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Carol Johnson Appointed CEO of Fluor-Led Savannah River Partnership; Bruce Stanski Comments

Fluor Corp. (NYSE: FLR) has named Carol Johnson as president and CEO of the company’s  Savannah River Nuclear Solutions partnership that manages and operates the Savannah River Site, an Energy Department facility near Aiken, South Carolina. Bruce Stanski, president of Fluor’s government group, said Tuesday that Johnson’s background includes roles in nuclear facilities operations, …

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Christine Fox Returns to Johns Hopkins APL as Policy, Analysis Asst Director; Ralph Semmel Comments

Christine Fox, formerly U.S. acting deputy defense secretary, has returned to the The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory as assistant director for policy and analysis. Fox will be responsible for developing outreach programs that are intended to grow the lab’s contributions to national security and space policy strategies development,  APL said Monday. …

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Harris, Dynetics Seek Investors for $250M Satellite Imagery Project; Mike Graves Comments

A team comprising of Dynetics, Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) Draper Laboratory and OmniEarth LLC have launched a $250 million venture to develop and operate an 18-satellite constellation that provides Earth imagery, Space News reported Monday. Debra Werner writes the joint venture will offer multispectral data of the Earth and change-detection …

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Drew Morin: TCS, E-volve Team to Support Air Force Cyber Training Program

TeleCommunication Systems (NASDAQ: TSYS) has been awarded a $3.3 million contract to provide professional services for a cyber operations training program run by the Air Force. TCS will work with National Harbor, Md.-based management and technology consulting firm E-volve Technology Systems to help train the Air Force’s cyber workforce, TCS …

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General Dynamics Unit to Upgrade USMC Light Armored Vehicles for $52M

General Dynamics Land Systems–Canada has received a $52.3 million contract modification from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command to provide power pack, suspension, driveline, steering system and electrical components for light armored vehicles. The General Dynamics business unit said Monday that it was awarded the modification through the crown agency Canadian Commercial Corporation …

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Robert Murphy: Cobham Targets Commercial Sectors Through $1.5B Deal for A&D Electronics Maker Aeroflex

England-based aerospace, defense and technology contractor Cobham plc has struck a deal to purchase microelectronic, testing and measuring equipment supplier Aeroflex Holding Corp. (NYSE: ARX) for around $900 billion in cash, or $10.50 per share. Cobham would also assume $540 million of Aeroflex’s debt on March 31. The companies expect …

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Tom Sharpe: GSA Finalizes OASIS Contract Vehicle Awards; 74 Firms to Compete in Unrestricted Portion

The General Services Administration has awarded 74 companies positions on the unrestricted portion of a government-wide professional services contract. GSA developed the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services and small business counterpart OASIS SB to function as acquisition vehicles that give federal agencies an integrated tool to acquire professional services, GSA said …

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Exelis Subsidiary to Build NASA Earth Scanning Radiometer for Up to $208M

An Exelis (NYSE: XLS) subsidiary will develop develop a scanning radiometer for NASA to measure the Earth’s energy balance under a potential $208 million contract. ITT Space Systems LLC will make the Radiation Budget Instrument that is scheduled for launch in November 2021 aboard the Joint Polar Satellite System 2 spacecraft, NASA said …

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John Fratamico: Leidos to Help DTRA Build WMD Info Collection Tools

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) will provide tools to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency for evaluating chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear and high-yield explosive events under a potential $12 million task order. The company said Monday that DTRA will use the web-based tools to help subject matter experts, the Defense Department and other government agencies collaboratively …

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Raanan Horowitz: Elbit Systems of America to Install Safety Tech on Marine Helicopters

An Elbit Systems (NASDAQ: ESLT) subsidiary will install helmet display tracker system kits and tactical video data link systems on the U.S. Marine Corps‘ fleet of Bell AH-1W attack helicopters. The Marine Corps awarded an $11.6 million contract to Elbit Systems of America for the helmet display tracker system kits and a separate $8.5 million contract for the …

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