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Mark Nicol Named Raytheon Canada President; Thomas Vecchiolla Comments

Mark Nicol, former program director for Standard Missiles 1 and 2 at Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), has been appointed president of the global defense contractor’s business in Canada. Raytheon said Friday Nicol will be based in Canadian capital city Ottawa and oversee business development and client engagement efforts in Canada for the company. “With a proven international business track record, …

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Former DHS CIO Richard Spires Named Learning Tree CEO; David Collins Comments

Richard Spires, formerly CEO of software firm Resilient Network Systems, has joined IT training provider Learning Tree International as CEO. Learning Tree said Wednesday Spires will succeed David Collins, who has left the executive position but will remain with the company as chairman of the board and management adviser. “I am pleased that Richard …

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RAND Corp. Awarded $385M National Defense Research Services Contract

The Washington Headquarters Services has awarded RAND Corp. a potential five-year, $384.8 million contract to provide support services to a U.S. Defense Department-funded research and development center. DoD said Thursday the company will help perform analyses and studies at the National Defense Research Institute under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The Office …

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October 8 Market Close: GovCon Index, US Stocks Reverse AM Losses After Fed Minutes Go Public

The GovCon Index turned around heavy losses incurred in the morning and early afternoon portions of trading Thursday to close at a gain of 1.303 percent to 73.773. U.S. stocks started to trade higher from 2 p.m. Eastern time after the release of the Federal Reserve‘s September meeting minutes that …

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Sanjay Sardar Joins SAIC as Data Science VP, Service Line Director; Charles Onstott Comments

Sanjay Sardar, former chief information officer at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, has been appointed vice president and service line director for data science at Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC). SAIC said Thursday Sardar will be based at its headquarters in McLean, Virginia and oversee data science strategy development and communication efforts as …

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L-3 to Integrate Mission Systems on Coast Guard C-130J Aircraft

A division of L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) will manufacture, test and install mission systems on two C-130J long-range surveillance planes under a potential five-year, $93 million contract with the U.S. Coast Guard. Texas-based L-3 Platform Integration will also carry out mission system integration work on three additional C-130J baseline-configuration aircraft and …

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Dell Lands FBI Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Contract; Steve Harris Comments

Dell has been awarded a $28 million contract to deploy an unclassified virtual desktop infrastructure for the FBI. The company said Thursday it will set up an XC series of web-scale converged appliances, networking tools and the AppAssure data protection software for the 55, 000 named users within the bureau. “We’re very excited …

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William Loomis Joins MIL Corp. as CFO; Maurice Long Comments

William Loomis, formerly executive vice president and chief financial officer at financial services firm Centennial,  has joined Bowie, Md.-based government services contractor MIL Corp. as CFO. MIL said Monday Loomis will oversee financial reporting, treasury, internal controls, business processes, taxation and financial planning and analysis functions. “Adding Bill to our team was a strategic …

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Balan Ayyar Adds President Role at Sevatec

Balan Ayyar has been named president of Sevatec in addition to his role as chief operating officer at the Fairfax, Va.-based technology services provider. Ayyar will expand his responsibility to include oversight of the firm’s operations, growth and delivery teams, Sevatec said Thursday. The 26-year Air Force veteran joined the company in August …

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Steve Demetriou: Jacobs to Restructure Business Line Management Team

Jacobs Engineering (NYSE: JEC) has decided to restructure its executive leadership structure around four business segments under an initiative that the company expects to complete during the first quarter of its fiscal 2016. Steve Demetriou, Jacobs president and CEO, said Wednesday the company will implement the new structure in an …

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