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Army Awards 11 Firms Shared $444M Contract for Test, Evaluation Support

The U.S. Army has awarded 11 companies positions on a potential five-year,  $444 million, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for test and evaluation support services, the Defense Department said Friday. The contract covers services such as database management support, test and safety management, analytical and verification support and studies and analysis, DoD said. Four small businesses won …

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NASA Taps 8 Firms for Construction, Nonconstruction Services to Glenn Research Center

Eight companies will compete for task orders under a new five-year NASA contract worth up to $200 million to provide construction and nonconstruction services to the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. NASA said Thursday that task orders will include include architecture and civil, mechanical and structural engineering,  demolition and design build, instrumentation and …

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SES Gov’t Services CEO Tip Osterthaler to Retire in March; Billy Bingham Comments

Tip Osterthaler, president and CEO of SES Government Solutions, plans to retire in March 2015 after nearly a decade at the helm of the satellite services provider. SES Government Solutions said Thursday a search committee within the board of directors will conduct an executive search for Osterthaler’s successor in order to enable the transition process to start early next year. …

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Michael Brown Appointed Full-Time CEO at Symantec; Dan Schulman Comments

Michael Brown, interim president and CEO of Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC), has been confirmed for the chief executive role on a full-time basis by the board of directors after six months as acting CEO. Brown was selected through an executive search process performed by a special committee within the board alongside search firm Russell Reynolds, Symantec said Thursday. “[He] demonstrated …

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Marillyn Hewson: Lockheed Extends Dividend Increases as Repurchase Program Continues

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will move forward on its share repurchase program after the board of directors approved to buy back an additional $2 billion of the company’s common stock. The company also said Thursday its dividend for its fiscal year 2014 fourth quarter will increase 13 percent from the previous quarter $1.50 and is payable on Dec. …

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CIA Vet Michael Morell to Head SAP NS2’s Advisory Board; Mark Testoni Comments

SAP‘s National Security Services subsidiary has formed an advisory board of national security and technology veterans that will work to guide the company in its service delivery for customers. “We are honored to have the support and assistance of these great American leaders, ” Mark Testoni, SAP NS2 president and chief …

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Stu Fleagle: Carpathia to Help Build Hybrid Cloud for NATO’s Seasparrow Program

A team comprising Carpathia and Accelera Solutions has been awarded a $3.1 million contract to provide a hybrid cloud environment for the information technology operations of NATO’s Seasparrow program. “We worked closely with the Accelera team to deliver a solution that could meet NATO’s extensive purpose-built security controls, continuous monitoring, and complete certification and accreditation …

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Boeing Wins $102M to Build Army’s Next-Gen Automatic Test System

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a six-year, $102 million contract to build a system for the U.S. Army to facilitate test technology integration. The Army received three bids for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to produce the Next Generation Automatic Test System,  the Defense Department said Wednesday. According to the Army, NGATS will …

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Navy Orders $251M in Raytheon Tomahawks for US, UK Forces

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will deliver a total of 231 Tomahawk Block IV All-Up-Round missiles by August 2016 to the U.S. Navy under a $251.1 million contract. The Defense Department said Wednesday the company will provide 147 vertical launch systems and 64 capsule launch systems to the U.S. Navy for $224.5 million. A $26.6 million foreign …

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South Korea to Buy 40 Lockheed F-35 Jets for $7B, Acquire Jet Production Tech

South Korea will acquire 40 Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35A aircraft and receive fighter jet production technologies from the company under a $7.04 billion deal with the U.S. government, the Yonhap News Agency reported Wednesday. The new planes will replace the country’s old fleet of F-4 and F-5 jets and the F-35s will cost around $115.3 million …

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