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Kingswood Closes Versar Acquisition, Names New CEO for Project Mgmt Firm

Versar has gone private after the close of its acquisition by an affiliate of investment firm Kingswood Capital Management via a tender offer of $0.15 per outstanding share and a second-step merger. The formerly publicly traded project management company said Tuesday the new capital structure serves to build on its long-term strategic goals. …

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Iridium CEO Matt Desch Named to NVTC Board of Directors

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 15, 2017 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch, an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2017, has joined the board of directors of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, GovCon Executive reported Nov. 8. The council said Nov. 7 Desch joins three other newly appointed board …

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Leidos Scores 100% in Human Rights Org’s Corporate Equality Survey; Ann Addison Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 15, 2017 — Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has secured a 100-percent rating in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index report on workplace equality, diversity and inclusion, GovCon Executive reported Friday. The company said Thursday it also earned the designation as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ …

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CAE to Launch Pilot Training Center in Saudi Arabia

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 15, 2017 — CAE plans to open a flight training facility at the King Fahad International Airport in Saudi Arabia through a partnership with the Saudi National Company of Aviation, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The SNCA-funded CAE Authorized Training Center in Dammam will offer commercial pilot license curriculum and courseware, safety and …

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Elects New Board Member

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 15, 2017 — Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ (NYSE: HII) board of directors has added former military intelligence officer Philip Bilden, who also helped establish private equity firm HarbourVest Partners, as a board member at the shipbuilding company, GovCon Executive reported Tuesday. HII said Monday Bilden’s election to the board …

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CHSi Appoints New Director of Capture and Proposals

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 15, 2017 — Comprehensive Health Services Inc. has named Michael Fischer, formerly director of capture management at IAP Worldwide Services, as director of capture and proposals at CHSi, GovCon Executive reported Tuesday. The company said Tuesday the retired U.S. Navy captain and surface warfare officer brings more than 25 years …

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Red Hat Provides Hybrid Cloud Platform for USAF Migration Effort; Paul Smith Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 14, 2017 — Red Hat‘s (NYSE: RHT) hybrid cloud technology has been utilized by Radiance Technologies to fulfill work on a task order to migrate the U.S. Air Force to a cloud infrastructure, ExecutiveBiz reported Nov. 7. Radiance has deployed a Red Hat Cloud Suite-based cloud service …

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Northrop Grumman Delivers 1st Operational Triton Drone to Navy

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 14, 2017 — Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has rolled out and shipped the first operational unit of its MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system to the U.S. Navy in Point Mogu, California, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Friday the UAS will support Navy maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations, with …

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Accenture Grant to Help Expand Syracuse University’s Veteran Career Transition Initiative

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 14, 2017 — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has partnered with Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families and awarded $2.5 million to fund a university program that seeks to provide learning and employment support to service members leaving the military, GovCon Executive reported Monday. The company …

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UMD’s New Bioengineering Facility Features Leidos-Sponsored Research Hub

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 14, 2017 — A Leidos-backed (NYSE: LDOS) laboratory at the University of Maryland – College Park’s new A. James Clark Hall bioengineering building will host collaborative research between students, venture firms, technology companies and federal agencies, GovCon Executive reported Monday. The university said Friday the Leidos Innovation Lab has …

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