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Army Vet John Davis Joins Palo Alto Networks as Federal Chief Security Officer

John Davis, a retired major general at the U.S. Army, has joined Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) as federal chief security officer and will focus on cybersecurity programs. The company said Monday Davis will oversee the implementation of cybersecurity initiatives and policies at international public sector organizations. He served as senior military adviser for …

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General Dynamics to Reconfigure M1A1 Battle Tank for Morocco

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has won a $358 million foreign military sales contract with the U.S. Army to adapt M1A1 battle tanks to situational awareness configuration for Morocco. The company is scheduled to complete production of the vehicles in Lima, Ohio, by Feb. 28, 2018, the Defense Department said Monday. …

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Aviall Services Lands $810M J85 Engine Parts Contract Modification

Aviall Services has received an $809, 660, 481 contract modification from the Defense Logistics Agency to produce additional spare parts for the U.S. Air Force’s J85 engines. The contract amount is for the first option year and three option years, with a completion date of Sept. 29, 2018, the Defense Department …

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Shaw-Versar Joins Potential $950M Air Force Design, Construction Vehicle

The U.S. Air Force has added Shaw-Versar LLC to a potential seven-year, $950 million contract vehicle for design and construction work on military family housing units. Shaw-Versar will also work with the Air Force Civil Engineer to maintain and modernize the military housing, the Defense Department said Friday. Contract work will occur worldwide through …

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DoD Seeks to Lock in Next Lockheed F-35 Orders By Fall

TYSONS CORNER, VA September 25, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday that Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) could be nearing final talks with the Defense Department over a new round of F-35 fighter jet orders. Reuters reported Tuesday on remarks by Frank Kendall, the Pentagon’s top acquisition chief, referring to negotiations for the ninth and …

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Weekly Roundup Sept 21 – Sept 25 2015: ULA Acquisition Talk Bubbles Again, OPM’s Latest Hack Revelation & more

Weekly Roundup Sept 21 – Sept 25 2015 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Could GovCon see at least one more blockbuster merger-and-acquisition deal in 2015? One week after Aerojet Rocketdyne’s $2 billion bid for the United Launch Alliancewas rejected, the propulsion technology …

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Booz Allen’s Greg Wenzel Among Panelists in ‘Modernizing the Military’ Event

TYSONS CORNER, VA September 25, 2015 — Greg Wenzel,  executive vice president and lead of digital Solutions/C4ISR within Booz Allen Hamilton’s (NYSE: BAH) Strategic Innovation Group, will be among the panelists at an upcoming discussion on military modernization, GovCon Executive reported Thursday. The Oct. 7 event in Washington, D.C., hosted by …

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Chris Hamm, GSA Officials Overview ‘Innovation in Acquisition’ Push to Potomac Officers Club

The General Services Administration wants increased participation and input from industry on contracting requirements as the government seeks to change its methods for the acquisitions of technologies and professional services, GSA officials told the Potomac Officers Club Thursday. Chris Hamm, director of GSA’s Federal Systems Integration and Management Center, said his …

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Reports: US Regulators OK Lockheed’s Sikorsky Acquisition

U.S. regulators have approved Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) $9 billion acquisition of United Technologies Corp.‘s (NYSE: UTX) Sikorsky Aircraft subsidiary, Reuters reported Thursday. Andrea Shalal writes that filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission indicate that U.S. officials, as well as regulators in Japan and South Korea, have approved the acquisition deal. …

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Harris Wins $390M USSOCOM Handheld Radio IDIQ

Harris (NYSE: HRS) has won a $390 million contract to produce new handheld radios for the U.S. Special Operations Command. The company will build the radio units in Rochester, New York, through August 2020, the Defense Department said Thursday. The Special Operations Command Contracting Office received three bids for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.

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