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Cubic Buys UK-Based Vocality to Continue C4ISR Portfolio Expansion Strategy

Cubic (NYSE: CUB) has purchased U.K.-based embedded technology provider Vocality International for approximately $10 million in a push to add new expeditionary communications and ISR processing, exploitation and dissemination to its C4ISR portfolio. The acquisition adds new content and intellectual property to programs of record within Cubic’s mission solutions business, the company said Wednesday. …

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Booz Allen Inks $250M Deal for Aquilent in Digital Business Growth Push

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) has agreed to buy Laurel, Maryland-based digital services contractor Aquilent for approximately $250 million in a push to grow technology offerings, talent pipeline and citizen-focused digital services. Booz Allen said Tuesday the deal aims further the McLean, Virginia-based company’s efforts to integrate consulting and technical expertise to help customers implement cloud, mobile and modular platforms with …

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Navy Taps 4 Contractors for Shore Network Support Services

Four companies have been awarded three-year contracts to provide in-service accreditation, engineering, integration, life cycle support, production and sustainment services for U.S. Navy shore networks. The military branch picked Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH), Engility (NYSE: EGL), King Technologies and Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) for the multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts, the Defense Department said Monday. …

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Norway Eyes $1.2B Boeing Poseidon Maritime Plane Buy

Norway’s defense ministry looks to purchase five Boeing-developed (NYSE: BA) maritime patrol aircraft worth approximately $1.15 billion for the country’s armed forces. The ministry said Friday it plans to acquire the P-8A Poseidon for efforts to monitor the country’s oceans and offer allied civil and military authorities with a basis for decisions with …

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General Dynamics to Split Bath Iron Works, NASSCO Leadership Roles

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has promoted a pair of vice presidents within its Bath Iron Works and NASSCO subsidiaries to the roles of president for both organizations as the contractor will divide up its shipyard leadership responsibilities upon the Jan. 1, 2017 retirement of Frederick Harris. General Dynamics said Monday Dirk Lesko, …

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Natl Security Market Vet Susan Holley Named SC3 Business Devt SVP; David Page Comments

Susan Holley, a 26-year national security services industry veteran, has joined SC3 as senior vice president of business development at the Alexandria, Virginia-based technology and consulting services contractor. SC3 said that Holley will report directly to CEO David Page and lead the company’s efforts to identify new business opportunities, partnerships and …

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Accelera Taps CACI, SAIC Vet for President & COO Post

Cloud computing and mobile device services provider Accelera Solutions has appointed a three-decade government contracting veteran to the role of president and chief operating officer. Accelera said Monday he will support the company’s expansion effort and mission to help government and commercial organizations adopt new technology systems from its industry partners. Steve Weiss previously …

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NASA Selects 9 Companies to Support Johnson Space Center’s Flight Operations Directorate

NASA has awarded nine companies indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts worth a total of $49.5 million over five years for specialized engineering, aeronautics and manufacturing support services to the Johnson Space Center’s flight operations directorate. The space agency said Friday task orders encompass aerostructural engineering and analysis, aeromechanical systems, aeroavionics, electrical and software, ground support engineering …

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Bechtel Awarded $575M Naval Nuclear Propulsion Components Contract

Bechtel‘s plant machinery business has secured a potential $575.1 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract from the U.S. Navy for various naval nuclear propulsion components. The Defense Department said Wednesday Bechtel Plant Machinery Inc. will perform work in New York and Pennsylvania and the Naval Sea Systems Command will obligate the full contract amount …

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USAF Taps Leidos, Riverside Research Institute for Open Architecture R&D IDIQs

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) and the Riverside Research Institute have won a pair of indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts worth a combined $48 million to support the U.S. Air Force‘s mission systems open architecture science and technology program. The Defense Department said Thursday task orders under the program encompass applied and advanced research and development services as …

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