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ORBCOMM, Inmarsat to Share SkyWave M2M Business Under $130M Deal

ORBCOMM (NASDAQ: ORBC) will buy Inmarsat partner SkyWave Mobile Communications under a $130 million transaction as part of ORBCOMM’s efforts to add new operational and manufacturing tools in its machine-to-machine offering, SatNews reported Thursday. The potential acquisition will be in the form of $122.5 million in cash and a $7.5 million promissory note for some of Inmarsat’s shares in …

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Orbital Sciences to Operate NASA Balloon Program Facilities

Orbital Sciences Corp. (NYSE: ORB) has won a potential $186.3 million contract to operate NASA‘s balloon program. Orbital Sciences will perform the work at the Goddard Space Flight Center and three other facilities in Virginia,  New Mexico and Texas, NASA said Thursday. The task is schedule to take place between Feb. 1, 2015, and Sept. 30, 2016, under a basic core contract …

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Dennis Kelly: A-T Solutions to Upgrade USAF Investigative Software

A-T Solutions will perform an upgrade on the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations‘ evidence collection management software and provide associated modifications, testing and support services under a new contract. The company said Thursday it will update the software’s interface with new reporting and export functions and support for Defense Department crime scene …

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Ray Bagley Appointed Huntington Ingalls Division Trades Operations VP; Matt Mulherin Comments

Ray Bagley, a 40-year veteran of Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII), has been named vice president for trades operations within the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. His appointment is effective Dec. 8 and he succeeds Danny Hunley, who plans to retire at the end of the year after more than four …

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Harold Carlisle Appointed to Cubic Mission Support Services Group VP Post

Harold Carlisle, a 22-year veteran of Cubic (NYSE: CUB), has been promoted from director to vice president of technical services for the company’s mission support services business. He will oversee contractor operations and maintenance services, training and mentoring strategies and instructional support programs in his new position, Cubic said Thursday. …

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Kamal Narang: SRA to Help CDC Run Nat’l Electronic Disease Surveillance System

SRA International will provide support services for the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System under a three-year, $9 million contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The company said Wednesday it will support the NEDSS base system development and deployment and help shape practices for public health surveillance. Kamal Narang, vice president …

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State Dept Clears $1.6B Boeing C-17 Sales Deal for Australia

Australia plans to acquire Boeing (NYSE: BA) C-17 military cargo aircraft and associated parts and services under a $1.6 billion foreign military sale agreement with the U.S. government. The U.S. State Department has approved the Australian government’s request to procure up to four Boeing Globemaster III planes and various aircraft …

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State Dept OKs Iraq’s $700M in Requests for BAE Weapons, General Dynamics Vehicle Parts

The State Department has approved a potential sale to Iraq of $97 million in Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems built by BAE Systems and $600 million in vehicle parts made by General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Wednesday the proposed sale of 2, 000 APKWS includes spare and repair parts, documentation, personnel training and …

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DHS Chooses Verizon Subsidiary for Work Eligibility Self-Check Service Contract

The Department of Homeland Security intends to award a contract to a Verizon (NYSE: VZ) subsidiary to support a technology designed to help prospective workers in the U.S. check their employment eligibility. DHS has selected MCI Communication Services to provide hosted identity and account management services for the federal E-Verify …

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November 12 Market Close: GovCon Index Continues Week’s Upward Crawl

The GovCon Index continued its stretch this week of nominal gains to a third consecutive day as it ended Wednesday’s trading day at 68.578 — an increase of 0.279 percent over Tuesday’s figure. Reuters cited declines in energy stocks and financial shares as among the reasons behind the decreases in two out …

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