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GovCon Wire Offers Exclusive Insight from Industry Thought Leaders

This year, GovCon Wire began a monthly internet series featuring a wrap up of government contracting merger and acquisition activity written by Bob Kipps, KippsDeSanto & Company managing director. The “Monthly M&A Wrap Up” features the opinions of the more than 20-year transaction advisory and financial consulting veteran regarding the …

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Jim McAleese: The 2013 Sequester and How GovCon Firms Have Responded so Far

Jim McAleese, founder and principal at McAleese & Associates,  recently caught up with Executive Mosaic, parent company of the Potomac Officers Club (P.O.C) and publisher of GovCon Wire, to provide some detailed insight and perspective into the 2013 sequester. McAleese will be speaking on May 14 at the P.O.C’s Post-Sequestration Summit with nine other …

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Bob Kipps: GovCon M&A Sellers Must ‘Know Their Buyer’

Sellers Need to Know Their Buyer Bob Kipps, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Company In sales, experts always say “know your customer.” That advice also holds true in large part for owners of Government and Defense industry firms considering the sale of their business. In this year of transition and uncertainty, …

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Strongbridge Corp. Expands Work with HUD, Wins Communications and Outreach Deals in Q1 2013

Strongbridge Corp. has had an active first quarter to the 2013 year, as it expanded work with a key customer in the Department of Housing and Urban Development and continued to secure public-facing communications, help desk and outreach contracts. Here is a recap of some of their activity, updated to …

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Bob Kipps: 2013 GovCon M&A Slowing ‘To a Trickle’

GovCon M&A Activity Slows to a Trickle Bob Kipps, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Company The hangover to last year’s deal frenzy continues. As mentioned last month, deal announcements during the first part of 2013 are likely to be well below the past levels given the compression of deals into 2012–for …

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Bob Kipps: Early 2013 GovCon M&A in “Eye of the Storm”

Eye of the GovCon M&A Storm Bob Kipps, Managing Director, KippsDeSanto & Company After gushing throughout 2012, GovCon M&A deal announcements have slowed to a trickle thus far in 2013.  At a recent deal conference in DC last week, lenders and other transaction advisors were commenting about their lack of …

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Gary Shankman Joins Serco as CFO for U.S. Operations, Chris Sullivan as CIO

Gary Shankman has joined Reston, Va.-based Serco Inc. as chief financial officer, the same position he previously held within SAIC‘s defense solutions segment. The more than 30-year government contracting veteran is a certified public accountant and earlier consulted and audited government contractors with Arthur Andersen, focusing on federal acquisition and cost …

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QinetiQ Says Its Near End of Business Transformation

QinetiQ said it will simplify its compliance system in order to complete a program restructuring process that began around two years ago, Financial Times reports. The U.K.-based company said the transformation will decrease its need to consult the British government and removes the authority of Britain’s Ministry of Defence to veto …

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Booz Allen Elevates Mark Gerencser to Managing Partner for Global Commercial Business

Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) announced today it has elevated 30-year company veteran Mark Gerencser to managing partner for its global commercial business. Gerencser most recently served as Booz Allen’s executive vice president, leading the firm’s efforts to solve complex energy, environment, transportation and infrastructure problems. Booz Allen said Gerencser’s …

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FBI Seeking Contractor to Aggregate Public Records

The FBI is seeking to contract a company to aggregate public records, including thousands of secured, individual user accounts. According to a request for information posted Friday, the FBI said the provider must have a web-based user interface, should be able to run queries based on individual attributes and return …

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