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Report: CGI Federal Lands $530M Cyber Task Order Under CDM DEFEND

CGI’s (NYSE: GIB) federal business has received a potential $530 million task order to provide cybersecurity services to federal agencies under the next iteration of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, MeriTalk reported Tuesday. The task order awarded under the CDM Dynamic and Evolving Federal Enterprise Network Defense acquisition strategy covers support …

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Virtustream’s Tim Bock: Holistic Evaluation of App Portfolios Key to Cloud Adoption

Tim Bock, Dell public alliance manager at Dell Technologies’ (NYSE: DVMT) Virtustream subsidiary, has said agencies seeking to migrate resources and workloads to the cloud should move their focus from infrastructure to functionality and applications through holistic evaluation of app portfolios. Bock wrote that conducting such an assessment could help agencies “understand …

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Boeing Reports $2.1B in Government, Commercial Services Orders; Stan Deal Comments

Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced on Monday approximately $2.1 billion worth of services orders, contracts and agreements with government agencies and commercial customers at the Farnborough International Airshow in the U.K. The company said Monday the agreements and orders span across its global services business’ capability areas that include training and professional …

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Reports: Lockheed, DoD Reach ‘Handshake’ Deal for Lot 11 F-35s

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and the Defense Department have reached a “handshake agreement” for the company to produce 141 F-35 fighter aircraft for the U.S. and foreign partners, Defense News reported Sunday. Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, said in a statement the joint program office and Lockheed are …

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Kathy Warden to Succeed Wes Bush as Northrop CEO in 2019

Kathy Warden, president and chief operating officer of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and a three-time Wash100 recipient, has been elected to serve as president and CEO of the company in a move slated to take effect Jan. 1. She will succeed Wes Bush, who will continue to serve as chairman …

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Report: Engility In Talks With CACI, SAIC Over Potential Sale

Engility (NYSE: EGL) is reportedly in talks with defense contractors such as Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) and CACI International (NYSE: CACI) as it considers putting itself up for sale, Reuters reported Thursday. Sources told Reuters that discussions are still in the early stages and may not result in a transaction. …

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L3 to Buy Cyber Firms Linchpin Labs, Azimuth Security for $200M; Christopher Kubasik Comments

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has agreed to purchase information security firms Linchpin Labs and Azimuth Security for approximately $200 million combined in a push to develop synergies for future growth and build up its cyber, surveillance and intelligence collection capabilities. L3 said Wednesday the acquired companies will operate as L3 …

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Vishal Gupta Named Unisys CTO, Technology SVP; Peter Altabef Comments

Vishal Gupta, senior vice president for engineering at Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC), will serve as chief technology officer and SVP for technology at Unisys (NYSE: UIS) starting Aug. 31. He will directly report to Unisys CEO Peter Altabef and succeed Tarek El-Sadany, who will leave by the end of August to …

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Perspecta to Offer Data Mgmt Support Under $920M NGA Janus Geography IDIQ; Mac Curtis Comments

Perspecta (NYSE: PRSP) will provide geography data integration, validation and creation support services for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency under a potential 10-year, $920 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract awarded in May. The company said Monday it will merge its open-source data acquisition strategy with artificial intelligence and machine learning to help build up …

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Pivotal’s Keith Salisbury: Modern Approach to Software Dev’t Key to Transforming Mission Execution

Keith Salisbury, vice president for federal business at Pivotal Software (NYSE: PVTL), has said government agencies should adopt a rapid and modern approach to software development in order to build and deploy applications within days and immediately execute their missions. Salisbury wrote that agency leaders should assess if they consider …

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