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Booz Allen, Octo Consulting Land Spots on $300M FDA Data Tech Modernization BPA

The Food and Drug Administration has awarded Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) and Octo Consulting Group spots on a potential seven-year, $300 million blanket purchase agreement to update data collection and analysis systems in support of FDA’s patient safety and drug development efforts, the Washington Business Journal reported Tuesday. Octo said …

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Neil Albert Named ACT I President; Michael Niggel Comments

Neil Albert, formerly president and CEO of McLean, Virginia-based professional services contractor MCR, has joined Advanced Concepts and Technologies International as president. Albert will be responsible for the Arlington, Virginia-based government acquisition support services provider’s business development, growth strategy and financial performance in his new role, ACT I said Tuesday. ACT I …

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Eric Trexler Joins Forcepoint as Global Governments & Critical Infrastructure Sales VP

Eric Trexler, formerly executive director for civilian and national security programs at McAfee, has been named vice president of sales for global governments and critical infrastructure business at Raytheon-led (NYSE: RTN) cyber joint venture Forcepoint. Trexler will directly report to Sean Berg, senior VP and general manager of the business …

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State Dept OKs Finland’s Requests for $735M in Harpoon Block II, Evolved Seasparrow Missiles

The State Department has cleared Finland’s request to buy Harpoon Block II surface-launched missiles and Evolved Seasparrow Missiles under two foreign military sales agreements worth approximately $734.7 million combined. Finland asked to purchase RGM-84Q-4, RGM-84L-4, RGM-84Q-4 upgrade kits, RTM-84L-4 and RTM-84Q-4 Harpoon Block II+ Extended Range Grade B missiles under a potential $622 million FMS …

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Fortinet, Symantec Vet Andrew Del Matto Named Citrix CFO

Andrew “Drew” Del Matto, formerly chief financial officer at Fortinet (Nasdaq: FTNT), will join Citrix Systems (Nasdaq: CTXS) as executive vice president and CFO in a move that takes effect Feb. 19. Del Matto will directly report to David Henshall, Citrix president and CEO, and oversee the software firm’s capital and …

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Dell Technologies Mulls Potential Merger With VMware; Pat Gelsinger Comments

Dell Technologies (NYSE: DVMT) said in its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday that its board of directors has begun to assess potential business opportunities that include a possible merger with VMware (NYSE: VMW). Round Rock, Texas-based Dell Technologies said it also considers an initial public offering of its …

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Brian Householder Appointed Hitachi Vantara CEO, Scott Kelly Promoted to COO

Brian Householder, formerly president and chief operating officer at Hitachi Vantara, will succeed Ryuichi Otsuki as CEO of the Santa Clara, California-based information technology and services contractor in a move that takes effect April 1. The company said Wednesday Otsuki will transition to the role of deputy general manager of …

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Karen Shields Named Serco Inc. Health Services Business Unit VP; Dave Dacquino Comments

Karen Shields, formerly vice president of health sector at Serco Inc., has been promoted to VP of health services business unit at the British contractor’s North American arm. Shields will directly report to Chairman and CEO Dave Dacquino and oversee the development and operations of the company’s business with the Department …

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John Heller: PAE Buys Macfadden in Humanitarian, Disaster Response Expansion Push

PAE has purchased Silver Spring, Maryland-based disaster response services provider Macfadden & Associates for an undisclosed sum. “Macfadden will expand PAE’s customer reach, building upon the relationship PAE established with [the U.S. Agency for International Development] when PAE supported their response to the Ebola outbreak in 2015,” PAE CEO John …

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Leidos to Combine Operations Into New Reston, VA HQ; Roger Krone Comments

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has signed a deal with Boston Properties to transfer its headquarters to a new office building in Reston Town Center in Virginia as part of plans to consolidate operations from two buildings into one facility. Leidos said Tuesday construction work on the new HQ will start by …

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