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Teri Takai: DoD Plans to Authorize 9 Cloud Providers

The Pentagon aims to further expand commercial cloud availability throughout the military with a plan to certify nine companies to run the services for the military, FCW reported Thursday. Adam Mazmanian writes Chief Information Officer Teri Takai told a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing last week that the move was …

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ICF Acquires Digital IT Consulting Firm CITYTECH

ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) has completed its purchase of CITYTECH, a consulting services provider focused on interactive media, mobile applications and cloud computing and customer service management. Terms were not disclosed and ICF intends for the acquisition to complement its portfolio of integrated digital and interactive offerings for both government …

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Navy Awards $1.2B to General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Huntington Ingalls for Arleigh Burke Destroyers

The U.S. Navy has awarded approximately $1.2 billion in contract modifications to General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) Bath Iron Works subsidiary and Huntington Ingalls (NYSE: HII) for construction of Arleigh Burke destroyers. Bath Iron Works will build one DDG 51 ship for $642, 583, 946 and Huntington Ingalls will build the other …

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Deltek Study: Contractor Profits Up, Win Rates Stable

Deltek‘s ongoing Clarity study on the government contracting industry shows an improved outlook among respondents following a two-year budget resolution in Congress and mixed preliminary results based on assessments of business metrics, the Washington Post reported Saturday. Initial data on profits, win rates and mergers and acquisition activity “reflect the difficult …

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Jody Tedesco, Andrew Gallegos Appointed to Leadership Roles at Chenega’s New IT Arm

Chenega Corp., the Alaska native corporation that is the parent company of technology services contractor NJVC, has established a new business unit that will contain both NJVC and a newly-formed subsidiary pursuing a certification with the Small Business Administration. NJVC President Jody Tedesco has been appointed leader of the information technology …

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Colin Powell Joins Salesforce.com Board of Directors; Marc Benioff Comments

Colin Powell, the former secretary of state and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has joined the board of directors at Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM). Powell’s appointment took effect Thursday brings the board’s total number of members to 11, Salesforce said Friday. The retired four-star U.S. Army general served in the military …

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Wayne Williams: Embarcadero Makes Data Architecture Push, Buys CA’s Data Modeling Business

Embarcadero Technologies intends to acquire the data modeling business of CA Technologies for an undisclosed amount in a move aimed at adding new channel partners and accessing broader markets. “Data architecture is now the biggest part of Embarcadero’s business and represents our significant commitment to the category, ” Wayne Williams, Embarcadero …

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Tony Abbott: Australia to Buy Northrop’s Triton UAV

Australia plans to purchase a Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC)-built unmanned aerial vehicle for maritime surveillance operations over the country’s northern region, Flight International reported Thursday. Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced Thursday the government intends for the aircraft to help protect Australia’s border, assets and marine resources, according to the report. …

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DynCorp Wins $307M for Army Int’l Aviation Maintenance Services

DynCorp International has won potential five-year, $307.1 million contract to help the U.S. Army perform aviation maintenance work in locations outside the continental U.S. The hybrid firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-incentive fee contract with Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command contains one base year and four option years, the company announced …

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Lockheed Awarded $255M to Build Guided Rockets

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will produce lot nine of the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Unitary rocket for the U.S. Army, Marine Corps and Italy under a $255 million contract. The company said Thursday that the GMLRS is a long-range, all-weather rocket designed to launch from either the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System or M270 system. GMLRS is a joint program …

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