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Lockheed’s Stephanie Hill: Harley-Davidson Designs USS Milwaukee-Themed Motorcycle for Charity

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 23,  2015 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has celebrated the commissioning of the U.S. Navy‘s latest littoral combat ship with the showcase of a USS Milwaukee-themed motorcycle designed by Harley-Davidson, GovCon Executive reported Friday. Lockheed said Thursday the Softail Slim S bike will be auctioned off to support the National …

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November 23 Morning Report: GovCon Index Posts 5.45% Climb in Strongest Week of 4QTD

The GovCon Index closed Friday with a gain of 0.710 points to 79.650 and capped its strongest week for the quarter so far with a 5.45-percent climb. The Index’s strong performance over the past week follows increased activity in the defense sector, with Navistar International (NYSE: NAV), Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL), Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: …

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US Govt OKs South Korea’s Request for $110M in Boeing Missiles, Other Equipment

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 20,  2015 — South Korea’s proposed purchase of Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) UGM-84L Harpoon Block II missiles and associated equipment and services under a $110 million foreign military sale has received approval from the State Department, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Wednesday South Korea plans to …

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General Atomics’ Gray Eagle Flies on Manned-Unmanned Aircraft Exercise in South Korea

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 20,  2015 — A U.S. Army MQ-1C Gray Eagle drone built by General Atomics has flown in South Korea alongside an AH-64 Apache helicopter as part of a joint manned-unmanned aircraft exercise, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the Gray Eagle transmitted data and video to the Apache to help …

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Leidos Gets Honors for Military Veteran Outreach; Sarah Allen Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 20,  2015 — Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has been included in Victory Media‘s Military Friendly Employer and Top 100 Employer lists for 2016 in recognition of its military veteran outreach program, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. The company said Wednesday it hires and develops talent from the military via its …

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Mary Ann Hopkins: Parsons Honors Military Veterans With Donation to Memorial

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 20,  2015 — Parsons donated a bronze replica statue of the battlefield cross to the Huntsville Madison County Veterans Memorial in Alabama on Veterans Day, GovCon Executive reported Nov. 13. The company said Nov. 12 the statue commemorates the service and sacrifice of military veterans. “Parsons welcomes this opportunity to …

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Red Hat’s Paul Smith: Govt Eyes Open Source Software for Innovation

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 20,  2015 — Paul Smith,  vice president and general manager of Red Hat‘s (NYSE: RHT) public sector business, has indicated that government agencies continue to explore open source software to drive innovation, Executive Gov reported Nov. 11. FedScoop reported Nov. 10 that Smith and other panelists …

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ManTech Appoints Paul Napier Proposal Ops Exec Director; Bill Varner Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 19,  2015 — ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT) has hired proposal development veteran Paul Napier as executive director for proposal operations, GovCon Executive reported Monday. The company said Monday Napier will be based at its proposal center in Herndon, Virginia. “His reputation for winning and building successful teams makes …

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Unisys Gets Extension on Cybersecurity Contract With Colombian Public Utilities Firm

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 19,  2015 — Unisys (NYSE: UIS) will continue to provide IT services to Colombian public utilities firm Empresas Publicas de Medellin as part of a one-year contract extension, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The contract includes cybersecurity, event and device management services, security incident response and the deployment of technologies such …

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Mary Ann Hopkins: Parsons Continues Outreach to Future Workforce With UMD Cyber Contest

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 19,  2015 — Honors students from the University of Maryland have participated in a Parsons-hosted contest that aims to build up cybersecurity skills in the future workforce, GovCon Executive reported Nov. 12. The company said Nov. 11 the Capture the Flag Cybersecurity Competition works to support the university’s …

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