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CSRA Inks $235M Cash Deal for Praxis Engineering in Intell Market Push

CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) has agreed to purchase Annapolis Junction, Maryland-based Praxis Engineering Technologies for approximately $235 million in cash in a move to expand its capabilities in mission applications development and broaden its market presence in the intelligence community. Both companies expect to complete the acquisition by the third quarter of CSRA’s …

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Aurora Flight Sciences Vet Mark Cherry Joins Boeing as Phantom Works VP; Leanne Caret Comments

Mark Cherry, president and chief operating officer at Manassas, Virginia-based autonomous systems maker Aurora Flight Sciences, has been appointed to succeed Darryl Davis as vice president of Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) Phantom Works technology arm. Davis, who served as head of Phantom Works for a decade, will transition into a program management …

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Telecom Industry Vet Diana Gowen Named MetTel Federal Program GM, SVP

Diana Gowen, a 30-year telecommunications and networking industry veteran, has joined New York-based communications firm MetTel as general manager and senior vice president of federal program. Gowen will work through the company’s Washington, D.C.-based office as she helps MetTel expand the delivery of communications platforms and services to federal agencies, MetTel …

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Google’s Aileen Black: Cloud a ‘Fueling Agent’ in Big Data Analytics

Aileen Black, executive director, industry lead and group leader for the U.S. government at Google’s cloud business, has said government agencies should consider three factors when migrating to the cloud and one of those is to understand the cloud’s capability to address the gap between the mission or user and …

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CGI Federal Lands $900M State Dept Contract for Passport Production Support

The State Department has awarded CGI‘s (NYSE: GIB) federal business a potential five-year, $900 million contract to continue to produce passports and provide passport application processing services for the Bureau of Consular Affairs. The contract also includes onsite administration and management at 24 passport agencies and three passport centers across …

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HDS Federal Adopts ‘Hitachi Vantara Federal’ as New Corporate Name; David Turner Comments

Hitachi Data Systems’ federal business has officially used Hitachi Vantara Federal as its new company name in an effort to advance the delivery of big data, analytics and internet of things platforms and services to government and commercial clients. Hitachi Vantara Federal said Monday the rebrand seeks to reflect its …

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Former Army CIO Robert Ferrell Named WWT Federal Strategy VP

Robert Ferrell, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant general, has joined World Wide Technology as vice president of federal strategy. Bryan Thomas, VP of federal sales at WWT, said in a statement published Monday Ferrell will become a member of WWT’s federal leadership team and support the company in its innovation …

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KBR to Buy Sigma Bravo in Govt Services Expansion Push

KBR (NYSE: KBR) has agreed to purchase Australia-based information and communication technology services provider Sigma Bravo for an undisclosed sum in a move to broaden its government services offerings. Sigma Bravo will become part of KBRwyle and will retain its existing structure to facilitate business continuity, KBR said Monday. Stuart Bradie, …

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CTO Yogesh Khanna Elevates to CSRA Senior VP Role

Yogesh Khanna, chief technology officer at CSRA (NYSE: CSRA), has been promoted to a senior vice president position at the Falls Church, Virginia-based government information technology services contractor. “Through his dedication and commitment to excellence, Yogesh has pioneered new business offerings and spearheaded our cloud consulting services,” Larry Prior, CSRA …

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BWXT-Bechtel-Honeywell JV Wins $4.7B DOE Savannah River Site Liquid Waste Mgmt Contract

A joint venture of BWX Technologies’ (NYSE: BWXT) technical services group business, Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) and Bechtel National has won a potential 10-year, $4.7 billion contract from the Energy Department to deliver liquid waste services for the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. Savannah River EcoManagement LLC will run existing radioactive liquid …

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