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Reports: Northrop Ends Navy Stingray Tanker Drone Contract Pursuit

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has decided to drop the company’s pursuit of the U.S. Navy’s carrier-based unmanned aerial refueling tanker program, Defense News reported Wednesday. The contractor’s decision came two weeks after the service issued the final request for proposals for the MQ-25A Stingray program. “Winning is great… but if you can’t …

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Serco Inc. to Buy BTP Systems in Govt C5ISR Services Expansion Push; Dave Dacquino Comments

Serco’s North American arm has agreed to purchase Ludlow, Massachusetts-based BTP Systems for an undisclosed amount in a move to expand its client base and command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services for the government sector. Serco Inc. said Tuesday it expects to close the acquisition …

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SAP’s Laura Grant: Access to Granular Level Data Key to Generating Insights

Laura Grant, head of digital innovation for public sector at SAP (NYSE: SAP), has said government agencies seeking to generate insights from large datasets and accelerate the decision-making process should share and layer data at granular levels. Grant wrote that machine learning and predictive analytics are among the technology platforms that need access …

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State Dept OKs $575M UH-1Y Helicopter Sale to Czech Republic

The State Department has cleared Czech Republic’s request to buy 12 UH-1Y utility helicopters and related equipment and services from the U.S. government under a potential $575 million foreign military sales agreement. Textron’s (NYSE: TXT) Bell Helicopter subsidiary and General Electric (NYSE: GE) will act as principal contractors in the proposed FMS transaction …

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Tech Industry Vet Richard Geruson Joins Lexmark as President, CEO

Richard “Rich” Geruson, formerly president and CEO of software company Phoenix Technologies, has been appointed by the board of directors of Lexmark to serve in the same roles at the Lexington, Kentucky-based imaging systems provider. Geruson succeeds David Reeder, who resigned from the company in June, and will serve as …

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HighPoint Global Eyes Citizen Experience Services Expansion Via Primescape Buy; Cal Shintani Comments

HighPoint Global has acquired Herndon, Virginia-based information technology platforms and services contractor Primescape Solutions for an undisclosed sum in an effort to advance the delivery of citizen experience services to government agencies. The combined company is projected to record approximately $140 million in annual revenue and will provide CX support …

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OpenGov Buys Peak Democracy in Citizen Engagement Tech Expansion Push

Redwood City, California-based government budgeting systems provider OpenGov has purchased Berkeley, California-based technology company Peak Democracy for an undisclosed amount in a move to expand its citizen engagement platforms for the government sector. OpenGov said Friday it will integrate Peak Democracy’s Open Town Hall offering with its Smart Government Cloud …

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NASA Taps ULA for Potential $154M Landsat 9 Launch Services Contract

United Launch Alliance has secured a potential $153.8 million contract from NASA to provide launch support services for the Landsat 9 satellite. NASA said Friday it expects Landsat 9 to take off aboard the Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) joint venture’s Atlas V 401 rocket from Vandenberg …

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Dave Bolcar, Bill Smith Promoted to VP Ranks at HII Newport News Shipbuilding

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has promoted two executives to vice president roles at its Newport News Shipbuilding division as part of the company’s business transformation efforts in support of the U.S. Navy. Dave Bolcar, formerly director of the Columbia-class submarine program at the division, will serve as VP of submarine construction …

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Report: Army Taps 4 Firms for Patriot Radar Replacement Concept Design Contracts

The U.S. Army has awarded separate contracts to four companies to develop concept designs that will be used to determine the requirements for a new platform to replace its Patriot air-and-missile defense radar system, Defense News reported Wednesday. Contract recipients include Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) …

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