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BAE-Rockwell Collins JV Lands Navy’s $479M MIDS JTRS Terminal Sustainment Contract

A joint venture of BAE Systems and Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) will develop and sustain the U.S. Navy‘s Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems terminals under a five-year, $478.6 million contract. The Defense Department said Tuesday the Data Link Solutions JV will provide support for the Navy and potentially other U.S. …

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NASA Eyes Commercial Use of Vehicle Assembly Facility at Kennedy Space Center; Scott Colloredo Comments

NASA is seeking proposals from private companies for the use of the Vehicle Assembly Building – High Bay 2 facility at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center for the development of launch vehicles. The space agency said Tuesday the request for proposals is part of its 20-year plan to drive effective asset utilization at the Kennedy …

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George Pedersen: ManTech Eyes Cyber, Homeland Security Markets With KCG Acquisition

ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT) has acquired Reston,  Virginia-based cybersecurity advisory contractor Knowledge Consulting Group for an unspecified amount. ManTech said Tuesday the acquisition will add approximately 200 cybersecurity professionals to the company’s mission, cyber and intelligence solutions group under the leadership of Bill Varner. “[The] acquisition of KCG fits with our strategy of …

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Leidos Appoints Former Vencore Exec James Reagan as EVP, CFO; Roger Krone Comments

James Reagan, formerly senior vice president and chief financial officer of Vencore, will take the roles of executive vice president and CFO at Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) beginning July 6. Leidos said Monday Reagan will manage the company’s accounting, financial planning and analysis, taxation, treasury and investor relations functions. “Jim is an …

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NASA Issues RFP on Dedicated Launch Services for Smaller Payloads

NASA is seeking proposals on commercial launch capability for small satellites and future science missions ahead of potential awards for the Venture Class Launch Services contract. The space agency said Saturday the request for proposals seeks dedicated support for smaller payloads under the Launch Services Program, which plans to launch 132 pounds of CubeSats …

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Bill Ogletree Joins Three Wire Systems as CFO; Gregory Feldman Comments

Bill Ogletree, formerly vice president of Westat Corp., will take the role of chief financial officer at Three Wire Systems and will be in charge of the latter company’s business support team. Three Wire said Wednesday Ogletree’s responsibilities will include finance, accounting, contracts, administration and human resources. “Bill is an incredibly strong …

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State Dept Clears $2B in Foreign Arms Sales With South Korea, Lebanon

The State Department has approved two separate foreign military sale agreements worth approximately $2.37 billion combined for South Korea to purchase the Aegis Combat System and Lebanon to buy A-29 Super Tucano aircraft. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Tuesday the principal contractors on the $1.91 billion Aegis sale to South Korea are Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), …

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Reports: Germany to Purchase MEADS Missile Defense System for $4B

Germany has placed a potential $4.5 billion order for the Medium Extended Air Defense System made by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and MBDA as part of efforts to update country’s missile defense system, Syracuse.com reported Monday. Mark Weiner writes that Lockheed’s plant in the Salina suburb of Syracuse, New York holds a $625 million share …

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Navy Awards Huntington Ingalls $4B in JFK Carrier Construction, Labor Contracts

The U.S. Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) a $3.3 billion contract for detail design and construction work and a $941.2 million modification for additional labor for the future USS John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier. The Defense Department said Friday the contracts cover material and services to complete the ship including research studies, engineering, …

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Reuters: CSC in ‘Exploratory’ Talks for Potential Public Sector Division Sale

Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) has received interest from three companies in a potential purchase of CSC’s public sector unit and held exploratory discussions with those firms, Reuters reported Thursday. Reuters lists Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH), CACI International (NYSE: CACI) and Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) as the companies interested in a deal for …

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