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SOCOM Adds Arcturus to Potential $475M UAS ISR Contract

Arcturus UAV has won a spot under a potential five-year, $475 million contract from the U.S. Special Operations Command to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support for mid-endurance unmanned aircraft systems. The Defense Department said Tuesday the contract has four one-year ordering periods followed by one six-month ordering period. Boeing‘s (NYSE: …

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State Dept Clears Australia’s $1.3B Modified Gulfstream Aircraft Purchase Request

The State Department has approved Australia’s request to buy up to five units of modified Gulfstream G550 aircraft from the U.S. under a potential $1.3 billion foreign military sales agreement. Australia seeks to procure Gulfstream G550 planes that have been modified to integrate airborne intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and electronic warfare mission systems as well …

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Lockheed Gets Potential $1.2B Navy Contract for Sonar System Engineering Services

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a potential $1.17 billion contract from the U.S. Navy to engineer sonar technology under the Technical Insertion 18-20 Acoustic Rapid Commercial-Off-The-Shelf Insertion program. The Defense Department said Thursday the contract with an initial value of $130.8 million covers engineering development support for A-RCI modernization requirements and …

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Govt Services Vet Ken Newcomer Joins MCR as Business Devt SVP

Ken Newcomer, former vice president of business development at ICF (Nasdaq: ICFI), has joined program management services contractor MCR Federal as senior VP for business development. MCR said Wednesday Newcomer will be responsible for helping grow the company’s contract opportunities with the Defense Department and federal civilian agencies. “Ken has a proven track …

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CH2M-Clark Nexsen JV Wins $100M Navy Energy Project Support IDIQ

A joint venture of CH2M and Clark Nexsen has won a potential five-year, $100 million contract to help the U.S. Navy to architect, engineer and design energy systems. The Defense Department said Tuesday the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract covers energy management, architectural, mechanical, electrical, civil, structural and environmental support to DoD utility, water and energy …

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IBM Vet Julie Xiang Joins Merlin as Sales VP

Julie Xiang, former federal sales manager at IBM (NYSE: IBM), has been named vice president of sales at cybersecurity and information technology services provider Merlin International. Merlin said Monday she has more than 16 years of IT sales and sales management experience with a primary focus on the government healthcare market. Xiang …

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Jeremy Wensinger, James Winner, Robert Giannetta Join Executive Team at Former Harris IT Business

Jeremy Wensinger, James Winner and Robert Giannetta have been appointed to leadership positions at MHVC Acquisition Corp. — formerly known as the government information technology services business of Harris (NYSE: HRS). Investment firm Veritas Capital finalized its purchase of Harris IT Services for approximately $690 million in April and renamed the business MHVC Acquisition Corp. Herndon, …

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Raytheon Secures $1B Contract to Help Build DHS Cyber Protection System; Dave Wajsgras Comments

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has landed a five-year, $1 billion contract to help develop the Department of Homeland Security‘s next-generation National Cybersecurity Protection System. The company said Monday the Development, Operations and Maintenance contract covers intrusion detection and prevention, automation, analytics and information sharing. Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon’s intelligence, information and services business, said …

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HII to Design, Build Landing Helicopter Assault Replacement Ship Under $3B Navy Contract Modification

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has received a potential $3.01 billion contract modification to design and construct a Landing Helicopter Assault Replacement Flight 1 amphibious assault ship for the U.S. Navy. The Defense Department said Friday work under the fixed-price-incentive will primarily occur in Mississippi, Wisconsin, Maryland, Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Georgia through January 2024. …

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David Dacquino Promoted to CEO at Serco’s Americas Arm

David Dacquino, senior vice president of defense business at Serco Group‘s Americas division, has been promoted to chief executive in a move that takes effect in mid-2017. The more than three-decade industry veteran will succeed Dan Allen, who announced in February his plans to retire after nearly four years as chairman and CEO of Serco Inc., the …

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