Mary-Louise Hoffman

Raytheon to Build High-Energy Laser Tech for Air Force Field Experimentation

The U.S. Air Force has selected Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) to develop two prototypes of a High Energy Laser Weapon System for experimental use under a $23.8M sole-source contract. Raytheon will aim to complete the HELWS project by Nov. 1 of next year, the Department of Defense said Friday.

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Scott McIntyre: Guidehouse Seeks Global Consultancy Presence Through $1.1B Navigant Acquisition

Guidehouse, a Veritas Capital portfolio company, has agreed to buy Navigant Consulting (NYSE: NCI) for approximately $1.1B in a move to create a global consultancy that will serve both the public and private sectors. Shareholders in Navigant will get a cash payment of $28 per share, a 16 percent premium over the Chicago-based company's Thursday closing stock price, Guidehouse said Friday.

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DOE Selects General Atomics for Potential $162M Fusion Tech R&D Contract

General Atomics has landed a potential $162M contract to help the Department of Energy research and develop multicomponent fusion power systems for use in high-energy-density experiments. The company will fabricate inertial confinement fusion targets, parts and assemblies, DOE said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Wednesday.

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GovCon Vets Donna Morea, Deepak Hathiramani Join Blue Delta Advisory Board

Blue Delta Capital Partners has appointed government services market veterans Donna Morea and Deepak Hathiramani to the advisory board of the McLean, Va.-based investment company. Morea serves as chair of the board of directors at Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) and is the former president of CGI Group's (NYSE: GIB) technology and solutions subsidiary.

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DLA Picks Innovation Associates for $450M Pharmacy Automation Contract

The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded Innovation Associates a potential 10-year, $450M contract to supply automated pharmaceutical systems and related accessories to the U.S. military. DLA received 36 responses for the firm‐fixed‐price, indefinite‐delivery/indefinite‐quantity contract via a competitive acquisition process, the Department of Defense said Tuesday.

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DynCorp Secures $188M Army Operations Support Extension Under LOGCAP IV Contract

DynCorp International will continue to help the U.S. Army maintain base operations in Afghanistan under a $188M task order extension awarded via the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program contract. The potential value of the original task order award could reach $7.2B over nine years, DynCorp said Tuesday.

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Sumo Logic Makes CRN’s 2019 List of ‘Coolest’ AI, Machine Learning Tech Startups; Doug Natal Comments

Redwood City, Calif.-based Sumo Logic has been recognized by CRN magazine as one of the 10 coolest startups that develop technology platforms with artificial intelligence and machine learning to help customers manage business processes. The company, led by CEO Ramin Sayar, developed a cloud-based machine data analytics platform for government clients to build, operate and secure applications.

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Lt. Gen. Duke Richardson: Seven Principles Help Air Force Make Contract Spending Decisions

Lt. Gen. Duke Richardson, military deputy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, has said the service branch uses seven principles on deciding how to manage its budget for contracts, Federal News Network reported Friday.

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