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BAE Unit Gets $474M Contract to Help Sustain Army Systems

BAE Systems’ land and armaments business has received a potential  six-year, $474.1M contract from the U.S. Army to help maintain the service branch’s systems. The Department of Defense said Tuesday the company will provide sustainment and technical support through the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract. The branch received one bid for the contract …

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Microsoft Gets $1.7B Contract for IT Product Enterprise Services to DoD, Intell Community

The U.S. Navy has awarded Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) a potential five-year, $1.76B contract to support company-made products for the Department of Defense, U.S. Coast Guard and the intelligence community. DoD said Friday the company will provide engineering services to help software developers and other product teams utilize knowledge database, tools, source …

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David Rowland Named Accenture Interim CEO; KC McClure Appointed CFO

David Rowland, a 35-year Accenture (NYSE: ACN) veteran, has been appointed to serve as CEO of the global professional services contractor on an interim basis. He succeeds Pierre Nanterme, who resigned the post due to health issues and intends to support his successor in an advisory role, the company said Friday. …

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Pratt & Whitney Vet Kevin Martin Joins Cadence Aerospace as CIO

Cadence Aerospace, a portfolio company of investment firm Arlington Capital Partners, has named former Pratt & Whitney executive Kevin Martin as chief information officer. The more than 30-year industry veteran most recently served as associate director of military engines business development at the United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX)  subsidiary, Cadence Aerospace said Tuesday. His …

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Raytheon Hires Former Cobham Exec Scott Weiner as Corporate Dev’t VP

Scott Weiner, a more than 10-year Cobham veteran, has named vice president of corporate development at Raytheon (NYSE: RTN). Raytheon said Monday Weiner will oversee acquisitions, joint ventures, minority investments and divestitures across the company’s domestic and international businesses. He will report to Chief Financial Officer Toby O’Brien. Prior to his appointment, Weiner held similar …

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Pratt & Whitney to Help Test F-35 Block 4 Propulsion System Under $230M Navy Contract

United Technologies Corp.’s (NYSE: UTX) Pratt & Whitney subsidiary has received a five-year, $230.1M contract from the U.S. Navy to support flight testing of a new F-35 aircraft propulsion system. Pratt & Whitney will help test F-35 Block 4 engine technology for Navy, the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and non-Department of Defense …

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10 Firms Win Spots on $230M Army Environmental Services Contract

Ten companies have won spots on a potential five-year, $230M contract to provide environmental services to the Army Corps of Engineers. USACE received 25 bids for the firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract and will determine will determine work locations and funds with each order, the Department of Defense said Friday. The Pentagon expects …

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Red Hat to Hold Special Stockholders’ Meeting on IBM Merger

Shareholders in Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) will vote Jan. 16 on whether to approve IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) proposed $34B acquisition of the Raleigh, N.C.-based open source technology provider. A Dec. 11 record date has been established for Red Hat’s special meeting of stockholders, the company said Monday. IBM first announced Oct. 28 it would acquire Red …

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Russell Marsh Named Leonardo DRS Naval Power Systems Business Lead

Russell Marsh, a 12-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, has been appointed vice president and general manager of Leonardo DRS’ naval power systems business. He will be based in Milwaukee, Wis., and will oversee the unit that offers power, control, heating and cooling systems, as well as oil and gas products, Leonardo DRS said …

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General Dynamics Lands $265M Army Bomb Component Supply Contract

A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) business unit has received a potential $264.8M firm-fixed-price contract to provide bomb components to the U.S. Army. General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems will manufacture parts for the military service’s MK80 and BLU-109 Tritonal bombs, the Department of Defense said Thursday. Army Contracting Command received one bid for …

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