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Parsons Consolidates Federal, Infrastructure Units Into Single Structure; Chuck Harrington Quoted

Parsons has merged into a single structure its infrastructure and federal business units to align the company’s end-to-end platforms with its client set and create joint research-and-development initiatives. Chuck Harrington, Parsons chairman and CEO, said in a statement released Thursday said the company aims to increase organizational agility, collaboration and …

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ANSER Acquires CBRN Defense Support Provider DXT; Carmen Spencer Quoted

Analytic Services has purchased Domain X Technologies for an undisclosed sum in a push to broaden its footprint in modeling and simulation, software engineering and defense acquisition. “The acquisition of DXT gives us greater depth and breadth of data and information analysis particularly with regard to modeling and simulation as it is …

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Ian McCulloh Named Chief Data Scientist at Accenture Federal Services; Bryan Rich Quoted

Ian McCulloh, formerly a chief scientist at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, has been named chief data scientist within the analytics and applied intelligence practice at Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) federal arm. Bryan Rich, head of the analytics and applied intelligence practice at Accenture Federal Services, said in a statement …

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Engility Sets Record Q3 Book-to-Bill Ratio; Lynn Dugle Quoted

Engility (NYSE: EGL) reported a record book-to-bill ratio of 2.4x at $1.1B in net bookings and posted a revenue of $471M in the third quarter of 2018. The company said Wednesday those net bookings included contract awards worth approximately $550M within the intelligence segment; $320M within the space sector; and …

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Interior Dept Adds 3 Companies to Oracle Federal Financial System Support IDIQ

Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) federal business, Creoal Consulting and i360technologies have been selected by the Interior Department to compete for Oracle Federal Financials accounting system support task orders under a potential seven-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Accenture Federal Services will vie for task orders worth up to $120M to provide OFF system support services …

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Perspecta Awarded $564M DoD Software, Hardware Maintenance Task Order; Mac Curtis Quoted

Perspecta (NYSE: PRSP) has received a potential five-year, $564M task order to continue to provide integration and maintenance services for the Defense Department’s mission-critical software and hardware worldwide. The company said Tuesday the task order awarded by the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service covers support for DoD’s Defense Manpower …

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CNAS’ Susanna Blume Assesses Possible Return to Sequestration

Susanna Blume, a senior fellow in the defense program at the Center for a New American Security, has said U.S. defense spending is likely to drop if Republicans retain control of the Senate and Democrats win a House majority in the midterm elections. Blume wrote in an article published Monday …

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McAleese & Associates: Raytheon Reports 25% Rise in Q3 2018 Bookings

A report by consulting firm McAleese & Associates says Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) posted $8.7B in bookings during the third quarter of 2018, reflecting a 25 percent increase from the same period last year. Raytheon associated the increase with the integrated defense systems sector’s $1.3B Patriot missile defense system order from Poland and $787M …

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McAleese & Associates: Northrop COO Kathy Warden’s Defense Program ‘Watchlist’ Includes GBSD, OPIR

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has released a new report listing several defense programs under the “watchlist” of Kathy Warden, president and chief operating officer of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC). Jim McAleese, founder and principal at McAleese & Associates, said those include the U.S. Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent competition, Overhead …

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Zscaler’s Stephen Kovac: FedRAMP, Trusted Internet Connections Initiative Key to Government Cloud Security

Stephen Kovac, vice president of global government and compliance at Zscaler (Nasdaq: ZS), has said agencies that aim to create secure cloud environments should merge controls under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program and the Trusted Internet Connections initiative. “Users should be able to access the cloud via a …

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