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Marc Parent: CAE Eyes Flight Training Program Expansion with Purchase of Bombardier Unit

CAE (NYSE: CAE) has agreed to buy the military aviation training business of Bombardier for approximately $15.9 million in an effort to further help defense customers train future airmen. The Bombardier unit works with the Royal Canadian Air Force and allied forces as a prime contractor in the NATO Flying …

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Raytheon Purchases Unmanned Tech Services Firm Sensintel; Taylor Lawrence Comments

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has purchased Tucson, Ariz.-based unmanned aircraft systems services firm Sensintel for an undisclosed sum and will integrate the company into Raytheon’s missile systems business. Taylor Lawrence, president of Raytheon’s missile systems segment, said Monday Sensintel will become a part of Raytheon’s advanced missile systems product line as Raytheon aims …

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Bridge Growth Partners Closes CRGT Purchase: Alok Singh Comments

New York City-based private equity firm Bridge Growth Partners has completed its acquisition of a majority ownership stake in data analytics and cybersecurity contractor CRGT from Veritas Capital. “The federal IT services sector represents fertile ground for agile software development, big data, and cybersecurity, ” Alok Singh, co‐founder and managing principal …

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L-3 Acquires RF Microwave Tech Maker Miteq for $41M; John Mega Comments

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has purchased radio frequency microwave technology manufacturer Miteq for $41 million and will create a new business that will operate under the name L-3 Narda-Miteq. The transaction will combine Miteq’s RF microwave products and solid-state satellite communications components with similar technologies made by L-3’s Narda Microwave East company that is based in Hauppauge, …

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John Heller: PAE Buys USIS’ Global Security, Solutions Business to Add DOJ Work

Government logistics contractor PAE has purchased the global security and solutions business of US Investigations Services — or USIS — for an undisclosed sum. Arlington, Va.-based PAE said Friday it sought to grow its business with the Department of Homeland Security and other customers in the classified market as the GS&S business …

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Compusearch, TopVue Defense Complete Merger; Reid Jackson Comments

Compusearch Software Systems and TopVue Defense have merged to develop integrated offerings to help U.S. defense customers manage and coordinate projects. The combined firm aims to offer TopVue’s programmatic technology in conjunction with the Compusearch-designed Prism and SpectrumCLM acquisition and contract management platforms, Compusearch said Tuesday. “We are excited about …

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RLJ Equity Partners Buys Phase One Consulting Group; Jerad Speigel Comments

RLJ Equity Partners has acquired Phase One Consulting Group, an Alexandria, Virginia-based company that provides advisory services on information technology strategy, agile development and organizational transformation, among other business areas. The private equity affiliate of The RLJ Companies said Monday that Phase One has existing client relationships with several federal civilian agencies and works directly with agency chief …

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Report: Symantec to Acquire Tech Rights of Boeing’s Cybersecurity Business Narus

Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) has agreed to purchase technology rights from Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) Narus subsidiary as Symantec looks to grow its presence in the commercial cybersecurity market, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Danny Yadron and Doug Cameron write Symantec aims to leverage a Narus-made Internet filter technology to help …

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Day & Zimmermann Takes Full Ownership of Security Firm SOC; Hal Yoh Comments

Day & Zimmermann has acquired the remaining stake in security technology and infrastructure services company SOC for an undisclosed amount. Steve Selfridge, a 30-year public and private sector veteran, will lead SOC as president, D&Z said Tuesday. “We are committed to enhance and build upon SOC’s legacy as a loyal …

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Olivier Piou: Gemalto Closes SafeNet Acquisition for Enterprise, Cloud Security Strategy

Amsterdam-based online security firm Gemalto has closed its estimated $890 million cash acquisition of Maryland-headquartered enterprise data protection technology maker SafeNet from Vector Capital. Gemalto said Wednesday it will add SafeNet into the payment and identity segment and the purchase is primarily of platforms and services. Olivier Piou, Gemalto CEO, said the …

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