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EM’s Weekly Roundup: AECOM Sells Management Services Business to American Securities for $2.4B, Leidos Wins Two Huge Contracts, POC Announces Panelist for Unmanned Systems in the Future Fight, Executive Moves & Weekly Top 10 Stories

AECOM has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its management services business to affiliates of American Securities and Lindsay Goldberg for $2.4 billion, the company announced on Monday. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the company’s board of directors and is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory …

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EM’s Weekly Roundup: QinetiQ to Acquire MTEQ; Fluor, Lockheed Martin, CACI Win Huge Contracts; POC Hosting FY20 Budget and Procurement Forum on Oct. 16th & Weekly Top 10 Stories

QinetiQ announced on Wednesday that the company has entered into an agreement to acquire Manufacturing Techniques (MTEQ) on a cash-free, debt-free basis for $105 million to be paid in cash on completion. The transaction will more than double the size of QinetiQ’s U.S. operations.  “The acquisition of MTEQ is a …

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EM’s Weekly Roundup: Robert O’Brien Appointed National Security Adviser, POC Announces Unmanned Systems in the Future Flight Forum, Major Contract Awards for AECOM, Altamira, Booz Allen, Leidos, General Dynamics, NCI, Novetta, SAIC & Weekly Top 10 Stories

President Trump announced on Wednesday that he’s selected Robert O’Brien to be the new National Security Adviser for the White House. O’Brien succeeds John Bolton, who left Trump’s administration last week. In his role, O’Brien will tackle everything from immigration policy to heightened tensions with Iran. He will be responsible …

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EM’s Weekly Roundup: Anne Neuberger’s Priorities for NSA, Chris Townsend Joins UiPath, $820M DoD BPA, CACI, GE Aviation Secure Big Contracts and Weekly Top 10 Stories

Anne Neuberger, who directs the National Security Agency’s (NSA) new Cybersecurity Directorate, revealed that the NSA will launch a directorate in October to focus on ransomware attacks that could make our upcoming elections vulnerable during Billington CyberSecurity’s 10th Annual Summit last week. Neuberger also discussed NSA’s efforts to protect the nation from …

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CGI Acquires Sunflower Systems, Leidos Secures $445M Contract, Executive Moves & Weekly Top 10 Stories

CGI announced on Tuesday that it acquired Annams Systems Corp., doing business as Sunflower Systems, a provider of asset management software products and services. The merger strengthens CGI’s position serving the needs of commercial entities and federal government agencies, including universities, law enforcement, national laboratories and other organizations.  “CGI’s merger …

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Weekly Roundup: DoD Awards $7.6B Cloud BPA to General Dynamics IT, Kevin Samuelson Becomes CEO of Infor, Multiple Contract Awards & Weekly Top 10 Stories

The Department of Defense (DoD) and the General Services Administration (GSA) awarded General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) a potential 10-year, $7.6B blanket purchase agreement on Thursday to replace legacy DoD IT office applications with a standard cloud-based platform across the U.S. military.  GDIT secured the Defense Enterprise Office Solutions (DEOS) …

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Weekly Roundup: Capital One Acquires KippsDeSanto; Lockheed Martin, CGI Federal and Amyx Secure Big Contracts; Bell Obtains FAA Certification and Weekly Top 10 Stories

This week, Capital One signed an agreement to acquire KippsDeSanto & Co., a leading investment banking firm focused on serving growth-oriented aerospace/defense, government services and technology companies.  “Joining Capital One was a natural next step in the growth plan for us at KippsDeSanto,” said Kevin DeSanto, co-founder and managing director …

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Weekly Roundup: Chris Scolese Becomes NRO Director, Unisys Announces Multiple Contracts, POC Hosts Security Vetting Process Modernization Forum Update & Weekly Top 10 Stories

Christopher Scolese, formerly director at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, has taken the oath to lead the National Reconnaissance Office. In his new role, Scolese will oversee, guide and direct all aspects of NRO and perform tasks from the director of national intelligence and the secretary of DoD.  “I am …

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Weekly Roundup: Leidos Buys IMX, Executive Moves, POC Hosting 2019 Security Vetting Process Modernization Forum Update on Aug. 14th & Weekly Top 10 Stories

Leidos agreed to purchase IMX Medical Management Services, a consulting firm that offers independent medical evaluation, case management and record review services to state and local government agencies. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the company expects to close the transaction in the third quarter, pending customary approvals. In …

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Weekly Roundup: President Trump Nominates Rep. John Ratcliffe to be Director of National Intelligence, Perspecta Closes Knight Point Systems, Guidehouse Acquires Navigant Consulting for $1.1B, Potomac Officers Club Hosts 6th Annual Intel Summit Featuring VADM Robert Sharp and Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley & Weekly Top 10 Stories

On Monday, GovConWire reported that President Trump would nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) to succeed Dan Coats as the director of National Intelligence.  “I think that John Ratcliffe is going to do an incredible job, if he gets approved,” Trump told reporters at the White House via CNN. “I think …

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