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President Trump Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order

President Trump signed an executive order Thursday to improve the federal government’s cybersecurity and critical infrastructure, after a spate of high-profile government hackings in recent years, a senior administration official told reporters on a call. “I think the trend is going in the wrong direction on cyberspace,” Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert …

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InquisIT Wins $14.7M Army Intelligence and Security Command IT Support Contract

The technology company InquisIT LLC announced Thursday it won a $14.7 million contract with the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) at Ft. Belvoir, Va. As part of the five-year contract, InquisIT LLC will provide enterprise IT infrastructure and application support to the Army. The company will be responsible for a …

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Historic: USAF Allows Defense Company to Choose Next Plane

In a move that Defense One described as “unprecedented,” the U.S. Air Force plans to allow a defense company to choose the USAF’s new electronic-attack jet. According to industry sources and Pentagon officials, this is the first time in the 70-year history of the Air Force that a defense contractor has …

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Chairman of Joint Chiefs: No Decision Yet on Force Size in Aghanistan

The decision on whether to increase U.S. forces in Afghanistan has not yet been made, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday. DOD News reported that Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford said national security leaders have not presented President Donald J. Trump with Afghanistan troop recommendations for the …

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Belcan Government Services Adds Several New Senior Staff

Belcan, LLC announced several new senior hires to its recently launched Belcan Government Services (BGS) group. They include Rodney Hite, Vice President, Growth and Strategy, Clint Green, Vice President, Technology and Innovation, and Bob Kwaja, Vice President, Finance, according to a Belcan press release. Belcan’s new Government Services group aims to …

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Census Bureau Chief John Thompson Steps Down

The Census Bureau announced Tuesday that Director John Thompson will leave the agency next month. The 27 year agency veteran, who has led the agency since 2013, steps down amid costs about funding concerns. Though his five-year term expired in December, he had been expected to stay on through at least the end of …

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Navy Exercises $100M Option on Northrop’s Large Aircraft IR Countermeasures Contract

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has secured a $99.5 million contract option from the U.S. Navy to support the integration of large aircraft infrared countermeasure systems. The Defense Department said Tuesday that Northrop will provide hardware such as weapon replaceable assemblies, support equipment, signal processors, 302 advanced threat warning sensors and 41 control indicator units …

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Ultra Electronics Closes Buy of Kratos’ US, UK Electronic Products Business

British manufacturing conglomerate Ultra Electronics Holdings has completed its purchase of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions‘ (Nasdaq: KTOS) U.S. and U.K. electronic products business for $260 million in cash and $5 million in taxes incurred. Kratos said Monday its net cash proceeds from the transaction are $232.4 million after a $2 million escrow for purchase price adjustments, a $7.6 million working capital …

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