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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-Up: Top 10 Stories

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July 2 – July 6, 2018

Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-Up: Top 10 Stories

Jim Garrettson, Executive Mosaic CEO

Hope everyone’s 4th of July went well. Here are the Top 10 stories for this week.

– Jim

THIS WEEK’S TOP 10 NEWS STORIES

Weekly Contract Awards
This week’s top GovCon contract awards: Lockheed Martin, Pond-Woolpert JV, Serco, General Dynamics and Deloitte, among others.
Deborah Ricci Joins Veritas-Owned PwC Public Sector as CFO; Scott McIntyre Comments
Deborah Ricci, formerly chief financial officer of Constellis, has been appointed to the same role at PwC’s former public sector arm that New York-based private equity firm Veritas Capital acquired in May.

ASRC Federal has secured a potential five-year, $202 million contract to support information technology, call center and laboratory operations of a Drug Enforcement Administration division responsible for the oversight of controlled pharmaceutical products.

L3 Buys Applied Defense Solutions in Space Capability Expansion Push; Christopher Kubasik Comments
L3 Technologies  has purchased Columbia, Md.-based aerospace engineering and space situational awareness services provider Applied Defense Solutions for approximately $50 million in a move to build up its space mission capabilities.
Report: Air Force Issues RFP for Cyber ‘Unified Platform’
The U.S. Air Force is soliciting proposals to build an integrated operations platform for the U.S. Cyber Command through the General Services Administration‘s Alliant contract vehicle, Fifth Domain reported Friday.
Carlyle Group Adds Former CSRA Chief Larry Prior to A&D, Government Services Team
Larry Prior, formerly president and CEO of CSRA and a four-time Wash100 winner, has joined The Carlyle Group (Nasdaq: CG) as an operating executive consultant for the private equity firm’s aerospace, defense and government services team.
Brig. Gen. Mark Baird Appointed NRO Deputy Director
The National Reconnaissance Office has appointed Brig. Gen. Mark Baird, formerly director of space programs at the Defense Department‘s acquisition office, as deputy director of NRO.

The Defense Department has formed a new center that will oversee artificial intelligence efforts across services and DoD amid efforts of China and Russia to dominate AI, Breaking Defense reported Friday.

Colin Jones, formerly vice president of strategy, nuclear and environment at AECOM, has joined Jacobs Engineering Group as VP and deputy general manager for North American nuclear business, ExchangeMonitor reported Monday.

Julian Setian: SOSi to Expand European Footprint Through $78M Army Contract Win
SOS International has won a potential $78 million firm-fixed-price contract to provide technical support to U.S. Army Europe’s intelligence directorate.
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