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Huntington Ingalls CEO: Shipbuilder Gains Prime Contract Opportunities Through Camber Purchase

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) believes its pending $380 million acquisition of Camber Corp. gives the military shipbuilder increased opportunities through prime contract vehicle positions in government services for work previously only available as a subcontractor, HII CEO Mike Petters told investors Thursday. Camber posted $364 million in revenue and holds prime positions on five government-wide …

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Mercury to Purchase CES for $38M in Defense Tech & C4I Market Strategy

Defense technology manufacturer Mercury Systems (Nasdaq: MRCY) has agreed to purchase Switzerland-based military and aerospace computing company CES Creative Electronic Systems for $38 million to add new avionics and platform management products. Chelmsford, Mass.-based Mercury said Thursday it expects to close the transaction by the end of this year and will fund the deal with cash on …

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NTT Data Completes $3.05B Purchase of Dell Services

A subsidiary of Japan-based conglomerate Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NYSE: NTT) has wrapped up its acquisition of Dell’s services business for $3.05 billion in a strategy to expand the former’s consulting and information technology services. NTT Data CEO John McCain will oversee the newly acquired firm that will operate as NTT Data Services on …

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Huntington Ingalls to Buy Camber for $380M to Add IT, Govt Services Market Footprints

Military shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has agreed to acquire government services contractor Camber Corp. for $380 million in a move to diversify revenue and add new information technology work with U.S. defense, intelligence and civilian agencies. Huntington Ingalls’ move for Camber comes in a year where other larger defense prime contractors …

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Altamira Continues Intell & Defense Growth Push With APG Technologies Buy; Ted Davies Comments

Altamira Technologies has bought engineering services contractor APG Technologies for an undisclosed sum as part of efforts to strengthen existing customer relationships and expand geographic reach across the intelligence, defense and aerospace markets. APG works with customer agencies to help them manage complex information systems and use data to make national security decisions,  Altamira said Tuesday. …

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Harris to Sell Maritime Comm Business for $425M, First Divestiture Since Jana Pact

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has agreed to sell its maritime energy communications business to global satellite services company SpeedCast International for $425 million in the military radio maker’s first divestiture since its August agreement with activist hedge fund Jana Partners. This move is part of Harris’ larger effort to examine non-core businesses and …

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HPE Closes $275M Buy of Silicon Graphics International to Add High-Performance Computing Footprint

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) has completed its acquisition of high-performance computing technology provider Silicon Graphics International for $275 million to add new data analytics technology and pursue HPC market growth. HPE said Tuesday the deal also brings new service offerings in addition to the product line as private and public sector …

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L-3 Signals More Acquisitions This Year, CACI & Raytheon Pivot to Organic Growth Focus

Differing acquisition strategies among government services contractors and defense primes became a main discussion topic analysts raised in earnings calls Thursday morning with three GovCon companies that stated financial results. L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) hinted it could make more acquisitions this year with three announced already so far, while CACI International (NYSE: CACI) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) all signaled …

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Cognosante Eyes Public Health IT Sector Expansion Through BITS Purchase

Cognosante has purchased Business Information Technology Solutions for an undisclosed sum in a push to expand the former’s presence in the public health information technology sector. BITS will operate as a subsidiary and Founder and CEO Dan McQuay will continue to lead the business under the new ownership,  Cognosante said Thursday. McLean, …

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DigitalGlobe Buys Timbr to Add Data Science Tools in Extended Cloud & Analytics Push

Satellite imagery vendor DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) has acquired data sciences services company Timbr in a continued push to expand cloud-based offerings and create new analytics techniques to manage large volumes of information, DigitalGlobe CEO Jeffrey Tarr told investors Tuesday. This deal comes nearly two weeks after Westminster, Colo.-based DigitalGlobe announced its $140 million …

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