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Tuesday Tip Jar

This week, Sterling Phillips, CEO and President of GTSI, shares his thoughts on how to lead change in tough times: “In some ways tough times make it easier to institute change because people are dissatisfied with the status quo and are looking for a new direction.  When everything is going …

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Tailwind Capital Buys Ericsson Federal, Changes Name Oceus Networks

Ericsson has sold its government contracting business, Ericsson Federal, to Tailwind Capital. While terms of the transaction were not disclosed, Ericsson reports it has parted with the practice entirely.  EFI will be renamed Oceus Networks. Oceus Networks will have the exclusive right to offer the full slate of Ericsson’s industry …

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SAIC Wins Task Order by NIH

Science Applications International Corporation won a task order awarded by the National Institutes of Health to provide software and technical support to the Center for Scientific Review. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity task order has a six-month base period of performance, nine six-month options and a total contract ceiling of more than $24 …

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Monday Moves

This week, ASM Research has named its corporate development officer, Elie Kahn, leader of the firm’s Health Solutions Group. BAE Systems selected Jordan Becker to oversee the firm’s geospatial-intelligence and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (GEOINT-ISR) practice, reporting to Intelligence & Security sector lead John Gannon.

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Ericsson Federal Sold to Tailwind Capital

Ericsson Federal Inc. has sold all of its shares to Tailwind Capital and has been renamed Oceus Networks. “We are excited about the opportunity to work with Oceus Networks to deliver broadband solutions for future government networks,” said Emil Nilsson, CFO and COO of Ericsson’s North American operations. “Under Tailwind’s …

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Thursday Transactions

Image: Andrew Brown This week, U.K.-based BAE Systems has a deal in place to purchase Danish cyber intelligence company ETI A/S for the equivalent of more than $200 million. ManTech has finalized its acquisition of MTCSC for $75 million. CSC has acquired Alexandria, Va.-based CenTauri Solutions, increasing the firm’s C4ISR …

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Boeing Next-Generation Jet Debuts in US

The Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 made its maiden voyage this week in the United States with Continental Airlines, the companies have announced. The plane, which took flight over Seattle, has redesigned interiors with more space in overhead storage bins, LED lighting, touchscreen controls and noise-reducing side panels. Fuel efficiency is also …

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Man Goes to Law School to Sue Spammers

How much do you hate spam? Well, Dan Balsam hates it more, and he is going further than just hitting the delete button or opting out of the annoying cyber crooks:  He is suing those behind the annoying messages. Eight years ago, Balsam was working as a marketer when he …

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ASM Research Promotes Elie Kahn VP of Health Solutions Group

ASM Research has promoted Elie Kahn to the role of senior vice president of the Health Solutions Group. Kahn joined the firm from SAIC in 2007, as senior vice president and corporate development officer. Kahn will supervise the ASM Health Solutions Group, which provides information technology support to VA, DoD, …

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Wednesday Wins

This week, ManTech finalized its acquisition of MTCSC for $75 million. Boeing has finalized its purchase of Montana-based Summit Aeronautics Group. CSC has acquired Alexandria, Va.-based CenTauri Solutions, increasing the firm’s C4ISR offering. Raytheon has a deal in place to purchase Applied Signal Technology, Inc. at a total cost of …

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Serco Scores Big with Two US Army Contracts

Serco Inc. has been awarded two indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts by the U.S. Army. The two contracts are Human Resources Solutions Recruiting & Retention Support Services, and Personnel Services Support of Human Resources Services. The R&R contract has a ceiling value of $274 million over a five-year period, while …

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