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Report: EchoStar Calls for Talks With Inmarsat Board Over $3.2B Takeover Offer

Colorado-based EchoStar (Nasdaq: SATS) called on Inmarsat to initiate discussions with shareholders about its $3.2 billion takeover offer and that it would pursue the bid if given a deadline extension, Reuters reported Friday. EchoStar has until Friday, July 6, to decide whether to present a firm offer for Inmarsat or drop the …

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Deborah Ricci Joins Veritas-Owned PwC Public Sector as CFO; Scott McIntyre Comments

Deborah Ricci, formerly chief financial officer of Constellis, has been appointed to the same role at PwC’s former public sector arm that New York-based private equity firm Veritas Capital acquired in May. She brings to her position 25 years of finance, accounting, contracts, information technology and human resources management experience …

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Transportation Dept Issues 2 Draft Solicitations for Enterprise IT Shared Services IDIQ

The Transportation Department has released two draft solicitations for a potential seven-year, $700 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for enterprisewide information technology shared services. A FedBizOpps notice posted June 26 says the Enterprise IT Shared Services contract has a base term of two years that is set to begin on Oct. 1 …

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Christopher Kubasik: L3 to Continue Investment Strategy After Vertex Aerospace Business Sale

New York-based investment firm American Industrial Partners has closed its purchase of Vertex Aerospace businesses from L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) for approximately $540 million in cash. The transaction initially announced in May is subject to customary adjustments and covers the acquisition of L3’s TCS and Crestview Aerospace business units that operate under the technology contractor’s aerospace …

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Mark Sirangelo Resigns as Sierra Nevada Space Systems Business EVP

Mark Sirangelo, executive vice president for Sierra Nevada Corp.’s space business, stepped down from his role at the company on June 30 citing personal reasons, SpaceNews reported Tuesday. Fatih Ozmen, SNC co-owner and CEO, will lead Sierra Nevada Space Systems on an acting basis until the company finds a replacement …

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L3 Buys Applied Defense Solutions in Space Capability Expansion Push; Christopher Kubasik Comments

L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL) has purchased Columbia, Md.-based aerospace engineering and space situational awareness services provider Applied Defense Solutions for approximately $50 million in a move to build up its space mission capabilities. L3 said Monday it will operate the newly acquired firm as L3 ADS to provide space exploration, space systems mission …

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Dell EMC’s Steve Harris: IT Transformation Calls for Agencies to Develop Strategic Plan, Understand Multi-Cloud Strategy

Steve Harris, senior vice president and general manager of Dell EMC’s federal business, has said government agencies seeking to transform their information technology infrastructure should determine services and applications that meet their mission-critical needs as well as develop a multi-year strategic plan. Harris wrote that such a plan would help …

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Reports: Dell Technologies Eyes Public Market Return With VMware Tracking Stock Purchase

Dell Technologies (NYSE: DVMT) said it will buy out VMware’s (NYSE: VMW) tracking stock in a cash-and-stock deal valued at approximately $21.7 billion in a move to go public again without filing for an initial public offering, Reuters reported Monday. Dell will swap 1.3665 shares of its Class C stock, or …

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Carlyle Group Adds Former CSRA Chief Larry Prior to A&D, Government Services Team

Larry Prior, formerly president and CEO of CSRA and a four-time Wash100 winner, has joined The Carlyle Group (Nasdaq: CG) as an operating executive consultant for the private equity firm’s aerospace, defense and government services team. He will provide the team with investment guidance on acquisition and sourcing and offer advice to …

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Mike Hale Named CACI National, Cyber Solutions Group EVP; DeEtte Gray Comments

Mike Hale, formerly vice president and intelligence community client executive at CACI International (NYSE: CACI), has been named executive VP of the company’s national and cyber solutions group. He will directly report to DeEtte Gray, president of CACI’s U.S. operations, and oversee the company’s cybersecurity, space operations and resiliency and …

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