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NASA, Contractors Prep for Commercial Space Missions; Jim Crocker Comments

NASA and industry partners are working to prepare and assess spacecraft and components that are scheduled for deep space missions in 2014 and 2017. The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-built Orion unmanned spacecraft is scheduled to launch in the fall and the Space Launch System is set for its first flight …

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Thales Starts Cybersecurity, Info Systems Business Line; Richard Moulds on Securing Enterprise & Cloud Data

Thales Group has established a new business line within its secure communications and information systems global unit to offer cybersecurity products to customers in the critical infrastructure, research and financial services industries. The group’s Critical Information Systems and Cybersecurity business has 5, 000 employees and aims to generate as much …

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Michael Braun: SGI Eyes “Broader Platform” with Pick Up of Weapons Training Firm AWTI

SGI Global LLC has purchased Advanced Weapons Training International LLC for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is intended to grow SGI’s risk assessment and personnel recovery support offerings in the military, law enforcement and commercial training markets, SGI said Thursday. SGI Managing Partner Michael Braun added that his company looked to strengthen its …

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Lockheed Taps Selex ES to Help Test, Install Future NATO HQ Network

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has awarded a potential eight-year subcontract to a Finmeccanica subsidiary for testing and accreditation work on the network infrastructure for NATO’s future headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Selex ES will help Lockheed go through NATO’s security accreditation process and help install new systems for wireless voice and …

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General Atomics Awarded $117M for 38 Air Force Reaper UAVs

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. has been awarded a $117, 286, 467 contract to help the U.S. Air Force field 38 variants of the company’s MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle. The Air Force is obligating $41, 507, 146 at the time of award from research and development funds in fiscal years 2013 …

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Richard Montoni: Health Services Work Drives ‘Better Than Expected’ 1Q for MAXIMUS

Reston, Va.-based government services contractor MAXIMUS (NYSE: MMS) has announced financial results for the first quarter of its 2014 fiscal year, ended Dec. 31, 2013. The company reported 42-percent higher revenue from the prior year period, or 44 percent on a constant currency basis, going from $286.3 million to $406.6 …

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Matt Widmer Named Deloitte Financial Advisory Services Federal Lead

Matt Widmer, a principal at Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, has been named head of the company’s FAS federal unit. The 20-year financial industry veteran will be in charge of operations and client delivery, the firm said in a notice Wednesday. Widmer will lead Deloitte’s FAS Federal team to help government customers handle …

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Maggie Bauer: CCSi Adds NIH Biomedical, Health Science IT Support Task Order

Creative Computing Solutions Inc. will work with a National Institutes of Health office to plan, design and implement information technology projects for medical research work under a potential five-year, $15.6 million task order. The company was awarded the order under the Chief Information Officer—Solutions and Partners 3 contract vehicle and will …

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Army Selects 5 Companies to R&D Engineering Integration Systems

Five companies have been selected to compete on a three-year, $9.9 million contract with the U.S. Army for research and development work on engineering integration systems. Six bids were received by the Army for the firm-fixed-price contract and the branch will determine funding and work location with each order, the Defense …

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Iraq Requests $700M US Air Traffic Control Equipment Sale

Iraq’s government has asked to purchase $700 million in air traffic control technology and support services from the U.S. government under a foreign military sales agreement. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a Tuesday notice that the contractor for the transaction will be determined through a competitive process. Equipment covered under …

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