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ITT Completes Acquisition of Global Water Analytics Firm YSI Inc.

ITT Systems Corp. (NYSE: ITT) has completed its acquisition of YSI Inc., a developer and manufacturer of sensors, instruments, software and data collection platforms for environmental water monitoring. ITT said the move forms a water-focused analytics business approximately $300 million annual revenue. YSI reported 2010 global revenues of $101 million. …

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CACI Completes Acquisition of Enterprise IT Firm Paradigm Solutions; Paul Cofoni Comments

  CACI (NYSE: CACI) has completed its acquisition of Paradigm Holdings, parent of defense and intelligence cybersecurity and enterprise IT firm Paradigm Solutions. CACI expects the $61.5 million deal to increase its earnings per share in the next year. The company expects Paradigm to generate $55 million in 2011 calendar revenues. Paradigm’s …

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CSC Acquires Healthcare IT Firm Specializing in Data Management; Jim Sheaffer Comments

  Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) has acquired healthcare IT business intelligence and data management firm Maricom Systems, Inc for an undisclosed amount. CSC said the move strengthens its support of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and enables it to make IT improvements in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. CSC …

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IBM to Acquire Intelligence Analytics Firm to Enhance Defense, Public Safety Offerings

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has entered a definitive agreement to acquire intelligence analytics firm i2 Group. i2 provides intelligence and investigation management software for law enforcement, defense, national security and private sector organisations and has more than 4, 500 customers in 150 countries. IBM said the move will expand its business analytics capabilities …

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Verizon Acquires Cloud Computing Firm, to Combine with Terremark

Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) has acquired enterprise cloud computing firm CloudSwitch for an undisclosed amount. Verizon plans to combine Mass.-based CloudSwitch with its Terremark IT services subsidiary to enhance its hybrid cloud and cloud-to-cloud capabilities. CloudSwitch’s software eliminates barriers to enterprise cloud adoption by securely moving applications and workloads from data centers …

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Lockheed to Acquire Healthcare IT Provider QTC Holdings; Bob Stevens Comments

Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) has entered a definitive agreement to acquire healthcare IT firm QTC Holdings Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Calif.-based QTC is the largest outside provider of medical evaluation services to the U.S. government and the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department, processing more than 450, 000 evaluations last year. Lockheed does …

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HP to Acquire Software Firm Autonomy Corp. for $11.7B Cash; CEO Leo Apotheker Comments

Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) has placed a recommended cash offer to purchase prominent U.K. software firm Autonomy Corp. for $42.23 per share, or over $11.7 billion. HP’s new HP Vision subsidiary will acquire the enterprise information software management firm. Autonomy founder and CEO Mike Lynch will continue to lead its operations. The boards of both companies …

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General Dynamics to Acquire Vangent Inc. for $960M Cash; CEO Jay Johson Comments

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has definitively agreed to acquire the parent company of healthcare IT firm Vangent, Inc. for approximately $960 million in cash. General Dynamics expects the move to increase its earnings in 2012. Arlington, Va.-based Vangent employs 7, 500 workers and specializes in health informatics and information exchange, electronic health …

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Honeywell Has Full Approval to Acquire EMS Technologies, Tender Offer Expires This Week

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has received all the regulatory approvals required for its Egret Acquisition Corp. subsidiary to acquire EMS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELMG) for $33.00 per share in cash. Honeywell received regulatory approval from the Federal Communications Commission on Aug. 15. It previously had received early termination of the waiting period under …

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GTSI Acquires IT Professional Services Firm; Sterling Phillips Comments

  GTSI Corp. (NASDAQ: GTSI) has completed its acquisition of Information Systems Consulting Group,  a privately-held federal IT professional services provider. GTSI said the move would expand its software and database development and maintenance offerings. Fredericksburg, Va.-based InSysCo employs more than 110 workers and was recently awarded a total information processing support …

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