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Army Picks 170 for Potential $8.3B CBRN R&D Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded 170 companies positions on a potential 10-year, $8.27 billion contract to help the service research and develop chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense systems. The hybrid contract also covers R&D work on high-yield explosive defense platforms, equipment, material, supplies and other technology for the Joint Enterprise …

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CenturyLink Closes $34B Level 3 Purchase

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has wrapped up its $34 billion acquisition of Level 3 Communications. The merger’s completion creates a combined entity with $24 billion in estimated pro forma annual revenue and a global network that links at least 350 metropolitan areas with over 100,000 on-net, fiber-equipped buildings, CenturyLink said Wednesday. The new …

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CSRA Subsidiary Gets $163M DISA Task Order for Endpoint Security Integration Support

CSRA’s (NYSE: CSRA) SRA International subsidiary has received a potential five-year, $163 million task order to provide integration support for the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Endpoint Security Solutions. CSRA said Wednesday it will collaborate with Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and McAfee through SRA to help DISA build up its cyber strategy …

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Melanie Anderson Joins HII Technical Solutions Business in VP Role; Andy Green Comments

Melanie Anderson, formerly head of human resources at KBRWyle’s engineering business, has joined Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE: HII) technical solutions division as vice president of human resources. Anderson has two decades of HR experience in several companies across aerospace and defense, government services and technology sectors, HII said Tuesday. She came …

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Army, Booz Allen Vet Susan Lawrence Joins Accenture Natl Security Practice

Susan Lawrence, formerly a senior vice president for Booz Allen Hamilton’s (NYSE: BAH) defense market group, has been named a managing director within the national security practice at Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) federal services business. The 40-year U.S. Army veteran will help Accenture Federal Services’ clients develop and implement mission support and …

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Pentaho’s Chuck Yarbrough: Agencies Should Make Data ‘Actionable’ Through Analytics Adoption

Chuck Yarbrough, vice president of solutions management and marketing for data integration and analytics at Hitachi Vantara’s Pentaho subsidiary, has said government agencies should implement data analytics tools to make data more actionable and facilitate the decision-making process. Yarbrough wrote that self-service analytics tools work to empower non-technical users by …

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FCC OKs CenturyLink’s $34B Buy of Level 3

The Federal Communications Commission has cleared CenturyLink‘s (NYSE: CTL) proposed $34 billion acquisition of Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT). CenturyLink said Monday the FCC approval came two weeks after the California Public Utilities Commission cleared the acquisition at its Oct. 12 meeting. John Jones, senior vice president for public policy and government …

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Former VA CIO Rob Thomas Named Leidos Strategic Accounts, Govt Relations VP; Gerry Fasano Comments

Rob Thomas, formerly chief information officer and acting assistant secretary for the office of information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has joined Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) as vice president for strategic accounts and government relations. Thomas will help Leidos advance organic growth strategies and client relationships in his …

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Michael Strianese: L3 Evaluates ‘Strategic Options’ for Vertex Aerospace Business

Michael Strianese, chairman and CEO at L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL), has said the company has begun to assess strategic alternatives for Vertex Aerospace business after the New York-based aerospace and defense contractor posted a goodwill impairment charge for Vertex during the third quarter of 2017. Strianese said in a statement …

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Iridium Announces Q3 2017 Govt Services Revenue, Subscribers; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) recorded $22 million in government service revenue with 95,000 government subscribers during the third quarter of 2017. Iridium said Thursday government data and voice subscribers rose 14 percent to 40,000 during the third quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with the same period last year. The McLean, …

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