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Former CSRA EVP George Batsakis Named Accenture Defense & Intell Practice Head; Batsakis Interviewed

George Batsakis, formerly an executive vice president at CSRA, has been appointed head of the defense and intelligence practice at Accenture‘s (NYSE: ACN) federal services business. He will oversee the development and delivery of technology platforms to government clients that include the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, Accenture announced last week. John …

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Boeing Receives $140M Army Contract for Chinook Special Ops Variant Production

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has secured a $139.8 million order from the U.S. Army‘s Special Operations Aviation Command for four modernized MH-47G Chinook helicopters. The Army will add Chinooks with Block II configuration to the service branch’s current fleet of 69 MH-47G units, Boeing said Wednesday. The company expects production work to continue through the late …

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MDA Selects Lockheed, Northrop, Raytheon for Potential $4.1B Homeland Defense Radar Development IDIQ

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) have landed spots on a potential five-year, $4.1 billion contract to develop and deliver radar platforms to the Missile Defense Agency. All three companies will vie for task orders to provide autonomous acquisition and persistent precision tracking and discrimination technologies …

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Northrop Vet Mike Edwards Named DigitalGlobe VP, Senior Adviser for Defense Programs

Mike Edwards, formerly corporate director of space, intelligence and cyber at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has joined Maxar Technologies‘ (NYSE: MAXR)  DigitalGlobe business as vice president and senior adviser for defense programs. DigitalGlobe said Thursday Edwards will report to President Dan Jablonsky andlead the satellite operator’s work with the Defense Department and partnerships with aerospace and defense …

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Former Boeing Exec Tom Glaub Named ULA Finance Chief

Tom Glaub, a more than 25-year veteran of Boeing (NYSE: BA), has joined United Launch Alliance as chief financial officer. He will oversee ULA’s finance organization and its fiscal and fiduciary functions in his new position, the Lockheed Martin (NYSE LMT)-Boeing joint venture said June 28. Glaub most recently served as CFO of the vertical lift …

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Rolls-Royce Gets $420M USAF IDIQ for Aircraft Engine Sustainment Services

Rolls-Royce has received a potential six-year, $420 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to sustain F137 military aircraft engines. The company will maintain, repair and overhaul the engine technology as well as sustaining engineering and program management support, the Defense Department said Tuesday. F137 currently powers USAF’s RQ-4 Global Hawk and the U.S. Navy‘s MQ-4C Triton …

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Northrop Secures $97M Option on Navy Counter IED Tech Supply Contract

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has received a $96.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to produce systems designed to protect troops, vehicles and structures against radio-controlled improvised explosive devices. The Defense Department said Friday the service branch exercised an option for full-rate production of the Block One Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare …

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Perspecta to Support CMS IT Applications Under $149M Task Order; Mac Curtis Comments

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded Perspecta (NYSE: PRSP) a potential five-year, $149 million task order to host three enterprise mainframe applications for the agency. The company said Friday it will help process and manage Medicare Part A and Part B claims under the follow-on order that has one base …

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Raytheon to Produce Griffin Missiles for SOCOM Under Potential $315M IDIQ

Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) missile systems business has landed a potential $315 million  contract to provide Griffin missiles to the U.S. Special Operations Command along with product upgrade, operations and sustainment services. SOCOM will use fiscal 2018 research, development, testing and evaluation funds to cover the contract’s minimum value and obligate additional funds with …

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Former Salesforce Exec Dan Smoot Joins Riverbed as Chief Customer Officer

Dan Smoot, former executive vice president of global partner sales at Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), has joined Riverbed Technology as chief customer officer at the San Francisco-based information technology provider. Riverbed said Wednesday Smoot will oversee the company’s global support and renewal programs, professional services, education, customer success management and vertical offerings in his new …

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