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Jim Garrettson

Jim Garrettson is the founder of Both Potomac Officers Club and ExecutiveBiz

Bob Coleman of Six3 Systems is on the Acquisition Path

In less than a year, Bob Coleman’s Six3 Systems, focusing on national security service providers, has managed two acquisitions. The first acquisition, of Harding Security Associates (HSA), took place earlier this year and was accomplished with the help of GTCR. Recently, Six3 Systems also announced an agreement to purchase BIT …

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2009 People to Watch: What Have They Been Up To?

Brad Antle: Searching for the next big IT services and engineering company Brad Antle started the year as President of Bradford SCG, an IT and services consulting group, after nearly 10 years as president and CEO of SI International, Inc. Antle also reunited with an old partner: Frontenac, the private …

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Career Advice for Women in Government Contracting

Three times is a charm, and the recent elevation of Linda Hudson to head of US operations for BAE Systems makes three Lindas leading large area government contracting operations. Linda Hudson Linda Hudson has replaced General Tony Zinni as the CEO of BAE Systems, Inc.  General Zinni was filling in …

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Dell Completes Offer for Perot Systems

Dell today announced the completion of its offer for Perot Systems, which expired Monday at midnight (EST). Dell has accepted shares tendered and has notified Perot Systems of its exercise of its top-up option to acquire Perot Systems shares.  In addition to securing the accomplished management team led by veteran …

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Still Waiting for Automated Warfare and Soldiers

While the idea of fighting machines taking the place of soldiers is as old as Pygmalion, the arrival of Terminator-style fighting systems is still far off in our future. A briefing chart authored by the National Defense Industrial Association and the Pentagon’s Joint Advanced Concepts office entitled, “Future Vertical Lift …

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Xerox Buys ACS: Who’s Next in the Hardware Invasion?

Last year, HP bought professional services giant EDS.  Last week, Perot Systems was bought by Dell.  This week, hardware giant Xerox purchased ACS. Joe Doherty had this to say about the acquisition: “This deal is game-changing for both companies. It will create a $22 billion global corporation with $17 billion …

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Cobham Defense, Electronic Systems Corporation: The $1.4 Billion Contractor You May Have Never Heard Of

Last year, Cobham purchased the Surveillance and Attack business unit of BAE Systems in Lansdale and M/A-COM, as well as SPARTA Strategic Business Unit to form Cobham Defense Electronic Systems Corporation, a subsidiary of British defense contractor Cobham plc. led by Jeremy Wensinger with combined revenues of $1.4bn and more …

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Are DoD Budget Cuts Ever Coming?

We reported in June that new administration’s defense budget includes major cuts to Missile Defense, Future Combat Systems and Navy shipbuilding operations, kills programs to build a new presidential helicopter and a new communications satellite system, delays the development of a new bomber, and includes only four more of the …

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