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LinkedIn’s Deanna Grady: Talent Developers’ Role in Workforce Learning Could Advance Citizen Engagement

Deanna Grady, senior manager of federal, state and local government sales at LinkedIn Learning, has said government agencies should provide training opportunities to employees to help them develop new skills needed to facilitate citizen engagement efforts. Grady wrote that talent developers should play a key role in workforce planning initiatives …

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BGOV: Army Eyes June 30 Release of Final RFP for $5.1B GTACS II Contract

The U.S. Army plans to issue a final solicitation by the end of June for a potential 10-year, $5.1 billion contract vehicle for information technology hardware and services to support the development of a tactical communications network for warfighters, Bloomberg Government reported Monday. The Global Tactical Advanced Communication Systems II …

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Chris Bauer Joins Valiant as SVP, COO of National Security & Mission Support Division

Chris Bauer, a more than 25-year government contracting industry veteran, has joined Valiant Integrated Services as a senior vice president and chief operating officer of the firm’s national security and mission support division. Bauer will lead the delivery of knowledge-based services such as intelligence analysis and language services as well as …

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Triad National Security Wins Potential $25B DOE Los Alamos Lab Mgmt, Operation Contract

Triad National Security has won a potential 10-year, $25 billion contract from the Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration to manage and operate the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. The contract has a base term of five years and five option years with an estimated value of approximately …

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Reports: Inmarsat Turns Down EchoStar’s Takeover Offer

Inmarsat has declined to accept Colorado-based EchoStar’s (Nasdaq: SATS) takeover bid, saying the offer “undervalued” the U.K.-based satellite communications provider, Reuters reported Saturday. “After carefully considering the proposal with its advisers the board rejected the proposal on the basis that it very significantly undervalued Inmarsat and its standalone prospects,” Inmarsat …

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General Dynamics Subsidiary Gets Potential $305M DDG 51 Lead-Yard Services Contract

General Dynamics’ (NYSE: GD) Bath Iron Works subsidiary has received a potential one-year, $304.8 million contract to provide lead-yard services for the U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) destroyer ships. LYS covers technical, engineering, production and material procurement support; data and logistics management; acceptance trials; system safety program support; shipyard engineering …

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Northrop Closes Orbital ATK Purchase; Blake Larson Named Innovation Systems Sector President

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) wrapped up its approximately $9.2 billion purchase of Orbital ATK on Wednesday and will now run the newly acquired company as its fourth business sector called Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems. Blake Larson, most recently chief operating officer at Orbital ATK, has been elected by the board as …

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Navy Picks 6 Companies for ISR Engineering Support Contracts

Six companies have won separate potential five-year contracts to provide engineering support services for the U.S. Navy’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific in San Diego received eight proposals for the cost-plus-fixed-fee contracts that have a two-year base term and one three-year option, the …

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Salesforce Vet Saima Shaukat Named TechCanary Chief Revenue Officer

Saima Shaukat, a 13-year Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) executive, has been appointed chief revenue officer at cloud-based insurance platforms provider TechCanary. Shaukat will oversee the development of go-to-market strategies for the company’s insurance platform and will bring to her role nearly two decades of enterprise software experience, TechCanary said Tuesday. Reid …

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Hootsuite’s Ben Cathers: Research, Creativity Key to Citizen Engagement Via Social Media

Ben Cathers, principal value consultant at Vancouver, Canada-based social media management platforms provider Hootsuite, has said government agencies should conduct research and learn how people communicate in order to build up their capability to facilitate citizen engagement through social media. Cathers wrote that in order to establish a social media …

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