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Rockwell Collins to Sell Kaiser Optical Systems Subsidiary; Kelly Ortberg Comments

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) will sell its Kaiser Optical Systems subsidiary, a holographic and spectrographic instrumentation maker,  to Endress+Hauser for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition is expected to close in early fiscal 2014 and the subsidiary represents represent less than one percent of Rockwell Collins’ total revenue, Rockwell Collins announced Aug. 30. “This divestiture …

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GE Closes $4.3B Buy of Avio Aviation Business; David Joyce Comments

General Electric (NYSE: GE) has completed its $4.3 billion acquisition of the aviation business from Italy-based aerospace technology maker Avio S.p.A. GE has integrated the business into its GE Aviation Subsidiary and the business now operates under the name Avio Aero, GE said Aug. 1. David Joyce, president and CEO …

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Michael Dell, Silver Lake Raise Buyout Offer; Shareholder Vote Scheduled Aug 2

Michael Dell and investment firm Silver Lake Management have increased the value of their proposal to acquire Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) by 10 cents per share to $13.75 per share, or $24.6 billion, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Callie Bost and Aaron Ricadela write the new offer represents a 26 percent premium over …

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General Dynamics Combines 2 Combat Systems Business Units

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) will consolidate its armament and technical products business into the ordnance and tactical systems business within the combat systems group. Michael Wilson, president of ordnance and tactical systems, will lead the newly-combined organization that will be based in St. Petersburg, Fla., the company said Monday. “In …

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GovCon Wire Watches SAIC as Company Prepares for Split

One of the most significant developments in the GovCon sector of recent memory occurred in August 2012, when Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) announced its intention to split into two independent, publicly-traded companies sometime in SAIC’s 2014 fiscal year. The ramifications of the plan are still to be fully …

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NTT to Acquire Security Provider Solutionary; Hiroo Unoura Comments

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. has agreed to buy managed security services provider Solutionary in a move aimed to grow NTT’s cybersecurity and information and communications technology portfolios. Solutionary is intended to operate as a subsidiary when the deal closes in the third quarter of NTT’s 2013 fiscal year, NTT …

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Cubic in Talks to Buy Serco’s Transportation Solutions Business

Cubic Corp. is in discussions with Serco Group plc to acquire the latter’s transportation solutions business in a move aimed at growing Cubic’s presence in the enforcement, road and traffic markets. Talks have entered the exclusive due diligence phase and Cubic intends to integrate the business into its transportation systems …

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Deloitte Buys Cybersecurity Firm Vigilant; Ed Powers Comments

Deloitte has acquired the assets cyber monitoring and threat intelligence provider Vigilant as the consulting firm seeks to boost its security capabilities. Deloitte will integrate its cybersecurity consulting into Vigilant’s cyber threat management suite to help protect enterprise customers from cyber attacks,  Deloitte said Thursday. Those customers are in the …

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PAE to Buy CSC Applied Tech Division for $175M Cash; Mike Dignam Comments

PAE has agreed to acquire Computer Sciences Corp.‘s (NYSE: CSC) base operations, aviation and range services division for $175 million in cash as CSC enters its sixth divestiture agreement within the past seven months. The sale of the applied technology division is expected to close during summer 2013 and 5, 400 …

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The SI Organization Buys Applied Communication Sciences; Bill Graham Comments

The SI Organization has purchased telecommunications research, consulting and technology services provider Applied Communication Sciences for an undisclosed amount. ACS develops products for defense and intelligence agencies, civil government organizations, power utilities and telecom providers, the SI said Wednesday. “We are acquiring a technology company with a focus on cyber …

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