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AECOM JV Gets $700M DOE Waste Mgmt Support Extension; John Vollmer Quoted

A joint venture of AECOM (NYSE: ACM) and Atkins Nuclear Secured will continue to help the Energy Department manage waste storage tanks at the Hanford Site in Richland, Wash., for an additional one year under a $700M contract extension. Washington River Protection Solutions oversees the treatment and disposal of 56M gallons of radioactive …

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Sunil Ramchand Named President, Chief Growth Officer of VT Group

Sunil Ramchand, former CEO of Mission Essential, has joined VT Group as president and chief growth officer at the Chantilly, Va.-based defense technology contractor. He will oversee VT Group’s growth strategy and also serve as a member of its board of directors, the company said Wednesday. The U.S. Navy veteran previously served in …

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ManTech Awarded $158M Air Force Security Services Contract; Rick Wagner Quoted

ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT) has secured a potential $158M contract to help U.S. Air Force Space Command protect mission-critical programs. The company said Tuesday it will perform contract services over a 10-year period. “ManTech will build on our strategic relationship with the U.S. Air Force Space Command,” said Rick Wagner, …

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McAleese & Associates: Raytheon Reports 25% Rise in Q3 2018 Bookings

A report by consulting firm McAleese & Associates says Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) posted $8.7B in bookings during the third quarter of 2018, reflecting a 25 percent increase from the same period last year. Raytheon associated the increase with the integrated defense systems sector’s $1.3B Patriot missile defense system order from Poland and $787M …

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BAE Unit to Support Navy Air Traffic Control, Landing Systems Under Potential $72M IDIQ

A BAE Systems business unit has received a potential five-year, $72M contract to support air traffic control and landing systems on ships or at shore facilities of the U.S. Navy. BAE’s technology solutions and services group will provide equipment modification, system safety work, quality assurance, test bed operations and technical support services to …

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Karoom Brown Joins Optum’s Federal Health Unit as Chief Strategy, Products & Growth Officer

Karoom Brown, a more than 17-year government and commercial health care market veteran, has been named chief global strategy, products and growth officer at Optum’s federal health services unit, GovCon Wire has learned. He will lead OptumServe‘s efforts to identify new business opportunities and expand technology offerings in the federal sector. Brown previously …

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McAleese & Associates: Northrop COO Kathy Warden’s Defense Program ‘Watchlist’ Includes GBSD, OPIR

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has released a new report listing several defense programs under the “watchlist” of Kathy Warden, president and chief operating officer of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC). Jim McAleese, founder and principal at McAleese & Associates, said those include the U.S. Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent competition, Overhead …

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Zscaler’s Stephen Kovac: FedRAMP, Trusted Internet Connections Initiative Key to Government Cloud Security

Stephen Kovac, vice president of global government and compliance at Zscaler (Nasdaq: ZS), has said agencies that aim to create secure cloud environments should merge controls under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program and the Trusted Internet Connections initiative. “Users should be able to access the cloud via a …

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Jones Lang LaSalle-Midnight Sun JV Wins $237M Navy Base Operations Support IDIQ

A joint venture of Jones Lang LaSalle and Midnight Sun Technologies has won a potential $236.9M contract to support operations at the U.S. Navy‘s air station in Jacksonville, Fla., and outlying areas. JLL-Midnight Sun IFMS will help the military branch manage utilities, facility investment operations, electrical systems, vehicles and equipment …

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McAleese & Associates: Boeing ‘Self-Funds’ R&D Work on Some Defense Programs

A new report by consulting firm McAleese & Associates says Boeing (NYSE: BA) has begun to “self-fund” research and development work on some Defense Department programs as it aims to win new contract opportunities. Jim McAleese, founder and principal at McAleese & Associates, wrote that one of those opportunities is the U.S. Air Force’s …

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