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On Assignment Plans $775M ECS Federal Acquisition; Peter Dameris, George Wilson Comment

On Assignment (NYSE: ASGN) has agreed to purchase Fairfax, Virginia-based technology and engineering firm ECS Federal for $775 million from majority owner Roy Kapani and investment company Lindsay Goldberg. ECS and its current leadership team will continue to operate under its brand name as a division of On Assignment, the …

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Jeff Shockey Named Boeing Defense Sales, Marketing VP; Leanne Caret Comments

Jeff Shockey, formerly vice president of federal and international affairs at Boeing (NYSE: BA), has been appointed VP of global sales and marketing at the company’s defense, space and security segment. He succeeds Tom Bell, who left the Boeing after more than two years leading the segment’s sales and marketing efforts …

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Raytheon to Update, Support Canada’s Radar-Guided Naval Weapon Systems Under Potential $572M Contract

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a potential 20-year, $572.3 million contract to modernize and support the Canadian armed forces’ radar-guided weapon systems designed to engage aircraft, missiles and small ship threats. The Canadian government said Friday work will include updates to 21 Close-In Weapon Systems that currently support the Canadian navy’s …

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Julie Gravallese Named Mitre Programs, Tech Integration VP; Jason Providakes Comments

Julie Gravallese, formerly chief human resources officer of Mitre, has been named vice president of programs and technology integration at the McLean, Virginia-based nonprofit corporation. She will oversee business approaches and operations for technical workforce and programs, including those at Mitre-operated facilities and laboratories, the company said Monday. Mitre President and CEO Jason Providakes, …

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ManTech Vet Bill Varner Appointed to Novetta Board; Tiffanny Gates Comments

Bill Varner, former group president at ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT) and a four-decade industry veteran, has joined the board of directors of analytics technology company Novetta. Varner has nearly 40 years of cybersecurity, enterprise information technology operations and mission support, specialized system engineering and full-service security experience in the defense and …

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Andrew Boyd Appointed Unisys VP for Defense, Intell Group; PV Puvvada Comments

Andrew Boyd, a founding partner of veteran-owned company McIntire Solutions, has joined Unisys (NYSE: UIS) as group vice president for defense and intelligence agencies at the company’s federal business. Unisys said Monday Boyd will oversee account management, business growth and service delivery efforts aimed at Defense Department and intelligence community clients. “He brings a …

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Lockheed Gets $459M MDA Contract Modification to Produce Additional Lot 10 THAAD Interceptors

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has secured a potential $459.2 million contract modification from the Missile Defense Agency to manufacture additional Lot 10 Terminal High Altitude Area Defense interceptor systems. The Defense Department said Friday the modification exercises an option under a previously awarded contract and will include the delivery of …

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Serco’s North American Arm Closes BTP Systems Purchase; Dave Dacquino Comments

Serco Inc., the British contractor’s North American business, has wrapped up its acquisition of Ludlow, Massachusetts-based technology and professional services contractor BTP Systems. Both companies first announced the deal in October of last year and Serco Inc. said Friday it plans to integrate BTP operations within its command, control, communications, computers, combat systems, intelligence, …

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Vince Stammetti Named Alion Systems Solutions SVP

Vince Stammetti, formerly a vice president of Alion Science and Technology, has been named senior VP of the company’s systems solutions business unit. The 37-year industry and military veteran has served as capture and technical lead for combat and C4ISR systems on Alion’s surface combat ship offering to Canada over the …

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BAE, General Dynamics, HII Subsidiaries Awarded $238M to Continue Navy Surface Combatant Modernization Support

Subsidiaries of BAE Systems, General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) and Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) have received contract modifications worth a combined $237.7 million to maintain, repair and update surface combatants that are visiting or stationed at a U.S. Navy base in San Diego. The Defense Department said Friday the modifications exercise …

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