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Kelly Nelson Named ViON Business Operations VP; Tom Frana Quoted

Kelly Nelson, a 19-year ViON veteran, has been named vice president of business operations at the Herndon, Va.-based cloud service provider. Nelson will focus on enhancing the sales organization throughout ViON by supporting the entire sales lifecycle, billing and working with suppliers to ensure customers receive everything they need, ViON …

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David Van Wie Named Johns Hopkins APL Air & Missile Defense Sector Head

David Van Wie, formerly mission area executive for precision strike mission at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, has been named head of the nonprofit research organization’s air and missile defense sector. He will lead the segment that aims to increase the country’s ability to defend against missile and aircraft …

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KippsDeSanto Report: Aerospace, Defense M&A Momentum to Continue in 2019

Eighty percent of 222 dealmakers who responded to a KippsDeSanto & Co. survey expect merger-and-acquisition activity in the aerospace, defense and government services markets to increase this year or remain the same as last year. KippsDeSanto said Tuesday more than 60 percent of 2019 M&A Survey respondents were executive-level corporate or strategic buyers and …

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Woolpert Eyes Military Architecture Portfolio Expansion Through Waller, Todd & Sadler Buy

Woolpert has bought Virginia Beach, Va.-based Waller, Todd & Sadler Architects for an undisclosed sum in a move to expand architecture projects with military clients. Waller, Todd & Sadler has worked with armed forces, municipalities, commercial organizations and educational institutions in more than 2K projects to date, Woolpert said Tuesday. Scott Cattran, president and …

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General Dynamics Receives $714M Army Main Battle Tank Modernization Order

General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) land systems business has received a $714M delivery order to modernize 174 M1A1 Abrams main battle tanks for the U.S. Army. The company said Tuesday it will equip the vehicles with version 3 of the M1A2 System Enhancement Package that includes updated communications and armor technologies. The order falls …

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Pratt & Whitney Vet Kevin Martin Joins Cadence Aerospace as CIO

Cadence Aerospace, a portfolio company of investment firm Arlington Capital Partners, has named former Pratt & Whitney executive Kevin Martin as chief information officer. The more than 30-year industry veteran most recently served as associate director of military engines business development at the United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX)  subsidiary, Cadence Aerospace said Tuesday. His …

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Proofpoint’s Tony D’Angelo: IT Modernization Could Help Agencies Shift Security Efforts to Users

Tony D’Angelo, vice president of federal business at Proofpoint (Nasdaq: PFPT), has said cloud migration and other information technology modernization initiatives provide agencies an opportunity to redirect their cybersecurity focus toward efforts aimed at protecting users from cyber threats. Agencies allocate only 8 percent of their cybersecurity budgets on email …

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Craig Reed Named Serco Inc. SVP, Chief Growth Officer; Dave Dacquino Quoted

Craig Reed, a 35-year GovCon veteran, has joined Serco Group’s North American subsidiary as a senior vice president and chief growth officer. He will report to Dave Dacquino, chairman and CEO of Serco Inc., and lead business development and corporate strategy efforts such as mergers and acquisitions, market intelligence and …

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Parsons Buys OGSystems to Add Geospatial Intell Expertise

Parsons has purchased Chantilly, Va.-based technology services contractor OGSystems for an undisclosed sum in a move to deepen expertise in geospatial intelligence and big data analytics. Chuck Harrington, chairman and CEO of Parsons, said in a statement released Monday the company’s strategy is focused on disruptive technology platforms built to …

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Leidos, Lockheed Vet Sharon Watts Appointed Constellis Chief Administrative Officer; Tim Reardon Quoted

Sharon Watts, formerly an executive at Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), has joined Constellis as chief administrative officer. Constellis CEO Tim Reardon said in a statement released Monday Watts brings to the company “a strong background in information systems, human resources, staffing and optimizing merger and acquisition synergies.” She …

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