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Toni Townes-Whitley Appointed Worldwide Public Sector VP at Microsoft

Toni Townes-Whitley, a former executive at CGI Group‘s (NYSE: GIB) U.S. federal market subsidiary, has been appointed vice president of the worldwide public sector at Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), a Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed to GovCon Wire. At Microsoft, she will lead a team of 2, 000 employees that work with government, …

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Leidos to Integrate Mission Equipment into US Army’s Metrology System; Sam Gordy Comments

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has received a nearly $46 million task order to integrate mission equipment into the U.S. Army’s metrology system. The company will also perform research, development, engineering, design, purchasing, fabrication, testing, logistics support and shipping services for the platform, Leidos said Wednesday. The contract contains a one-year base …

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PV Puvvada Appointed Full-Time Unisys Federal Systems Head; Peter Altabef Comments

Pv Puvvada, acting president of Unisys‘ (NYSE: UIS) federal systems business since July 2014, has been appointed to the president role on a full-time basis. The 23-year company veteran will lead the organization’s work to deliver security, communications, big data, mobile and cloud computing products in the federal market, Unisys said …

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SRA Records Q2 Increase in Revenue, Operating Income; Bill Ballhaus Comments

SRA International posted $342 million in revenue for the second quarter of its 2015 fiscal year, up from almost $334 million in the prior-year period, the Washington Business Journal reported Tuesday. Jill Aitoro writes SRA announced Tuesday the company saw its Q2 operating income grow to $20.22 million from the …

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February 10 Market Close: GovCon Index Closes Up, Orbital ATK and Huntington Ingalls Join

The GovCon Index gained 0.407 points to 68.524 Tuesday, a day that saw the close adjusted with the addition of two new government contracting firms to the Index. Tuesday marked the Index’s first day of tracking new members Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), the company formed out of the merger of ATK’s aerospace and defense groups with Orbital Sciences, and …

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Raytheon Wins $270M to Integrate, Test Osprey Avionics Systems; Todd Probert Comments

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has won a $270 million contract to integrate and test the V-22 Osprey aircraft’s avionics systems for the U.S. Navy‘s Air Systems Command. The company’s intelligence, information and services unit will perform systems integration, software engineering, testing and acquisition support services at its Indianapolis-based facility through December 2019, Raytheon said …

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Art Gilliland: HP Seeks Encryption Portfolio Growth with Voltage Security Purchase

Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) has agreed to buy encryption technology firm Voltage Security for an undisclosed sum in a bid to help organizations secure financial transactions and manage sensitive workloads. The acquisition is intended to complement HP’s data protection offerings for cloud computing, mobile and big data environments, according to a blog …

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Kirby Brace: Appsential Continues to Operate Energy Department’s Enterprise Applications

Appsential LLC has received a $56 million recompete contract to operate and maintain the Energy Department’s financial, procurement and business intelligence applications. The company will manage DOE’s iManage services that comprise the STARS, STRIPES, IDW and iPortal applications under the five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, Appsential said Jan. 30. “We look forward …

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Lockheed to Help Army Sustain Apache Targeting Sensors; Rob Breter Comments

The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) an $82 million contract to sustain long-range targeting and pilotage systems for the military branch’s AH-64 Apache helicopters. Lockheed said Monday the award exercises the third option year under a potential $375 million performance-based logistics contract for work on Modernized Target …

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February 9 Market Close: GovCon Index Falls, Greek Debt Talks Drag US Stocks

The GovCon Index started the trading week with a decline of 0.44 points — or 0.6 percent — to close at 73.746 Monday and end a three-day gain streak. On Tuesday, the GovCon Index will replace ATK and Orbital Sciences with Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), the company formed out of the merger of ATK’s aerospace and defense …

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