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Tor Opsahl, 30-Year Federal Market Vet, Appointed CCSi COO

Dr. Tor Opsahl, who joined Creative Computing Solutions Inc. in 2008 and an executive vice president, has been promoted to EVP and chief operating officer at the Rockville, Md.-based federal engineering services contractor. He has focused on business development and long-term growth as an EVP and helped lead the company …

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Michael Mullen, 25-Year Secret Service Vet, Named Cyveillance Security Services VP; Scott Kaine Comments

Michael Mullen, former assistant to the special agent in charge at the U.S. Secret Service, has joined QinetiQ subsidiary Cyveillance as vice president of security services. Millen previously served as a special agent at the Secret Service for 25 years in assignments such as the presidential protective division and counter assault program, …

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Navy Orders 4 Lockheed, Austal Littoral Combat Ships for $1.4B

The U.S. Navy has awarded approximately $1.4 billion in contract funds to Austal USA and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for construction of four additional Littoral Combat Ships. Contract line items for each ship cover seaframe construction, systems integration and test and systems equipment, the Defense Department said Monday. Lockheed was awarded …

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DigitalGlobe Crowdsourcing Tech Used in Search for Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane

DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) has launched a program with its Tomnod crowdsourcing platform to help in the search of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 jetliner that went missing on Saturday. The FirstLook subscription service works to compate pre- and post-event satellite imagery for emergency management functions,  the company said Monday. Two DigitalGlobe satellites have …

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Larry McDonald: BRTRC Buys SecureForce in Cyber, Big Data Market Push

BRTRC has acquired cybersecurity contractor SecureForce for an undisclosed amount in a move that Larry McDonald, BRTRC’s chief operating officer, says is intended to grow his company’s cyber, big data and analytics technologies. SecureForce provides cybersecurity and information assurance services to government agencies such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, Transportation …

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Jeffrey Palombo: Northrop Radar Designed to Help Marines Detect, Engage Targets

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will enter the low-rate initial production phase on ground and air task-oriented radars for U.S. Marine Corps troops to monitor and engage targets. The Navy’s assistant secretary for research development and acquisition approved the AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task Oriented Radar program production at a Defense Department event on …

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Peg Grayson: New MTN Government Cyber Offering Looks to Protect Agencies Through Social Media and Predictive Analytics

MTN Government has launched a cyber management service offering designed to help public sector organizations analyze and block malicious threats arising from the use of social networks. The service uses a ZeroFOX-built security platform to deliver social media threat intelligence to help agencies avoid attacks on computer systems and mobile …

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Leidos to Help Naval Health Research Center Investigate Warfighter Stress; Steve Comber Comments

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) will work with the Naval Health Research Center to investigate the effects of stress on warfighters under a potential five-year, $7.3 million contract. The single-award, cost-plus fixed-fee contract contains one base year and four one-year options, Leidos said Monday. The NHRC’s behavior sciences and epidemiology department aims …

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Siki Giunta to Head Verizon’s Cloud, Enterprise IT Business

Siki Giunta, formerly a cloud computing executive at Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) has joined Verizon Enterprise Solutions (NYSE: VZ) to lead the Verizon Cloud offering, Telecom Lead reported Friday. Giunta will also oversee the company’s technology convergence work and connected offerings through wireline and wireless networks. Her background includes service as CEO at …

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DLA Hands Down Potential $10B Equipment Logistics IDIQ

The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded positions on a potential five-year, $10 billion contract to six small businesses for logistics support of special operations equipment. DLA received 20 offers for the firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Defense Department said Friday. Federal civilian agencies and all four military branches are listed as using …

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