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Tom Anderson Set to Join Wyle as Group President

According to Wyle, Tom Anderson has been named as the new group president of the firm’s Information Systems Group. Anderson has held senior positions with major government information system providers including CSC, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman and Federal Data Corporation. Prior to joining Wyle, Anderson served as president of CSC’s Civil …

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NGC’s James Webb Telescope Reaches Milestone (Photos)

Northrop Grumman’s (NYSE: NOC)  James Webb Space Telescope reached a mission-readiness milestone when its first primary mirror segment was cryo-polished to its required prescription as measured at operational cryogenic temperatures. This achievement sets the stage for a successful polishing process for the remaining 18 flight mirror segments. “Many predicted it …

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U.S. AF Takes Control of Boeing-Designed Satellite

Boeing [NYSE: BA] says that the U.S. Air Force accepted control of the third Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) military communications satellite, after the spacecraft passed several weeks of rigorous on-orbit tests. WGS is the U.S. Department of Defense’s highest-capacity satellite communications system. WGS-3 completes the initial constellation of three spacecraft, …

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KBR’s Bill Bodie on $2.8B Iraq Deal

As reported yesterday on GovCon Wire, KBR claimed a $2.8 billion deal with the military to continue support in Iraq. KBR has announced that they will provide CLSS (Corps Logistics Support Services) at multiple locations in Iraq. Services will include vehicle maintenance (organizational and direct support levels), Supply Support Activity, …

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ICF Names John P. Paczkowski VP, Emergency Management

ICF International has named John P. Paczkowski to the position of vice president for emergency management in the firm’s homeland security and program management area, where he will lead ICF International’s emergency management line of business. “We are very fortunate to have John Paczkowski join ICF International and lead our …

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IBM’s Chuck Prow on Finalizing Purchase of NISC

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has completed the acquisition of National Interest Security Company, LLC (NISC).  Financial terms were not disclosed.  The companies had announced a definitive agreement in January to pursue the acquisition. The business will be integrated into IBM Global Business Services, operating initially as a wholly-owned subsidiary. IBM’s public …

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Raytheon SLAMRAAM Gets $18M

Raytheon Company’s (NYSE: RTN) Surface Launched Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (SLAMRAAM) program has been granted approval from the U.S. Army for long-lead purchases, not to exceed $18 million, leading to low rate initial production. This approval is significant as it underscores the Army’s confidence in the system and the …

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MAXIMUS Wins Pair of Employment Service Deals Down Under

MAXIMUS (NYSE:MMS) claimed two new employment services contracts by the Australian Department of Education, Employment, and Workplace Relations. The Disability Employment Services and Green Jobs Corps contracts are expected to contribute approximately $10 million (USD) in revenue in the second half of fiscal 2010. “These two employment services contracts represent …

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HPTi’s Tim Keenan Named in Smart100 CEOs

Tim Keenan of High Performance Technologies, Inc. has been named to Washington SmartCEO magazine’s Smart100 CEOs.  The publication forms the list based on the executive’s ability to grow an organization as well as their demonstration of leadership, strategic vision, and character. Keenan is a co-founder of HPTi and has seen …

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KBR Wins $2.8B Deal to Support Operations in Iraq

According to the AP, KBR has won a deal to provide support to the U.S. military in Iraq worth as much as $2.8 billion. The firm will be charged with logistics support, transportation mission, and postal operations.  The contract has a one-year base period with four one-year options.

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