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Systems Made Simple to Provide IT Support for VA Appointment Scheduling System

Systems Made Simple, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, will provide support for the Medical Appointment Scheduling System of the Department of Veterans Affairs under a potential seven-year,  $623.6 million contract. A notice posted Tuesday on FedBizOpps stated that the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award covers information technology services for MASS, which works to ease the …

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William Weber to Become KEYW President, CEO in October

William Weber, president and chief operating officer of government services contractor XLA since March 2012, will join KEYW Holding (Nasdaq: KEYW) as president and CEO by Oct. 1. Weber will also serve on the Hanover, Maryland-based cybersecurity firm’s board of directors upon his arrival and brings more than 25 years …

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August 26 Market Close: GovCon Index Up 3%, 6-Day Decline Streak Over

A six-day stretch of consecutive declines came to an end for the GovCon Index Wednesday as it recorded a gain of 3.208 percent to 71.862. Non-Index company Oshkosh Corp. (NYSE: OSK) closed up 6.67 percent a day after the Army announced the Wisconsin-based military vehicle maker beat Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and …

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Rick Schmidt Named Rockwell Collins M&A VP; Jeff MacLauchlan Comments

Rick Schmidt, formerly senior director of mergers and acquisitions at Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL), has been promoted to VP of M&A at the Iowa-based avionics technology maker. Schmidt helped the company carry out its acquisition of ARINC in 2013 in the senior director role and has worked on other strategy development and acquisition initiatives at Rockwell …

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Leidos Lands $450M Transportation Security IDIQ; Sam Gordy Comments

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has received a five-year, $450 million contract from the Transportation Security Administration to deploy transportation security systems in a number of facilities. Leidos will work to install passenger and carry-on baggage screening technologies at airports, ports, terminals, cargo facilities and other checkpoints within the East region, Leidos said …

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Navy Awards Textron Subsidiary $581M Contract Modification for Helicopter, Fuel Kit Production

Textron‘s (NYSE: TXT) Bell Helicopter subsidiary has been awarded a three-year, $581.1 million contract modification to build UH-1Y Venom and AH-1Z Viper helicopters for the U.S. Marine Corps and Pakistani military. Bell Helicopter will produce and deliver a total of 35 utility and attack helicopter units along with 21 auxiliary …

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Army Picks Oshkosh for $7B Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Contract

Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK) has won a much-anticipated potential $6, 749, 799, 374.25 contract to build armored vehicles for the U.S. Army‘s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, the service branch’s initiative to replace the Humvee for itself and the Marine Corps. The Army said Tuesday it expects low-rate initial production of the JLTV to start in …

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August 25 Market Close: GovCon Index Gives Back AM Gains, Nears Correction Territory

The GovCon Index‘s streak of declines extended to a sixth consecutive day Tuesday with a gain of 1.297 percent to 69.628 as U.S. stocks also plummeted late in the trading session. GovCon Index and GovCon Wire parent company Executive Mosaic has determined the Index to officially be near correction territory — 10 percent down from …

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Charlie Bengston Promoted to Lead ASRC Federal’s Engineering, Aerospace Solutions Group; Mark Gray Comments

Charlie Bengston, a 17-year veteran of ASRC Federal, has been promoted to president of the company’s engineering and aerospace solutions operating group. He will be responsible for the development and implementation of growth strategies at ASRC Federal businesses that offer engineering services across the federal sector, ASRC Federal said Monday. …

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Xerox to Buy RSA Medical for Analytics-Driven Health Services

Xerox (NYSE: XRX) has agreed to acquire RSA Medical as part of efforts to grow in the healthcare services market and add new predictive analytics functionalities for population health and member outreach programs. The companies expect to close the transaction within the third quarter of this year and RSA Medical will be part of Xerox’s commercial healthcare …

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