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KeyLogic Eyes Biometrics Services Expansion Through CrossResolve Buy

KeyLogic Systems has purchased Morgantown, West Virginia-based forensics and identity management services provider CrossResolve for an undisclosed sum in a push to expand the former’s biometrics service offerings. KeyLogic said Wednesday it plans to leverage CrossResolve’s relationships and contracts in support of federal agencies such as the FBI and the departments …

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Accenture Closes Phase One Buy in Federal Cloud Market Push

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has wrapped up its acquisition of Alexandria, Virginia-based federal government cloud services provider Phase One Consulting Group for an undisclosed sum. Both companies first announced the deal in June and Accenture said Tuesday it made the acquisition to expand its Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) and cloud offerings in the federal market. It marks Accenture’s seventh Salesforce-related …

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Report: UTC Eyes Rockwell Collins Acquisition

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) is exploring an acquisition of Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based avionics contractor Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) as the global industrial conglomerate looks to further expand its aerospace business, Bloomberg reported Saturday. Sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg it is yet unclear whether the two firms are in discussions over …

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Jacobs to Purchase CH2M in Potential $3.27B Deal

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has agreed to buy CH2M through an estimated $3.27 billion transaction as both companies aim to deliver additional infrastructure and engineering services to government and private sector clients. Dallas, Texas-based Jacobs said Wednesday it will pay $2.85 billion in cash and stock for CH2M and assume …

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Constellis to Buy OMNIPLEX in Investigative Services Expansion Push; Mike Santelli Comments

Reston, Virginia-based risk management and operational support services contractor Constellis has agreed to purchase OMNIPLEX World Services for an undisclosed sum in a push to add the latter’s investigative services to its portfolio and expand its client base in the U.S. intelligence community. Constellis said Monday both companies’ board of directors approved …

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FTC Clears HIG Capital’s $283M NCI Purchase

The Federal Trade Commission has given antitrust approval for global private equity firm H.I.G. Capital’s proposed $283 million cash acquisition of government information technology services contractor NCI (Nasdaq: NCIT). FTC granted early termination of the required waiting period for the deal under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, NCI said …

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Motorola Solutions Eyes 911 Software Portfolio Expansion Via Airbus DS Communications Purchase

Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) has agreed to buy Airbus’ communications business through the acquisition of the latter’s Plant Holdings subsidiary for an undisclosed sum in a push to expand 911 software offerings. Airbus DS Communications operates under Plant Holdings and provides command center software platforms that work to field emergency calls, Motorola …

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Stu Shea: Former Harris Gov’t Services Unit Emerges as ‘Peraton’ in Push for Nat’l Security Innovation

The former government services business of Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) that private equity firm Veritas Capital acquired in April has adopted the name Peraton after temporarily operating as MHVC Acquisition Corp. Peraton said Friday its new name derives from the concept that the company supports government customer missions that are critical to national …

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DigitalGlobe, MDA Shareholders OK $3.6B Merger Deal

Shareholders at DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) and Canada-based MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates have separately approved the deal originally announced in February for MDA to buy the Westminster, Colorado-based Earth imaging services provider in an estimated $3.6 billion transaction. Holders of approximately 93 percent of shares in DigitalGlobe voted to approve the merger and that 81 …

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Speedcast Eyes Potential $100M UltiSat Acquisition to Launch Gov’t-Focused Division

Speedcast International has signed a definitive agreement for a potential $100 million acquisition of UltiSat in efforts to establish a new government division and build on existing remote communications offerings to the public sector. Speedcast said Sunday the pending transaction with the U.S. government contractor is anticipated to complement the Speedcast portfolio for …

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