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Ian Irving: Northrop Targets Australian Market Growth with Qantas Defence Buy

Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC) Australian subsidiary has acquired Qantas Defence Services Pty Ltd. for an undisclosed amount. Qantas has been renamed Northrop Grumman Integrated Defence Services Pty Ltd. within Northrop Grumman Australia and will coordinate with Northrop’s logistics and modernization division, Northrop said Thursday. Ian Irving, Northrop chief executive for …

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Cubic Acquires Software, Gaming Firm Intific; Dave Schmitz Comments

Cubic Corp.  (NYSE: CUB) has acquired Intific Inc. for an undisclosed amount in a move aimed at extending the company’s reach into the cybersecurity, game-based service and transportation training markets. Intific will operate within the Cubic Defense Systems business unit, Cubic said Monday. Dave Schmitz, president of Cubic Defense Systems, …

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Jeff Handy: Fulcrum Buys Forgentum to Grow Military Health Portfolio

Fulcrum IT Services has moved to grow its military health market presence by acquiring information management contractor Forgentum for an undisclosed sum. The transaction is also intended to expand Fulcrum’s customer base with Forgentum’s clients such as the TRICARE Management Activity, EHR Core and the Enterprise Infrastructure, Fulcrum said Thursday. Forgentum provides …

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KippsDeSanto Sees GovCon M&A Appetite for Cyber, Intell and Special Ops on Heels of MacB’s Commonwealth Technology Buy

MacAulay-Brown acquired national security products and engineering services provider Commonwealth Technology in late January in a deal that KippsDeSanto & Co. says could represent a trend in the government contracting market. Alexandria, Va.-based CTI provides the national security community with hardware offerings and software services in areas that include reverse engineering, business data management, …

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DigitalGlobe Buys Digital Imagery Provider Spatial Energy; Jeffrey Tarr Comments

DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) has moved to grow its presence in the oil and gas market by acquiring digital imagery provider Spatial Energy for an undisclosed amount. Energy companies use Spatial Energy’s geospatial tools and services to manage exploration and production projects, DigitalGlobe said Wednesday. Jeffrey Tarr, CEO of DigitalGlobe, said …

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Noblis Buys Exelis’ FAA Comm Info, Network Programs Contract; David Fastabend, Amr ElSawy Comment

Nonprofit science and technology organization Noblis has purchased a Federal Aviation Administration-focused business unit from Exelis (NYSE: XLS) for an undisclosed sum. Exelis employees working on the communications information and network programs portion of the FAA’s Enterprise Communications Support Services contract joined Noblis on Feb. 10, Noblis said Tuesday. “The FAA is, and will …

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IBM to Buy In-Q-Tel Backed Database Service Provider Cloudant; Sean Poulley Comments

IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) has agreed to buy database service provider Cloudant Inc. for an undisclosed amount in order for IBM to grow its big data and analytics, cloud computing and mobile offerings. Cloudant will operate within IBM’s information and analytics business unit, part of the software and systems group, …

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CenturyLink Board OKs 2-Year, $1B Share Buyback Plan

CenturyLink‘s (NYSE: CTL) board of directors has approved a plan to repurchase up to $1 billion of the company’s common stock over the next two years. The company intends to fund the purchases with free cash flow generated by the business and start the new initiative after completing its current …

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Deloitte Forms New Healthcare Analytics Business Unit; Brett Davis Comments

Deloitte Consulting LLP has formed a new data analytics business unit with an investment of between $150 million and $200 million in life sciences and healthcare analytics. The ConvergeHEALTH business is organized to integrate consulting into analytics, data, services and operating models, Deloitte said Thursday. Brett Davis, a Deloitte Consulting principal …

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Mark Mykityshyn: Tangible Security Buys A&N Associates in Move to Grow Military & Intell Cyber Work

Tangible Security has acquired cybersecurity service provider A&N Associates in a move to grow its cybersecurity offerings and deepen its relationships in the military and intelligence communities,  Dr. Mark Mykityshyn, Tangible Security’s executive chairman, said Wednesday. The deal represents Tangible’s second acquisition in the past six months and forms part of …

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