Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 10/17/2014

AECOM Closes $4B Buy of URS Corp. in Energy, Gov’t Services Market Push

AECOM Technology Corp. (NYSE: ACM) has closed its estimated $4 billion purchase of San Francisco-based engineering and construction services firm URS Corp. after shareholders at URS approved the transaction Thursday
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NGA Taps 5 Firms for GEOINT Tools Development Project

The U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has awarded contracts to five companies to develop methods and tools for analyzing multiple layers of geographic-based intelligence data. NGA received 73 proposals for a competition designed to bolster the agency’s Map of the World GEOINT infrastructure, the agency said Oct…
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CSIS’ David Berteau: Pentagon Cut 2012-13 Contract Spending Under Sequester

The Center for Strategic and International Studies has released a new study that says sequestration reduced the Defense Department‘s overall spending by $56 billion between 2012 and 2013, Federal News Radio reported Friday
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Navy Green Lights Northrop to Start Counter IED System Production, Deployment; Jeannie Hilger Comments

Northrop Grumman will begin to produce and deploy its counter-improvised explosive device system after the company received approval from the U.S. Navy to go forward on the work. The Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare jammer system works to thwart IED trigger devices, Northrop Grumman said Thursday
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Daniel Keefe: ManTech to Provide Test, Evaluation Support to NSWC Dahlgren

ManTech International (NASDAQ: MANT) will provide test and evaluation services and fleet support for the Naval Surface Warfare Center – Dahlgren Division under a $29.7 million task order awarded through the SeaPort-e vehicle…
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DRS-Rafael Team to Chase Army Chase Tank Protection Program; Mike O’Leary Comments

DRS Technologies and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will jointly pursue a U.S. Army tank defense contract and offer a Rafael-built Trophy active protection system, DoD Buzz reported Wednesday. Kris Osborn writes the vehicle-mounted Trophy system works to detect and engage enemy fire through the use of a radar, processor and on-board computer…
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Mark Naggar: HHS Buyers Club Continues Program Evaluation After 1st Contract

Mark Naggar, program manager of the Department of Health and Human Services‘ Buyers Club, say the initiative is moving forward with its first contract to further develop procurement agility functions, Fedscoop reported Wednesday
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