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BAE to Examine Potential US IT Services Division Sale

BAE Systems Plc is exploring a potential sale of the British defense contractor’s U.S.-based manpower and services division,  which provides information technology support services to U.S. government agencies. BAE said Friday a group of external advisers will help perform a strategic review of the business as it has “generated external interest and a number of enquiries.” The manpower and services division is …

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Windstream Lands 9-Year Contract for GSA’s Green Buildings Initiative

Windstream will provide telecommunications services to the General Services Administration under a nine-year contract in support of a green building initiative run by GSA’s Public Buildings Service organization. The company said Wednesday the contract covers enterprise network services to more than 1, 000 GSA-owned facilities and properties. “We are excited to continue our strong relationship with …

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John Shannon Appointed Boeing Space Launch System VP, Program Manager

John Shannon, formerly Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) International Space Station program manager, has been named vice president and program manager for the company’s space launch system. He succeeds retiring Virginia Barnes, Boeing said Thursday. Shannon previously served as deputy associate administrator for NASA’s exploration planning in the human exploration and operations …

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Ellen Tauscher Elected to BAE’s US Board; Roberth Fitch, Linda Hudson, Kenneth Minihan End Terms

Ellen Tauscher, a former congressinoal representative and a financial sector veteran, has joined the board of directors of BAE Systems Inc. — the British contractor’s U.S. subsidiary. She begins her three-year term at the company on Friday, BAE said Thursday. “Her insight and advice on the many important issues confronting the defense industry …

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April 23 Market Close: GovCon Index Stalls, Earnings Drive US Stocks Up

The GovCon Index dipped into negative territory Thursday to close down 0.103 points at 76.139. Investors reacted positively to financial reports from blue chip technology stocks such as IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) after stocks traded lower in the morning session, according to CNBC. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 20.42 points to 18, 059.69, the …

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Defense Logistics Agency Taps Noble, ADS for European Zone MRO Services

Noble Supply & Logistics and Atlantic Diving Supply have won contracts worth $165 million combined to provide maintenance, repair and operations support for zones 1 and 2 of the U.S. military’s European command. The Defense Logistics Agency awarded $96 million to Noble and $69 million to ADS through a competitive process, …

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Ken Asbury: CACI Adds Integrated Security Work Under JIEDDO Analytic Support Contract

CACI International (NYSE: CACI) will provide on-site and field analytic support to the Defense Department’s lead organization for efforts against improvised explosive devices under a three-year, $34 million contract. The company said Thursday it will deploy personnel to support the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization‘s operations research and systems analysis work and provide nondeployed …

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Neustar Hires Mark Tonnesen as CISO; Lisa Hook Comments

Mark Tonnesen, formerly an executive consultant at MapMyID, has joined Neustar Inc. (NYSE: NSR) as chief information and security officer. He will oversee the company’s initiatives to develop and secure technology infrastructure and services and the operation of its information technology and product infrastructure, data centers, network and communications systems, …

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April 22 Market Close: GovCon Index Stretches Gain Streak to 3 Days

The GovCon Index rose for a third consecutive day Wednesday as it recorded a gain of 0.164 points to close at 76.242. U.S. stock markets traded in positive territory Wednesday after a new report showed sales of existing homes grew 6.1 percent in March from February to hit the highest level in 18 …

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General Dynamics NASSCO to Help Navy Sustain Littoral Combat Ships

General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) NASSCO subsidiary has won a potential $96.3 million contract to sustain Littoral Combat Ships that are visiting or stationed at a naval base in San Diego. The contract has a $24.2 million initial amount and will reach its full potential value if all options are exercised, the Defense …

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