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Bill Madison: LexisNexis Makes Police Market Push Through PoliceReports.US Buy

LexisNexis Risk Solutions has finalized its acquisition of PoliceReports.US, in an effort to complement the eCrash tool’s work to deliver delivering vehicular accident or crash report data and analytics for law enforcement agencies. LexisNexis said Monday the acquisition will add crime reporting, report requests and ticket pay capabilities as well as distribution of accident reports and photographs to the online …

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Exelis Buys Air Traffic Control Software Maker Barco Orthogon

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has moved to expand its aviation systems portfolio by acquiring Barco NV‘s air traffic management software business Orthogon. Orthogon develops software applications for airport operators to manage queues, predict runway allocation and collaborate with air navigation service providers, Exelis said Friday. The ATM business will operate under …

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Andrew Bryden: SRA Int’l Introduces New Brand Identity

SRA International has moved to clarify its identity and highlight the company’s effort to fulfill customer demands by introducing a new brand identity. Andrew Bryden, vice president of communications and public affairs at SRA, told GovCon Wire Friday that the company unveiled a new logo and tagline to capture its identity. …

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Brendan Hannigan: IBM Adds Security Software Firm CrossIdeas to ID Mgmt Portfolio

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has completed its acquisition of security software provider CrossIdeas,  a move that IBM Security Systems General Manager Brendan Hannigan said expands his company’s identity and access management product portfolio. “IBM can now provide enterprises with enhanced governance capabilities and transparency into risk from the factory floor to the board …

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BAE to Purchase Analytics Tech Developer Signal Innovations Group; DeEtte Gray Comments

BAE Systems has agreed to acquire imaging and analytics technology provider Signal Innovations Group for an undisclosed sum in a move to offer integrated products in the defense and intelligence markets. DeEtte Gray, president of BAE’s intelligence and security business, said Thursday the companies aim to help organizations analyze critical data …

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AECOM Buys Hunt Construction Group; Michael Burke, Daniel McQuade Comment

AECOM Technology Corp. (NYSE:ACM) has moved to grow its construction services business with the acquisition of Hunt Construction Group for an undisclosed amount. Daniel McQuade, AECOM’s chief executive for construction services, said Tuesday the company that will integrate Hunt Construction’s sports, healthcare and aviation portfolios into AECOM’s construction services for …

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Peter LaMontagne: Novetta Eyes Analytics Footprint Growth Through Global News Intelligence Buy

Novetta Solutions has acquired Global News Intelligence, a sentiment analysis technology provider to government and commercial organizations, for an undisclosed amount. “GNI is an excellent technology partner for Novetta and will allow us to expand our presence in the sentiment analytics and open source intelligence markets, ” Novetta CEO Peter …

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Kelly Ortberg: Rockwell Collins Finalizes Satcom Tech Portfolio Sale

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) has sold a business unit that designs and manufactures satellite ground equipment for military communications use. “This transaction is part of a strategy to reshape our government systems portfolio to align with the changing dynamics of the defense environment, and focus on core products that will …

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Mike Shaughnessy: Raytheon, TELDAT to Explore Defense Tech Market Opportunities

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and Polish technology firm TELDAT will collaborate to offer a range of software, hardware and service offerings for defense customers in Poland and the international market. The companies agreed to explore new business opportunities in the areas of military communications, command and control, systems integration and Internet …

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Mac Curtis: The SI Organization Changes Name to Vencore

The SI Organization has rebranded itself as Vencore to highlight the systems engineering provider’s renewed focus on its core business in engineering, cybersecurity and data analytics. The Chantilly, Virginia-based firm said the name change, announced Wednesday, is the culmination of recent business purchases that called for a logo that would encompass its newly acquired …

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