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DARPA Awards Aurora Flight Sciences $89M Contract to Continue VTOL X-Plane Development

Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded an $89.4 million contract to further develop an unmanned vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft for the second and third phases of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s VTOL X-Plane program. DARPA received three offers for the acquisition program and is obligating $53.4 million in research and development funds at the time of award, the …

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Reuters: Military Truck Manufacturer Navistar Open to Partnerships

Troy Clarke, CEO of Navistar International (NYSE: NAV),  has indicated that the company could look to partner with other companies to boost sales of its military and commercial truck offerings, Reuters reported Wednesday. Nick Carey writes some analysts have said Navistar is a potential target for partnership or acquisition due to the size of …

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Michael Dell Unveils Leadership Moves in Dell-EMC Combination

Dell and Massachusetts-based data storage vendor EMC (NYSE: EMC) will implement a new senior management structure upon closing of their approximately $67 billion merger. Michael Dell told employees in a memo Tuesday the integrated company will have an executive group that will comprise current CEOs of the VMware, SecureWorks, Pivotal and Virtustream businesses. Jeremy Burton will serve as …

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Richard Montoni: Maximus Buys Ascend for Public-Sector Health Services Push

Maximus (NYSE: MMS) has bought specialized healthcare assessment company Ascend for an undisclosed sum to expand its portfolio of health and human service offerings for the public sector. “This acquisition broadens our ability to help our government clients deal with the rising demand for long-term care services, ” Maximus CEO Richard Montoni said in a …

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DoD Vet David Berteau Named PSC CEO

David Berteau, assistant secretary for logistics and materiel readiness at the Defense Department, has been appointed CEO of the Professional Services Council. His appointment is effective March 28 and comes six months after former CEO Stan Soloway resigned after 15 years of leadership at the trade organization that represents the government services industry, …

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Raytheon Vet Lynn Dugle Appointed CEO at Engility, John Hynes Named President

Lynn Dugle, a nearly 12-year veteran of Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), will join Chantilly, Virginia-based government services contractor Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) on March 21 as chief executive to succeed Tony Smeraglinolo, who has stepped down from the post after more than three years at the company. Dugle previously led Raytheon’s intelligence, information and services …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne, ULA Join Air Force’s EELV Propulsion Tech Development Program

Aerojet Rocketdyne and United Launch Alliance have won separate “other transaction” agreements worth a combined $161.9 million to build rocket engine prototypes under the U.S. Air Force‘s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle initiative. The Air Force said Monday the $115.3 million OTA with Aerojet Rocketdyne centers on the development of the company’s liquid oxygen/kerosene-based propulsion system AR1. Aerojet …

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John Rood Named Lockheed Martin Int’l Business SVP; Marillyn Hewson Comments

John Rood, vice president of government affairs at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), will transition into new roles as senior vice president of the company’s international business organization and corporate officer by March 7. He will oversee the organization’s expansion strategies as well as facilitate its government relations, client engagements and industrial partnerships in …

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Army Picks 3 Firms for Potential $12B Manpack Radio Production Contract

The U.S. Army has awarded three companies spots on a potential 10-year, $12.7 billion contract to provide tactical radio systems, accessories and support services. The Defense Department said Friday that General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), Harris (NYSE: HRS) and Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) will compete for task orders under the Army’s Handheld, Manpack …

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State Dept Clears $350M Beechcraft KA-350 Aircraft Sustainment Deal for Iraq

The State Department has approved Iraq’s request to buy $350 million in sustainment services for the country’s fleet of Beechcraft-built King Air 350 turboprop aircraft from the U.S. government through a foreign military sales agreement. Iraq requested a five-year sustainment package for one KA-350 transport plane and five units of the aircraft’s ISR variant, …

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