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Gemalto to Buy 3M’s Identity Mgmt Business for $850M in Biometrics Market Push

Digital security company Gemalto has agreed to purchase the identity management business of 3M (NYSE: MMM) for $850 million in a push to expand government programs technology offerings for the commercial biometrics market. Gemalto said Friday it expects the transaction to close in the first half of 2017 pending regulatory approvals …

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Booz Allen’s Greg Wenzel Details Engineering, Digital Services Push Through Aquilent Buy

Booz Allen Hamilton‘s (NYSE: BAH) pending $250 million purchase of Laurel, Maryland-based cloud computing and digital services contractor Aquilent represents a selective entry into the GovCon acquisition landscape for a firm as it has made five purchases. McLean, Virginia-based Booz Allen largely sat out of last year’s large deal activity that reshaped the government technology services sector …

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Curtiss-Wright to Purchase Teletronics for $233M; David Adams Comments

Curtiss-Wright (NYSE: CW) has agreed to purchase Newtown, Pennsylvania-based commercial aerospace and defense systems provider Teletronics Technology Corporation for $233 million. Curtiss-Wright said Wednesday the acquired data acquisition and comprehensive flight test instrumentation systems manufacturer will commence operations within the former’s defense segment. “The acquisition of TTC will yield significant opportunities for growth …

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Boeing to Acquire Liquid Robotics, Maker of Autonomous Maritime Vehicle ‘Wave Glider’

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has agreed to purchase Sunnyvale, Calif.-based autonomous maritime vehicle manufacturer Liquid Robotics for an undisclosed sum in the airplane maker’s strategy to create new information services functions between the ocean and space. Boeing said Tuesday its acquisition of the company behind the Wave Glider ocean surface robot also aims to continue a partnership …

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Roper Technologies to Purchase Deltek for $2.8B

‎Sarasota, Fla.-based industrial and technology conglomerate Roper Technologies (NYSE: ROP) has agreed to purchase software and information product provider Deltek for $2.8 billion from private equity firm Thoma Bravo. Roper said Tuesday it expects to complete the transaction before the year’s end and will fund the deal through its existing …

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Huntington Ingalls Launches $1B Govt Services Segment As $380M Camber Buy Closes

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has officially launched its new government services business segment upon the completion of the Newport News, Virginia-based military shipbuilder’s $380 million purchase of Camber Corp. announced in November. Huntington Ingalls said Friday the segment will operate under the name of HII Technical Solutions and offer professional services to government and commercial customers worldwide as Camber joins …

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Accenture Closes Defense Point Security Acquisition to Expand Cyber Defense Portfolio

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its purchase of Alexandria, Virginia-based cybersecurity provider Defense Point Security in a push to expand cyber defense services for the U.S. federal government. The global professional services company said Friday DPS will now serve as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accenture Federal Services. First announced in October, Accenture purchased DPS …

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Booz Allen CFO Ties $250M Aquilent Deal to ‘Vision 2020’ Digital Services Strategy

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) Chief Financial Officer Lloyd Howell characterized to investors Wednesday the firm’s pending $250 million acquisition of digital services contractor Aquilent announced Tuesday as a “tuck-in, capability-based” versus other large scale-focused transactions in the industry over the past year. Howell told attendees of the Credit Suisse Industrial Conference in Palm Beach, …

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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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FLIR Systems Purchases Norway-Based UAS Maker Prox Dynamics for $134M

FLIR Systems (Nasdaq: FLIR) has acquired Oslo, Norway-based unmanned aerial systems manufacturer Prox Dynamics for approximately $134 million to create a new UAS business within the buyer’s surveillance segment. FLIR said Wednesday it also intends to expand its airborne sensor product line with the addition of Prox Dynamics. “The team at Prox Dynamics operates with …

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