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Unisys’ PV Puvvada Elected PSC Board Chair; David Berteau Comments

PV Puvvada, president of Unisys‘ (NYSE: UIS) federal business, has been appointed to chair the Professional Services Council’s board of directors. He will oversee the development and execution of the trade group’s strategies in support of the federal technology services contracting industry, PSC said Friday. Puvvada’s “knowledge and willingness to collaborate …

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Chenega to Buy ADG for Public Sector Digital Transformation Services Push

Chenega has agreed to acquire Columbia, Maryland-based strategic communications agency ADG Creative for an undisclosed sum in a move to expand the Alaska native corporation’s user-focused design and digital transformation offerings for government clients. Chenega said Wednesday it expects to complete the acquisition in January, pending approvals and other customary …

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Peter Altabef Named Unisys Chairman, Nathaniel Davis Appointed Independent Lead Director

Peter Altabef, president and CEO of Unisys (NYSE: UIS), has been named chairman of the Blue Bell, Pennsylvania-based information technology company’s board of directors in a move that takes effect April 26. Altabef will succeed the retiring Paul Weaver, who has been board chairman since 2015, and will continue to …

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Rockwell Collins Shareholders Set Jan. 11 Vote on UTC Deal

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is set to hold a shareholder meeting on Jan. 11 to decide on proposals associated with United Technologies Corp.’s (NYSE: UTX) proposed $30 billion acquisition of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based avionics contractor. Rockwell Collins said Monday shareholders of record as of Dec. 8 will be eligible to …

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FireEye’s Tony Cole: Intelligence-Led Cyber Strategy Should Focus on Risk Mitigation

Tony Cole, vice president and global government chief technology officer at FireEye (Nasdaq: FEYE), has said federal agencies should establish an intelligence-led cybersecurity strategy that transitions the focus from regulatory compliance toward risk mitigation. The adoption of an intelligence-driven strategy calls for agencies to know their adversaries and the tools these …

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Xator Buys Merlin’s Professional Services Unit in Govt, Critical Infrastructure Market Push

Information technology and security services provider Xator has bought the professional services business of Englewood, Colorado-based cybersecurity company Merlin International for an undisclosed sum. Reston, Virginia-based Xator said in a Dec. 1 news release the acquisition would help expand its presence in the government and critical infrastructure markets. Merlin’s professional …

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ManTech’s Kevin Phillips Honors Retiring MCIS President Bill Varner, Successor Rick Wagner

ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT) hosted a retirement party for Bill Varner, outgoing president of the Herndon, Virginia-based information technology services contractor’s mission, cyber and intelligence solutions group. Varner, who is also an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2017, will retire by the end of December after an eight-year career at ManTech. …

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DTRA Releases Draft Solicitation for Potential $435M IT Services IDIQ

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency has issued a draft solicitation for a potential $435 million contract to provide information technology support services in support of the agency’s chief information officer and information integration and technology services directorate. DTRA said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Friday it plans to award the …

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Report: PwC Mulls Sale of Govt Consulting Practice

PwC is considering selling the financial auditing and consulting firm’s government consulting practice that could be valued at approximately $500 million, Reuters reported Saturday. Sources told Reuters PwC expects the planned transaction to help the company pursue growth opportunities in providing auditing services to government agency clients and has tapped …

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Govt, IT Industry Vets Named to QTS Federal Advisory Board; David McOmber Comments

QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS) has appointed five government and information technology industry executives to its federal board of advisers. David McOmber, executive vice president for public sector and federal segment at QTS, said in a statement published Thursday QTS expects the new advisory board members to provide guidance as …

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