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General Dynamics, Raytheon, UMES Team to Pursue Canadian Submarine Tech Program; David Ibbetson Comments

General Dynamics Canada, Raytheon Canada and Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems have formed a partnership to deliver anti-submarine warfare technologies to the Canadian navy’s Halifax Class Patrol Frigates. The General Dynamics-led team will offer sonar and ship systems technologies to Canada and the country’s navy expects to release a request for proposals in …

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Jason Wallace Appointed ADS Tactical CEO; Luke Hillier Comments

Jason Wallace, former president and chief operating officer of ADS Tactical, has been promoted to CEO at the logistics and supply chain solutions provider. “Jason and I have been collaborating on this transition for the past 12 months and his new title provides clarity to our employees, vendors and customers, …

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The SI Org Closes Potential $215M Purchase of QinetiQ NA’s Services Arm

QinetiQ confirmed Tuesday that it has completed the sale of its U.S.-based services division to The SI Organization, a little more than a month after regulatory and shareholder approvals were met. The SI Organization has made an initial payment of $165 million for QinetiQ North America‘s services group and could …

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Deltek’s Chris Dixon: US Governors Highlight Education, Public Safety on Their 2014 Agendas

A Deltek analyst says U.S. governors highlighted education public safety, justice and social services as areas for policy initiatives in their 2014 state of the state addresses, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Chris Dixon, a Deltek senior manager of state and local industry analysis, believes that contractors could shape their business development strategies around …

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Mike Janke & Silent Circle Raise $30M, to Launch ‘End-to-End’ Email Encryption

Maryland-based mobile device encryption firm Silent Circle has secured $30 million in its latest round of financing from investor Ross Perot Jr. and private investment firm Cain Capital, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Amrita Jayakumar writes that Silent Circle will use the cash to expand operations and further develop products …

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Joe North: Lockheed Suggests “Low-Risk” Design Options for Navy’s Littoral Warship Program

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Austal have responded to the U.S. Navy‘s request for information on technical data and cost estimates for the service’s future warships and associated weapons, Reuters reported Thursday. Andrea Shalal writes that the Navy formed a task force to review the Littoral Combat Ship program and …

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DigitalGlobe Targets $400M Hi-Res Satellite Imagery Market; Yancey Spruill Comments

DigitalGlobe Inc. (NYSE: DGI) is seeking to enter the higher-resolution satellite imagery global market which is worth around $400 million annually, Reuters reported Friday. Abhirup Roy and Mridhula Raghavan write DigitalGlobe last year applied with the Commerce Department for a permit to increase the resolution of its images from 50 …

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Thales to Acquire Alcatel-Lucent’s Cybersecurity, Comms Security Business; Jean-Bernard Lévy Comments

Thales has agreed to acquire the cybersecurity and communications security business of Alcatel–Lucent in a move to jointly offer network security products and services. Alcatel-Lucent will transfer its network security assets to Thales in order to grow its commercial proposition in cybersecurity, Thales said Thursday. “This investment responds to the growing ambition of Thales …

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John Jordan Named President for Wyle’s Weapons Systems Support and Analysis Group; Roger Wiederkehr Comments

John Jordan, formerly air and missile defense systems division lead of Wyle, has been named president of the company’s CAS group headquartered in Huntsville, Ala. Jordan succeeds George Prueitt and will report directly to Chief Operating Officer Roger Wiederkehr, Wyle said Thursday. “His dedication to our customers’ missions and his …

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Bill Madison: LexisNexis Picks Up Software Developer to Grow Law Enforcement Work

LexisNexis has acquired iyeTek, a developer of traffic accident and citation reporting software, for an undisclosed amount as the companies aim to further develop integrated products for law enforcement usage. A LexisNexis-made crash report management platform uses iyeTek’s technology to help public safety officers process, store and exchange collision data …

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