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Randy Phillips: Leidos Considers Several Acquisition Targets, Eyes Organic Growth

Randy Phillips, head of corporate development at Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), said the company is looking at several acquisition targets and he believes mergers and acquisitions won’t slow down for GovCon firms, the Washington Business Journal reported Friday. “We’re all still looking for growth. We all want to focus on organic growth,” Phillips said at an event Friday.

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Weekly Roundup: HHS Hires CIO, DoD Absorbs DARPA, DHS Selects 8, ECS and Serco Strike Big Deals

This week, Jose Arrieta was confirmed as the chief information officer for the Department of Health and Human Services. Arrieta confirmed his appointment on Thursday during the Association for Federal Information Resources Management’s Leadership Awards event. In Virginia news, it was also revealed that President Trump intends to nominate Ken …

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Report: HHS Taps More Than 50 Firms for AI, Automation IDIQ

Several technology services contractors and consulting firms have won spots on a potential five-year, $49M contract to provide the Department of Health and Human Services’ program support center with artificial intelligence and automation tools designed to facilitate operations, the Washington Business Journal reported Thursday. More than 50 awardees will vie …

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Former Leidos Exec Wilson Ariza Named OptumServe Veteran & Military Health Business VP

Wilson Ariza, former vice president of health information management at Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), has been appointed VP of the veteran and military health business at OptumServe, G2Xchange Health reported Thursday. He brings healthcare program management experience in the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to his new role at OptumServe. …

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Seth Moore Becomes CEO of T-Rex Solutions; Trevor Wilby Quoted

T-Rex Solutions has promoted Seth Moore, former chief operating officer, to be the new chief executive officer of the company, T-Rex Solutions announced on Tuesday. Moore will be responsible for all day-to-day operations and the implementation of the company’s strategy. The executive move will become effective on May 1, 2019 …

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Valerie Baldwin Joins Leidos as Gov’t Affairs SVP; Roger Krone Quoted

Valerie Baldwin, formerly vice president of legislative affairs for Army and Special Operations Forces programs at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), has been named senior VP of government affairs at Leidos (NYSE: LDOS). Baldwin will represent Leidos on Capitol Hill to help advocate for government health research, patient care and other …

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Jeff Johnson Named Leidos Senior Director for VA Business Development

Jeff Johnson, a more than two-decade public and private sector veteran, has joined Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) as senior director for veterans affairs business development, FedHealthIT reported Friday. He previously worked as a senior manager for Grant Thornton‘s global public sector healthcare practice. Before he joined industry, Johnson served in the …

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Leidos Gets $94M Army Info Mgmt, IT Support Contract Extension

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has received a one-year, $94M contract modification to provide information management and technology support to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The award extends the company’s services that started in 2018 under a $64.5M initial contract. Work under the modification will take place in Vicksburg, Miss., through …

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