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Wednesday Wins

This week, General Dynamics signed a $33.2 million delivery order with the U.S. Marine Corps; BAE Systems, CACI and Raytheon scored Navy deals. Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and General Dynamics notched DoD wins; HP was selected by the nonprofit Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association to help with the organization’s green …

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SAIC to Acquire Reveal Imaging Technologies, Inc.

Science Applications International Corporation announced Monday it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Reveal Imaging Technologies, Inc., a threat-detection products and services company. Founded in 2002 in direct response to the U.S. government’s post-9/11 mandate for aviation-security screening, Reveal initially focused on developing technology to accurately and efficiently screen …

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CACI, USNI Release Report on Asymmetric Threats

CACI International Inc and the U. S. Naval Institute yesterday released  Cyber Threats to National Security: Countering Challenges to the Global Supply Chain, a report providing recommendations from the most recent symposium in the new Asymmetric Threats series on cybersecurity. Held earlier this year at Ft. Myer, Va., the Cyber …

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Tuesday Tip Jar

This week has been HR executives galore: SRA’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources Mary Good shared with ExecutiveBiz three steps to solid employee engagement: employee engagement groups, social media, and dedicated HR partners. Jim Lawler, chief human resource officer at TASC, Inc., revealed how a steady inflow of talent …

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Government Contracting’s Second Quarter

Last week, many of the publicly-traded integrators operating across the Beltway held their second-quarter earnings calls.  The news was mostly good, especially from Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC), whose earnings were up 25% over second quarter last year thanks to tax benefits and cost savings associated with consolidating their Gulf Coast shipbuilding …

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Sevatec Acquires Intrepics

Sevatec, Inc. last week announced the acquisition of Intrepics, LLC., a privately held provider of cybersecurity and related human capital services to the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies. “We are very excited about our first strategic acquisition, and welcoming the great folks of Intrepics to our organization,” …

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CACI Issues Cyber Report

CACI (NYSE: CACI) teamed with the U. S. Naval Institute (USNI) to release a new report called Cyber Threats to National Security: Countering Challenges to the Global Supply Chain. The report publishes recommendations from the most recent symposium in the new Asymmetric Threats series on cybersecurity. Held on March 2, …

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Help Make a Difference on ‘Power IT Down Day’

August 27th will mark “Power IT Down Day,” an effort to reduce energy consumption across the federal government and its contractors.  Before leaving for the weekend, employees are asked to power down all electronics to cut down on the industry’s collective carbon footprint. “Participation doubled during last year’s Power IT …

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Harris Wraps Up CapRock Deal

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) finalized its planned acquisition of CapRock Communications. The privately-held firm was purchased for $525 million in cash, subject to post-closing adjustments. Private equity firm ABRY Partners was the firm’s majority owner. CapRock CEO Peter Shaper will remain on to serve as president of the business, functioning as …

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Wes Bush Discusses Northrop’s Financial Status

Northrop Grumman  (NYSE:NOC) reported that second quarter 2010 earnings posted an increase, signaling continued prosperity for the firm. “Overall, we’re pleased with our second quarter results,” CEO Wes Bush said. “Our focus on performance improvement is generating positive results across all our businesses. Aerospace, Electronics, Information Systems and Technical Services each …

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Monday Moves

This week, Dell announced the appointment of Richard Pineda to chief operations leader of the company’s Dell Services federal government division, effective immediately. In his new role, Pineda will be responsible for overseeing the company’s business operations and service delivery to its federal customers. Pineda joined Dell Services, formerly Perot …

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Power IT Down Helps Government Conserve Energy

As part of the third annual initiative to reduce the government’s energy consumption, Aug. 27 will mark the day when civilian agencies and military, and the industries that serve them will power down all electronics. Power IT Down Day expands on President Barack Obama’s GreenGov Final Report, which solicited clean-energy …

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Gen. Keith Alexander to Speak at 2010 LandWarNet Conference

The largest Army technology event of the year is set to take place this fall: On Aug. 3-5 in Tampa, Fla., the 2010 LandWarNet Conference will gather government and industry to discuss commercial best business practices and government implementations. Every year, thousands of key communications/IT buyers and influencers attend the …

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Hayden Talks Cyber Risks

Understanding the strategic differences between traditional warfare and the ever-developing cyber battlefield are crucial, Gen. Michael Hayden (ret.) told security professionals at the Black Hat conference this week. “You guys made the cyber world look like the north German plain, and then you bitch and moan because you get invaded,” …

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Defense Planning Recommendations Handed Down

The independent panel’s assessment of the Quadrennial Defense Review has submitted recommendations and suggestions for changes for future Department of Defense planning. Former Defense Secretary William J. Perry and former National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley presented their work to House Armed Services Committee following the panel’s determination that the …

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