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Sikorsky to Engineer, Develop Presidential Helicopter for $1B

Sikorsky has signed a $1.2 billion engineering and manufacturing development contract with the U.S. Navy to build the next fleet of presidential helicopters, Defense News reported Wednesday. Aaron Mehta writes that the Navy has awarded $42 million in fiscal year 2014 funds to Sikorsky for an immediate start to the program and the …

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KPMG, Salient to Upgrade Federal Housing Administration’s Technology and Business Processes; Brad Antle Comments

KPMG and Salient Federal Solutions have won a five-year blanket purchase agreement potentially worth $94 million to update business processes and technology for the Department of Housing and Urban Development‘s Federal Housing Administration. Salient said Wednesday the BPA contract was awarded under the Mortgage Risk and Fraud Initiative, with KPMG as the prime …

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Ball Aerospace to Install Self-Defense Sensor System on U.S. Navy Ships; Rob Freedman Comments

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has won a $23.9 million contract from the NATO Seasparrow Project Office, with $10 million in options,  for the transition and production of the Stalker long-range electro-optical infrared laser sensor system. The company said Wednesday the contract covers up to fabrication, test and installation and includes options for spare components, …

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Lockheed to Build Apache Targeting Systems for US, Indonesia; Matt Hoffman Comments

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won an $80.6 million contract to produce targeting systems for AH-64 Apache helicopters flown by the U.S. and Indonesian armies. The company said Monday it will supply eight Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor systems to the U.S. and nine to Indonesia. Indonesia is the 13th international customer …

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NASA and FAA Vet Terry Thompson to Lead LMI’s Aviation Environmental Analysis Efforts

Terry Thompson, the former vice president for energy and environment at Airbus subsidiary Metron Aviation, has joined LMI to work with the aviation industry to address environmental impacts and concerns, among other responsibilities. Shahab Hasan, program director for LMI’s operations and cost analysis, said Monday that LMI looks to tap Thompson’s experience …

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Former DHS Federal Program Manager Eric Hagopian Joins SE Solutions as Data Analytics Director

Eric Hagopian, a former federal program manager at the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has joined Strategic Enterprise Solutions as technical director for data analytics. SE Solutions said Monday that Hagopian will work to develop offerings for cyber, technology and other customer challenges based on analytics and Agile development principles. …

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Alison Medbery Elevates to VP of Finance at Ball Aerospace Among Series of Exec Moves

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has made a series of executive appointments in its finance, communications and human resources units. Alison Medbury will succeed Bill Unger as vice president of finance as Unger moves to parent company Ball Corp.‘s (NYSE: BLL) North American beverage packaging business as VP of finance, Ball Aerospace said Monday. Vikki …

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Teledyne Promotes Janice Hess to President of Engineered Systems, Adds Responsibility to Former NASA COO Rex Geveden

Teledyne Technologies (NYSE: TDY) has given senior executives Rex Geveden and Janice Hess further responsibility over the company’s digital imaging and engineered systems business segments, respectively. Beginning May 16, Geveden will oversee the Teledyne DALSA digital imaging company and Hess will serve as president of the engineered systems segment and its Teledyne Brown Engineering division, Teledyne said …

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Arun Raha Appointed VP, Chief Economist at Eaton; Richard Fearon Comments

Arun Raha, director of economic analysis at Eaton (NYSE: ETN) for two years, has been appointed vice president and chief economist following Jim Meil’s retirement after 29 years with the company. Eaton said Wednesday that Raha will report to Richard Fearon, the company’s vice chairman and chief financial and planning officer. “(Raha) is an accomplished economist …

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EMCOR Subsidiary to Repair Damage to NY’s Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty; Sal Fichera Comments

A subsidiary of EMCOR Group (NYSE: EME) has won a contract to repair damage to buildings and infrastructure on New York’s Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty National Monument resulting from Hurricane Sandy. The company said Wednesday F&G Mechanical will remove or install centrifugal chillers and boilers; air handling units; chilled water and steam piping; heating, ventilation and …

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