Posts from GovConWire for 11/03/2016

Huntington Ingalls to Buy Camber for $380M to Add IT, Govt Services Market Footprints

Military shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has agreed to acquire government services contractor Camber Corp. for $380 million in a move to diversify revenue and add new information technology work with U…
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ManTech Promotes Kevin Phillips & Judy Bjornaas, 3Q Financial Results Top Street Forecast

ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT) said Thursday it has promoted Kevin Phillips to the role of president and chief operating officer after 11 years as chief financial officer, during which the company’s revenue has climbed roughly 58 percent to $1…
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NTT Data Completes $3.05B Purchase of Dell Services

A subsidiary of Japan-based conglomerate Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NYSE: NTT) has wrapped up its acquisition of Dell’s services business for $3.05 billion in a strategy to expand the former’s consulting and information technology services…
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Reports: DoD Issues $6.1B ‘Unilateral Contract Action’ on 9th Lockheed F-35 Production Batch

The Defense Department has finalized a “unilateral contract” worth more than $6.1 billion to fund Lockheed Martin‘s (NYSE: LMT) low-rate initial production of 57 lot 9 F-35 fighter jets, Reuters reported Wednesday…
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Metron to Develop Counter-ISR Planning System for Navy

Metron has won a potential $12.8 million contract to develop an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance planning system for the U.S. Navy to counter adversarial ISR networks. The Navy will use the C-ISR system to plan coordinated friendly force movement emissions control, denial and deception operations, the Defense Department said Wednesday…
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Tech Industry Vet Brett Shirk Named VMware Americas Region SVP, General Manager

Brett Shirk, former senior vice president of the Americas sales organization at Veritas‘ software business, has joined Dell Technologies subsidiary VMware as SVP and general manager for the Americas region…
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NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab Releases Asteroid Redirect Mission Spacecraft RFP

NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released a request for proposals in search of potential industry partners to design, develop and build robotic spacecraft to capture a multi-ton asteroid boulder…
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BAE’s DeEtte Gray: Investments in Cyber, STEM Programs Needed to Address Demand for Cyber Professionals

DeEtte Gray, an executive at BAE Systems’ U.S. arm, has said industry, government, academia and organizations should collaborate to make investments in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and cyber education initiatives in an effort to develop a pipeline of cyber professionals…
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DoD, Lockheed Develop F-35 Cost-Tracking Software Through ‘FlexFile’ Program

The Defense Department and Lockheed Martin have developed cost-tracking software related to the procurement of F-35 lot 3 aircraft through the FlexFile program, DoD News reported Wednesday. Jim Garamone writes DoD’s cost assessment and program evaluation office developed the FlexFile program in an effort to help DoD estimators facilitate collection of data from contractors and evaluate contract costs for large defense acquisition programs…
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Inspector General Audits GAO’s Media Sanitization Policies & Practices

The Government Accountability Office‘s inspector general has determined that GAO “effectively” implemented policies and procedures to remove sensitive data from information technology devices that were slated for disposal…
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Virginia Kicks Off Cybersecurity Challenge for Students

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced the start of a cybersecurity challenge for students that kicked off Friday and will conclude by the end of March 2017. The NSA Day of Cyber School Challenge will present real-life cyber scenarios to participating students who will explore the methods and tools used by NSA cyber professionals to resolve problems, McAuliffe’s office said Friday…
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November 2 Market Close: GovCon Index Stuck in Neutral Against US Stock Market Selloff

Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index closed narrowly down in the midst of a larger selloff in U.S. financial markets Wednesday as declines by defense primes offset gains on guidance boosts by government services contractors Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) and ICF (Nasdaq: ICFI) along with a sharp rise by McKesson Corp…
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