Mary-Louise Hoffman

NASA Vet George Morrow Joins ASRC Federal as Space Strategy VP

George Morrow, former acting director of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, has been named vice president of space strategy at ASRC Federal. He will be responsible for expanding ASRC Federal's business relationships in the government sector and growing its space-related offerings in adjacent markets, the company said Monday.

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Army Seeks Industry Recommendations to Update Ground Combat Vehicle Procurement Approach; Bruce Jette, Gen. Mike Murray Quoted

The U.S. Army has asked companies to provide input on what requirements the service branch should incorporate into a new acquisition strategy to replace its Bradley ground combat vehicle platform. A market survey posted Friday on the beta SAM website asks industry to recommend technical requirements, evaluation criteria, timelines and other contracting items that are relevant to the Army's effort to revise its Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle acquisition strategy.

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Two Private Equity Firms to Acquire Forescout for $1.9B Cash; Michael DeCesare Quoted

Advent International and Crosspoint Capital Partners have agreed to acquire Forescout Technologies (Nasdaw: FSCT) for $33 per share in cash, or approximately $1.9B, in a deal that will take the cybersecurity software company private. Michael DeCesare will remain as Forescout's president and CEO after the deal closes, the company said Thursday.

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Nazzic Keene: SAIC Eyes Lead Spot in Federal Digital Transformation Space With Unisys Federal Unit Purchase

Reston, Va.-based contractor Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has agreed to buy Unisys' (NYSE: UIS) federal arm for approximately $1.2B cash in a push to expand digital transformation technology and support offerings for the U.S. government. Nazzic Keene, CEO of SAIC and three-time Wash100 inductee, said the company aims to become a leading digitial transformation services provider to federal agencies through the acquisition.

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Sentar to Help DHA Manage Health IT Cybersecurity Under Potential $164M Task Order

Sentar has been awarded a potential $164M task order to support the Defense Health Agency in efforts to protect military information technology platforms from cyber risks. The company said Wednesday it will collaborate with Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic to help DHA implement cybersecurity measures and address compliance requirements across the Military Health System.

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Verizon Vet John Stratton Joins General Dynamics Board; Phebe Novakovic Quoted

John Stratton, former executive vice president and president of global operations at Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), has joined General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) as a member of its board of directors. General Dynamics said Wednesday the telecommunication industry veteran will be part of the board's finance and benefits plans committee.

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SSAI Lands Potential $425M NASA Scientific Research Support IDIQ

Science Systems and Applications Inc. has secured a potential five-year, $425M contract to support scientific research activities within a Goddard Space Flight Center subdivision focused on hydrosphere, biosphere and geophysics. SSAI will work with the Goddard HBG subdivision toward applying observations and technology platforms to various areas of study, the space agency said Thursday.

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