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URS to Help Navy Maintain Training Range Systems for $343M

URS Corp. (NYSE: URS) will help the U.S. Navy maintain training range systems at facilities in the U.S. under a potential five-year, $343 million task order. The contract to support the Navy’s Combined Tactical Training Range also includes work to help CTTR engineer and configure training range systems, URS said Tuesday. …

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McKinsey’s Kito de Boer to Head Palestine Private-Sector Investments for ‘Middle East Quartet’

Kito de Boer, a director at McKinsey & Co., will oversee private-sector investment initiatives in Palestine for a group known as the “Middle East Quartet, ” the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. De Boer has worked at McKinsey since 1985 and has been based in Dubai since 1999,  the Journal reports. He has advised …

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Loren Thompson: Philippines Eyes US Defense Tech to Enforce Territorial Claims

Some defense analysts believe a pending 10-year security agreement between the Philippines and U.S. could increase U.S. sales of weapons and maritime surveillance equipment to the Philippines, Reuters reported Sunday. “What Manila needs most in the way of military technology is weapons that can help enforce its claim to areas …

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Hans Hollister to Head L-3’s Global Solutions Unit; Les Rose Comments

Hans Hollister, formerly senior vice president of business development for L-3 Communications‘ (NYSE: LLL) national security solutions business segment, has been appointed general manager of the segment’s newly-formed global solutions unit. The 21-year company veteran will oversee strategic direction for the unit in commercial and international markets, L-3 said Thursday. “(Hollister) will be …

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Elbit Systems Wins $123M Airborne Defense Electronics System Contract

Elbit Systems (Nasdaq: ESLT) has been awarded a potential four-year, $123 million contract to provide electronic systems to a European country. The company said Wednesday that the unnamed country will use the defense electronic systems for airborne applications. Elbit Systems is a defense contractor based in Haifa, Israel.

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Parsons Names Thomas Clark VP, Director of Transportation BD; Todd Wager Comments

Thomas Clark, formerly a global business development vice president at an international asset maintenance contractor, has joined Parsons as vice president and director of business development for its transportation segment. “He is poised to make key contributions to our organization, particularly through our life-cycle management and tolling initiatives, ” Todd Wager, …

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Raytheon Lands $750M Int’l TOW Missile Sale

An unidentified country has agreed to purchase 14, 000 Raytheon-built (NYSE: RTN) missiles from the U.S. government under a three-year, $750 million foreign military sales agreement. Raytheon said Wednesday that the country intends to build up its border defense posture and sovereignty by ordering the tube-launched, optically tracked, wireless-guided missiles. The contract’s base period of …

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Jacobs Inks Deal to Buy Verizon’s Federal Network Systems Subsidiary; Robert Norfleet Comments

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has moved to grow its presence in the intelligence community by agreeing to acquire Verizon‘s (NYSE: VZ) Federal Network Systems subsidiary for an undisclosed sum. Jacobs expects to close the deal for the 750-employee subsidiary in the summer of calendar year 2014, Jacobs said Tuesday. Robert Norfleet, a …

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Former NASA CFO Ronald Spoehel Joins GDEF as Director; Damian Perl Comments

Ronald Spoehel, former chief financial officer at NASA, has been appointed to the board of directors at Global Defense and National Security Systems (NASDAQ: GDEF). He will officially start the role on April 28 and succeed John Gannon, who will depart for a senior advisory position within the U.S. government, GDEF said …

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DISA Vet Bruce Bennett Joins Suss Consulting as Executive Consultant

Bruce Bennett, formerly deputy chief technology officer at the Defense Information Systems Agency, has joined Suss Consulting as an executive consultant, Washington Technology reported Wednesday. Mark Hoover writes that Bennett will aim to contribute his experience in working on terrestrial and satellite networks to the federal IT consulting company. Bennett has also …

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