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Motorola Adds Public Safety Tech with Emergency CallWorks Buy

Motorola Solutions moved to grow its public safety communications portfolio with the acquisition of call-taking software maker Emergency CallWorks for an undisclosed amount. The purchase is intended to help Motorola’s government and commercial clients leverage a web-based emergency call answering system in their command centers, Motorola Solutions said Thursday. Bob Schassler, executive …

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Airbus Gets $221M Modification on Army Utility Helicopters Contract

An Airbus Group subsidiary has received a $220, 564, 993 contract modification to build 41 Lakota light utility helicopters for the U.S. Army. The Defense Department said Thursday that Airbus Defense and Space will produce UH-72A helicopters equipped with airborne radio communication systems. Production will occur in Columbus, Mississippi, and …

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Army Picks 10 for $990M Health Facility Operations, Maintenance IDIQ

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded 10 companies positions on a potential five-year, $990 million contract to help run and maintain government-run healthcare facilities. The firm-fixed-price contract will run through Feb. 11, 2020, and USACE will provide funds and work location upon issuance of each task order, the Defense …

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February 12 Market Close: GovCon Index Surges as Oil Price Jumps

The GovCon Index made a gain for a third consecutive trading day as it rose 0.69 points — or 0.986 percent — to 69.272 on Thursday. All but one company on the index saw their stock prices increase. An agreement between Russia and Ukraine on a ceasefire and a 4.9-percent jump in crude oil futures …

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Hitachi Data Systems Acquires Big Data Firm Pentaho; Kevin Eggleston Comments

Hitachi Data Systems Corp. has agreed to acquire Pentaho Corp., a big data integration and business analytics company, for an undisclosed amount. Quentin Gallivan will retain his position as Pentaho CEO and the company will continue to operate as usual upon completion of the transaction that is scheduled in June, …

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Abt Associates, Stratus Consulting Announce Merger; Jay Knott Comments

Abt Associates has merged with Boulder, Colorado-based Stratus Consulting to form a new environment and natural resources division within Abt. Joshua Lipton, formerly president and CEO at Stratus, has been assigned to lead the new unit and will report to Jay Knott, Abt Associates executive vice president and chief business officer, Abt said …

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Army Selects 3 Companies for Software Products IDIQ

Carahsoft Technology, Four LLC and ImmixTechnology have been awarded positions on a potential five-year, $49 million contract to provide information technology software products to the U.S. Army. The Army will determine funding and performance location with each order under the firm-fixed-price contract, the Defense Department said Wednesday. DoD expects work …

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Northrop to Help IRS Develop Shared Infrastructure; Ed Sturms Comments

Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) has won a five-year, $62.2 million contract to develop an integrated and shared infrastructure for the Internal Revenue Service. The company’s information technology professionals and subject matter experts will perform architecture, engineering and development services under the task order, Northrop said Wednesday. The contractor will also lead a …

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Lockheed, AM General, Oshkosh Bid for US Army’s Armored Vehicle Program

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), AM General and Oshkosh Defense (NYSE: OSK) have submitted proposals for the U.S. Army’s joint light tactical vehicle program, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes the Army plans to award a single company the firm-fixed-price contract for 50, 000 armored vehicles and the U.S. Marine …

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Boeing to Consolidate Defense, Space Development Functions; Chris Chadwick Comments

Boeing (NYSE: BA) will merge its defense and space business development operations into a single organization with the goal of addressing program risks and cost issues. Chris Chadwick, CEO of Boeing’s defense, space and security business, said Wednesday the future BDS development group will “apply engineering expertise, development program best …

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