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Trump’s Budget Proposal Adds Half Trillion to Defense Spending, to Balance in 10 Years

The Trump administration revealed its budget Tuesday, which would add almost half a trillion dollars to defense spending while cutting $1.5 trillion from nondefense spending and $1.4 trillion in Medicaid over the course of a decade. Trump’s plan, titled “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” leaves Medicare and the retirement portion of  Social …

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Lockheed, BAE Vet DeEtte Gray to Head CACI’s US Operations; Ken Asbury Comments

DeEtte Gray, formerly president of the intelligence and security sector at BAE Systems’ U.S. subsidiary, has joined CACI International (NYSE: CACI) as president of U.S. operations. CACI said Monday that she succeeds John Mengucci and will oversee the Arlington, Virginia-based government services contractor’s operations business groups in the U.S. with a focus on organic growth …

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Algorithmic Warfare Cross Functional Team (AWCFT) To Manage Data from Drone Surveillance

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work announced the creation of the Algorithmic Warfare Cross Functional Team (AWCFT) which will manage the masses of data currently collected by drone surveillance. Known as Project Maven, the team will accelerate the Defense Department’s integration of big data and machine learning, reports GCN. Masses of data have been …

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Raytheon Awarded Potential $300M Navy Contract to Develop LCS Sonar Tech

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has secured a potential $300 million contract to design and build an anti-submarine technology for U.S. Navy personnel to locate and track enemy submarines from littoral combat ships. The Navy awarded the contract following the completion of a study and production assessment of Raytheon’s Variable Depth Sonar system, the company said Tuesday. …

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CGI Federal to Build Army’s Contract Writing System Under Potential $134M Award

CGI‘s (NYSE: GIB) federal business has received a potential $133.9 million contract to develop an enterprise-wide software platform for the U.S. Army to write, manage, execute or close out a contract. The Army Contracting Command announced the contract award in a FedBizOpps notice posted Monday. The service branch needs a contract writing and management system to …

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Rafael Lopez Joins Accenture’s Health & Public Service Practice as Managing Director

Rafael Lopez, a former division commissioner at the Department of Health and Human Services, has been named managing director of Accenture‘s (NYSE: ACN) health and public service practice in North America. Accenture said Tuesday Lopez will help develop strategy and offerings across the company’s child support, child welfare, public assistance and public health practices in his …

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John Mengucci Takes On Expanded COO Role at CACI; Ken Asbury Comments

John Mengucci, chief operating officer and president of U.S. operations at CACI International (NYSE: CACI), will assume additional responsibilities as COO in an effort to advance the company’s strategic growth initiatives. Mengucci will continue to report to CACI President and CEO Ken Asbury and will oversee the company’s mergers and acquisitions, …

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Boeing Gets $1.1B MDA Contract Modification for Kill Vehicle Development

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has received a potential five-year, $1.1 billion contract modification from the Missile Defense Agency to continue to provide development support for the Redesigned Kill Vehicle program. The modification increases the total value of a previously awarded contract from $4.7 billion to $5.8 billion, the Defense Department said …

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Forcepoint Vet John McCormack Named Fidelis Interim President, CEO

John McCormack, former CEO of security firm Forcepoint, has been appointed to serve as Fidelis Cybersecurity‘s interim president and CEO, CRN reported Monday. The two-decade security industry veteran succeeds Peter George, who has led Fidelis as chief executive since it was acquired by Los Angeles-based Marlin Equity Partners from General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) in May …

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DHS: Over 700,000 Travelers Overstay U.S. Visas

Over 700,000 legal foreign travelers to the United States overstayed their visas and remained in the country during 2016, according to a report released by the Department of Homeland Security. “This report shows that we have a problem with visa overstays in the United States,” a senior administration official said in …

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