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FTC Clears Engility-TASC Deal, Firms Eye 1Q 2015 for Closure

The Federal Trade Commission has given Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) the go-ahead to continue its estimated $1.1 billion all-stock acquisition of TASC. The FTC terminated the required waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 and this move completes one of the conditions for the transaction’s closure, Engility said …

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John Fratamico: Leidos to Develop Threat Warning Systems for US Air Force

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has won a six-year,  $49 million contract to develop threat warning and countermeasure technologies for the U.S. Air Force. The company will also test the infrared countermeasure response and integrated warning system against missile, laser and hostile fire threats, Leidos said Thursday. John Fratamico, a Leidos group president, said the …

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Steven Omick Joins Vencore as ACS Lab President; Mac Curtis Comments

Steven Omick, formerly president and CEO of scientific and engineering research company Rincon Research, has joined Vencore as president of its Applied Communication Sciences research and engineering laboratory. Omick has succeeded the retired Brent Greene as head of the lab,  Vencore said Wednesday. “We are grateful for Brent’s leadership and dedication in garnering numerous successes …

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IARPA Taps IBM, Northrop, Raytheon BBN Teams for Cryogenic Computer Tech Program

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has selected three industry teams to perform research and development work on a future energy-efficient superconducting computer as part of IARPA’s multi-year Cryogenic Computer Complexity program. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Wednesday that teams led by IBM, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies subsidiary received research …

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Exelis to Refresh Digital Memory of US Air Force’s Command Control System; Jennifer Schoonover Comments

Exelis Inc. (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a $10.3 million contract to update the digital memory technology of the U.S. Air Force’s automated command control system. The company will work to install a new data storage and retrieval technology on the command control system for operational continuity through 2030, Exelis said Wednesday. …

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Bharat Amin to Assume VP, CIO Roles at Huntington Ingalls Subsidiary

Bharat Amin, formerly chief information officer at BAE Systems‘ land and armaments division, will join Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ (NYSE: HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division on Dec. 15 as vice president and CIO. He will lead strategic direction and information systems management in his new position and succeeds Leni Kaufman, who …

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December 3 Market Close: GovCon Index Continues Climb

The GovCon Index continued its post-Thanksgiving climb for a second consecutive day with a Wednesday closing figure of 70.834 — an increase of 0.799 percent, or 0.571 points from Tuesday. Investors reacted to a report from the ADP Research Institute that says companies added 208, 000 employees during November and that …

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Dan Johnson Appointed Info Systems-Tech Group EVP at General Dynamics

Dan Johnson, president of General Dynamics‘ (GD) information technology business unit, has been appointed executive vice president of the company’s group that currently comprises the IT, advanced information systems and C4 systems units. General Dynamics said Wednesday the appointment takes effect Jan. 1, 2015 and that Johnson will hold the dual roles …

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Lockheed Completes Systems Made Simple Buy

Lockheed Martin has completed its acquisition of health information technology provider Systems Made Simple for an undisclosed amount as part of a strategy to grow government health IT offerings. The acquisition opens for Lockheed business opportunities with an IT modernization contract vehicle Systems Made Simple holds with the Department of Veterans Affairs,  Lockheed said Tuesday. Nearly …

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BAE Vet Chris Bellios Joins Cubic as Nat’l Intell SVP; Bill Toti Comments

Chris Bellios, formerly a vice president at BAE Systems, has joined Cubic as senior vice president of national intelligence for the mission support services business and will manage training and mentorship strategies. He will report to Mission Support Services President and General Manager Bill Toti and oversee the execution of Cubic’s national intelligence programs, the company said Wednesday. “Chris …

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