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Kay Sears: Intelsat to Help AF Evaluate Feasibility of Public-Private Satellite C2 System

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Intelsat General a contract to perform a feasibility study to determine if commercial infrastructure can be used to manage a range of military and civil satellites. Intelsat said Wednesday the AF Satellite Control Network Commercial Provisioning research’s goal is to help the service develop …

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Bill Irby: Textron Systems Unmanned Vessel to Support Naval Minesweeping

Textron‘s (NYSE: TXT) unmanned systems business will supply the U.S. Navy with its Common Unmanned Surface Vessel under a 30-month, $33.8 million contract as part of the service’s Unmanned Influence Sweep System program. The company’s Textron Systems division said Wednesday it will design, build and qualify the unmanned vessel and associated command-and-control software for …

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Engility to Build, Test Navy Shipboard Electronics; Tony Smeraglinolo Comments

Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) has been awarded a $42.9 million contract to design and evaluate shipboard and shore-based electronic systems for the U.S. Navy. The contract contains a one-year base period and two option years and covers work in areas such as system engineering, prototype and testing,  Engility said Wednesday. “We appreciate the confidence …

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Sudhakar Kesavan: ICF’s $295M Buy of Olson Targets Digital Tech Market

ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) has agreed to purchase marketing technology and digital services firm Olson from KRG Capital Partners and other shareholders in a $295 million cash transaction nearly one year after ICF acquired CITYTECH and Mostra. Fairfax, Virginia-based ICF expects the transaction to close within the next month as part of its efforts to …

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Tom Frana: ViON to Operate USPTO’s Private Cloud Storage

ViON Corp. has won a seven-year,  $139 million contract to operate the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office‘s enterprise cloud storage platforms. The company will implement storage managed services across three data centers of the USPTO for business continuance and resiliency functions,  ViON said Tuesday. “ViON has gone to extraordinary lengths and assumed the …

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October 22 Morning Report: GovCon Index Up at Market Close

Gains all around reflected a GovCon Index close of 64.854 on Tuesday, up by 1.010 points or 1.533 percent from the previous day. Strong quarterly earnings from technology companies, coupled with the European Central Bank looking to buy corporate bonds as an option, boosted the Standard & Poor’s 500 by …

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Marine Corps Selects 6 Firms for Tactical Research Support IDIQ

Six companies have been selected to compete on a potential $70 million contract for combat research, analysis and operations support services to the U.S. Marine Corps. The base period is slated to run through Oct. 21, 2015 and work could extend for two additional years if options are exercised, the …

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Eddie Schwartz Joins White Ops as President, COO; Michael Tiffany Comments

Eddie Schwartz, formerly chief information security officer at RSA, has joined White Ops as president and chief operating officer. Schwartz will report to White Ops CEO Michael Tiffany and be responsible for the company’s go-to-market strategy and operations,  White Ops said Monday. “He’s an ideal person to help lead White Ops’ solutions into the next stage …

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Michael Ruppert Joins Mercury Systems as Strategy, Corporate Development SVP; Mark Aslett Comments

Michael Ruppert, formerly co-founder and managing partner of advisory firm RSPartners LLC, has joined Mercury Systems (NASDAQ: MRCY) as senior vice president of strategy and corporate development. He will report to President and CEO Mark Aslett and be responsible for the company’s strategy, planning and mergers and acquisitions activities,  Mercury Systems said Monday. “Michael’s in-depth knowledge and experience …

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Northrop, CSC Secure Navy Software Engineering, Support Contracts

Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) and a division of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) have won separate contracts worth a total of $65.2 billion to provide the U.S. Navy with service software support activity engineering and related services. The Defense Department said Tuesday the contracts cover SSA engineering for test systems software management …

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