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This week, Kevin Shelly, who heads government solutions sales for ACS, A Xerox Company, spoke to ExecutiveBiz about the transition with Xerox and what it means for the government business: “For ACS, it enables us to look at the global public sector business. We're very strong domestically and Xerox is …

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CGI Extends Stanley Tender Through August 2

CGI Group has once again opted to extend its $903 million tender offer for Stanley, moving the deadline to August 2. Stanley would become a part of CGI Federal, led by George Schindler. The firm agreed to purchase Stanley in May for $37.50 per share in cash, a deal approved …

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Wood Parker Endorses New Board Member Ken Krieg

Former under secretary of defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Ken Krieg has joined the Board of Advisors of TASC. “Our Board of Advisors holds deep expertise in the areas critical to TASC’s continued growth,” says Wood Parker, president and CEO of TASC.  “Ken’s experience in federal and, specifically, Department …

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Deloitte, Cisco Snag Awards for Cyber Innovation, Creativity

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano yesterday announced the winners of DHS' National Cybersecurity Awareness Challenge, which called on members of the public and private sector companies to develop creative and innovative ways to raise cybersecurity awareness. “Everyone has a stake in cybersecurity, and everyone has a role to …

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NIST Hosts Cybersecurity Education Workshop

Together with several federal departments and agencies, the National Institute of Standards and Technology will host a two-day workshop on cybersecurity education. Taking place Aug. 11-12, the Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity Education workshop will be held in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Education, the …

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Thursday Transactions

This week, BAE Systems finalized the acquisition of Atlantic Marine following approval from the government. In May, BAE announced an agreement to purchase Atlantic Marine from JFL-AMH Partners, LLC, a portfolio company of the private-equity firm J.F. Lehman & Company for $352 million. And CGI Group has once again extended …

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CSC Names Ken Deutsch Account Executive for DoD Cyber

CSC has named Kenneth “Ken“ W. Deutsch account executive, Department of Defense Cyber, for its North American Public Sector Defense Group. Deutsch will play a key role as part of CSC's Cyber High Growth Market Segment and help leverage the company's cyber expertise and experience to establish and maintain information …

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Wednesday Wins

This week, L-3 and BAE Systems picked up Navy Deals, while CSC will continue to provide IT support to MBDA. ManTech International was awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Keyport Division, and Harris also inked follow-on contracts from the Navy totaling nearly $30 million. STG …

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Renny DiPentima, Linda Gooden to Chair Tech Board

Experts from industry and academia will assemble to provide recommendations for improving the way the federal government buys and implements IT systems. Linda Gooden, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Services, and Dr. Steve Kelman of Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government will co-chair the Commission …

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Obama Picks Jacob Lew to Lead OMB

President Barack Obama has appointed Jacob Lew director of the Office of Management and Budget, replacing Peter Orszag. Orszag has designs to join the Council on Foreign Relations. The current deputy secretary of management and resources at the Department of State, Lew served as OMB director from 1998 to 2001. …

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Northrop Grumman Finds Home in Falls Chruch, Va.

Send housewarming gifts to 2980 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, Va. After a lengthy search, Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has settled on the location in suburban Northern Virginia to serve as the firm’s new headquarters.  The contracting giant will move from Southern California over the next year. “As we thought …

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