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John Walsh Joins SAIC as IT Market Segment SVP, GM; Tony Moraco Comments

John Walsh, formerly vice president of homeland security programs at CSRA, has joined Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) as senior VP and general manager of the information technology solutions market segment. He will succeed the retiring Dan Harris and report directly to Nazzic Keene, chief operating officer at SAIC, the …

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Palo Alto Networks’ Rick Howard: Agencies Should Consider DevOps’ Role in Adaptive Cyber Strategies

Rick Howard, chief security officer at Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW), has said agencies that aim to develop and implement strategies to safeguard information technology systems from cyber threats should adopt DevOps. Howard wrote that DevOps’ link to automation and cloud technology has implications for agencies’ adaptive cybersecurity strategies and …

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Boeing Signs $3.2B Cash Deal for Aircraft Parts Maker KLX

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has agreed to purchase aviation parts and services provider KLX (Nasdaq: KLX) for approximately $3.2 billion cash in a move to grow its services business. Boeing said Tuesday it will pay $63 per share in cash and assume $1 billion in net debt from the Wellington, Florida-based aerospace parts …

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CACI Exec Chair Jack London Chosen as NACD Governance Fellow

Jack London, executive chairman and chairman of the board at CACI International (NYSE: CACI), has been named a governance fellow by the National Association of Corporate Directors. CACI said Monday NACD’s Fellowship initiative serves as the organization’s highest credential for governance professionals and corporate directors and aims to help directors …

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Lockheed-Led Team Lands $1.4B F-35 Sustainment Support Contract

A Lockheed Martin-led (NYSE: LMT) industry team has received a potential $1.4 billion contract to provide sustainment support for F-35 fighter jets worldwide. The contract awarded by the F-35 joint program office also covers Automatic Logistics Information System support, predictive health management and data analytics; supply chain logistics; air system maintenance; …

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PwC: Global Aerospace & Defense M&As Reached $15B in Q1 2018

A new PwC report says the value of global mergers and acquisitions in the aerospace and defense sector hit $15 billion in the first quarter of fiscal 2018, reflecting a 28 percent increase over the previous quarter and a 19 percent rise from the same period last year. PwC reported that global …

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State Dept OKs Potential $911M AH-1Z Helicopter Sale to Bahrain

The State Department has approved Bahrain’s request to buy 12 Bell Helicopter-built AH-1Z attack helicopters and related equipment and services through a potential $911.4 foreign military sales agreement. Bell Helicopter and General Electric (NYSE: GE) will act as prime contractors in the proposed FMS deal in support of Bahrain’s efforts to deter …

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India OKs Potential $555M Procurement of NAG Missile System, Naval Guns

India’s defense acquisition council has approved capital acquisition proposals worth approximately $554.6 million. The Indian government said Friday the proposals include the procurement of the NAG missile system valued at approximately $78.8 million and 13 BAE Systems-built 127-mm-caliber guns for the country’s naval force worth $451.3 million. The NAG missile platform …

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State Dept OKs $180M in F-16 Training Support, Precision Guided Kit Requests From Netherlands

The State Department has approved two foreign military sales agreements worth approximately $180 million combined for the Dutch government to buy from the U.S. government M1156 precision guided kits as well as defense services and articles in support of its air force’s F-16 training unit. The Netherlands requested to purchase …

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David West Named ECS Corporate Development VP; George Wilson Comments

David West, a federal strategy and merger and acquisition practitioner, joined information technology and engineering services contractor ECS on April 2 to serve as vice president of corporate development. West oversees the development and implementation of the firm’s growth strategies in his new role, ECS said Tuesday. “Dave brings a …

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