Jay Clemens

BAE Develops Remote Control Combat Vehicle in $550M Project

BAE Systems has handed the British army a combat vehicle intended to help soldiers detect hostile forces from a remote distance under a potential $550 million contract, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Robert Wall writes the 32-ton Terrier combat vehicle is designed to accommodate a 7.62-milimeter machine gun, fire smoke grenades and …

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Paul Cofoni Appointed PAE Executive Chairman

Paul Cofoni, the former president and CEO at CACI International, has been appointed executive chairman of the board of directors at PAE. The 30-year government services veteran led CACI for five years, during which the company grew its revenue from $1.6 billion to $3.8 billion and acquired 20 companies, PAE …

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CACI, Be Informed Partner to Offer Agencies Cloud Service; John Mengucci Comments

CACI International (NYSE:CACI) and business software maker Be Informed have started developing a cloud computing-based platform intended to help federal agencies deliver services to the public. The companies plan to build an on-site software-as-a-service system for agencies to communicate with citizens, gather stakeholder information and fulfill regulatory measures, CACI said …

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Jacobs Engineering Acquires Telecom Services Provider Compass; Kevin McMahon, JC Massey Comment

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has acquired telecommunications and field services provider Compass Technology Services in a move aimed at expanding Jacobs’ services. Compass adds to Jacobs’ portfolio of designing and developing wireless telecommunications infrastructures, Jacobs said Tuesday. Kevin McMahon, a Jacobs group vice president, said the company aims to diversify …

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General Dynamics, Huntington Ingalls Win $6.1B for Navy Destroyers

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) have won $6.1 billion combined in contracts to build nine destroyers for U.S. Navy, Reuters reported Monday. Andrea Shalal-Esa writes the Navy awarded a $2.84 billion order to General Dynamics for five DDG 51 class ships and $3.33 billion to Huntington Ingalls. …

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Deloitte Buys Cybersecurity Firm Vigilant; Ed Powers Comments

Deloitte has acquired the assets cyber monitoring and threat intelligence provider Vigilant as the consulting firm seeks to boost its security capabilities. Deloitte will integrate its cybersecurity consulting into Vigilant’s cyber threat management suite to help protect enterprise customers from cyber attacks,  Deloitte said Thursday. Those customers are in the …

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Marine Corps Unveils Lockheed F-35B Operation Plan

The U.S. Marine Corps has announced it will fly 16 Lockheed Martin-made (NYSE: LMT) F-35 jets in an initial operational capability, DoD Buzz reported Wednesday. Michael Hoffman writes USMC pilots will operate the F-35 variant designed for short takeoff and landing, intended to help hover the aircraft prior to landing. …

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Charles Sowell to Lead Salient Fed System, Software Engineering Team as SVP

Charles Sowell, formerly a senior adviser to the national intelligence director, has joined Salient Federal Solutions as a senior vice president. Sowell will lead the company’s system and software engineering team to carry out contracts for customers in the intelligence, security and law enforcement sectors, the company said Thursday. The 20-year …

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Ken Coleman Named Thales Avionics Services Americas VP, GM

Ken Coleman, former CEO of Thales Group‘s components business, has been appointed vice president and general manager of the company’s avionics services business in the Americas. Coleman started his new position April 29 and holds 25 years of experience in global sales management of radio frequency and microwave applications, Thales …

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General Dynamics Team to Demo Combat Vehicle Defense System; Sonya Sepahban Comments

A General Dynamics-led (NYSE: GD) team is building a North American combat vehicle that incorporates a protection system intended to defend soldiers from threats. The company’s land systems business has reviewed the active protection system’s design and plans to demonstrate an APS-integrated Light Armored Vehicle III later in 2013, the company …

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