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EM’s Weekly Roundup: Executive Moves for Perspecta, POC Hosting 2020 CIO Forum on Jan. 23rd, Major Contracts for Leidos, CACI, Lockheed Martin, Red Hat’s David Egts Talks Open-Source Approaches & Top 10 Weekly Stories

Leidos Books Potential $1B FAA Flight Service Modernization Contract; Jim Moos Quoted Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has landed a potential 15-year, $1 billion contract to update the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) digital flight briefing service with aeronautical and weather data as well as flight planning support features.  The Future Flight Services …

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EM’s Weekly Roundup: POC Hosts Unmanned Systems in the Future Fight Forum, Baird’s 2019 Government & Defense Conference, $152M Contract for Booz Allen, Executive Moves for GDIT, Leidos & Weekly Top 10 Stories

On Tuesday, Potomac Officers Club (POC) hosted its Unmanned Systems in the Future Fight Forum featuring Maj. Gen. Peter Gersten, special assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs (AF/A5/8) for the U.S. Air Force, as the keynote speaker. In addition, an expert panel featuring Jim Thomson …

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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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