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Boeing-Lockheed JV Wins $173M to Help NASA Study the Sun

A United Launch Alliance subsidiary has been awarded a $172.7 million contract to launch a NASA spacecraft that is designed for solar research, The Motley Fool reported Tuesday. Rich Smith writes United Launch Services LLC will work to integrate the Solar Orbiter‘s payload, monitor the spacecraft’s flight and track the mission’s …

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Sparton Acquires Medical Tech, Biotech Provider Aubrey Group; Cary Wood Comments

Design and manufacturing firm Sparton (NYSE: SPA) has acquired the Aubrey Group, an Irvine, Calif.-based provider of products for medical and biotechnological equipment manufacturers. The acquisition is expected to increase Sparton’s annual revenue by $8 million, Sparton said Tuesday. Cary Wood, president and CEO of Sparton, said Aubrey Group’s offerings will be …

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SCRA-Managed Alliance Awarded $700M for Ordnance Tech Development; Chris Van Metre Comments

An SCRA-managed consortium has closed a seven-year, $700 million transaction agreement with the U.S. Army to prototype and develop rapid ordnance technology for the nation’s warfighters. The National Armaments Consortium is comprised of more than 250 contractors and academic organizations and the OTA is a follow-on to two earlier awards …

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Report: Microsoft Interested in Acquiring Mobile Startup Xamarin

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is finalizing discussions with mobile startup business Xamarin in a move that could result in a potential acquisition of the company, CRN reported Monday. Kevin McLaughlin writes Microsoft developers will be able to code mobile applications on the iOS and Android platforms if a major deal comes through. …

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Marillyn Hewson: Lockheed Seeks Aviation IT Business Growth Through BEONTRA Buy

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has bought airport planning and forecasting tools provider BEONTRA AG for an undisclosed amount. Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed chairman, president and CEO, said Tuesday that BEONTRA’s traffic and revenue planning portfolio will be integrated into Lockheed’s commercial aviation offerings. “BEONTRA’s capabilities expand our business in commercial airport information …

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Sarah Thomas to Head Deloitte’s Healthcare Research Center; Bill Copeland Comments

Sarah Thomas, formerly vice president of public policy and communications at the National Committee for Quality Assurance, has joined Deloitte as director of the firm’s health solutions center. The 13-year public health policy veteran will oversee programs designed to help healthcare organizations respond to market and regulatory pressures in her …

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Defense Health Agency to Procure $1.5B Electronic Health Record System

The Defense Department‘s health services provider plans procure a $1.5 billion electronic health record system and plans to fully deploy the EHR in 2019, Nextgov reported Friday. Bob Brewin writes the Defense Health Agency plans to test implementation of the new EHR system in 2016 at Fort Lewis, Wash. before the full …

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David Leach, Howard Zach Promoted to VP Roles at CRGT

David Leach and Howard Zach, both formerly senior managers at CRGT, have been promoted to vice president roles at the company as it seeks to expand its market reach. CRGT appointed Leach as VP of cyber and intelligence services with responsibility for intelligence community offerings and cybersecurity integration services for …

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Toshihiko Seki to Lead Northrop’s Japan Air Power Programs; Mary Petryszyn Comments

Toshihiko Seki, a 30-year veteran of Japan’s army, has joined Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) as head of air power programs and will be based in the company’s Tokyo office. Northrop said Monday Seki will oversee the company’s work in Japan’s defense and security markets, particularly in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. “His years of …

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Hughes to Continue SATCOM Work for GSA Distance Learning Program

Hughes Network Systems will continue to provide its satellite-based technical services for the General Services Administration’s government distance learning program, GCN reported Monday. Kathleen Hickey writes Hughes will help install and maintain a one-way video and two-way audio network for students in the U.S. and the Caribbean region to connect with …

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