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Neustar to Buy TNS Caller Authentication Assets for $173M; Lisa Hook Comments

Neustar (NYSE: NSR) has signed an agreement to acquire the caller authentication assets of Siris Capital Group affiliate Transaction Network Services for $220 million in cash, minus an estimated $47 million in tax benefits. Neustar said Wednesday it expects to close the transaction in its fourth fiscal quarter and to support the company’s market position on call …

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John Pitsenberger Appointed EVP, CFO at Sotera; Deb Alderson Comments

John Pitsenberger, formerly vice president and acting chief financial officer of Sotera Defense Solutions, will transition to the roles of executive vice president and CFO at the company. Sotera said Tuesday Pitsenberger will report to Deb Alderson, president and CEO. “John has done an incredible job as Sotera’s corporate controller over the past …

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Troy Rudd Promoted to EVP, CFO at AECOM; Michael Burke Comments

Troy Rudd, formerly senior vice president and treasurer of AECOM (NYSE: ACM), will assume the roles of executive vice president and chief financial officer at the company on Oct. 5. AECOM said Tuesday former President and CFO Stephen Kadenacy will continue as president and take additional operational duties. Keenan Driscoll will succeed Rudd …

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General Dynamics Lands $450M DISA Contract for AFCENT Comm Systems

A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) business unit has won a potential five-year,  $450 million contract to help the Defense Information Systems Agency acquire, install, integrate, operate and maintain communications systems. The Defense Department said Friday General Dynamics Information Technology will perform the work in support of the U.S. Air Forces Central Command‘s mission requirements. …

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Reuters: Saudi Arabia, US in ‘Advanced’ Talks for $1B Lockheed Frigate Buy

The U.S. government is in talks with Saudi Arabia regarding the latter’s proposed $1 billion purchase of two frigates from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) as part of the Saudi navy’s modernization efforts, Reuters reported Wednesday. Andrea Shalal writes that the discussions are in the advanced stage and could result in …

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Navy Exercises $28M Option on Ocean Engineering Services Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded a $28 million modification to five small businesses to exercise the first option on a previously awarded contract for worldwide ocean engineering services. The Defense Department said Wednesday the exercised option brings the total contract value to $56 million. DoD named the following vendors on the …

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Carlos Solari Appointed Mission Secure Inc. CIO; David Drescher Comments

Security, policy and management professional and former White House Chief Information Officer Carlos Solari has joined Mission Secure Inc. as CIO and will be in charge of cyber defense. The company said Wednesday Solari has more than 20 years of experience in public service from work in the federal government and law enforcement …

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NASA Awards Engineering, Postdoctoral Research Contracts Worth $402M Total

NASA has awarded separate contracts potentially worth a combined $402 million for engineering services, postdoctoral research and systems engineering services to Trident Vantage Systems, the Universities Space Research Association and Alcyon Technical Services Joint Venture, respectively. The space agency said Wednesday the potential five-year, $114 million, small business set-aside contract with Trident covers technology …

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Northrop Unit to Integrate Components of Navy’s EOD Robot Increment 1

A Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) business unit will provide procurement and integration support to the U.S. Navy under a $14.1 million contract for the Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robotic System dismounted operations variant. The Defense Department said Monday Northrop Grumman Systems will procure and integrate AEODRS Increment 1 components such as the communications link,  handheld …

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Army Selects Northrop for Common Infrared Countermeasure Program Support

The U.S. Army has selected Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) to continue its engineering and manufacturing work for the Common Infrared Countermeasure program under a $35.37 million firm-fixed-price hybrid contract. Northrop will perform work in Illinois through Oct. 28, 2017, the Defense Department said Friday CIRCM is an infrared laser-based countermeasure system that works to protect …

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