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Sierra Nevada to Help Build Data Sharing Platform for Intell Community

Sierra Nevada has won a two-year, $9.5 million contract to design computer software and hardware systems for U.S. intelligence agencies to access, store and exchange information. The Defense Department said Tuesday the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory awarded the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to Sierra Nevada through a competitive process and that …

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Hugh Evans: Veritas Capital to Acquire GE’s Embedded Computing Systems Portfolio

General Electric (NYSE: GE) has agreed to sell its embedded technology and systems business to Veritas Capital for an undisclosed amount. Veritas said Tuesday it expects to complete the acquisition in the fourth quarter of 2015 and will rename and make the Huntsville, Alabama-based business an independent company after the …

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Navy Posts NGEN Services RFI; Capt. Michael Abreu Comments

The U.S. Department of the Navy is conducting market research into information technology operational services as it prepares to migrate a shore-based intranet system to the Next Generation Enterprise Network. The Navy published a request for information Friday on the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command’s e-commerce website to gather ideas on …

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Navy Chooses 5 for US Southwest Airfield Paving Services IDIQ

Five companies have won spots on a potential five-year, $240 million U.S. Navy contract to provide airfield pavement construction and renovation services within the Naval Facilities Engineering Command’s U.S. southwest area of responsibility. The Navy received eight offers for the firm-fixed-price contract that could run through September 2020 if all …

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Northrop to Spend Another $4B on Stock Buyback Plan

The board of directors at Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) has approved a plan to repurchase as much as $4 billion of common shares. Northrop said Wednesday it will buy back stock from time to time, depending on market conditions and subject to authorization from the management team. The company can transact …

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Leidos to Sustain Aerial Intell System for Army Counter-IED Missions

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has been awarded a one-year, $71.9 million contract to support an airborne platform designed to help the U.S. Army identify and neutralize improvised explosive devices. The company will perform operational and sustainment work on the Saturn Arch intelligence system under the firm-fixed-price contract, the Defense Department said …

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Boeing, Lockheed Reject ULA Acquisition Bid From Aerojet Rocketdyne; Chris Chadwick Comments

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) have agreed to turn down Aerojet Rocketdyne‘s (NYSE: AJRD) $2 billion cash offer to acquire United Launch Alliance, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Andy Pasztor writes Aerojet Rocketdyne was not given access to the Boeing-Lockheed joint venture’s books before the rocket …

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Carlyle-Chertoff Alliance Buys Majority Share of Coalfire in Cybersecurity Push

A Carlyle Group–Chertoff Group partnership has bought a controlling interest in cyber risk management and compliance services company Coalfire Systems for an undisclosed sum. Louisville, Colorado-based Coalfire works with public and private sector organizations to help them assess their information technology systems and processes, Carlyle said Wednesday. “We believe Carlyle’s …

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Galois to Support DARPA’s Data Privacy Research Program

Galois in Portland, Oregon, has won a $6.8 million contract to help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency conduct data privacy and privacy science studies. The Defense Department said Tuesday the company will support DARPA’s research and development of methods to capture and evaluate technologies through March 14, 2020. The …

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NY Post: Blackstone Eyes New NCR Corp. Bid

A consortium that includes Blackstone Group is considering a bid to acquire self-service technology developer NCR Corp. (NYSE: NCR), the New York Post reported Friday. Josh Kosmon writes Duluth, Georgia-based NCR reopened an auction sale nearly two months after the company did not close a deal with several potential acquirers. …

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