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Leidos Gets $117M FAA GEO 7 Satellite Development Task Order

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has received a potential 14-year, $117 million task order to build a seventh-generation geostationary Earth orbit satellite in support of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Wide Area Augmentation System. WAAS works to augment the GPS Standard Positioning Service to ensure the safety of flight operations, the company said …

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38 Firms Win Spots on $20B NIH CIO-SP3 Small Business GWAC

The National Institutes of Health has awarded 38 companies positions on the small business track of a potential $20 billion governmentwide acquisition contract vehicle for information technology support services. A FedBizOpps notice posted Saturday says the NIH’s health information technology acquisition and assessment center awarded the Chief Information Officer-Solutions and …

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Reports: Boeing Reorganizes Defense Business With 2 New Divisions

Boeing (NYSE: BA) will set up two new divisions focused on missile and weapon systems and commercial derivatives aircraft within its defense, space and security business in a move that takes effect Monday, April 2, Defense One reported Thursday. The reorganization seeks to “refine our structure around our core markets, …

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Tara Dunning Rejoins Avaya as Chief Revenue Officer

Tara Dunning, formerly vice president of global sales operations at BroadSoft, has returned to Avaya (NYSE: AVYA) as chief revenue officer. Dunning will oversee sales and channel operations, pricing, offer development, tools and automation and other revenue-generation approaches as well as drive revenue predictability and accountability in the newly created …

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Poland Inks Deal to Buy Raytheon Patriot Missile System From US Govt

Poland has signed an agreement to purchase the Raytheon-built Patriot integrated air-and-missile defense platform from the U.S. government. Pete Bata, vice president of Polish air and missile defense at Raytheon, said in a statement published Wednesday the letter of offer and acceptance will pave the way for the company to …

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CACI Drops Acquisition Bid for CSRA; Ken Asbury Comments

CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has withdrawn its bid to purchase CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) for $44.00 per share in cash and stock, or approximately $7.2 billion. “We will continue our aggressive pursuit of strategic opportunities, judiciously and without engaging in auctions at uneconomic levels,” CACI CEO Ken Asbury said in a statement …

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Intell Community Vet Stephanie O’Sullivan Joins Battelle Board

Stephanie O’Sullivan, formerly principal deputy director and chief operating officer at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, has been named to Battelle’s board of directors. O’Sullivan will also serve on Battelle’s science and technology and community benefit committee as part of her appointment to the board, the Columbus, Ohio-based …

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Thales Initiates All-Cash Offer to Acquire Gemalto

Thales has launched an all-cash offer to acquire all shares of Gemalto for approximately $63.2 per share plus dividend under a merger agreement announced in December 2017. “The publication of the offer document is the first major step of the proposed acquisition of Gemalto,” Patrice Caine, Thales chairman and CEO, …

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SAIC Wins Spot on $214M NIH Heart Institute IT Support BPA; Bob Genter Comments

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) will compete for task orders to provide information technology services for the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute under a potential five-year, $214 million blanket purchase agreement. The company said Tuesday the multiple-award BPA covers application maintenance and modernization, infrastructure services …

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Raytheon to Kick Off Work on $600M Army Software Sustainment Contract; Todd Probert Comments

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will now commence work on a potential three-year, $600 million contract to provide software sustainment and upgrade support for the U.S. Army’s missile defense systems following the withdrawal of a bid protest in February. The company said Monday it received the contract in June 2017 and will start …

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