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- Anna Forrester

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 15, 2017 — Avaya will support the North American Aerospace Defense Command‘s annual program to track “Santa Claus” during Christmas with a contact center platform that will work to accommodate calls from the public, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the Avaya Customer Engagement technology will help volunteers on the NORAD Tracks Santa program …

- Anna Forrester

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 15, 2017 — Space Systems Loral has partnered with the University of Michigan and NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on a project that seeks to launch small satellites to study the sun and how solar energetic particles are emitted into interplanetary space, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Maxar Technologies (NYSE: MAXR) subsidiary said Monday its Payload Orbital …

- Anna Forrester

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 15, 2017 — CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) will develop, update and provide support services for U.S. Navy ship management training devices under a potential $49.3 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The Defense Department said Wednesday the contract covers services in support of the Navigation, Seamanship and Shiphandling Training program at several locations in Bahrain, Japan, Spain and …

- Anna Forrester

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 15, 2017 — Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO) has appointed Irving Tan, senior vice president for business operations in Asia Pacific and Japan, to the newly expanded role of SVP for operations and digital transformation, GovCon Executive reported Thursday. The company said Thursday Tan will work with the sales and engineering teams to lead …

- Anna Forrester

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 15, 2017 — The first Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) GPS III satellite has established a connection with the launch-and-checkout system of Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) ground control segment during a U.S. Air Force factory mission readiness test, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Lockheed said Wednesday GPS III Space Vehicle 01 communicated with the Raytheon-developed Next Generation Operational Control System during the …

- Nicholas Hoffman

Weekly Roundup December 11 – December 15 2017 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson For this week’s roundup we’re taking a look at the current landscape of M&A activity in the government contracting market. 2017 is coming to a close and the recent activity surrounding M&A will …

- Jane Edwards

PV Puvvada, president of Unisys‘ (NYSE: UIS) federal business, has been appointed to chair the Professional Services Council’s board of directors. He will oversee the development and execution of the trade group’s strategies in support of the federal technology services contracting industry, PSC said Friday. Puvvada’s “knowledge and willingness to collaborate across all sectors of the …

- Ramona Adams

BAE Systems has received a seven-year contract worth approximately $267.5 million from the British defense ministry to help sustain availability of combat systems onboard U.K. navy ships. The company said Thursday it will maintain equipment availability, address obsolescence and update the combat systems of 38 ships under the Joint Support Solution 2 contract. JSS 2 is a …

- Ramona Adams

David Kushner, formerly senior director of federal civilian sales at ViON, has been appointed vice president of federal sales at the Herndon, Virginia-based government information technology contractor. In his recent capacity, Kushner worked with clients to help them implement analytic and cloud computing strategies meant to address operational efficiency issues within their businesses, ViON said Thursday. …

- Nichols Martin

A United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) subsidiary has received a potential eight-year, $6.7 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to sustain F119 aircraft engines for the U.S. Air Force. Pratt and Whitney will perform contract work through December 2025 under the sole-source contract, the Defense Department said Thursday. Locations of work are Air Force bases in Alaska, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas and …