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Mac Curtis, Vangent Take on the Role of Mentor

Vangent has agreed to team with Customer Value Partners, Inc. (CVP) under the DHS Mentor-Protégé program. According to Vangent, “the partnership will enable collaboration between the two companies to enhance CVP’s competitiveness, independence and development, and to strengthen Vangent’s offerings.” This marks Vangent first time working with the mentorship program. …

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Raytheon Buys TCS to Boost Cybersecurity Portfolio

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has purchased cybersecurity firm Trusted Computer Solutions (TCS). TCS becomes the seventh acquisition Raytheon has executed in an effort to enhance the firm’s cybersecurity offering since 2007. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Raytheon is committed to delivering the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of products, solutions …

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GTEC’s John Hillen Signs Off on Signature Government Solutions Acquisition

Global Defense Technology & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: GTEC) has agreed to acquire  Signature Government Solutions, LLC (SGS) at a cost of $52.5 million. SGS delivers sophisticated information technology, cybersecurity and intelligence analysis services to the Intelligence Community.   The Herndon, Va.-based firm generated $37 million last year and  boasts a 100-percent …

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Global Crossing Purchases Video Solution Provider Genesis Networks

Global Crossing (Nasdaq: GLBC) has acquired global video services provider Genesis Networks, a firm specializing in media and video-based solutions. Global Crossing paid out a total of nearly $27 million, including $15 million in connection with the repayment of existing debt. “The proliferation of HD and 3-D video will soon …

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Keane Set to Merge with Japanese Firm; Public Sector EVP Tim Conway Comments

Keane and Japanese IT firm NTT DATA have struck a merger agreement under which Knight Subsidiary Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT DATA, will merge with Keane International, resulting in Keane becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT DATA. The deal is subject to various approvals. Terms of the …

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CACI, General Dynamics Team Up on Army System Upgrade

CACI (NYSE: CACI) reports it inked a deal to provide program management and technical engineering services to upgrade Common Ground Systems (CGS) with subsystems from the U.S. Army’s Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) Ground Mobile system. CACI will team with General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) on the contract. According to the …

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CACI’s Paul Cofoni Remarks on Closing of Two Major Acquisitions

CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has finalized a pair of acquisition deals, one for TechniGraphics, Inc. and another for Applied Systems Research, Inc. Both moves will boost the firm’s geospatial and technical services offerings to the Intelligence Community. “These acquisitions are particularly important to CACI’s concentrated focus on building our intelligence …

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TSPC Welcomes Quest Software Public Sector Aboard; QSPS CEO Paul Garver Comments

Quest Software Public Sector has joined the Transglobal Secure Collaboration Program (TSCP) as a silver member. TSCP works to create secure information-sharing solutions in highly sensitive environments. “With cybersecurity and identity and access management being some of Quest Software’s key business and thought leadership areas, we’re eager to collaborate with …

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Thales, Iridium Satellite Construction Partnership Moves Forward; Iridium’s Matt Desch Remarks

Thales Alenia Space’s deal with Iridium Communication (Nasdaq: IRDM) for 81 communication satellites for use in the Iridium NEXT low-orbit constellation is well underway. According to Thales, “with the closing of Iridium’s Coface credit facility, the FSD (Full Scale System Development) contract between Iridium and Thales Alenia Space replaces the  …

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