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Deltek: Agencies Awarded $29.5B in 2Q Contracts

Federal agencies awarded nearly $29.4 billion in contracts during the second quarter of fiscal year 2012, Kevin Plexico, Deltek’s vice president of federal information solutions, wrote in a blog post today. New big ticket contracts and vehicles included the Air Force’s Design Engineering and Support Program III, which will pay out …

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SAIC Names Tony Moraco ISR Group President

SAIC Inc. has appointed Tony Moraco president of the intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance group, effective immediately. The McLean, Va.-based contractor said he succeeds Stu Shea, who was promoted to chief operating officer March 5. Moraco will lead nearly 13, 000 analysts, scientists, engineers and business professionals who support national security …

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Report: General Dynamics May Partner with EADS on $1B DHS Bid

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) may form a team with European aerospace and defense contractor EADS to bid on a potential $1 billion contract to help secure the U.S. border with Mexico, according to Reuters report. The report says current negotiations between the companies indicate General Dynamics would be the prime contractor and …

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Contractors to Start Transferring Vessels Abroad on Potential $1.5B Navy Contract

VSE Corp. and a team of contractors can now start working on a potential $1.5 billion foreign military sales contract with the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Technology reported. The contract, originally awarded in October 2011, has one base year worth $277 million and four one-year options. Team members …

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SAIC Names Calvin Harris Enterprise, Mission Solutions GM

SAIC Inc. (NYSE: SAI) appointed Calvin Harris general manager of the company’s enterprise and mission solutions business unit, SAIC announced Friday. Harris will report to Tom Baybrook, president of SAIC’s defense solutions group. Baybrook said Harris’ domain knowledge and experience will help the company deliver information technology and network solutions …

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Army Issues RFI for Semi-Autonomous Mechanical Robots

The U.S. Army is interested in acquiring up to 100 semi-autonomous mechanical robots, according to a request for information posted Thursday. The robots would provide logistical support to squad-sized dismounted patrols that operate in various Army environments around the globe. The Army wants to be able to operate the robots …

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Northrop Names Scarpella, Hogan Aerospace Program VPs

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) appointed Michelle Scarpella and Stephen Hogan to lead programs in the company’s aerospace systems sector. Northrop announced Wednesday it appointed Scarpella vice president for the company’s F-35 program, which supports Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) in the Joint Strike Fighter program. Northrop named Hogan vice president for the company’s F/A-18 …

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South Korea Taking Proposals for NextGen Fighter Jet, Lockheed’s F-35 Included

South Korea has selected Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT), Boeing (NYSE: BA) and EADS to submit proposals for the country’s next generation of fighter jets, MSNBC reported Monday. The country is willing to spend nearly $7.4 billion over a nine-year period on stealth fighters. Prospective planes include Lockheed’s F-35 and …

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Raytheon Purchases Md. Cybersecurity, Enterprise Architecture Developer

Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) has acquired Columbia, Md.-based cybersecurity, enterprise architecture and systems engineering firm Henggeler Computer Consultants for an undisclosed amount. Raytheon’s announcement said the company does not expect the deal to affect total sales or earnings per share in its 2012 fiscal year. It is Raytheon’s second cybersecurity purchase …

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Japan Selects Lockheed’s F-35 as Next-Gen Aircraft; 42 Jet Agreement Could Top $4B

The Japanese government has selected Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) F-35, the Joint Strike Fighter,  as Japan’s next-generation fighter aircraft, ending a multi-year vetting process that considered aircraft from several American and European firms. The Wall Street Journal reports Lockheed’s agreement is for 42 jets, which will likely cost Japan more than $4 billion. …

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