solutions for Potential $388M Launch Services Program Support IDIQ

A.I. Solutions has secured a potential $387.6 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to support launch of NASA and agency-sponsored payloads aboard commercial expandable launch vehicles. NASA said Thursday the Expendable Launch Vehicle Integrated Support 3 contract includes launch site engineering, launch vehicle and spacecraft ground processing, communication engineering and telemetry system maintenance and operations support for the …

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4 Companies Win Spots on $47M Army Organizational, Technical Equipment Contract 

The U.S. Army has awarded four companies positions on a potential three-year, $47 million contract that covers organizational, administrative and technical personnel and equipment. The Defense Department said Wednesday contractors will provide staff and equipment to support theater combatant commands, theater special operations commands and other headquarters or command control elements of the Army. The …

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Defense News: Airbus Wins Potential $2.3B Search & Rescue Aircraft Replacement Contract With Canada

Canada has selected Airbus-built C-295 to serve as the next fixed-wing search-and-rescue aircraft and replace the country’s fleet of aging C-130s and Buffalo planes under a potential $2.3 billion contract, Defense News reported Wednesday. David Pugliese writes Harjit Sajjan, Canada’s defense minister, and Judy Foote, the country’s procurement officer, are set to announce …

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Curtiss-Wright to Purchase Teletronics for $233M; David Adams Comments

Curtiss-Wright (NYSE: CW) has agreed to purchase Newtown, Pennsylvania-based commercial aerospace and defense systems provider Teletronics Technology Corporation for $233 million. Curtiss-Wright said Wednesday the acquired data acquisition and comprehensive flight test instrumentation systems manufacturer will commence operations within the former’s defense segment. “The acquisition of TTC will yield significant opportunities for growth …

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Salient CRGT Promotes Tom Howe to Homeland Security & Law Enforcement Solutions VP

Tom Howe, formerly a division director at Salient CRGT, has elevated to vice president of homeland security and law enforcement solutions at the Fairfax, Virginia-based information technology services provider. Salient CRGT said Wednesday he will oversee the company’s work with the Department of Homeland Security and FBI in his new role. Tom Ferrando, president of Salient CRGT, …

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Vernon Joyner Promoted to Ensco National Security Solutions Division VP

Vernon Joyner, formerly manager of the national security solutions division at engineering and technology services contractor Ensco, has been promoted to vice president of the NSS division. Joyner holds 30 years of software development, system engineering, program management, and organizational leadership experience, ENSCO President Boris Nejikovsky said Tuesday. “He has been a strong …

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