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Iridium Announces Q3 2017 Govt Services Revenue, Subscribers; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) recorded $22 million in government service revenue with 95,000 government subscribers during the third quarter of 2017. Iridium said Thursday government data and voice subscribers rose 14 percent to 40,000 during the third quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with the same period last year. The McLean, …

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General Dynamics to Supply Iraq Insensitive Munitions, Cartridges Under $93M Army FMS Contract

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has received a potential five-year, $93 million foreign military sales contract from the U.S. Army to provide 120mm insensitive munition high-explosives along with tracer tank ammunition cartridges to Iraq. The Defense Department said Friday the Army Contracting Command received one bid for the firm-fixed-price contract and will …

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Forcepoint Appoints Sean Berg Global Govts Business SVP, GM

Sean Berg, formerly vice president of sales at Forcepoint‘s global governments business, has been appointed as senior VP and general manager of the same unit. Forcepoint said Wednesday Berg will oversee the unit’s profit-and-loss functions, growth strategy and efforts to provide security technology platforms to U.S. and international government customers. Berg joined Forcepoint in …

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IT Vet Archana Deskus Named HPE Global CIO

Archana “Archie” Deskus, formerly chief information officer at oil and gas company Baker Hughes (NYSE: BHGE), has joined Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) as global CIO. HPE President Antonio Neri wrote in a blog post posted Thursday Deskus will help advance an information technology strategy as the company works to …

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AECOM Subsidiary Concludes Transition on $3.6B USAF Range Services Contract; John Vollmer Comments

AECOM’s (NYSE: ACM) URS Federal Services subsidiary has wrapped up the transition phase for a potential 16-year, $3.6 billion contract that covers range support services to the U.S. Air Force. URS Federal Services completed the transition after the service branch addressed a protest that delayed commencement of contract work, AECOM said Thursday. John Vollmer, …

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GSA Picks 70 Companies for VETS 2 IT Support GWAC

The General Services Administration has awarded 70 companies spots on a potential 10-year, $5 billion governmentwide acquisition contract for information technology support services. GSA said in a FedBizOpps award notice posted Thursday it received 187 bids for the Veterans Technology Services 2 contract vehicle through a request for proposals issued …

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30-Year Seagate Vet Patrick O’Malley Joins Avaya as SVP, CFO

Patrick O’Malley, a three-decade veteran and former chief financial officer of Seagate Technology (Nasdaq: STX), has joined Avaya as senior vice president and CFO. He will oversee Avaya’s financial operations that include the controller’s organization as well as  investor relations, tax, treasury and financial planning functions, the company said Wednesday. Avaya President …

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Matt Donovan: USAF to Spend $2B Bomber Fund Request on Software Devt, Recruitment

Matt Donovan, Air Force undersecretary, has said the service’s $2 billion funding request for the B-21 bomber aircraft program for fiscal year 2018 would be spent on software development and staffing efforts at Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), Bloomberg Technology reported Wednesday. The military branch will also allocate part of the …

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Lockheed Gets $131M Follow-On Contract for Paveway II Bomb Kit Production

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has received a $131 million follow-on contract to continue to manufacture laser guided bomb kits for the U.S. Air Force. The company said Wednesday it will supply Paveway II Plus LGB kits for the ninth consecutive year to USAF and the contract includes funds meant to address …

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Reports: Northrop Ends Navy Stingray Tanker Drone Contract Pursuit

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has decided to drop the company’s pursuit of the U.S. Navy’s carrier-based unmanned aerial refueling tanker program, Defense News reported Wednesday. The contractor’s decision came two weeks after the service issued the final request for proposals for the MQ-25A Stingray program. “Winning is great… but if you can’t …

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