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GovCon Leaders Discuss U.S. Border Challenges During Expert Panel at Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Border Protection Innovations and Technology Forum

On Thursday, March 28th, GovCon leaders from public and private sectors gathered at the 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, Va. for the Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Border Protection Innovations and Technology Forum.   Following a thoughtful keynote address from John Sanders, chief operating officer of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, …

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Sudhakar Kesavan, Chairman and CEO of ICF, His Second Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Sudhakar Kesavan, chairman and chief executive officer of ICF, with his second Wash100 Award on Tuesday. Executive Mosaic recognizes Kesavan for leading the company to great financial success and multiple contract awards in 2018. We are honored to present the most …

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Airbus Names Francois Auque, Thomas d’Halluin as Venture Investment Chiefs for Europe, US

Francois Auque, formerly CEO of Airbus Group’s defense and space business in France and executive vice president of space systems, has been named head of the aerospace company’s venture investment activities in Europe. Airbus also appointed Thomas d’Halluin, formerly chief operating officer of Airbus Ventures, to lead the firm’s venture …

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Coracias Pledges $100M to Establish D&A Innovation Hub; V.D. Dhaduk Comments

Startup technology and consulting firm Coracias will invest $100 million to create a network for U.S. and Indian businesses to offer new technologies in the defense market. Coracias seeks to collaborate with the U.S. private sector to meet a growing demand for defense systems in India, the company said Friday. …

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US, Iraq Strike $6B Deal for Boeing Apache Helicopters

Iraq will acquire 24 Boeing-made (NYSE: BA) Apache attack helicopters through an approved $6.2 billion deal under the Pentagon’s foreign military sales program, Defense News reported Monday. Paul McLeary writes the Iraqi military’s purchase and lease of AH-64Es was approved by a U.S. congressional panel Monday. The deal also includes …

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Iraq Turns to Boeing Reconnaissance Drones and Lockheed Missiles in Fight Against Insurgents

The U.S. government will send reconnaissance drones from Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) Insitu business and Lockheed Martin-built missiles (NYSE: LMT) to the Iraqi government to help it combat insurgents there, DoD Buzz reported Thursday. Brendan McGarry writes Iraq will obtain 75 AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-ground missiles worth approximately $70, 000 each and 10 …

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US Inks $500M Apache Helicopter, Radar Sale Agreement with Indonesia

Indonesia will purchase eight Boeing-made (NYSE: BA) Apache helicopters and Longbow radars from the U.S. under a $500 million foreign military sales agreement, the American Forces Press Service reported Sunday. Cheryl Pellerin writes the sale also includes pilot training and help to develop tactical strategies for security missions in Southeast Asia. …

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Report: Israel, US Discuss Military Funds Extension

Israel is discussing plans to modernize its defense system with the U.S. and a possible extension of U.S. military funds after the current financing agreement ends in 2018, Bloomberg reported Friday. Gopal Ratnam and Tony Capaccio write Israel wants to acquire new weapons and equipment through the $3.1 billion in …

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BAE Wins $50M AF IDIQ for Intel Software Engineering

BAE Systems has won a $49.9 million U.S. Air Force contract to provide software development engineering for intelligence information systems. The Defense Department said the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract contains cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price orders. The company’s McLean, Va.-based information systems unit will analyze systems and perform lifecycle management, technical support and engineering …

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