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Air Force Awards Four Spots for Target ID Tech R&D Program

Four companies have won positions on a potential $24, 375, 000 U.S. Air Force contract covering research and development work into target recognition technology. The Air Force intends to award five R&D contracts for the Compact Automatic Target Recognition and Sustainable Environment program and received seven offers, the Defense Department said Thursday. …

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Navy Picks Four Companies for $60M Carrier UAV Development Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded $60 million in contracts to four companies for the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike Air Vehicle development program, Defense News reported Wednesday. Christopher Cavas writes that Boeing (NYSE: BA), General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) received $15 million each to help …

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Report: Pentagon Outlines $4.3B in Potential Arms Sales to Iraq

The U.S. Defense Department has informed Congress of nearly $4.3 billion in potential foreign military sales transactions with Iraq, Defense News reported Sunday. Paul McLeary writes the deals come as the country aims to address sectarian violence and terrorist attacks. “Iraq is moving back to a primary state of civil …

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Report: McAfee Public Sector CTO Phyllis Schneck to be Named DHS Cyber Undersecretary

The Department of Homeland Security will nominate Phyllis Schneck, public sector chief technology officer at McAfee, to serve as deputy undersecretary of cybersecurity, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Danny Yadron writes Schneck will oversee DHS’ programs for protecting U.S. networks from local and international hackers. She also would join DHS …

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CAE Wins $100M Air Force UAV Pilot Training Contract

CAE (NYSE: CAE) has won a $100 million five-year contract to manage pilot training on General Atomics-made drones for the U.S. Air Force, Defense News reported Friday. Aaron Mehta writes CAE instructors will facilitate command and control coursework for MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper aircraft at air bases in California, New Mexico …

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SAIC President Deborah Lee James Nominated as AF Secretary

Deborah Lee James, president of Science Applications International Corp.‘s (NYSE: SAI) technology and engineering sector, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as Air Force secretary, Defense News reported Thursday. Jeff Schogol writes James, if confirmed, would become the second female civilian head in the branch’s history. Obama …

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Boeing Continues Poseidon Aircraft Production with $2B Contract

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a $2 billion contract to build additional P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for the U.S. Navy, Defense News reported Wednesday. Christopher P. Cavas writes the project is for 13 low-rate initial production Lot IV aircraft and long-lead parts for 16 full-rate production Lot I aircraft. …

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John Gorman Named A MacB Business Development Lead; Mark Chadason Comments

John Gorman, former a Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) director and L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) vice president, has joined MacAulay-Brown as vice president of Maryland operations and business development. Gorman will be responsible for growing business and supporting intelligence clients at Fort Meade, Md., home to U.S. Cyber Command, the National Security …

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CSC Identifies Frontrunners for CEO Post as Michael Laphen Prepares to Retire

Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) has established a list of candidates to succeed Michael Laphen as the company’s chief executive, the Wall Street Journal has found. Laphen announced in October that he plans to retire by November 2012 after spending his entire professional career with the technology services contractor. He has served as CEO since …

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‘Fierce’ Competition for New NATO Cyberwar Contract; US Firms Eye Foreign MKTs

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is collecting contract bids today from more than 300 companies across its 28 member nations to expand the alliance’s cybersecurity capabilities, the Wall Street Journal reported today. The initial award is for $42 million, but Daniel Michaels cited industry officials as saying a contract win …

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