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Wesley Blankinship Joins SPA as Emerging Market, Advanced Tech VP; William Vantine Comments

Wesley Blankinship, formerly a senior vice president of Belcan‘s government services business, has joined Systems Planning and Analysis as vice president of emerging markets and advanced technologies at the Alexandria, Virginia-based contractor. SPA said Blankinship brings to the company his previous experience in professional services and business capture support delivery to government clients …

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State Dept Clears $15B Sale of THAAD Missile Defense Systems, Equipment to Saudi Arabia

The State Department has approved a potential $15 billion foreign military sale of anti-ballistic missile defense systems, related equipment and support services to Saudi Arabia. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) will serve as principal contractors on the sale, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Friday. The transaction covers the delivery …

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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: September’s Billion Dollar Contracts

Weekly Roundup October 2 – October 6 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Last month the GovCon community witnessed a number of highly valued contracts. September had eight contracts valued over a billion dollars awarded for a variety of …

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State Dept OKs Potential $5.23B Boeing Super Hornet Aircraft Sale to Canada

The State Department has approved Canada’s request to buy Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft and related equipment and services from the U.S. government under a potential $5.23 billion foreign military sales agreement. Boeing, Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and General Electric (NYSE: GE) will serve as principal contractors …

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State Dept OKs $3.95B in F-16V Aircraft, Patrol Boats, TOW Missile Requests From Bahrain

The State Department has cleared Bahrain’s request to buy F-16V fighter aircraft variant, services for the upgrade of F-16 Block 40 jets to F-16V configuration, TOW missiles and fast-patrol boats under four foreign military sales agreements worth approximately $3.95 billion combined. Bahrain requested to purchase 19 F-16V fighter planes, jet engines, M61 Vulcan …

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State Dept OKs Australia’s Request for $360M in MH-60R Helicopter Upgrade Services

The State Department has approved Australia’s request to purchase follow-on technical services and related equipment to support updates to 24 MH-60R helicopters under a potential $360 million foreign military sales agreement. Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Sikorsky business will serve as the principal contractor in the proposed FMS transaction that also …

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Executive Mosaic’s Weekly GovCon Round-up: August’s Private Sector Executive Moves

Weekly Roundup August 21 – August 25 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson This August the GovCon industry has experienced a great deal of executive moves. As the month comes to a close, let’s take a look at some of the …

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State Dept OKs Romania’s Request for $1.25B in Mobile Rocket Launchers, Humvees

The State Department has given Romania the go-ahead to buy High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, other military equipment and related services from the U.S. government under a potential $1.25 billion foreign military sales agreement. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is listed as the prime contractor for the transaction that covers HIMARS launchers, Guided-Multiple …

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George Mason Professor & Former State Dept Official John Hillen Joins Govini Advisory Board

John Hillen, executive-in-residence and professor of practice at George Mason University’s School of Business and a board member at several companies, has joined the board of advisers at Govini. The big data and analytics company said Wednesday Hillen, a 2015 inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100, will work with other industry and former government …

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State Dept Clears Australia’s Request to Buy $109M in BAE-Made RF Countermeasures

The State Department has approved a potential $108.7 million foreign military sale of BAE Systems-built radio frequency countermeasure systems and support services to Australia. The deal covers the procurement of 1,952 ALE-70(V)/T-1687A Electronic Towed Decoy Countermeasures along with technical assistance, U.S. government and contractor engineering, program, technical and logistics support, the …

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