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Raytheon-UTC Deal Comes as DoD Eyes New Priorities; Pierre Chao Offers Insight on M&A Trend

The planned merger between Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) comes as the aerospace-and-defense sector anticipates slower growth in the Department of Defense’s spending and as DoD sets its sights on hypersonic missiles, space systems and other new priorities, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

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McAleese & Associates: Service Secretaries Talk Readiness, Priorities at CSIS Event

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has released a report on key takeaways from a Center for Strategic and International Studies-hosted discussion held Friday with the secretaries of military branches about the state of their services and priorities. Army Secretary Mark Esper said the service works to build up readiness recovery through 2022 before …

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Engility Vet Eric Sedlacek Joins SAIC as Business Dev’t Director

Eric Sedlacek, formerly director of business development at Engility, has been appointed to the same position at Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC), G2Xchange ETC reported Tuesday. He joins SAIC upon its $2.5B all-stock acquisition of the Chantilly, Va.-based contractor and will be responsible for overseeing department of State and Justice accounts …

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McAleese & Associates: Richard Spencer on Two-Carrier Buy, Other Navy Priorities

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has issued a report that outlines some of the priorities of Navy Secretary Richard Spencer. Spencer said Thursday during a Center for Strategic and International Studies event that the Navy has begun to work with Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) on a possible two-carrier contract. “We are going to get …

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U.S. Holds First Successful Tests of Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Defense System

The U.S. military successfully launched its first-ever missile defense test involving a simulated attack by an intercontinental ballistic (ICBM) missile. During the test, a Boeing-developed interceptor, carrying the Raytheon-built EKV, was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, following the launch of an ICBM from Kwajalein Atoll, stated an Aerojet press …

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Former Deputy Defense Secretary John Hamre Elected as Mitre Board of Trustees Chairman 

John Hamre, a former deputy secretary of defense and current president of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, has been elected to succeed the retiring Charles Robb as chairman of Mitre‘s board of trustees. Hamre also previously served as comptroller of the Defense Department, deputy assistant director for national security and international …

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Jim Brady Appointed Grant Thornton COO; Mike McGuire Comments

Jim Brady, currently managing partner for the Central region at Grant Thornton, has been named chief operating officer of the company. He will oversee Grant Thornton’s public policy team as well as the firm’s Central and East regions and will continue to report to CEO Mike McGuire, Grant Thornton said …

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DoD Vet David Berteau Named PSC CEO

David Berteau, assistant secretary for logistics and materiel readiness at the Defense Department, has been appointed CEO of the Professional Services Council. His appointment is effective March 28 and comes six months after former CEO Stan Soloway resigned after 15 years of leadership at the trade organization that represents the government services industry, …

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The 2016 Wash100’s Mix of Companies, Agencies & Trade/Research Groups

As covered here yesterday, GovCon Wire’s parent company Executive Mosaic announced its inductions for the 2016 edition of the Wash 100 — EM’s annual selection of the government contracting arena’s most influential voices. These 100 individuals were chosen by EM’s editorial and organizational leadership as the executives and other leaders …

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