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DOJ Concludes IBM-Red Hat Transaction Review

The Department of Justice has completed its assessment of the proposed $34B acquisition of Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) by IBM (NYSE: IBM). IBM also secured a notice of early termination of the required waiting period for the transaction under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, the company said Friday …

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UTC Expects China’s Approval of Rockwell Collins Deal Within Weeks; Greg Hayes Quoted

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) expects Chinese regulators to approve its planned $30B purchase of Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) within weeks, Reuters reported Tuesday. UTC CEO Greg Hayes said Tuesday in a conference call the company does not expect the U.S.-China political issues to have an impact on the deal citing UTC’s …

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DOJ Clears UTC’s $30B Purchase of Rockwell Collins

The Justice Department has given antitrust approval to United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) to pursue its approximately $30B acquisition of Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL), Bloomberg reported Tuesday. UTC announced in September 2017 that it agreed to pay approximately $23B in cash and stock and assume $7B in net debt from the Cedar Rapids, …

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Peraton to Support Justice Dept. Cyber Forensic Analysis, Reverse Engineering Via Automation

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 31, 2018 — Peraton will supply automation tools and perform forensic analysis and malware reverse-engineering for the Justice Department under a $9.45 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Monday it will utilize automation to help build on the Justice Department’s intrusion analysis and malware triage operations and facilitate …

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SOSi Eyed for DEA Contract on Continued Linguistic Services

TYSONS CORNER, VA, April 25, 2018 — The Drug Enforcement Administration plans to award SOS International a potential one-year, sole-source contract for continued linguistic services in support of DEA’s mission, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Under the contract, SOSi will support DEA field divisions in Miami, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., the Caribbean and …

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Suzanne Liscouski Joins Govplace as Strategy & Business Development VP

Suzanne Liscouski, former vice president of federal civilian agencies and client executive at NCI, has joined information technology reseller Govplace as VP of strategy and business development. Govplace said Monday Liscouski will be responsible for developing the Reston, Virginia-based company’s corporate strategy and plans for BD and capture activities. At …

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CenturyLink Gets Justice Dept OK on Sale of Level 3 Network Assets in Albuquerque

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 16, 2018 — CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has secured initial clearance to sell certain Albuquerque, New Mexico-based fiber network assets of recently acquired Level 3 Communications to Unite Private Networks following a review by the Justice Department, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The Federal Communications Commission and other government …

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Ultra Electronics, Sparton Call Off Merger

Schaumburg, Illinois-based military electronics manufacturer Sparton (NYSE: SPA) and U.K.-based defense contractor Ultra Electronics have decided to abandon their $234 million merger agreement because of antitrust concerns from the Justice Department. Sparton said Monday it plans to resume negotiations with parties that previously showed interest in an acquisition deal and can immediately execute …

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Chenega, Iron Mountain Team on Records Mgmt Contract With Federal Bureau of Prisons

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Feb. 12, 2018 — Chenega‘s applied solutions subsidiary has partnered with Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM) to provide offsite records management services to the Justice Department‘s Federal Bureau of Prisons over a potential five-year period, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Iron Mountain said Thursday it will deliver its data storage, transportation …

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