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David West Named ECS Corporate Development VP; George Wilson Comments

David West, a federal strategy and merger and acquisition practitioner, joined information technology and engineering services contractor ECS on April 2 to serve as vice president of corporate development. West oversees the development and implementation of the firm’s growth strategies in his new role, ECS said Tuesday. “Dave brings a …

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Stu Shea: Peraton Buys SRI in Communications Portfolio Expansion Push

Herndon, Va.-based communications and technology services contractor Peraton has acquired communications infrastructure developer Strategic Resources International for an undisclosed sum. “The addition of SRI to the Peraton portfolio adds an important complement to our communications offerings through their extensive portfolio of telecommunications assets in the areas of mobile, [internet protocol] …

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Qmulos’ Matt Coose: Data Analytics Key to Real-Time Risk Management

Matt Coose, chief executive officer of Qmulos, a cybersecurity and information technology compliance firm, has said government agencies that aim to build up their cybersecurity posture should adopt data analytics in order to automate the process of converting data into “real-time technical evidence.” Coose wrote that such evidence can help agencies …

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Govini Report: Federal Investment in Space, Hypersonic Tech Hit $83B in FY 2011-2017

A Govini report says U.S. government investments in space and hypersonic technologies from fiscal years 2011 through 2017 reached approximately $83 billion and annual government spending on such platforms rose by 6 percent over the period, SpaceNews reported Sunday. United Launch Alliance ranked first in the top 15 vendors list …

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DISA Releases Draft RFP for Potential $8B Enterprise Cloud Service Procurement Contract

The Defense Information Systems Agency has issued a draft request for proposals for a potential 10-year, $8 billion contract to acquire an enterprise cloud service platform designed to facilitate collaboration and communications in support of DISA and Defense Department operations worldwide. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says the Defense Enterprise Office …

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KBR Buys Carillion’s Stake in Aspire Defence JV

KBR (NYSE: KBR) has assumed control of a joint venture with U.K.-based construction and facilities management provider Carillion after the latter announced insolvency in January. KBR said Thursday that it closed the acquisition of Carillion’s interest in their Aspire Defence joint venture without causing disruption to operations and delivery of services. Aspire Defence JV …

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Valiant Signs $135M Cash Deal to Buy Cubic’s Global Defense Services Business

Valiant Integrated Services has agreed to acquire Cubic’s (NYSE: CUB) global defense services business for approximately $135 million in cash in a push to expand its client base and broaden its technical platforms and service offerings in training and readiness markets. Valiant CEO James Jaska said in a statement published Thursday …

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Report: Nelson Pedreiro Appointed to Lead Lockheed’s Space Research Org

Nelson Pedreiro, formerly chief engineer for strategic and missile defense systems at Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) space systems business, has been named head of the company’s Palo Alto, California-based advanced technology center, SpaceNews reported Wednesday. He will succeed Scott Fouse in the role and lead approximately 600 technicians and scientists …

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Deloitte Lands $800M Air Force Financial Management, Audit Readiness Support IDIQ

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Deloitte a potential five-year, $800 million contract for audit readiness and financial management support services. The service received three bids for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that will run through July 22, 2023, the Defense Department said Tuesday. The contract will include financial statement production, auditing …

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ForeScout’s Shawn Rodriguez: Countering Cyber Threats Requires Visibility Into Connected Devices

Shawn Rodriguez, regional vice president of U.S. state and local government and education at ForeScout Technologies (Nasdaq: FSCT), has said agencies that aim to secure complex networks from cyber threats should implement an adaptive security strategy that works to offer insight into connected devices and related risks. “A critical core …

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