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Dean Popps Joins Global Integrated Security Board; David Gompert Comments

Dean Popps, a former senior executive at the Defense Department, has been appointed a board director at Global Integrated Security Inc. He most recently served as acting assistant Army secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology and as the Army’s acquisition executive under the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, Global Strategies Group said …

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Virginia Cybersecurity Program Targets Startup Businesses

The nonprofit Center for Innovative Technology has launched a public-private cybersecurity program for Virginia businesses to receive an initial investment and make presentations to professional investors. The MACH37 Cyber Accelerator is targeted to cyber startups and will comprise of two 90-day sessions per year, Gov. Bob McDonnell’s office said Sept. 12. CIT has received …

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Jo Decker Named General Dynamics IT Navy, Marine Corps Accounts VP

Jo Decker, a former acting Navy principal deputy assistant secretary,  has joined General Dynamics Information Technology (NYSE: GD) as vice president of Navy and Marine Corps accounts. The 30-year naval management veteran will work to develop strategies for the business unit’s Navy and Marine Corps portfolio, General Dynamics said Monday. Decker …

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QinetiQ NA Wins Int’l Robot Order from Iraq’s Military; JD Crouch Comments

QinetiQ North America has won a $20 million contract to build military robots for Iraq’s military forces to fulfill a foreign sales agreement with that country. QNA will engineer TALON IV robots at its Waltham, Mass.-based facility and expects to finish work in March 2014 under the firm-fixed-price contract, QinetiQ …

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Chirantan Desai Appointed EMC Emerging Technology Products President; David Goulden Comments

Chirantan Desai, formerly executive vice president of information management at Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC), has joined EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) as president of the emerging technology products division. Desai will oversee the development of new products and new business groups that focus on disruptive technologies,  EMC said Thursday. He will report to David …

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Army Awards $4B Communications, Transmissions Systems IDIQ

Twelve companies have positions on a $4.1 billion contract to provide communications and transmissions systems to the U.S. Army. The U.S. Army Contracting Command at Rock Island Arsenal received 24 bids for the firm-fixed-price, non-option-eligible, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense Department said Thursday. Funding for each contractor will be determined based on task orders. …

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Boeing Wins $225M for Navy Poseidon Flight Trainers

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a $225 million contract modification to provide flight trainers and related equipment to the U.S. Navy for the branch’s fleet of P-8A Poseidon planes. This modification covers low rate initial production lot four and full rate production lot one aircraft, the Defense Department said Tuesday. The …

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Alion Wins $43M Navy Operational Test Services IDIQ Spot; Greg Bryant Comments

Alion Science and Technology Inc. has won a position on a $43 million contract to provide test and evaluation services for a U.S. Navy program to assess various systems. The company will help the Navy review acquisition system documents and build integrated assessment frameworks, , Alion said Wednesday. Alion will also help …

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General Dynamics Subsidiary Wins $152M for Navy Lead Yard Services

A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) subsidiary has won a $152.4 million contract modification to perform lead-yard work on nuclear-powered submarines for the U.S. Navy. General Dynamics Electric Boat will help the Navy maintain and update architectural drawings and technology insertions for each Virginia-class attack submarine during its construction and post-shakedown …

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Exelis Wins $115M Comm System Tools Order; Nick Bobay Comments

Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has won a $115 million contract to build communications system components and operator training for an unnamed international customer. The company will engineer the SpearNet radio units, the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System and the VRC-92 radio system configurations at its Fort Wayne, Ind.-based facility, the …

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