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Additional 450 U.S. Troops Will Deploy To Iraq In Support Of ISIS Fight

An additional 450 U.S. troops will be sent to Iraq where they will open a new training base for Iraqi soldiers fighting Islamic State militants. The additional troops are destined for Taqaddum Air Base and will not be forward deployed with Iraqi ground units or deployed as spotters for airstrikes, as many U.S. officials have […]

Coast Guard Vice Commandant Adm. Peter Neffenger. Photo: Coast Guard

Senate Commerce Committee Approves Neffenger To Lead TSA

 The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on Thursday approved by voice vote the nomination of Coast Guard Adm. Peter Neffenger to be Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will consider Neffenger’s nomination on June 10 before the Senate votes on him to be the next […]

Incoming Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO David Melcher. Photo: AIA

Former Exelis Chief Melcher Named New CEO Of AIA

David Melcher, who led defense civil government contractor Exelis Inc. after its spin-off from ITT Corp. [ITT] in 2011 until it was acquired by Harris Corp. [HRS] last month, has been named as the new chief of the Aerospace Industries Association, effective June 8. Melcher succeeds Marion Blakey, who departed AIA earlier this year to […]

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Elbit To Acquire NICE Systems’ Cyber And Intelligence Business

Elbit Systems [ESLT] on Thursday said it has agreed to acquire the Cyber and Intelligence Division of NICE Systems [NICE] for up to $157.9 million in cash in a deal that expands its cyber business. The transaction, which includes a potential $40 million earn-out provision as part of the overall cash payment, is expected to […]

Incoming Leidos Health and Engineering Sector President Jonathan Scholl. Photo: Leidos

Leidos Taps Healthcare Pro To Run Its Health And Engineering Sector

Leidos [LDOS] on Tuesday named Jonathan Scholl as the president of its Health and Engineering Sector, which struggled last year with massive losses and contracting revenue. Scholl, who will join Leidos effective June 22, has served the last five as chief strategy officer of Texas Health Resources, a $3.8 billion faith-based, non-profit system of 24 […]

Coast Guard Vice Commandant Adm. Peter Neffenger. Photo: Coast Guard

Obama Taps Coast Guard Vice Commandant Neffenger To Lead TSA

Moving to fill the only open senior position at the Department of Homeland Security, President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated the number two official at the Coast Guard, Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger, to lead the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Neffenger, 59, has been the vice commandant of the Coast Guard since May 2014. Before his […]

Joseph Ensor, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman's Space ISR Systems Division. Photo: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Separates Airborne And Space ISR Business

Northrop Grumman [NOC] on Monday said it is splitting a division focused on intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance (ISR) and targeting activities into two businesses focused on airborne and space ISR to improve focus in each area. The ISR and Targeting Systems Division (ISR&TSD) within Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Systems Sector is being broken into the Airborne Intelligence, […]

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KEYW Acquires Two Companies Involved In Cyber Security

KEYW Corp. [KEYW] on Wednesday said it has acquired two-Maryland based companies involved in cyber security and other information technology capabilities and has created a new business sector aimed at inserting the company’s technologies into new markets. Terms of the deals for Ponte Technologies and Milestone Intelligence Group were not disclosed. PonteTech, which was founded […]

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SAIC Reentering Intelligence Community Market With Scitor Acquisition

Science Applications International Corp. [SAIC] on Sunday said has agreed to acquire Scitor Corp. for $790 million in cash in a deal that will give it instant access to the intelligence community while also boosting its business with the Air Force, two markets the company has sought to increase its presence in following the spin-off […]

Incoming President and CEO of Rolls-Royce North America Marion Blakey. Photo: AIA

AIA Chief Blakey Departing To Lead Rolls-Royce North America

Britain’s Rolls-Royce on Tuesday said that it has appointed Marion Blakey to lead its North American business, succeeding James Guyette who is retiring in May. Blakey, who is the president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association, is expected to begin her job as president and CEO of Rolls-Royce North America in a few weeks […]