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State Dept OKs Qatar’s Request for $1B in F-15 Support Structures, Services

The State Department has approved Qatar’s request to acquire a range of support services for its F-15QA multirole fighter aircraft program under a potential $1.1 billion foreign military sales deal with the U.S. government. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Thursday the request covers design and construction services for parking and …

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Raytheon to Continue MDA Radar Tech R&D Support Under $371M Follow-On IDIQ

Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) integrated defense systems business has secured a potential $371.2 million follow-on contract from the Missile Defense Agency to provide research and development support for two kinds of ballistic missile defense radar technology. The Defense Department said Wednesday the contractor will perform engineering, product improvement and cybersecurity support on the Army …

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James Collier Named NCI EVP, Treasurer & CFO

James Collier, former senior vice president of corporate planning and analysis at Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), has joined government technology services contractor NCI as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. NCI said Wednesday the nearly three-decade industry veteran will lead the company’s financial operations in his new position. His professional background spans …

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Melanie Anderson Joins HII Technical Solutions Business in VP Role; Andy Green Comments

Melanie Anderson, formerly head of human resources at KBRWyle’s engineering business, has joined Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (NYSE: HII) technical solutions division as vice president of human resources. Anderson has two decades of HR experience in several companies across aerospace and defense, government services and technology sectors, HII said Tuesday. She came …

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Army, Booz Allen Vet Susan Lawrence Joins Accenture Natl Security Practice

Susan Lawrence, formerly a senior vice president for Booz Allen Hamilton’s (NYSE: BAH) defense market group, has been named a managing director within the national security practice at Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) federal services business. The 40-year U.S. Army veteran will help Accenture Federal Services’ clients develop and implement mission support and …

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Pentaho’s Chuck Yarbrough: Agencies Should Make Data ‘Actionable’ Through Analytics Adoption

Chuck Yarbrough, vice president of solutions management and marketing for data integration and analytics at Hitachi Vantara’s Pentaho subsidiary, has said government agencies should implement data analytics tools to make data more actionable and facilitate the decision-making process. Yarbrough wrote that self-service analytics tools work to empower non-technical users by …

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FCC OKs CenturyLink’s $34B Buy of Level 3

The Federal Communications Commission has cleared CenturyLink‘s (NYSE: CTL) proposed $34 billion acquisition of Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT). CenturyLink said Monday the FCC approval came two weeks after the California Public Utilities Commission cleared the acquisition at its Oct. 12 meeting. John Jones, senior vice president for public policy and government …

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Former VA CIO Rob Thomas Named Leidos Strategic Accounts, Govt Relations VP; Gerry Fasano Comments

Rob Thomas, formerly chief information officer and acting assistant secretary for the office of information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has joined Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) as vice president for strategic accounts and government relations. Thomas will help Leidos advance organic growth strategies and client relationships in his …

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Navy Picks 3 Firms for Potential $994M Wireless Devices, Services IDIQ

AT&T (NYSE: T), T-Mobile and Verizon have won spots on a potential five-year, $993.5 million U.S. Navy to provide wireless services and devices to federal and defense agencies. The Navy received four bids for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract and distributed $15,000 to all three winning contractors at the time of award, the Defense Department said …

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MTSI to Provide Engineering Support for MDA Ballistic Missile Defense System Under $89M Contract

Modern Technology Solutions Inc. has won a one-year, $88.7 million contract from the Missile Defense Agency to provide specialty engineering advisory and assistance services for the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The Defense Department said Thursday MTSI will help MDA engineer sensor, directed energy and space systems as well as support BMDS …

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