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Mike Twyman: Northrop to Update DISA’s C2 Software

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will continue upgrade and sustainment work on a system that U.S. military agencies use for joint and multinational operations under a $53 million contract extension. This award exercises an option on a contract Northrop holds with the Defense Information Systems Agency for the Global Command and …

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Jonathan Coleman: Lockheed to Update NZ Frigate Self-Defense, Sensors

The New Zealand government has contracted Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Canada to help update its combat frigates for $446 million in a bid to maintain the strength of the country’s maritime forces, Defense Minister Jonathan Coleman said Thursday. According to the defense chief, the work will involve outfitting the decades-old …

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Sally Wallace Named DRS C4ISR Group President; William Lynn Comments

Sally Wallace, formerly vice president of operations for the maritime and combat systems business of DRS Technologies, has been named president of the Finmeccanica subsidiary’s C4ISR business group. She will oversee DRS’ intelligence, computing, networking and sensor fusion businesses, DRS said Wednesday. William Lynn, CEO of DRS and Finmeccanica North America, …

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Mythili Raman, Former Acting DOJ Division Head, Joins Covington & Burling

Mythili Raman, formerly acting assistant attorney general for the Justice Department‘s criminal division, has joined Covington & Burling as a partner in the law firm’s white-collar defense and litigation practices. The 18-year DOJ veteran oversaw work of more than 600 federal prosecutors and led a set of national and international …

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Army Picks 3 Firms for $200M Air Force Healthcare Facility Repair IDIQ

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded positions on a potential three-year, $200 million contract to three firms for design and repair work at Air Force Medical Service healthcare facilities. Twenty-five bids were submitted to the Corps for the firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award task order contract, the Defense Department said …

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Exelon Signs $7B Cash Deal to Buy Pepco; Chris Crane Comments

Chicago-based energy producer and distributor Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC) has agreed to buy the parent company of mid-Atlantic regional electricity and gas provider Pepco for approximately $6.8 billion in cash, or $27.25 per share. The companies expect the transaction to close in either the second or third quarter of 2015 …

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Gerry Decker Joins OMNIPLEX as Chief Growth Officer; Mike Santelli Comments

Gerry Decker, formerly a president at Project Team Solutions,  has joined OMNIPLEX World Services Corp. as chief growth officer, OMNIPLEX has confirmed to GovConWire. In his new role, Decker will be responsible for OMNIPLEX’s business development, strategy, marketing and corporate development functions as well as overseeing new service development, partnering and expansion efforts …

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Jeannie Hilger: Northrop to Base Marines’ IED Jamming Systems on Open Architecture

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a potential five-year, $90 million contract to build electronic jamming systems for the U.S. Marine Corps to protect troops from improvised explosive devices. The company will produce five Counter Radio-controlled IED Electronic Warfare Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Operation Capable test systems, Northrop said Tuesday. …

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Rakesh Sharma: Ultra Electronics Targets Security Sector with Forensic Tech Buy

Ultra Electronics Holdings has acquired ballistics identification and forensic analysis provider Forensic Technology WAI Inc. for approximately $86 million. Forensic Technology, a Montreal, Canada-based company, will retain its current management team and operate within Ultra’s tactical and sonar systems division from Forensic Technology’s existing headquarters, Ultra said Monday. Rakesh Sharma, …

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Jonathan Padfield to Oversee Customer Affairs for Huntington Ingalls Amphibious Programs

Jonathan Padfield, a retired U.S. Navy captain and former assault craft unit commanding officer, has joined Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) as corporate director of customer affairs for amphibious programs. He has also served as a staff member for military organizations such as the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Amphibious Group …

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