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CenturyLink Announces Leadership Promotions Within Gov’t Business; David Young Quoted

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has made a series of leadership promotions within its strategic government business. Barbara Farnham, formerly senior director of federal programs, has been promoted to senior director and general manager for special programs at CenturyLink, the company said Wednesday. Farnham, who joined CenturyLink in 2001, will oversee sales …

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Tony Moraco: Engility Buy Doubles SAIC’s Business in Intelligence, Space Sectors

Tony Moraco, CEO of Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC), told Breaking Defense in an interview published Wednesday that the merger with Engility allowed SAIC to double its intelligence business. He said the transaction enabled SAIC to broaden its reach to a wider range of agencies within the intelligence community, …

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David Clement Named Director of Recruiting at ACT I

David Clement, a 24-year recruitment professional, has been named director of recruiting at Advanced Concepts and Technologies International. Clement oversees ACT I’s business recruiting activities and provides strategic direction for the firm’s growth initiatives, the company said Wednesday. Claudio Monticelli, chief operating officer of ACT I, said Clement’s experience in …

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Navy Picks 19 Firms for $12.6B CMMARS Aircraft Maintenance, Logistics Contract Vehicle

The U.S. Navy has awarded 19 companies spots on a potential seven-year, $12.6B contract vehicle for aircraft maintenance and logistics support services. The Contracted Maintenance, Modification, Aircrew and Related Services program covers logistical support for Navy and Air Force rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, subsystems and related weapon …

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VT Group Acquires NTA to Grow C4ISR, Sustainment Offerings; John Hassoun Quoted

Chantilly, Va.-based technology integrator VT Group has purchased National Technologies Associates for an undisclosed sum in a move to expand its portfolio of sustainment services and command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms for defense clients. “NTA shares the VT Group passion for engineering excellence and our commitment …

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McAleese & Associates: Undersecretary Matthew Donovan on Air Force’s Readiness, Other Priorities

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has issued a report on the U.S. Air Force’s priorities for 2020 discussed by USAF Undersecretary Matthew Donovan at an Air Force Association event. Donovan said Friday at the AFA event that readiness remains the Air Force’s top priority and that the service plans to increase …

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Eric Forseter Named DataRobot Public Sector GM; Jeremy Achin Quoted

Eric Forseter, formerly vice president of North America sales and federal sector at Pindrop Security, has joined DataRobot as general manager of public sector. He will lead a team of data scientists and sales and marketing personnel at DataRobot’s office in Tysons, Va., to help government clients adopt automated machine learning …

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SAP’s Tom Padgett, Laura Grant: Agencies Should Pick Cloud Partners Committed to Security, Innovation

Tom Padgett and Laura Grant of SAP (NYSE: SAP) have said agencies should partner with a cloud service provider with a capability to innovate and offer security. Grant and Padgett wrote about the potential benefits to agencies of handing the responsibility to innovate to cloud providers. “By shifting that responsibility …

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Former DNI James Clapper Joins StellarPeak as Senior Adviser

James Clapper, former director of national intelligence, has joined Reston, Va.-based technical services contractor StellarPeak as a senior adviser. He will help advance the company’s growth efforts particularly in the intelligence community by building up market intelligence, business development and corporate strategic planning initiatives, StellarPeak said Tuesday. StellarPeak CEO Nuhad …

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McAleese & Associates: Navy Secretary Richard Spencer on Readiness, Info Management

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has released a report on Navy Secretary Richard Spencer‘s speech at the Surface Navy Association’s Annual National Symposium. Spencer, a 2019 Wash100 winner, said at the SNA event that the Navy needs a sense of urgency and to ramp up speed and rate of change to address …

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