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Data Link Solutions, ViaSat Get $123M in Navy Contract Modifications for MIDS Radio Terminals

Data Link Solutions and ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) have received contract modifications worth $123.4 million combined to continue to develop, produce and sustain Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical Radio Systems terminals for the U.S. Navy. The modifications to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract increase the contract’s ceiling value from $478.6 million to $602 million, the …

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COO Jim Chirico to Succeed Kevin Kennedy as Avaya CEO

Jim Chirico, chief operating officer and global sales leader at Avaya, has been named CEO and a board member of the Santa Clara, California-based communications technology firm in a move that takes effect Oct. 1. He will succeed the retiring Kevin Kennedy, who will remain with the company as an adviser, …

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Report: UTC Eyes Rockwell Collins Acquisition

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) is exploring an acquisition of Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based avionics contractor Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) as the global industrial conglomerate looks to further expand its aerospace business, Bloomberg reported Saturday. Sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg it is yet unclear whether the two firms are in discussions over …

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Air Force Procures 2 Boeing 747s for Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization Program

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to convert a pair of 747-8 aircraft into presidential planes, the Air Force reported Friday. The contract award came a year after Boeing secured a potential $127.3 million contract modification to continue to perform risk reduction efforts for the Presidential …

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Amy Gilliland Named General Dynamics IT Business President; Daniel Johnson Comments

Amy Gilliland, senior vice president and deputy for operations at General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) information technology business, has been named president of the IT business in a move that takes effect Sept. 1. Gilliland will succeed Daniel Johnson, who will continue to serve as executive VP of the Falls Church, …

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Jacobs to Purchase CH2M in Potential $3.27B Deal

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has agreed to buy CH2M through an estimated $3.27 billion transaction as both companies aim to deliver additional infrastructure and engineering services to government and private sector clients. Dallas, Texas-based Jacobs said Wednesday it will pay $2.85 billion in cash and stock for CH2M and assume …

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SPA to Help Navy Field Above Water Sensors Under $94M Follow-On Contract; William Vantine Comments

Systems Planning and Analysis has received a potential five-year, $94 million contract to help the U.S. Navy develop and deploy above water sensors. SPA said the follow-on, cost-plus-incentive-fee contract awarded by the Naval Sea Systems Command’s program executive office for integrated warfare systems has a one-year base term and four option …

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Public Sector Vet Scott Needleman Joins DLT as VP, General Counsel

Scott Needleman, formerly vice president and general counsel at software firm Mythics, has been appointed to the same roles at DLT Solutions. DLT said Tuesday Needleman will be responsible for all aspects of the Herndon, Virginia-based government technology services contractor’s legal and contracts unit. “Scott has deep relationships and an …

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Constellis to Buy OMNIPLEX in Investigative Services Expansion Push; Mike Santelli Comments

Reston, Virginia-based risk management and operational support services contractor Constellis has agreed to purchase OMNIPLEX World Services for an undisclosed sum in a push to add the latter’s investigative services to its portfolio and expand its client base in the U.S. intelligence community. Constellis said Monday both companies’ board of directors approved …

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ManTech Vet Christopher Goodrich Named Cornerstone Defense President, CEO

Christopher Goodrich, formerly chief operating officer of mission, cyber and intelligence solutions group at ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT), has been appointed president, CEO and a board member of Cornerstone Defense in a move that takes effect Aug. 15. “Chris was the obvious choice for the company based on his experience …

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