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State Dept OKs $1.2B Apache Helicopter Upgrade Equipment, Services Sale to Netherlands

The State Department has approved the Dutch government’s request to procure from the U.S. government equipment and services to support upgrades to AH-64D Block II Apache attack helicopters under a potential $1.2 billion foreign military sales agreement. Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will serve as principal contractors in the proposed …

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Report: Japan Mulls Additional F-35A Fighter Jet Procurement

Japan plans to purchase over 20 additional Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) F-35A fighter jets from the U.S. in the next six years, Reuters reported Tuesday. Sources said the East Asian country may directly procure F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant from the U.S. for approximately $100 million each through a transaction …

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Navy Awards FFG(X) Frigate Conceptual Design Contracts to 5 Firms

The U.S. Navy has awarded five companies separate contracts to provide a conceptual design of the service’s future guided missile frigate. The Naval Sea Systems Command received six proposals for the firm-fixed-price contracts as part of the FFG(X) ship program, the Defense Department said Friday. NAVSEA selected Austal‘s U.S. subsidiary, Fincantieri …

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Pamela Drew Joins Serco’s US Board; Dave Dacquino Comments

Pamela Drew, formerly executive vice president and president of information systems business at Harris’ (NYSE: HRS) Exelis subsidiary, has joined the board of directors of Serco’s North American arm. Serco Inc. Chairman and CEO Dave Dacquino said in a statement released Thursday Drew’s track record in new business pursuit and capture will …

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CenturyLink Unveils Strategic Govt Exec Leadership Team; David Young Comments

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has named eight executives to the strategic government leadership team that will work to support federal agencies, educational institutions, national and regional public consortiums and defense companies. The company said Thursday the executives will directly report to David Young, regional vice president of strategic government, and help …

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Air Force Vet Mark Hughes Named ACT I CFO; Michael Niggel Comments

Mark Hughes, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, has been appointed chief financial officer at Advanced Concepts and Technologies International. He will oversee the Arlington, Virginia-based government acquisition support services provider’s programs, budgeting and strategic planning efforts as well as assess merger and acquisition opportunities, ACT I said Thursday. Hughes’ “commercial …

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Arlington Capital Makes Intell Community Tech Push Through IAI Purchase

Arlington Capital Partners has purchased Chantilly, Virginia-based systems engineering and technical analysis services provider Integrity Applications Inc. for an undisclosed sum. The Washington-based private equity firm said Wednesday it plans to merge IAI with human intelligence platforms provider Xebec that Arlington Capital acquired in 2017. David Wodlinger, a partner at Arlington …

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81 Firms Land Spots on $15B GSA Alliant 2 Small Business GWAC

The General Services Administration has awarded 81 companies spots on the small business portion of a potential 10-year, $15 billion governmentwide acquisition contract vehicle for information technology platforms and services. GSA said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Wednesday it received 493 offers for the Alliant 2 Small Business GWAC. The agency noted the …

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Veritas Capital to Buy PwC’s US Public Sector Business

Veritas Capital has agreed to purchase the U.S. public sector business of PwC for an undisclosed sum. Veritas said Wednesday it will rename and run the business as an independent company once it finalizes the transaction and completes regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions. The U.S. public sector business will …

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Bill Solms Named Qualys Federal VP, GM

Bill Solms, formerly president and CEO of WildRock Security Group, has joined Qualys (Nasdaq: QLYS) as vice president and general manager of the cloud security and compliance services provider’s federal arm. Solms will oversee sales, marketing, systems development and strategic efforts for Qualys’ government information technology programs, the company said …

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