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SpaceX Lands $97M NASA Contract for Ocean Topography Mission Launch Services

SpaceX has secured a $97 million contract from NASA to launch a satellite that will work to continue a long-term effort to measure the height of the global sea surface. NASA said Friday it expects the Sentinel-6A spacecraft to lift off by November 2020 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 …

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Huntington Ingalls Names Matt Needy Newport News Shipbuilding Operations VP

Matt Needy, formerly vice president of the Virginia-class submarine program and fleet services at Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ (NYSE: HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division, has been appointed VP of operations at the same division. HII said Wednesday Needy will report to Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin and oversee trade, manufacturing, material …

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SAIC to Help Cybercom Manage, Secure DoD Info Network Under Potential $93M Task Order

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has received a potential five-year, $93 million task order to help the U.S. Cyber Command operate and protect the Department of Defense Information Network. SAIC said Wednesday it will assist the Directorate of Operations (J3) Joint Operations Center and Special Programs in the planning of cyberspace operations and joint exercises …

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Angela Butler Joins Sevatec as Federal Civilian BD VP

Angela Butler, a more than 20-year government information technology market veteran, has been named vice president of business development for the federal civilian practice at national security services contractor Sevatec. Sevatec said Wednesday Butler will oversee strategic growth and strategy across Sevatec’s federal civilian accounts in her new role. She previously served as federal …

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Thierry Delaporte, Aiman Ezzat Appointed Capgemini COOs

Capgemini has named Thierry Delaporte and Aiman Ezzat as chief operating officers and executive corporate officers of the information technology and consulting firm. The France-based company said Thursday its ethics and governance committee recommended both appointments that are set to take effect Jan. 1, 2018. Delaporte will focus on group transformation while Ezzat will …

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Army Vet George Franz Appointed to Lead Accenture Defense & Security Business Initiatives

George Franz, a retired U.S. Army major general and former operations director of the U.S. Cyber Command, has joined Accenture‘s (NYSE: ACN) federal services business as managing director of defense and security business initiatives. Accenture said Tuesday Franz will provide cybersecurity and adaptive technology expertise and work with federal clients to help them …

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Greg Hyslop: Boeing Makes Autonomous Tech Push Through Aurora Flight Sciences Buy

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has agreed to buy Aurora Flight Sciences for an undisclosed sum as part of efforts to accelerate the development of autonomous technology for aerospace vehicles. Chicago-based Boeing said Thursday it would integrate Aurora into the aerospace and defense contractor’s engineering, test and technology segment upon closing of the acquisition. Greg Hyslop, chief …

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State Dept OKs $113M Raytheon Air-to-Air Missile Sale to Japan

The State Department has cleared Japan’s request to procure 56 AIM-120C-7 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles as well as associated equipment and support services under a potential $113 million foreign military sales agreement. Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) missile systems business will serve as prime contractor of the proposed sale, which also covers containers; support equipment; …

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Compusearch Targets Federal Procurement Support Expansion With FedBid Buy

Dulles, Virginia-based contract management software company Compusearch has agreed to work with reverse auction services provider FedBid in a push to expand support for federal customers’ procurement processes. FedBid will maintain operations under its own brand and serve as the reverse auction provider within Compusearch’s PRISM suite of contract writing platforms, Compusearch said Tuesday. …

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SAIC Restructures Customer Groups, Service Lines as Part of ‘Ingenuity 2025’ Strategy; Tony Moraco Comments

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has moved to consolidate several of its businesses organizations and introduced a voluntary retirement incentive program for nearly 100 senior managers. SAIC said Monday it unified five customer-facing groups into three units and merged six technology-focused service lines into three market segments as part …

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