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CACI Wins $14M Task Order to Centralize VA Electronic Data; Ken Asbury Comments

CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has won a $14 million task order to build a data exchange platform intended to help veterans access the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ electronic record system. The company will develop a data access service that will work to share information between the VA, the Defense Department and other …

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CAE Wins $100M Air Force UAV Pilot Training Contract

CAE (NYSE: CAE) has won a $100 million five-year contract to manage pilot training on General Atomics-made drones for the U.S. Air Force, Defense News reported Friday. Aaron Mehta writes CAE instructors will facilitate command and control coursework for MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper aircraft at air bases in California, New Mexico …

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General Dynamics Wins $212M for Navy Destroyer Deckhouse, Launch System

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has won a potential $212 million contract to build a steel deckhouse and missile launcher for a U.S. Navy destroyer, Reuters reported Friday. Andrea Shalal-Esa writes the company will install the structures on a third Zumwalt-class destroyer under construction at its facility in Bath, Maine. Citing …

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BMC Software Buys KineticGlue

BMC Software has acquired Bangalore, India-based social network KineticGlue Online Communities for an undisclosed amount, VCCircle reported Friday. Sainul Abudheen writes the KineticGlue platform works to help separate teams collaborate online, as well as manage employees, documents and tasks. The company, founded by Akansa Capital founder and former Wipro CEO Vivek …

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Raytheon Forecasts Increased Int’l Patriot System Demand; William Swanson Comments

Raytheon officials expect the company to receive new orders and system upgrade contracts for the Patriot air and missile defense system during the second half of 2013, Reuters reported Sunday. Andrea Shalal-Esa writes the company has invested more than $400 million over the last four years in a Patriot modernization …

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SAIC President Deborah Lee James Nominated as AF Secretary

Deborah Lee James, president of Science Applications International Corp.‘s (NYSE: SAI) technology and engineering sector, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as Air Force secretary, Defense News reported Thursday. Jeff Schogol writes James, if confirmed, would become the second female civilian head in the branch’s history. Obama …

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USIS Vet Raymond Tye Named CSSS.net SVP

Raymond Tye, a former vice president at USIS, has been appointed SVP at information technology and cybersecurity firm CSSS.net, the Washington Business Journal reported Thursday. Emily Mekinc writes Tye will oversee daily program operations for the company’s eastern U.S. business. According to the report, Tye will also lead overall business …

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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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