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Report: Private Companies Ramp Up R&D Investments

Many private defense contractors in the U.S. have increased their investments in research and development initiatives, Defense News reported Sunday. Zachary Fryer-Biggs writes public defense vendors largely spend between 1 abd 2 percent of sales on new ideas and technologies. Private firms such as Alion Science and Technology are boosting …

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Scott Webster Named MBDA’s US Chairman, CEO; Jerry Agee to Retire

Scott Webster, a co-founder of space system manufacturer Orbital Sciences, has joined the U.S. arm of global missile technology contractor MBDA Group as chairman, CEO and managing director. He succeeds Jerry Agee, who will retire from MBDA Inc. this month after four years at the helm, MBDA said Thursday. At …

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John Gilligan Joins Schafer as President, COO; Michael Griffin Comments

John Gilligan, formerly president of information technology and cybersecurity consulting firm Gilligan Group, has joined Arlington, Va.-based technical services and engineering contractor Schafer Corp. as president and chief operating officer. The 25-year government and industry veteran will oversee Schafer’s day-to-day operations and help to set and communicate the company’s strategic …

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Gus Hunt to Help LLR Target New Govt Market Investments; Jason Rigoli Comments

Gus Hunt, a 28-year CIA veteran and the agency’s former chief technology officer, has joined private equity firm LLR Partners as an operating partner. The firm has opened a second office in Arlington, Va. in addition to its Philadelphia location as it pursues investments in government technology and services businesses …

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Harry Lee Promoted to Northrop Corporate Contracts, Pricing, Supply Chain VP; James Palmer Comments

Harry Q.H. Lee II, a 27-year veteran of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has been promoted to vice president of corporate contracts, pricing and supply chain. Lee will work to develop contracting processes and policies for the company and serve as principal interface for government regulators on pricing and contracts concerns, Northrop said …

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Deltek Buys Centurion Research to Bolster BD, Analytics Offerings; Mike Corkery Comments

Deltek has acquired information services provider Centurion Research Solutions in an effort to help companies win more business opportunities from government customers. Deltek intends for the acquisition to expand the company’s GovWin IQ database offering for handling government opportunity intelligence, proposals and contract life-cycle and capture management, Deltek said Wednesday. …

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John Hynes Promoted to TASC President, CEO

John Hynes, chief operating officer at TASC since September 2012, has been promoted to president and CEO at the Chantilly, Va.-based contractor. The appointment is effective immediately and he succeeds David Langstaff, TASC said Wednesday. “I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to lead TASC as president and chief …

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Robert Mehltretter Appointed Northrop Navigation Systems VP

Robert Mehltretter, a 31-year veteran of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has been named vice president of the navigation and positioning systems business within the company’s electronic systems sector. He will be responsible for the unit’s domestic and overseas programs that work to provide customers mapping technologies and sensors for spacecraft, land …

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IBM to Buy Mobile Mgmt and Security Provider Fiberlink; Robert LeBlanc Comments

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has agreed to buy mobile management and security provider Fiberlink Communications for an undisclosed amount as part of efforts to help companies secure mobile transactions with customers. Fiberlink’s MaaS360 cloud-based technologies will be integrated into IBM’s bring-your-own-device services such as trusted transactions and intelligence technologies through IBM MobileFirst, …

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James Bach Named Berger Group COO; Nicholas Masucci Comments

James Bach, chief operating officer at the Louis Berger Group for four years, has been promoted to the COO role for the subsidiary’s parent company,  Berger Group Holdings. Bach will oversee Berger Group’s four subsidiaries will report to Nicholas Masucci, president and CEO of Berger Group Holdings, LBG said Wednesday. “Jim has played a …

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