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Jill Tummler Singer Appointed Deep Water Point Partner; Howard Seeger Comments

Jill Tummler Singer, formerly the National Reconnaissance Office’s chief information officer, has joined Deep Water Point LLC as a partner. Singer will leverage her 27 years of service in the government and private sectors and work with customers in pursuing contracts with the intelligence community, Deep Water Point said Thursday. …

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Deltek: Federal IT Spending to Decline in 2018

Deltek has released a report that forecasts federal information technology spending will shrink from $112 billion in fiscal 2013 to $102 billion in fiscal 2018 as the federal government continues to save costs. The Federal IT Market FY 2013-2018 report analyzes the budget decline and growth for hardware, software, IT, …

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GE Completes $4.3B Purchase of Italian Aviation Business; David Joyce Comments

General Electric (NYSE: GE) has concluded its $4.3 billion purchase of the aviation segment of Avio S.p.A., an Italian supplier of military and civil aircraft components. The acquisition is aimed at growing GE’s market footprint in areas such as combustion, mechanical transmission and automation, GE said Thursday. David Joyce, president …

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Raytheon to Provide Qatar with Early Warning Radar for $1.1B

Qatar has requested to buy a Raytheon-made (NYSE: RTN) air defense system with additional components through a $1.1 billion foreign military sales agreement. The government of Qatar intends for the A/N FPS-132 Block 5 early warning radar to boost its defense capabilities in the Qatar Peninsula, protect the economic infrastructure …

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GE Replaces C-5 Galaxy Engines Under $7.4B Air Force Contract

General Electric (NYSE: GE) is providing new engines for C-5 planes under the U.S. Air Force’s $7.4 billion program that aims to upgrade the aircraft’s capabilities, DoD Buzz reported Thursday. Kris Osborn writes the Air Force has moved to replace some of the A, B and C models of the C-5 …

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Ron Jellison to Lead Elbit’s KMC Systems; Raanan Horowitz Comments

Ron Jellison has been promoted to head Elbit Systems of America’s medical equipment manufacturing division. His appointment as vice president and general manager for KMC Systems, which took effect July 1, followed nine years maintaining and building the division’s client base as business development director, Raanan Horowitz, president and CEO …

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Boeing Continues Poseidon Aircraft Production with $2B Contract

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a $2 billion contract to build additional P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for the U.S. Navy, Defense News reported Wednesday. Christopher P. Cavas writes the project is for 13 low-rate initial production Lot IV aircraft and long-lead parts for 16 full-rate production Lot I aircraft. …

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90+ Contractors Show Interest in DISA’s $450M Cloud Procurement

The Defense Information Systems Agency’s $450 million commercial cloud contract drew several contractors and service providers to its presolicitation conference on July 12, Nextgov reported Monday. Bob Brewin writes 159 representatives from 92 companies attended the conference, with Amazon Web Services, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) sending six delegates each. In …

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BAE Wins $535M to Maintain Weapons Launch Facility; Erin Moseley Comments

BAE Systems has been selected to help the U.S. Air Force maintain a weapons launch facility under a $535 million eight-and-a-half-year military contract, Reuters reported Wednesday. Patrick Rucker writes the London-based defense and aerospace firm will provide sustainment services for silo bases that protect and store intercontinental ballistic missiles and …

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