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Former IBM Security Lead Mathew Newfield Appointed Unisys CISO

Mathew Newfield, former director of the global managed security services business at IBM (NYSE: IBM), has joined Unisys (NYSE: UIS) as chief information security officer. He will lead a corporate team that aims to design, develop and implement an information security and risk program across Unisys’ regions and businesses, which include …

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DISA Awards $592M in Processor Capacity Service IDIQs to AECOM, HPE & ViON

AECOM‘s (NYSE: ACM) URS Federal Services arm, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) and ViON have received contracts worth up to $591.9 million combined for processor capacity services to the Defense Information Systems Agency. Each indefinite-delivery/indefinite–quantity contract has a five-year base period that runs through April 12, 2023, and five one-year options …

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NASA, Boeing Vet Jon Arena Joins HII Newport News Shipbuilding as VP, Chief Counsel

Jon Arena, former senior counsel of Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) global services segment, has joined Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) as vice president and chief counsel of its Newport News Shipbuilding division. He succeeds Jim Gildea and will advise the division’s senior management on legal matters in his new position, HII said Friday. Kellye Walker, …

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Report: Amazon, Microsoft, Google eye Pentagon’s JEDI cloud contract

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN), Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Google are emerging as potential main contenders for the Defense Department‘s planned 10-year, $10 billion cloud procurement contract, Defense One reported Thursday. The report said DoD could issue a request for proposals its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure Cloud program as early as this week. Defense Secretary …

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Jacobs to extend NASA Johnson Space Center support under $438M contract option

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has received a two-year, $437.5 million contract option to continue providing support services to NASA‘s Johnson Space Center. This award brings the total potential value of Jacob’s JSC Engineering, Technology and Science contract to $1.46 billion and extends the performance period through April 2020, the company said Wednesday. Work …

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Army selects 7 firms for potential $249M UAS contract

Seven companies have won spots on a potential five-year, $248.5 million contract to provide multiple unmanned aircraft systems to the U.S. Army. The Defense Department said Wednesday contractors will compete for task orders covering long-range reconnaissance surveillance and medium-range mobile UAS; a government-owned tactical open architecture controller system; and spare and repair parts. …

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Orbital ATK books $115M in Army small-caliber ammo orders

The U.S. Army has ordered more than $115 million worth of 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50 caliber rounds from Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA). Orbital ATK said Tuesday it will produce the ammunition at a U.S. government-owned, contractor-operated manufacturing plant located in Independence, Missouri. The company has invested more than in research, development and capital resources at …

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DOE issues RFP for supercomputer development projects worth up to $1.8B

The Energy Department has issued a request for proposals on a potential $1.8 billion effort to build at least two exascale computing machines for national laboratories within the 2021-2023 time frame. DOE said Monday it seeks new supercomputers for installation at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and the Lawrence …

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State Department OKs $300M sale of BAE-made rocket guidance sections to Qatar

The State Department has approved a potential sale to Qatar of $300 million in Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems II guidance sections from BAE Systems‘ U.S. arm. Qatar seeks 5,000 APKWS II guidance systems and 10,000 MK66-4 2.75-inch rocket motors and high-explosive warheads, as well as support equipment and services under …

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Hill vet Gabrielle Batkin joins Northrop as legislative affairs VP

Gabrielle Batkin, a former senior Senate staffer with more than two decades of congressional experience, has joined Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) as vice president of legislative affairs. She will lead the company’s interactions with Congress and related organizations, including efforts to promote its legislative agenda on Capitol Hill, Northrop said Monday. Lesley …

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