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  • Melissa Koskovich: Selecting Leidos Name Was International Venture - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Melissa Koskovich: Selecting Leidos Name Was International Venture

    As we recently covered, SAIC is continuing to hone in on its management structure as the company moves forward after the legacy SAIC separated into two companies – the ‘new’ SAIC (Science Applications International Corp.), and Leidos. As a new brand, Leidos leaders have needed to introduce and position the firm to the GovCon marketplace, […] More

  • Jacobs to Buy Australian Firm Sinclair Knight Merz - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Jacobs to Buy Australian Firm Sinclair Knight Merz

    Jacobs Engineering Group is set to acquire Australian professional services company Sinclair Knight Merz after Sinclair’s board approved the transaction. The Australian Federal Court has scheduled a Dec. 10 hearing to decide on final approval of the proposed transaction, Jacobs said Friday. Both companies expect to close the deal shortly after the hearing, pending the […] More

  • Executive Profile: Valerie Underhill, Chief Financial Officer at MTSI - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Executive Profile: Valerie Underhill, Chief Financial Officer at MTSI

    Valerie Underhill serves as chief financial officer at MTSI where she manages the finance, accounting and contracts departments and is responsible for the company’s overall financial health and “shepherding” its long-term growth. MTSI credits Underhill with helping form two joint ventures, instituting new accounting system policies and procedures and executing the second majority-owned ESOP tranche […] More

  • Report: M&A Deals Remain Nearly Flat in the First Nine Months of 2013 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Report: M&A Deals Remain Nearly Flat in the First Nine Months of 2013

    Mergers and acquisitions worldwide reached $1.67 trillion from January through Sept. 24, just a 0.8 percent increase from the same period last year, Reuters reported Thursday. Michael Erman and Soyoung Kim write investment bankers do not expect the pace of dealmaking to significantly increase anytime soon due to factors such as global economic uncertainty, rising […] More

  • Jeffrey Berson Appointed QTS CIO; Chad Williams Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Jeffrey Berson Appointed QTS CIO; Chad Williams Comments

    Jeffrey Berson, a 20-year investment banking veteran, has been appointed chief investment officer at data center services provider QTS. He will be in charge of initiatives for business and investment growth and will help the chief financial officer manage activities in key markets from the company“™s Kansas offices, QTS said August 22. Berson most recently served […] More

  • BMC Group, Deven Software Partner for Post-Merger Integration App; Nick Perdikis, Jeff Kalina Comment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    BMC Group, Deven Software Partner for Post-Merger Integration App; Nick Perdikis, Jeff Kalina Comment

    The BMC Group has inked a strategic partnership with Deven Software to combine its deal management tool with Deven“™s post-merger integration software. BMC will offer Deven“™s EMA-Integrate as a complementary service to SmartRoom that works to aid customers in planning and executing merger activities, Deven Software said Wednesday. Nick Perdikis, CEO of Deven Software, said the companies […] More

  • Grant Thornton Adds Six Firms for Intl Expansion Aims - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Grant Thornton Adds Six Firms for Intl Expansion Aims

    Grant Thornton has expanded in five international markets after adding six professional services firms in those regions to its worldwide network. This round of expansion covers Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the Eastern Caribbean, Canada and the U.K., Grant Thornton said Tuesday. Luxembourg“™s PKF, Netherlands“™ ConQuaestor, two firms from PwC‘s Eastern Caribbean group, Canada“™s Breakwater Accounting Advisors […] More

  • AT&T Agrees to Buy Cricket's Parent Company - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    AT&T Agrees to Buy Cricket's Parent Company

    AT&T has agreed to acquire Leap Wireless International, parent company of prepaid wireless provider cricket, for $15 per share in cash as AT&T looks to expand into the prepaid mobile segment. Leap operates under the Cricket brand name and runs 3G CDMA and 4G LTE networks covering 21 million people across 35 U.S. states, AT&T […] More

  • Executive Spotlight: Liz Huldin, Director of HR for Boeing Network & Space Systems on STEM Education and Veteran Hiring - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Executive Spotlight: Liz Huldin, Director of HR for Boeing Network & Space Systems on STEM Education and Veteran Hiring

      Liz Huldin serves as director of human resources for Boeing Network & Space Systems. The Motorola and Honeywell veteran joined the firm in 2009 and most recently served as director of M&A, integration and international rewards for the corporate Human Resources strategy, compensation and benefits group. In her conversation with ExecutiveBiz, Huldin discusses Boeing“™s […] More

  • Budget Cuts Trim Aerospace and Defense M&As in Q1 2013 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Budget Cuts Trim Aerospace and Defense M&As in Q1 2013

    Federal budget cuts have reduced mergers and acquisitions in the aerospace and defense industry in the first quarter of 2013, causing financial services firms to lay off some analysts, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Citing a report from advisory firm Deloitte, Steven Overly writes M&A activities in the sector declined in number by 40 percent […] More

  • Incoming BAE Chair Sir Roger Carr Previews Business Plans - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Incoming BAE Chair Sir Roger Carr Previews Business Plans

    BAE Systems Chairman Sir Roger Carr intends to focus on building up BAE as an independent company when he joins, Dow Jones Business News reported Wednesday. Marietta Cauchi writes Carr announced his plans for the company a few hours after he was officially appointed to succeed Dick Olver, who will step down in the first quarter […] More

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