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Northrop Grumman Employees Honored by Society of Women Engineers

The Society of Women Engineers has honored four employees of Northrop Grumman at the organization’s annual conference last weekend. The Fellow Grade Member award was given to Linda Reed and Wendy Schauer Landwehr, recognizing their contributions to the advancement of women in engineering. In addition, the Work-Life Balance Award was …

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CGI Takes Home Top Government Contracting Award

CGI has been deemed the Contractor of the Year in the over $300 million category at the 8th Annual Greater Washington U.S. Government Contractor Awards, the company announced. Other winners included A-T Solutions for the $75-$300 million category; Buccaneer Computer Systems & Services in the $25-$75 million category; and Blue …

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Friday Features

This week, Scott Miner of Ascend Executive Search shared ideas about how executives can enhance their visibility in the business world. Mark HuYoung of Northwind Partners spoke about a potential generation gap in the government-contracting industry.

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GTEC Acquires Signature Government Solutions, LLC for $52.5 million

Global Defense Technology & Systems, Inc. announced it had entered into a definitive agreement with Signature Consultants, L.L.C. to acquire its subsidiary, Signature Government Solutions, LLC for $52.5 million. SGS provides IT, cybersecurity and intelligence analysis services in support of high-priority mission systems and cybersecurity programs within the Intelligence Community. …

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New Study Shows Cloud Computing Can Reduce Carbon Footprint

Businesses that run business applications in the cloud versus their own infrastructure can help reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions by a net 30 percent or more. These findings, from a study commissioned by Microsoft Corp. and conducted by Accenture and WSP Environment & Energy, demonstrate cloud computing’s potential to …

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CGI Wins Contract to Help Build Up Capitol’s IT Platform

CGI (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A) won a firm-fixed-price contract from the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) to help build up the AOC’s IT platforms. The firm will support AOC’s upgrade, hosting, operations and maintenance of CGI’s Momentum and IBM’s Maximo IT platforms. The deal has a value of $19 million …

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Government Contractors Take Home the Gold at Contracting Awards

Nearly 1,000 attendees, including government contracting luminaries, made their way to the 8th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards on Nov. 3 to see what some call the “Academy Awards of Government Contracting” awarded to the lucky few winning companies and executives. The coveted award for Contractor of the Year …

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SRA Leadership Comments on Financial Report

SRA International (NYSE: SRX) rolled out operating results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2011, ending Sept. 30, 2010. According to the firm, “revenue for the quarter was $423.9 million, up 1.7 percent from $416.7 million in the September 2009 quarter, driven by the recent acquisitions of PQA and …

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Thursday Transactions

This week, Oracle organized a strategic investment in Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. Quest Software Public Sector joined the Transglobal Secure Collaboration Program as a silver member. CACI International finalized a pair of acquisition deals, one for TechniGraphics, Inc. and another for Applied Systems Research, Inc. CACI also teamed up with General …

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CSC Gets Piece of $115 Million State Dept. Visa Contract

CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs awarded the company a task order to provide visa support services for non-immigrants in Mexico. The task order carries a two-year base period and four one-year options, bringing the estimated total value to $115 million. The ID/IQ …

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