Darwin McDaniel

GTY Buys Six Tech Firms to Create Public Sector-Focused Software Company

GTY Technology Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: GTYH), a special purpose acquisition company founded by former Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and EMC executives, has wrapped up its purchase of six technology companies in a push to expand presence in the public sector market. The deals resulted in the formation of a new software …

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ULA to Help Launch Three Nat’l Security Space Missions Under $442M USAF Contract

United Launch Alliance, the joint venture of Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), has won a potential $441.7M contract to help the U.S. Air Force send three national security satellites into space with the Atlas V rocket. The contracting division at the Space and Missile Systems Center’s launch systems enterprise directorate …

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Barbara Angus Joins EY as Global Tax Policy Leader

Barbara Angus, former chief tax counsel of the House Ways and Means Committee, has joined professional services company EY as leader of global tax policy. She will be based in Washington, D.C., and lead a group of professionals to advise companies and help government clients develop and implement policy initiatives worldwide, …

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Ball Aerospace, Caltech to Support NASA’s $242M SPHEREx Mission

NASA has selected Ball Aerospace to build spacecraft and chosen the California Institute of Technology to develop payload for a two-year, $242M mission to explore how the universe evolved and the presence of ingredients for life in planetary systems across galaxies. The space agency said Thursday it aims to launch …

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Former NSA, Cybercom Chief Michael Rogers Appointed Claroty Advisory Board Chair

Michael Rogers, former director of the National Security Agency and commander of U.S. Cyber Command, has been named chairman of the board of advisers at operational technology security company Claroty. The retired U.S. Navy admiral will lead a group of business and security professionals to advise Claroty executives and customers on …

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Report: Federal IT Spending Projected to Exceed $93B in Fiscal 2020

Bloomberg Government analysts forecast that the federal government will invest more than $93B in information technology programs if current spending trends continue across agencies, Nextgov reported Tuesday. “Based on historical spending trends, we’re looking at between $93 and $94B in an IT budget, about half of which will go to …

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GSA, NGA Award 11 BPAs for Commercial Earth Observation Data, Tools & Services

Eleven companies have secured blanket purchase agreements from the General Services Administration and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to provide Earth-observation products, data and services to government customers. Both agencies awarded the BPAs under the IT Schedule 70 acquisition vehicle and in support of the Commercial Initiative to Buy Operationally Responsive GEOINT, …

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BAE Gets $75M Contract for Facility Design, Construction Project at Army Ammunition Plant

The U.S. Army has awarded BAE Systems a potential $74.7M contract to design, build and commission a new facility at the service’s ammunition factory in Kingsport, Tenn. BAE said Tuesday it will construct the Recrystallization and Slurry Coating Formulation facility to modernize the process for manufacturing military products at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant. Mark Hellstern, director …

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William Welch Joins IronNet as Co-CEO; Keith Alexander Quoted

William Welch, formerly president and chief operating officer of Duo Security, has been named co-CEO of IronNet Cybersecurity. He will serve in the role alongside retired U.S. Army Gen. Keith Alexander and help drive IronNet’s commercial efforts to expand operations worldwide, the company said Monday. Welch previously held senior leadership roles at …

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Greg Sanchez Named Strategy, Products VP at Conduent Gov’t Business

Greg Sanchez, former chief technology officer of the health and federal civilian division at General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) information technology business, has been appointed vice president of strategy and products at Conduent‘s (NYSE: CNDT) government unit, G2Xchange ETC reported Friday. He joined the Florham Park, N.J.-based business process services company after a …

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