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Bernie Guerry: General Dynamics Awarded $184M to Support US Army’s Mission IT Systems in Europe

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) has been awarded a potential five-year, $184 million contract from the General Services Administration to perform information technology services for the U.S. Army Europe’s mission command networks and systems. The company said Thursday its General Dynamics One Source organization will work to manage IT, engineer systems, protect data, provide …

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ALATEC Eyes IT Services Expansion Through USi Purchase, Changes Name to Ignite

ALATEC has purchased Huntsville, Alabama-based information technology services provider USi for an undisclosed sum in an effort to expand its IT offerings for federal government and commercial clients. ALATEC, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business in Huntsville, has also changed its name to Ignite as part of its corporate rebranding efforts, …

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Merlin Hires Ted Diacoumis as VP of Federal Civilian Programs; David Phelps Comments

Ted Diacoumis, formerly vice president of application services at AECOM (NYSE: ACM), has joined information technology provider Merlin International as its new vice president of federal civilian programs. Diacoumis brings more than 20 years of experience in commercial and government contracting, with emphasis on IT, software development and systems engineering, Merlin said …

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Army Taps 8 Firms for $675M Enterprise Software Support Contract Modification

The U.S. Army has awarded a potential $675 million contract modification to eight companies to continue to provide information technology systems in support of the service branch’s enterprise software. The Army Contracting Command will obligate funds and work location upon award of each task order and expects contract work to …

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CenturyLink Eyes IT Security Services Growth Through netAura Purchase; Girish Varma Comments

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has bought Herndon, Virginia-based managed security firm neAura for an undisclosed sum in a push to help organizations to secure their information technology systems. “This acquisition helps us continue to deliver comprehensive security architectures to existing and future customers, ” Girish Varma, president of CenturyLink’s global IT services and …

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ViON Subsidiary Ascolta Names Brad Cox Chief Data Scientist, Clint Green CTO

Ascolta, a subsidiary of ViON, has appointed Brad Cox as chief data scientist and Clint Green as chief technology officer. Cox will be responsible for the design and execution of detection tools intended for network intrusions in his role at the Herndon, Virginia-based analytics firm, Ascolta said Thursday. Prior to …

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Tetra Tech Purchases IT Services Contractor Indus in Data Analytics Market Push

Pasadena, California-based engineering services contractor Tetra Tech (NASDAQ: TTEK) has purchased information technology services contractor Indus Corp. for an undisclosed sum in a push to expand footprints in markets such as data analytics and geospatial analysis. Vienna, Virginia-headquartered Indus has become a part of Tetra Tech’s water, environment and infrastructure business …

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CACI’s UK Subsidiary Buys Purple Secure Systems; Greg Bradford Comments

CACI International’s (NYSE: CACI) U.K. subsidiary has completed its purchase of software and systems engineering services provider Purple Secure Systems for an undisclosed sum. “The acquisition adds significant growth to CACI Ltd.’s business and contributes to one of our strategic objectives to build a cybersecurity and defense business, ” Greg Bradford, …

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Pentagon Kicks Off Bids for $17B ‘Encore III’ IT Contract

The Defense Department has started to accept bids for a potential 10-year, $17.5 billion contract that will cover global information technology services to military and defense customers, Nextgov reported Thursday. Frank Konkel writes the Defense Information Systems Agency issued the request for proposals for the Encore III contract that is intended as a …

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FTC Approves Dell’s $67B EMC Purchase

The Federal Trade Commission has given Dell the green light to continue its approximately $67 billion cash-and-stock acquisition of enterprise data storage company EMC (NYSE: EMC). FTC approved the potential EMC-Dell combination after a 30-day waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act expired Monday, EMC said Tuesday. “Our teams are …

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