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Deltek to Purchase Onvia for $70M Cash

Deltek has agreed to acquire public-sector market intelligence provider Onvia (Nasdaq: ONVI) for approximately $70 million in cash, or $9.00 per share. Both companies expect to complete their combination in the fourth quarter of 2017 and Deltek said Thursday the deal will expand the firm’s GovWin IQ information product offerings for government contractors. The transaction price …

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MDA Closes Estimated $3.6B DigitalGlobe Buy to Create ‘Maxar Technologies’

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has closed its approximately $3.6 billion acquisition of DigitalGlobe to create a new company that will work to provide integrated satellite, imagery and geospatial services to the commercial and government markets. MDA said Thursday the newly combined entity will be renamed Maxar Technologies Ltd. and temporarily trade on the …

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Greg Hyslop: Boeing Makes Autonomous Tech Push Through Aurora Flight Sciences Buy

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has agreed to buy Aurora Flight Sciences for an undisclosed sum as part of efforts to accelerate the development of autonomous technology for aerospace vehicles. Chicago-based Boeing said Thursday it would integrate Aurora into the aerospace and defense contractor’s engineering, test and technology segment upon closing of the acquisition. Greg Hyslop, chief …

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Compusearch Targets Federal Procurement Support Expansion With FedBid Buy

Dulles, Virginia-based contract management software company Compusearch has agreed to work with reverse auction services provider FedBid in a push to expand support for federal customers’ procurement processes. FedBid will maintain operations under its own brand and serve as the reverse auction provider within Compusearch’s PRISM suite of contract writing platforms, Compusearch said Tuesday. …

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Arlington Capital Buys Xebec in Intell, Nat’l Security Services Expansion Push

Arlington Capital Partners has purchased McLean, Virginia-based human intelligence platforms and services provider Xebec Global for an undisclosed sum in a push to expand offerings for clients in the intelligence community and national security sector. David Wodlinger, a partner at Arlington Capital, said in a statement released Monday the Washington-based …

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General Atomics Adds Electromechanical Tech With Syntronics Acquisition

General Atomics has purchased Fredericksburg, Virginia-based Syntronics for an undisclosed sum in a move to gain access to the latter company’s knowledge and experience in the development of electromechanical technology platforms. General Atomics said Monday it made the acquisition to expand the company’s footprint in Virginia and will run Syntronics as part …

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Justice Dept OKs CenturyLink-Level 3 Merger Deal

The Justice Department has agreed to approve the pending $34 billion acquisition of Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT) by CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), subject to court approval of certain conditions in a consent decree. CenturyLink said Monday the combined firm needs to divest 24 dark fiber strands that link 30 city-pairs across the U.S. via an …

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ManTech Completes $180M InfoZen Purchase; Kevin Phillips Comments

ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT) has wrapped up its $180 million cash acquisition of Bethesda, Maryland-based information technology platforms provider InfoZen. ManTech said Monday it will run InfoZen as part of its mission solutions and services group headed by Daniel Keefe and expects the IT services contractor to contribute approximately $25 million to fiscal …

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Polaris Alpha Continues Space, C4ISR Market Expansion With Solidyn Buy

Polaris Alpha has acquired Denver, Colorado-based engineering and cloud computing services provider Solidyn Solutions for an undisclosed sum in a push to accelerate the development of space-based systems for national security clients. Peter Cannito, CEO of Polaris Alpha, said in a statement published Monday the company made the acquisition to also expand …

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SAIC Restructures Customer Groups, Service Lines as Part of ‘Ingenuity 2025’ Strategy; Tony Moraco Comments

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has moved to consolidate several of its businesses organizations and introduced a voluntary retirement incentive program for nearly 100 senior managers. SAIC said Monday it unified five customer-facing groups into three units and merged six technology-focused service lines into three market segments as part …

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