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Richard Ledgett, Christopher Painter, Michael Brown Named Palo Alto Networks Advisers

Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW) has added Richard Ledgett, former deputy director at the National Security Agency, and Christopher Painter, former top cybersecurity official at the State Department, to its public sector advisory council to help shape the company’s cyber strategy and offer advice on security and technological needs of …

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CenturyLink Receives DOJ Approval to Sell Level 3 Network Assets

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 16, 2018 — CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has received approval from the Justice Department to sell Level 3 Communications assets in the Tucson, Ariz., area to Utah-based FirstDigital Telecom, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The telecommunications company said Monday it will divest fiber network platforms as part of an …

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SOSi Eyed for DEA Contract on Continued Linguistic Services

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 25, 2018 — The Drug Enforcement Administration plans to award SOS International a potential one-year, sole-source contract for continued linguistic services in support of DEA’s mission, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Under the contract, SOSi will support DEA field divisions in Miami, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., the Caribbean and …

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Suzanne Liscouski Joins Govplace as Strategy & Business Development VP

Suzanne Liscouski, former vice president of federal civilian agencies and client executive at NCI, has joined information technology reseller Govplace as VP of strategy and business development. Govplace said Monday Liscouski will be responsible for developing the Reston, Virginia-based company’s corporate strategy and plans for BD and capture activities. At …

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Ultra Electronics, Sparton Call Off Merger

Schaumburg, Illinois-based military electronics manufacturer Sparton (NYSE: SPA) and U.K.-based defense contractor Ultra Electronics have decided to abandon their $234 million merger agreement because of antitrust concerns from the Justice Department. Sparton said Monday it plans to resume negotiations with parties that previously showed interest in an acquisition deal and can immediately execute …

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Foreign Investment Committee Completes Ultra Electronics-Sparton Transaction Review

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. has finalized its review of the proposed acquisition of Schaumburg, Illinois-based electromechanical technology company Sparton (NYSE: SPA) by U.K.-based defense and aerospace contractor Ultra Electronics. Ultra said Monday it signed a timing agreement with the Justice Department and that the deal is still subject to antitrust …

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Govt Cyber Vets Michael Taxay, Jeremy Haas Join LookingGlass Leadership Team

Michael Taxay and Jeremy Haas, respectively former FBI and CIA officials focused on cybersecurity, have joined the executive leadership team at LookingGlass Cyber Solutions. LookingGlass said Tuesday it named Taxay as chief risk officer and general counsel and appointed Haas as chief security officer. Taxay will be responsible for managing significant risks that may …

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FCC OKs CenturyLink’s $34B Buy of Level 3

The Federal Communications Commission has cleared CenturyLink‘s (NYSE: CTL) proposed $34 billion acquisition of Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT). CenturyLink said Monday the FCC approval came two weeks after the California Public Utilities Commission cleared the acquisition at its Oct. 12 meeting. John Jones, senior vice president for public policy and government …

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Justice Dept OKs CenturyLink-Level 3 Merger Deal

The Justice Department has agreed to approve the pending $34 billion acquisition of Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT) by CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), subject to court approval of certain conditions in a consent decree. CenturyLink said Monday the combined firm needs to divest 24 dark fiber strands that link 30 city-pairs across the U.S. via an …

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John Foley: DSA Leveraged Growth Strategy in PPC Acquisition

John Foley, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Data Systems Analysts, has said the professional services contractor utilized “recent growth” to acquire information technology and management consulting provider Project Performance Company, Philly.com reported Tuesday. Trevose, Pennsylvania-based DSA bought PPC in July as part of a push to expand cloud computing and legacy …

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