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Deltek’s Kevin Parker Talks Maconomy Acquisition

Deltek, Inc. (Nasdaq: PROJ) finalized a  tender offer to acquire the European ERP provider Maconomy A/S (Nasdaq OMX: MACO). According to the firm, “Deltek is acquiring approximately 94% of Maconomy’s outstanding shares in connection with the tender offer. An all cash payment for shares that were tendered will be made …

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Boeing Buys Argon ST for $775M; Roger Krone Speaks Out

Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today it had agreed to acquire defense-equipment maker Argon ST (Nasdaq: STST) for an estimated $775 million. “Combining the strength of Boeing with the experience of Argon ST will significantly accelerate our capabilities in sensors, communications technologies and information management, ” said Dennis Muilenburg, president and …

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Brad Antle Shakes Up GovCon: Salient Purchases SGIS, Continues Aggressive Growth

Salient Federal Solutions has acquired SGIS from Skillstorm. According to the firm, “this acquisition supports the company’s aggressive growth plans to build a world-class federal IT and engineering solutions company, and leverages their management and operational expertise to successfully support high-priority missions of the federal government.” Based in San Diego, …

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General Dynamics Purchases Kylmar

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) acquired Kylmar (KMC) Limited, a firm specializing in the design and manufacture of sensor and optical surveillance systems for military and security applications. According to General Dynamics, “Kylmar has been supplying electro-optic equipment and systems into the U.K. military intelligence and Special Forces for counterterrorism applications …

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BAE Systems Teams with Freedom PST for New Data Centers

BAE Systems will work with Freedom PST to provide cost-cutting environmental solutions to the federal government with new data centers. According to BAE, “under a federal directive, agencies have until the end of the summer to submit plans to consolidate and reduce data centers, a move projected to save taxpayer …

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Lockheed to Work Under Boeing on FAA’s NextGen

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Boeing (NYSE:BA) will work together  to support task orders from the FAA’s NextGen initiative, a 10-year, multi-billion dollar contract vehicle “to further next generation air transportation advancements.” According to Lockheed Martin, “As part of the Boeing-led team, Lockheed Martin’s air traffic management business will compete …

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BAE, Iveco Team Up to Pursue Marine Personnel Carrier Program

According to BAE Systems, the firm will pair “with Iveco Defence Vehicles with a licensing agreement to form the basis of a business arrangement for the pursuit of the U.S. Marine Corps Personnel Carrier (MPC) program, with a vehicle based on the SUPERAV 8×8. In 2009, Iveco Defence Vehicles unveiled …

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Kerry Weems on Vangent’s Health IT Partnership with Orion

Vangent will partner with Orion Health, a firm specializing in clinical workflow and integration technology solutions for the healthcare sector. According to Vangent, “the partnership leverages the firm’s health IT thought leadership and expertise architecting national solutions for health information exchange, such as the Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN), and …

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Boeing Liscenses AgustaWestland Property to Enter Navy VXX Presidential Helicopter Program

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has agreed to a license with AgustaWestland for U.S. production of the AW101 medium-lift helicopter to enter the U.S. Navy VXX Presidential Helicopter Program. According to Boeing, the agreement lends the firm full intellectual property, data and production rights for the aircraft in support of the VXX …

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Curt Kolcun Talks Microsoft’s Partnership with ElectionMall.com

Noting that the Internet has become an indispensable political tool, Microsoft is partnering with ElectionMall.com to create Campaign Cloud. Powered by Microsoft and using ElectionMall technology Campaign Cloud is designed to “offer politicians a Cloud-based customizable platform set up to streamline the creation and management of online political efforts.” “From …

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