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TWD Acquires Federal Cloud, IT Services Contractor; Larry Besterman Comments

TWD & Associates has acquired federal information technology contractor The Engle Group in a move to expand its offerings in IT service management, cloud computing and application development. McLean, Va-based Engle provides IT services to federal customers including the Justice, Agriculture and Interior departments and “expands our reach into the civilian …

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SAIC Completes Sale of Test and Evaluation Business to AMERICAN SYSTEMS; Bill Hoover Comments

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) has completed the sale of its test and evaluation business to AMERICAN SYSSTEMS Corp. and the terms of the sale were not disclosed, according to a Washington Technology article. AMERICAN SYSTEMS said the acquisition will help its work with the Defense Information Systems Agency’s joint interoperability test command. …

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Lockheed Acquires C4ISR & UAS Specialist Chandler/May; Bob Stevens Comments

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today it will purchase unmanned aerial system and C4ISR system developer Chandler/May, Inc. and add that company to its mission systems and sensors (MS2) business. MS2 helps operate Lockheed’s K-MAX unmanned helicopter, Desert Hawk UAV and Persistent Threat Detection System aerostats programs. Chandler/May is a ground control station …

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Salient Fed Buys App Software Developer, Gains Contract Spots; Brad Antle, Bill Parker Comment

Salient Federal Solutions has acquired application software developer LIST Innovative Solutions Inc. and now covers 90 percent of its contract base with prime federal software or application development contracts. The Fairfax, Va.-based federal information technology and engineering contractor said it also added positions on blanket purchase agreements with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and …

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SafeNet to Sell Government Solutions Business; Chris Fedde Comments

SafeNet Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its government solutions business unit to an undisclosed buyer, the company announced Thursday. “Over the years, SafeNet’s name has become synonymous with data protection, ”  said Chris Fedde, SafeNet’s president and CEO. “Today’s announcement will allow us to sharpen our focus and extend …

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Serco to Buy Remaining 50% of Maritime Defense Firm for $108M

Serco Group has signed an agreement to buy the remaining 50 percent equity stake in Australian nautical defense firm DMS Maritime Pty Ltd. from its joint venture partner P&O Maritime Services for $108 million in cash. According to The Wall Street Journal, DMS Maritime is expected to have net debt of around $40 million on completion, …

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Thales to Acquire Gentex Corp. “Visionix” Business; Allan Cameron Comments

Thales (NYSE:HO) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the helmet mounted display and motion tracking businesses of Gentex Corp. “This acquisition is a strategic fit that complements Thales’ global portfolio of Helmet Mounted Sight and Display systems for rotary and fixed wing platforms, ” said Michel Mathieu, head of Thales’ Avionics …

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GeoEye Schedules Shareholder Vote on DigitalGlobe Merger

GeoEye (NASDAQ: GEOY) shareholders will meet in a special session Dec. 3 to vote on the company’s proposed merger with DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI). In a release, GeoEye said the meeting will take place at 11 a.m. at its Herndon, Va. headquarters. Shareholders of record as of the close of business Oct. …

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Boeing Acquires Supply Chain Specialist Miro Technologies; Shep Hill & Tony Parasida Comment

Boeing Co.‘s (NYSE: BA) defense, space and security business has acquired Miro Technologies for an undisclosed amount and added the firm to its global services and support operations. La Jolla, Calif.-based Miro specializes in managing enterprise assets, supply chains and performance-based logistics for government and commercial customers and has offices in Saudi …

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CSC to Sell its Italian Consulting Business to Dedagroup; Claude Czechowski Comments

CSC (NYSE: CSC) has entered into an agreement to sell its consulting and systems integration services business to Dedagroup ICT Network for an undisclosed amount. Dedagroup will acquire CSC’s pan-Italian consulting and systems integration projects and fashion industry software products and services. CSC will retain its corporate financial services products, solutions and …

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