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VA Hands Down $5B Small Business IT Equipment IDIQ

The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded three small businesses positions on a potential $5, 314, 335, 810 contract for information technology equipment. Alliance Technology Group, Red River Computer and Valador will compete for orders to provide the VA desktops, laptops, servers, switches, routers, storage services and tablet computers over …

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BAE, STR Win DARPA Electronic Warfare Radar Contracts

BAE Systems and STR have each won contracts from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop an electronic warfare system for an agency program aimed at countering adversaries’ radars. DARPA’s Adaptive Radar Countermeasures program now includes six contractors such as Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI), who joined the …

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Unisys Wins Potential $650M IRS Enterprise Computer Support IDIQ; PV Puvvada Comments

Unisys (NYSE: UIS) has won a potential $650 million contract to help the Internal Revenue Service operate computers used to process tax returns and maintain taxpayer records. The single-award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract contains one base year and nine option years and the company will perform work under task orders, Unisys said …

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SAIC Wins $149M for Army Intell Enterprise IT Support; John Thomas Comments

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) has won a potential $149 million task order contract to provide information technology support services to the U.S. Department of the Army. The company said the single-award order contains one base year, two one-year options and a six-month option and was awarded through the …

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Report: Software AG Has $1.3B for Potential Big Data, Cloud Acquisition

German business software maker Software AG has the financial flexibility to make any acquisition worth up to $1.3 billion, finance director Arnd Zinnhardt said in a German weekly Saturday. Reuters reports Zinnhardt said the company is well positioned in terms of its operating activities and balance sheet. He added that …

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Finmeccanica CEO Giuseppe Orsi Wants to Split CEO, Chairman Roles

Finmeccanica SpA CEO and Chairman Giuseppe Orsi says he favors separating his two roles, he told Italian daily Il Messaggero in an interview published Sunday. According to Reuters, Orsi told the newspaper that he had accepted the dual role at the request of the Italian government—the company’s biggest shareholder. “A group …

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Lockheed’s $7.6B Missile Defense System Sale to Qatar, UAE Approved by DSCA

Lockheed Martin Corp.’s (NYSE:LMT) possible sale of up to $7.6 billion worth of  missile-defense systems to Qatar and the United Arab Emirates was approved by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency today, Reuters reported. The DSCA posted information of the approval to the agency’s website late on Monday. Qatar had requested two …

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ITT Exelis Awarded $218M Aviator Night Vision Army Contract; Nick Bobay Comments

ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract by the U.S. Army for Generation 3 night vision systems, accessories and spare parts, according to a company statement. The contract has a five-year period and is valued at $217.5 million. According to Exelis, the contract allows the company …

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Brent Bennitt Named Interim President of Wyle’s Science, Tech & Engineering Group

Brent Bennitt has been named president of Wyle’s science, technology and engineering business in an interim capacity, Washington Technology reported today. Wyle’s current executive vice president and former president of Wyle Aerospace, Bennitt takes over for Tom Anderson, who had led the unit for two-and-a-half years, according to Editor Nick Wakeman‘s …

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