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Carlyle-Chertoff Alliance Buys Majority Share of Coalfire in Cybersecurity Push

A Carlyle Group–Chertoff Group partnership has bought a controlling interest in cyber risk management and compliance services company Coalfire Systems for an undisclosed sum. Louisville, Colorado-based Coalfire works with public and private sector organizations to help them assess their information technology systems and processes, Carlyle said Wednesday. “We believe Carlyle’s …

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NY Post: Blackstone Eyes New NCR Corp. Bid

A consortium that includes Blackstone Group is considering a bid to acquire self-service technology developer NCR Corp. (NYSE: NCR), the New York Post reported Friday. Josh Kosmon writes Duluth, Georgia-based NCR reopened an auction sale nearly two months after the company did not close a deal with several potential acquirers. …

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WSJ: Boeing Execs Want Company to Keep ULA JV Ownership Stake

According to a Wall Street Journal report published Thursday, executives at Boeing (NYSE: BA) want the company to retain its ownership stake in the United Launch Alliance joint venture co-owned with Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). Doug Cameron and Andy Pasztor write Lockheed’s executives want to negotiate a sale of ULA to to the parent company of Aerojet Rocketdyne, which has …

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Neustar to Buy TNS Caller Authentication Assets for $173M; Lisa Hook Comments

Neustar (NYSE: NSR) has signed an agreement to acquire the caller authentication assets of Siris Capital Group affiliate Transaction Network Services for $220 million in cash, minus an estimated $47 million in tax benefits. Neustar said Wednesday it expects to close the transaction in its fourth fiscal quarter and to support the company’s market position on call …

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Versar to Buy Johnson Controls’ Federal Security Systems Integration Business; Tony Otten Comments

Versar (NYSE: VSR), a project management company, has agreed to purchase a Johnson Controls subsidiary that works with federal customers to design, install and support physical and network security systems. Versar expects to wrap up the acquisition of Johnson Controls Security Systems by Sept. 30 in a transaction that includes $20 …

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WSJ: Aerojet Rocketdyne Parent Offers $2B for Boeing-Lockheed Launch JV

The parent company of Aerojet Rocketdyne has offered to acquire the Boeing (NYSE: BA)-Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) joint venture United Launch Alliance for approximately $2 billion in cash, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Andy Pasztor and Dana Mattioli write Aerojet Rocketdyne and ULA are in “advanced talks” on the all-cash offer and could announce a transaction …

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SageNet Buys Turnberry’s Cybersecurity Division; Daryl Woodard Comments

SageNet has purchased Turnberry Solutions’ cybersecurity division in an effort to grow in the payment card industry compliance and advanced threat protection services markets. SageNet said Sept. 1 that Paul Truitt, head of the cybersecurity practice at Turnberry, will serve as SageNet’s vice president of cybersecurity services. The Certified Information Systems Security Professional …

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Reuters: HP Eyes TippingPoint Network Security Business Sale

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) is considering selling its network security appliance manufacturing unit TippingPoint as HP conducts a strategic review of its businesses, Reuters reported Wednesday. Liana Baker and Greg Roumeliotis write HP seeks to identify non-core assets before November, when the company plans to split into two separate public companies …

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CSC US Gov’t Services Unit, SRA to Merge; Mike Lawrie Comments

Falls Church, Va.-based Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) has agreed to merge its U.S. government services unit with SRA International as part of its plans to spin off the unit. The companies said Monday they expect to close the merger in November upon completion of the Computer Sciences Government Service’s separation from and shareholders …

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Calibre Buys IMC’s Health, Defense IT Consulting Businesses

Calibre Systems has bought Information Management Consultants‘ business groups that work with health and life sciences organizations as well as defense and government agencies to manage data systems. The companies did not disclose the terms of the deal and Calibre will integrate the acquired businesses into a single information management consulting division …

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