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Report: McAfee Public Sector CTO Phyllis Schneck to be Named DHS Cyber Undersecretary

The Department of Homeland Security will nominate Phyllis Schneck, public sector chief technology officer at McAfee, to serve as deputy undersecretary of cybersecurity, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Danny Yadron writes Schneck will oversee DHS’ programs for protecting U.S. networks from local and international hackers. She also would join DHS …

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CSC Acquires Big Data Firm Infochimps; Jim Kaskade Comments

Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) has acquired Infochimps Inc. with the goal of expanding its big data customer base. Sashi Reddi, CSC vice president and general manager, will lead the wholly owned subsidiary under CSC’s big data and analytics business unit, Infochimps said Tuesday. Jim Kaskade, Infochimps CEO, said the …

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AT&T, CSC to Jointly Develop Enterprise Cloud Tech; Mike Lawrie, Andy Geisse Comment

AT&T (NYSE: T) and Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) have partnered to develop technologies that are intended to help global enterprises move to virtual cloud computing environments. The seven-year alliance combines CSC’s BizCloud and other cloud, consulting and applications services with AT&T’s network and infrastructure platform, the companies said Tuesday. Mike …

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URS Corp. 2Q Revenue Up 4%, Oil & Gas Jumps 74%

URS Corp. (NYSE: URS) recorded a 4 percent year-over-year increase in revenue for the second quarter of its 2013 fiscal year that ended June 28, the company said in its Tuesday earnings release. The San Francisco-based engineering and construction contractor also recorded $67.3 million in net income for the quarter, …

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Bob Kipps: As Sellers Return, Sustained Buyer Interest Could Buoy GovCon M&A in 2nd Half of 2013

Rising From the Abyss? Bob Kipps, Managing Director,  KippsDeSanto & Company As industry dealmakers know, government services and defense deal closings during first half of this year were hollowed out by the double whammy of higher capital gain taxes and advent of sequestration that occurred earlier this year. Anticipation of …

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SAIC to Build Indian Health Service Dental Record Database; Steve Comber Comments

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) has won a potential $17 million task order to help the Indian Health Service create a new database for managing dental records. The one-year project includes four 12-month options and seeks to support administrative processes and organizational operations throughout the transition as IHS provides …

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CACI Selected for GSA Mobile Device Program

CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has been selected as a vendor for a General Services Administration program that works to help federal agencies acquire mobility services. The company will work to help federal agencies engineer mobile devices, develop applications and build applications hub, CACI said Tuesday. GSA aims for its Mobile …

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BAE Selected for Poland’s C-130 Support Work; Floyd McConnell Comments

BAE Systems and a Poland-based aviation company have partnered to provide training, modifications and technical support for the Polish Air Force’s C-130 aircraft. The contract with Wojskowe Zakłady Lotnicze Nr 2 S.A. contains five base years and two renewal years, BAE said Monday. “This agreement advances our strategy to partner …

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Report: ATK In Talks to Buy Weapon Accessory Firm Bushnell for $1B

ATK (NYSE: ATK) has entered into negotiations to buy gun accessory manufacturer Bushnell Outdoor Products for approximately $1 billion, Reuters reported Monday. Olivia Oran and Greg Roumeliotis write Bushnell has called in financial services companies Morgan Stanley and Robert W. Baird & Co. to examine a potential sale. Oran and …

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Navy Awards Five Civil Military Relations Center Support IDIQ Contracts

The U.S. Navy has awarded contracts to five companies for technical, professional support and related administrative services to the Center for Civil Military Relations. Up to 2 percent of total contract work could cover training of foreign troops or education of officials under the foreign military sales program, the Defense …

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