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ASRC Federal to Help Air Force Operate Military Satcom Terminals; Mark Gray Comments

The U.S. Air Force Space Command has awarded ASRC Federal a five-year, $40 million contract to  provide 24/7 support for the Defense Satellite Communications System and Milstar satellite ground stations. The company’s technical services unit will also help AFSC’s 50th Space Wing run Global Broadcast Service enterprise computing facilities at …

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Versar to Buy Johnson Controls’ Federal Security Systems Integration Business; Tony Otten Comments

Versar (NYSE: VSR), a project management company, has agreed to purchase a Johnson Controls subsidiary that works with federal customers to design, install and support physical and network security systems. Versar expects to wrap up the acquisition of Johnson Controls Security Systems by Sept. 30 in a transaction that includes $20 …

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DISA Taps Inmarsat’s Federal Arm for $450M Satcom Services Contract

Inmarsat Government — the British satellite communications provider’s U.S. federal market subsidiary — has won a potential five-year, $450 million contract to deliver multiband SATCOM services to the Defense Information Systems Agency. The Defense Department said Tuesday that Inmarsat Government will provide satellite coverage in C, Ku, Ka and X bands …

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Boeing Awarded $470M to Build Australia’s Military Comm System; Bill Madley Comments

A Boeing-led (NYSE: BA) consortium has been awarded a $469.7 million contract to build a wideband infrastructure for deployed Australian military personnel to transmit video, data and voice communications anywhere in the world. Bill Madley, acting vice president and managing director of Boeing Defence Australia, said Thursday the company plans …

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4 Firms Win $750M Special Operations ISR Hardware, Services IDIQ

The U.S. Special Operations Command has chosen four companies to compete for orders to deliver intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance hardware and related services under a potential five-year, $750 million contract. ISOCOM will distribute a $10, 000 minimum guarantee to contractors at the time of award, which the command is obligating …

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Reuters: HP Eyes TippingPoint Network Security Business Sale

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) is considering selling its network security appliance manufacturing unit TippingPoint as HP conducts a strategic review of its businesses, Reuters reported Wednesday. Liana Baker and Greg Roumeliotis write HP seeks to identify non-core assets before November, when the company plans to split into two separate public companies …

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ID Experts Wins $330M Federal Data Breach Recovery Services BPA

ID Experts, incorporated as Identity Theft Guard Solutions, has won a potential $329.8 million blanket purchase agreement to help protect the financial identities of 21.5 million people affected by an Office of Personnel Management cyber attack. The potential three-year contract has an initial task order value of $133.3 million and …

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Calibre Buys IMC’s Health, Defense IT Consulting Businesses

Calibre Systems has bought Information Management Consultants‘ business groups that work with health and life sciences organizations as well as defense and government agencies to manage data systems. The companies did not disclose the terms of the deal and Calibre will integrate the acquired businesses into a single information management consulting division …

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Air Force Awards $950M Architect-Engineering Services Contract to 3 Firms

The U.S. Air Force has awarded three companies positions on a potential seven-year, $950 million contract to perform architect-engineering tasks in support of military construction, family housing, sustainment, restoration and modernization projects. A total of 83 offers were submitted to the Air Force’s 772nd Enterprise Sourcing Squadron for the contract through …

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Aleut Awarded $395M to Help Run Cape Canaveral Launch Complex

Aleut O&M Services in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has won a potential six-year, $395 million contract to help the U.S. Air Force manage space launch operations and infrastructure at Cape Canaveral AF Station in Florida. The Defense Department said Friday that Aleut will help run, maintain and engineer the spaceport and …

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