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The U.K. Interested in Procurement of Maritime Surveillance Aircraft

The U.K. defense ministry is considering procurement of maritime patrol aircraft when the department conducts a strategic defense review in 2015, Reuters reported Thursday. Sarah Young and Andrea Shalal write the U.K. military’s need for maritime surveillance aircraft could open up a multi-billion dollar competition among MSA manufacturers. Robin Southwell, Airbus …

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Horacio Rozanski to Succeed Ralph Shrader as Booz Allen CEO

Horacio Rozanski, president and chief operating officer at Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH), will succeed the retiring Ralph Shrader as chief executive of the McLean, Va.-based consulting firm on Jan. 1, 2015. Shrader, a 40-year company veteran, will keep his role as chairman of the board of directors after he officially retires …

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Peggy Morse: Boeing Lands Air Force Missile Warhead Manufacturing Extension

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has been awarded a two-year, $7.3 million contract to continue producing warhead arming technology for the Air Force’s air-launched cruise missile systems. The company produces and tests ALCM warhead devices for the Air Force’s Nuclear Weapons Center Missile Sustainment Division at a manufacturing center in Heath, Ohio, …

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Mark Caylor, Stephen Movius Add New Northrop Leadership Roles; Wes Bush Comments

Mark Caylor, a corporate vice president and president for enterprise shared services at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has taken the additional role of chief strategy officer for the company. He adds corporate development and supply chain management to his work responsibilities and will continue to report directly to CEO Wes …

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S. Gordon Walsh to Join DynCorp as CEO; Chan Galbato Comments

S. Gordon Walsh, a 16-year veteran of L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL), will join DynCorp International on July 21 to succeed Steve Gaffney as CEO of the Falls Church, Virginia-based government contractor. Walsh holds more than two decades of leadership experience in the aerospace and defense sectors, DynCorp said Friday. “His …

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Peter Ungaro: Cray to Build Supercomputer for U.S. Nuclear Stewardship Program

The National Nuclear Security Administration has awarded Cray a $174 million contract to build a computing technology for managing the security and safety of U.S.’ nuclear weapons stockpile. NNSA said Thursday the Trinity system is intended to support computing and simulation activities at the Los Alamos, Sandia and Lawrence Livermore …

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Chris Bogdan: F-35 Industry Partners to Make ‘Upfront Investment’ Under Cost Reduction Deal

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and its two primary industry partners in the F-35 program have signed an agreement with the Defense Department to develop strategies aimed at reducing F-35’s production costs. The Blueprint for Affordability deal aims to bring the “fifth-generation” fighter aircraft program at a “fourth-generation” price point by the end …

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CenturyLink to Run Data Center Services at 2 NIH Hubs

The National Institutes of Health has awarded CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) a potential 10-year, $62.7 million contract to deliver network connectivity, colocation and data backup services to two NIH facilities. CenturyLink will provide managed data center services to the NIH-run National Library of Medicine and Center for Information Technology, the company …

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Cisco Wraps Up $175M Purchase of Networking Tech Firm Tail-f Systems

Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has finalized its acquisition of physical and virtual network systems provider Tail-f Systems for $175 million cash plus employee retention incentives. Tail-f staff members will join Cisco’s cloud and virtualization business and will be led by group vice president and general manager Gee Rittenhouse, Cisco said Wednesday. …

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Michele Franci Named Inmarsat Chief Technology Officer

Michele Franci, formerly vice president for the Global Xpress commercial program at Inmarsat, has been named chief technology officer at the satellite communications firm. He will oversee functions such as product and service innovation, network engineering, frequency coordination and space segment development in his new role, Inmarsat said. Franci joined the …

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