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Steve Schorer: Alion Science Makes Emerging Tech Push Through MacB Purchase

Alion Science and Technology has agreed to buy MacAulay-Brown for an undisclosed sum to expand work with national security customers and engineering and technology offerings. Steve Schorer, Alion president and CEO and a 2018 Wash100 winner, said in a statement released Thursday the company made the acquisition in a push to …

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ManTech Gets $116M in USAF Task Orders for Maritime ISR Aircraft Tech Upgrades; Kevin Phillips Comments

ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT) has received two four-year task orders worth $116 million combined from the U.S. Air Force to update systems on manned and unmanned aircraft that the U.S. Navy uses to perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions. The Air Force Installation Contracting Agency awarded the task orders through the multiple-award defense …

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CAE Eyes Training Systems Integration Capability Expansion With AOCE Buy; Ray Duquette Comments

CAE’s (NYSE: CAE) U.S. arm has purchased Alpha-Omega Change Engineering for about $29 million as part of efforts to expand work in U.S. security programs and build up its capabilities in training systems integration. “AOCE brings existing contracts as well as past performance in unmanned systems, aircrew training and courseware …

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Sally Sullivan, Ed Fortunato Named to VP Roles at Raytheon

Sally Sullivan, a former CSRA executive, has joined Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) as vice president of U.S. business development. Sullivan previously served as executive VP for the homeland security group at CSRA, which is now part of General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) information technology business after the latter completed its purchase in April, …

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WSP to Buy Louis Berger for $400M; Alexandre L’Heureux, Jim Stamatis Comment

Canada-based WSP Global has agreed to acquire Louis Berger for approximately $400 million in an effort to expand its footprint in continental Europe and leverage the Morristown, N.J.-based professional services firm’s expertise in water, transportation, environment and master planning. Alexandre L’Heureux, WSP president and CEO, said in a statement published Monday …

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VMware’s Matthew Schneider: Agencies Should Make Apps Independent of Physical Infrastructure

Matthew Schneider, senior director of government, education and healthcare at VMware (NYSE: VMW), has said agencies seeking to modernize their information technology infrastructure should know more about the security and behavior of their applications and eliminate apps’ reliance on the physical infrastructure. “When an application is independent of the infrastructure, agencies have the …

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Carlyle Group’s US Buyout Fund Secures $18.5B Capital

The Carlyle Group (Nasdaq: CG) has raised $18.5 billion for its latest fund that invests in U.S. companies in defense and government services and aerospace industries. The private equity firm said Monday the amount of capital raised for the Carlyle Partners VII fund surpassed the $15 billion target, reflecting a 42 percent increase …

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Northrop Reports 10% Rise in Q2 2018 Sales; Wes Bush Comments

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) posted $7.1 billion in sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2018, up 10 percent from the same period last year. The company said Monday it recorded $689 million in Q2 net earnings, showing a 24 percent increase from the prior year period, and saw its backlog …

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23 Firms Win Spots on $794M Navy Unmanned Undersea Vehicle R&D Support IDIQ

The U.S. Navy has awarded 23 companies positions on a potential five-year, $794.5 million contract to support the development and fabrication of unmanned undersea vehicles. The Defense Department said Monday the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division received 28 offers for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that will run through July 2023. Contractors …

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Navy Picks 22 Firms for $980M Training System Design, Production IDIQ

The U.S. Navy has awarded 22 companies spots on a potential five-year, $980 million contract to design, build and manufacture training systems and related devices. The service received 40 proposals for the firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that will run through November 2023, the Defense Department said Friday. The contractors will …

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