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NCI Pulls Together Common Shares Repurchase

NCI, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCIT) is moving forward with a share repurchase program of up to $25 million of outstanding common stock, following approval from the board of directors. “We are pleased to announce a share repurchase program,” CEO Charles Narang said. “We believe that the current trading range of NCI’s stock …

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Vangent Wins $3.7 Million Contract from Military Health System

Vangent, Inc. has won a $3.7 million Patient Movement Item Tracking System Sustainment contract from the Military Health System in support of the Defense Health Services Systems Program Office. PMITS, an award-winning MHS system, automatically tracks the storage of patient movement items during peacetime and its movement during contingency and …

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ManTech Awarded IT Deal from FBI

ManTech International Corporation has been awarded one of the prime contracts with the FBI to provide IT services to the bureau and other Justice Department agencies. The IDIQ contract has one base year and seven option years, with a total ceiling value of $30 billion for all awardees, making it …

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George Allen Tapped to Lead VT Group’s Technical Services

VT Group has chosen George Allen to be its new vice president of strategic development for its technical services division, the company announced this week. Allen joins VT Group from Agility Defense and Government Services, where he was senior vice president of business development. He is also a member of …

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McChrystal to Address Potomac Officers Club

Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal will speak to the Potomac Officers Club on Nov. 18, the organization announced. McChrystal plans to speak about leadership and his varied experience, which includes being appointed commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan and NATO ISAF, leading more than 130,000 troops from 45 allied countries. Currently, McChrystal …

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Noblis Honored in Business Ethics Awards

Sherry Rhodes, vice president and general counsel of Noblis, has received a business ethics award from the National Capital Chapter of Financial Service Professionals. Rhodes received the award in the large business category. Helios won the award  for medium-sized companies, Sparks Personnel Services won for small businesses and New Signature …

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Tuesday Tip Jar

This week, Martin Mendelsohn of CTPartners shared his ideas for ensuring success in the government-contracting industry: “Firms will need to focus on cost reduction and fraud/waste/abuse identification and remediation initiatives more so than on ‘blue sky,’ major systems improvement and overhaul projects. As the tax and revenue base contracts for …

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IBM Launches Cloud Services for Governments

IBM has announced it has developed a cloud computing services for government agencies called Municipal Shared Services Cloud. The aim of the platform is to integrate operations, provide more transparency, and increase productivity for government workers. Eventually, IBM hopes to add a citizen portal to the platform, a web-based way …

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McChrystal in Talks to Promote Book Deal

According to Crain’s New York Business, last week retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal met with executives from three different New York publishing houses about a potential book deal. Reports say the book would focus on leadership, also the topic of McChrystal’s class at Yale University. McChrystal was accompanied by his agent, …

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BAE Dresses Up Soldiers in New High-Tech Body Armor

BAE Systems has unveiled a new line of body armor, the Scalable Soldier Protection System, at last week’s Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C. The armor, made up of a vest, plate carrier and load-bearing belt, is designed to be flexible and adjustable from …

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HPTi Receives Family-Friendly Business Honor

The Northern Virginia Family Service has awarded High Performance Technologies, Inc. a 2010 CARE Award, recognizing it for being a family-friendly workplace. The award, which stands for Companies As Responsive Employers, has been awarded to HPTi four years in a row. Some of the company’s policies include a parking subsidy, …

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Friday Features

This week, Bob Dix, vice president for U.S. government and critical infrastructure protection for Juniper Networks, spoke about educating the public about cybersecurity risks. Retired Army Lt. Gen. and President of ITT Defense and Information Solutions David Melcher wrote an article about how government contractors can succeed in an increasingly …

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Powerwave’s Jake MacLeod to Lead Panel on Wireless Tech

Powerwave Technologies Vice President of Government Solutions Jake MacLeod has organized and will moderate a panel on the future of wireless networks at the 2010 Military Communications Conference taking place this weekend in San Jose, Calif. Panel members will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of government agencies’ use of wireless …

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