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Joe Brock: Navy Taps Pragmatics for Weapon Sales Reconstruction Contract

Pragmatics has received a contract worth at least $30 million that extends the company’s work to reconstruct the U.S. Navy’s foreign military sales program to Iran during the 1970s. The company will use forensic accounting and logistics for the work that is mandated under a treaty signed by the U.S. government in …

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John Heller: PAE Buys USIS’ Global Security, Solutions Business to Add DOJ Work

Government logistics contractor PAE has purchased the global security and solutions business of US Investigations Services — or USIS — for an undisclosed sum. Arlington, Va.-based PAE said Friday it sought to grow its business with the Department of Homeland Security and other customers in the classified market as the GS&S business …

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PSC Names GovCon Exec Leaders to Chair Tech Committees

The Professional Services Council has appointed executives from several technology companies to lead six newly-formed committees and working groups under its technology arm. “The PSC Tech Council committees and working groups will provide thought leadership and practical advice and actions on the pressing technology issues facing the government market today, ” David Wennergren, senior vice …

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Boeing to Provide More Radios for USAF Search & Rescue Communications; Steve Capps Comments

Boeing (NYSE: BA) will supply the U.S. Air Force with additional Combat Survivor Evader Locator radios and modernize the communication system’s global base station network under a new contract worth $9.7 million. The company said Thursday it received an order for 336 CSEL radios as well as speed and security upgrades to support communications during combat search-and-rescue …

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Thomas Jones Named Northrop VP, GM of Advanced Concepts and Technologies

Thomas Jones, formerly vice president of undersea systems at Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC), has been appointed as VP and general manager of advanced concepts and technologies within the company’s electronic systems sector. He will report to Gloria Flach, corporate VP and president of Northrop’s electronic systems, and be responsible …

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January 15 Market Close: GovCon Index Dips, Banking Sector Losses Drag US Stocks

The GovCon Index recorded a nominal loss of 0.267 points — or 0.381 percent — to close at 70.408 on Thursday. A 1.1-percent decline in the S&P financial sector and worries over how global economic weakness could affect U.S. corporate earnings drove U.S. stocks down, according to Reuters. The Dow Jones …

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Scott McIntyre: PwC Adds Google to Military Health Contract Pursuit Team

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has joined the team of companies led by PwC that is bidding for a multibillion dollar contract to build a new electronic health records system for the U.S. military. PwC said Thursday Google becomes the sixth company to join a team that also includes commercial EHR vendors DSS and Medsphere, MedicaSoft and General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). …

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John Parker: Northrop Awarded $964M to Support USAF Ballistic Missile Subsystems

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a potential five-year, $963.5 million contract to support ground subsystems of the U.S. Air Force‘s Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles. The company said Wednesday it will provide management, system analysis, engineering, technical assistance and emergency response services for the ICBM program. John Parker, …

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Reuters: US Navy Plans to Buy Tiltrotor Aircraft from Bell-Boeing

U.S. Navy and Marine Corps officials have inked a memorandum of understanding to buy V-22 tiltrotor aircraft built by Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Bell Helicopter, Reuters reported Tuesday. Citing unnamed sources, Andrea Shalal writes the Navy plans to buy four V-22s between fiscal year 2018 and fiscal 2020 under the agreement. …

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Kurt Tripp Named Parsons Defense Division SVP, Manager; Mary Ann Hopkins Comments

Kurt Tripp, a more than 30-year defense industry veteran, has been appointed senior vice president and manager for the defense division within Parsons‘ government services unit. His appointment is effective immediately and he will be responsible for executing growth strategies in the defense market, Parsons said Wednesday. “I am confident …

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