GovConWire's Government Contracting News 5/4/2021

Noblis Buys McKean Defense, Affiliates; Baird’s Jean Stack Comments M&A Activity

Noblis Buys McKean Defense, Affiliates; Baird’s Jean Stack Comments

Noblis has purchased McKean Defense and its two affiliates – Cabrillo Technologies and Mikros Systems – for an undisclosed sum as part of efforts to broaden its impacts in the defense mission area and deliver new technologies and capabilities to customers. Amr ElSawy, president and CEO of Noblis and a two-time Wash100 awardee, and the
Bob Renko, Peraton’s Digital Forensics Director, to Moderate Cybersecurity Panel at GCW Event News

Bob Renko, Peraton’s Digital Forensics Director, to Moderate Cybersecurity Panel at GCW Event

Bob Renko, director of digital forensics at Peraton, will lead a panel discussion on cyber defense initiatives across the public and private sectors at an upcoming GovCon Wire forum. Renko has more than 35 years of professional experience with a focus on cyber investigations and security programs. His government career includes prior roles as director
Lockheed to Continue Army Hellfire II Missile Production Under $664M Contract Modification Contract Awards

Lockheed to Continue Army Hellfire II Missile Production Under $664M Contract Modification

The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $663.7 million contract modification to continue the production of Hellfire II air-to-ground missile systems. Lockheed’s missiles and fire control business will perform work in Orlando, Florida, through Sept. 30, 2024, the Department of Defense said Friday. The Hellfire II weapon has three warhead variants and
William Kassler Named US Government Chief Medical Officer at Palantir Executive Moves

William Kassler Named US Government Chief Medical Officer at Palantir

Dr. William Kassler, a clinical and public health professional, has joined Palantir Technologies (NYSE: PLTR) as the company’s first U.S. government chief medical officer. He will oversee Palantir’s life sciences and public health teams across the company’s U.S. government and international business, Palantir said Monday. Shyam Sankar, chief operating officer of Palantir, said the company’s
Raytheon Secures $318M Contract to Expand TSA Security Equipment Deployment Contract Awards

Raytheon Secures $318M Contract to Expand TSA Security Equipment Deployment

A Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) business unit has received a $318 million contract to help the Transportation Security Administration deploy equipment for the security screening of checked passenger bags at airports managed by the federal government. Raytheon Intelligence & Space will expand the fielding of baggage screening platforms to around 430 federal airports nationwide under
Report: Michael Dell, Silver Lake Partners to Keep Majority Stake in VMware After Spinoff M&A Activity

Report: Michael Dell, Silver Lake Partners to Keep Majority Stake in VMware After Spinoff

Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL), and private equity partner Silver Lake Partners will own approximately 52 percent of VMware (NYSE: VMW) once the latter’s spinoff is completed, CRN reported Monday. In mid-April, Dell Technologies announced plans to spin off its 81 percent ownership of VMware as part of efforts to
Cadence Aerospace Names Olivier Jarrault as CEO, Brian Bentley as Aerostructures Segment Lead Executive Moves

Cadence Aerospace Names Olivier Jarrault as CEO, Brian Bentley as Aerostructures Segment Lead

Olivier Jarrault, most recently a board member at Cadence Aerospace and former president and CEO of Albany International, has been tapped to succeed Julian Guerra as CEO of the Anaheim, California-based aerospace and defense company. Cadence also announced Monday the appointment of Brian Bentley as chief executive of the company’s aerostructures business, where he will
Accenture to Help Fund Digital Dollar Project’s Pilot Programs; David Treat Quoted News

Accenture to Help Fund Digital Dollar Project’s Pilot Programs; David Treat Quoted

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will provide initial funding for five pilot programs that the Digital Dollar Project intends to launch to explore potential use cases and future designs of a U.S. central bank digital currency. The pilot programs will analyze and identify functional and technical requirements, evaluate benefits and challenges, look at use cases for wholesale
Oshkosh Subsidiary Receives $147M in Army Heavy Tactical Vehicle Delivery Orders News

Oshkosh Subsidiary Receives $147M in Army Heavy Tactical Vehicle Delivery Orders

An Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK) subsidiary has received initial delivery orders worth $146.8 million from the U.S. Army for new and upgraded trucks, as part of a three-year Family of Medium Tactical Vehicle IV contract extension. Oshkosh Defense said Monday it will build or modernize 353 heavy expanded mobility tactical trucks, palletized load systems vehicles and
Hologic Secures $179M Army Contract for Coronavirus Detection Tools Contract Awards

Hologic Secures $179M Army Contract for Coronavirus Detection Tools

Marlborough, Massachusetts-based medical technology company Hologic will supply COVID-19 diagnostic tools to the U.S. Army under a three-year, $178.5 million contract. The Army’s Health Contracting Activity ordered Panther Fusion and Aptima SARS-CoV-2 assays, multiplex test kits and various related consumable items through the firm-fixed-price contract, the Department of Defense said Monday. Panther Fusion is an
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