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Akamai’s Tom Ruff: Agencies Should Adopt Agile Tech As Part of Cyber ‘Defense-In-Depth Strategy’

Tom Ruff, vice president of public sector at Cambridge, Massachusetts-based content delivery network and cloud services provider Akamai Technologies (Nasdaq: AKAM), has said government agencies should establish a comprehensive “defense-in-depth strategy” to protect networks from distributed denial-of-service attacks, cross-site scripting and other cyber threats. Ruff wrote such a strategy seeks …

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ManTech Inks $180M Deal for InfoZen in Federal Civilian Market Push; Kevin Phillips Comments

ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT) has agreed to buy Bethesda, Maryland-based information technology platforms provider InfoZen through a $180 million cash transaction that would grow ManTech’s managed cloud services and information technology offerings for the federal civilian market. The companies expect to close the deal in October, subject to approval under the …

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Margaret Anderson Takes Managing Director Role at Deloitte Federal Health Practice

Margaret Anderson, formerly executive director at Washington-based FasterCures, has joined Deloitte Consulting LLP as a managing director for federal health practice. Deloitte said Monday Anderson will oversee the firm’s health outcome improvement efforts through the advancement of platforms and collaboration with stakeholders across federal health, life sciences and nonprofit sectors. Anderson’s …

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Navy Taps 4 Firms for Submarine, Shipboard C4ISR Training Contracts

The U.S. Navy has awarded four companies potential five-year contracts to provide training support for the service branch’s submarine, ashore and tactical afloat shipboard command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems. The Defense Department said Monday the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific received nine proposals for the cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts that …

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Northrop to Buy Orbital ATK in Potential $9.2B Deal; Wes Bush, David Thompson Comment

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has agreed to purchase Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) for approximately $9.2 billion in a push to accelerate innovation efforts and expand technology offerings. Falls Church, Virginia-based Northrop said Monday it will pay $7.8 billion in cash and assume $1.4 billion in net debt from Orbital ATK under the transaction. …

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Reports: Northrop Close to Sealing $7.8B Cash Deal for Orbital ATK

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) is close to finalizing an agreement to buy Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) as Northrop aims to broaden its portfolio of missiles and space platforms, Defense News reported Monday. Defense News cited a Wall Street Journal report that says both companies could unveil the transaction as early as Monday …

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Leidos Gets $159M NASA Space Cargo Handling Contract

A Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) subsidiary has received a potential $159 million contract from NASA to pack pressurised cargo for delivery to and from the International Space Station. Houston-based Leidos Innovations Corp. will provide NASA engineering sustainment services for transport hardware, flight crew equipment, simple payload facilities, payload support items and ancillary …

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InfoReliance-McAfee Team Wins $182M Army Managed Services Contract for Endpoint Security Platform

The U.S. Army has awarded a team of InfoReliance and McAfee a potential five-year, $182 million contract to provide managed cybersecurity technology platforms and services for the service branch. The companies will field and operate the Army Endpoint Security System through a managed platform-as-a-service model to provide global situational awareness …

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L3 Buys Doss Aviation in Military Flight Training Push

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has purchased Colorado Springs, Colorado-based initial flight training company Doss Aviation for an undisclosed amount in a strategy to expand presence in the military pilot training market. New York City-based L3 said Thursday will integrate Doss Aviation into its electronic systems business segment and run the company …

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Boeing Lands $600M Contract Modification for Future Air Force One Preliminary Design Work

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a potential $599.9 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to conduct preliminary design activities to convert a pair of 747-8 aircraft into presidential planes. The modification covers the initial design of the future Air Force One fleet that includes the integration of a mission communication platform, self-defense …

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