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Former L3 Exec Mike Greenley Named Maxar’s MDA Group President

Mike Greenley, formerly sector president at L3 Technologies’ (NYSE: LLL) Wescam subsidiary, has been appointed group president of Maxar Technologies’ (NYSE: MAXR) MDA business unit in a move that takes effect Jan. 15. Greenley will directly report to Howard Lance, Maxar president and CEO, and oversee MDA’s approximately 1,900 employees …

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Matt Wiles Promoted to Leidos UK CEO; Roger Krone Comments

Matt Wiles, formerly a senior vice president and managing director at Leidos’ (NYSE: LDOS) U.K. arm, has been promoted to CEO of the Reston, Virginia-based government information technology services contractor’s U.K. business. Roger Krone, chairman and CEO of Leidos, said in a statement published Thursday Wiles’ leadership and his role …

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DARPA Issues Final Solicitation for $850M Technical, Analytical Support IDIQ

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has released the final request for proposals for a potential five-year, $850 million contract for analytical and technical support services. A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says DARPA intends to award a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that has a base performance period of five years. The …

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RAND Study: Bid Protests Do Not Delay DoD Procurement Process

A new study by RAND Corp. has found that bid protests that defense contractors filed with the Government Accountability Office do not hamper the Defense Department’s procurement process for weapons and services, Bloomberg reported Thursday. RAND’s National Defense Research Institute carried out the congressionally mandated study and found that the total …

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Report: Boeing, Embraer Discussions Raise Questions on Brazilian Firm’s Ownership

Talks of a potential combination between Chicago-based Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Embraer have not addressed questions such as the possibility of a joint venture and control over the Brazil-based aircraft manufacturer, Reuters reported Tuesday. Sources told Reuters that a potential JV might not be an effective measure to meet Boeing’s interest …

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US Advances Super Tucano Aircraft Sale to Nigeria Through LOA

The U.S. government has moved to advance the sale of 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft, weapons and related equipment to Nigeria, DefenceWeb reported Tuesday. Stuart Symington, U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, presented on Dec. 27 a letter of offer and acceptance to Sadique Abubakar, head of the Nigerian air force, in …

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Kevin Phillips: ManTech Eyes IT Capability Expansion Via Targeted Acquisitions

Kevin Phillips, CEO of ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT), has said the company plans to grow its key capabilities through targeted acquisitions that would help support key clients and venture into emerging information technology areas, Inside Defense reported Friday. “We made a conscious decision over the last four or five years that …

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Army Opens Solicitation for $82B LOGCAP V Contract

The U.S. Army has issued a request for proposals for a potential 10-year, $82 billion contract that seeks to provide logistics and facility support services for service component and geographical combatant commands. A FedBizOpps notice posted Nov. 20 says the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program V contract has a base term of …

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DISA Hands Down Potential $17.5B Encore III IT Services IDIQ

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded 20 companies positions on a potential 10-year, $17.5 billion contract vehicle for information technology products and services for IT modernization efforts at the Defense Department and other federal agencies. DISA received 72 bids for the full and open track of the Encore III indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity …

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DXC to Merge US Public Sector Business With Vencore, KeyPoint; Mac Curtis to Lead Combined Firm

DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) has agreed to merge its U.S. public sector business with Vencore and KeyPoint Government Solutions to establish a “top five” independent, publicly traded contractor within the government information technology services sector. All three companies expect to complete the merger by the end of March 2018, subject to regulatory approvals …

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