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68 Firms Land Spots on $25B VA VECTOR IDIQ

The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded 68 companies spots on a potential 10-year, $25 billion contract vehicle that covers general management and business support services to VA. Contractors will compete for task orders to provide analyses, training, management and improvement, supply chain support, outreach and human resources and staffing services through VA’s …

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Jacobs Buys Blue Canopy to Further Digital Tech Strategy; Darren Kraabel Comments

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has purchased Reston, Virginia-based information technology services provider Blue Canopy for an undisclosed sum in a strategy to expand the former’s digital platforms offered under a connected enterprise framework. Jacobs said Thursday it aims to broaden the Jacobs Connected Enterprise framework’s digital systems designed to …

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HPE President Antonio Neri to Succeed Meg Whitman as CEO

Antonio Neri, president of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE), will succeed Meg Whitman as CEO of the Palo Alto, California-based technology company in a move that takes effect Feb. 1, 2018. Neri will also join the company’s board of directors as part of his promotion, HPE said Tuesday. Whitman, who will continue to …

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FTC Clears Merger of DXC’s US Public Sector Business With Vencore, KeyPoint

The Federal Trade Commission has given antitrust approval to DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) to merge its U.S. public sector business with Vencore and KeyPoint Government Solutions. FTC issued Friday a notice of early termination of the required waiting period for the deal under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, DXC said Wednesday. DXC originally announced the …

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Cristiano Amon Promoted to Qualcomm President

Cristiano Amon, executive vice president of Qualcomm’s (Nasdaq: QCOM) technologies business, has been named president of the San Diego, California-based telecommunications equipment provider in a move that takes effect Jan. 4. Amon will help develop growth strategies for the company’s core businesses in his new position, continue to serve as …

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BAE to Help Maintain, Upgrade Navy Mine Countermeasures, Destroyer Ships

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems two contracts worth $183.8 million combined and a potential $11.5 million contract modification to maintain two Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and an Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship. BAE will provide human resources and facilities to help maintain, repair and upgrade the USS Howard (DDG 83) destroyer …

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Boeing Secures $6.5B in Qatari F-15, Japanese KC-46A FMS Deals

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received two foreign military sales contracts worth approximately $6.5 billion combined from the U.S. Air Force to deliver fighter jets and an aerial refueling aircraft to Qatar and Japan. The company’s defense, space and security business will provide 36 new F-15QA fighter jets for Qatar’s air force …

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Mercury Eyes C4I Footprint Growth Through $180M Themis Buy

Mercury Systems (Nasdaq: MRCY) has agreed to purchase Themis Computer for approximately $180 million in cash in a move to expand its presence in the command, control, communications, computers and intelligence market. Andover, Massachusetts-based Mercury said Thursday it expects to complete the transaction in the third quarter of its fiscal 2018 ending …

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Boeing, Embraer Begin Merger Talks

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and aerospace conglomerate Embraer are in talks over a “possible combination.” Brazil-based Embraer said Thursday any deal that would emerge from the discussions would need to be approved by Embraer shareholders, both firms’ boards of directors, the Brazilian government and other regulatory authorities. Embraer added there is …

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Alleace Gibbs, Yolanda Murphy to Assume New Communications VP Roles at Northrop

Alleace Gibbs, vice president of communications at Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) technology services sector, has been named VP of communications at the defense contractor’s mission systems sector in a move that takes effect Jan. 1. Gibbs will report to Lisa Davis, corporate VP of communications, and oversee the development and execution …

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