L-3 to pay $210M for optics and sensors maker

Deal expands L-3's base in electro-optical/infrared market, a key strategic growth area for the company.

SRA sells unit to Czech firm

Divestiture part of SRA's strategy to focus on its core capabilities.

Former SRA CEO tapped to lead new company

Former SRA International Inc. President and CEO Stanton Sloane wasted little time finding a new home. He's taken the reins of a California advanced security company.

Former DOD exec leads sensor maker's North America expansion

MS Tech, a developer and manufacturer of advanced detection sensors, has named former Defense Department deputy undersecretary Stephen Bryen its new president. Bryen will lead its expansion into markets across North America.

Industry holds key orbit in new space policy

The new National Security Space Strategy outlines how the U.S. government will manage its space industrial base, defend its space assets and share space-based resources with allies.

CSC takes on immigrant visa support services in Mexico

Computer Sciences Corp. will help secure the U.S.-Mexico border as a result of a new six-year, $115 million State Department task order that calls for non-immigrant visa support services in Mexico.

SAIC continues biometrics gate-keeping at Iraqi entry ports

Science Applications International Corp. will continue providing biometrics support to U.S. Central Command under a three-year task order that could be worth more than $23 million.

SAIC, Northrop to enhance Navy integrated security system

Science Applications International Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp. will provide the Navy with technical and engineering services and software enhancements under a five-year contract that has a combined value of about $38 million for both awardees.

L-3 unit will upgrade Marine Corps’ remote sensor system

L-3 Communications Inc. subsidiary L-3 Nova Engineering will provide equipment, upgrades and repairs, and program management services under a $52.8 million Defense Department follow-on contract to support the Marine Corps' Tactical Remote Sensor Systems program.

SAIC closes Reveal acquisition to boost customs agencies sales

Science Applications International Corp. has completed its acquisition of Reveal Imaging Technologies Inc., a provider of threat detection products and services. Financial terms were not reported.

Northrop to install infrared warning systems on Marines' choppers

Northrop Grumman Corp. will provide infrared missile warning systems to the Navy under an $80 million contract.

Agencies finding more uses for sensor technology

A Forrester Research analyst says green IT and other inititiaves will expand the use of sensors in federal activities.

Lockheed gets $142M Army contract for surveillance systems

Lockheed Martin Corp. will furnish additional aerostat surveillance systems to the Army for use in detecting threats to ground forces from roadside bombs and other means under a $142 million contract.

Sensors, training keep Raytheon strong through first quarter

The U.S. military’s desire for more surveillance equipment and new ways to prepare soldiers for war drove positive first-quarter growth at Raytheon Co., reports Christopher Hinton at MarketWatch.

Lockheed gets $424M bump on missile defense work

Lockheed Martin Corp. has won a large contract modification from the Defense Department to continue building a key component of the nation’s ballistic missile defense system.

QinetiQ to furnish Army with sniper detection gear

Under a two-year, $19.5 million contract, QinetiQ North America will deliver equipment that Army soldiers can use to help identify the location of hostile enemy fire.

Boeing, DHS defend work on SBInet

Two days after Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano froze some spending on the SBInet virtual fence system at the Arizona border, Boeing and DHS officials say the system is providing needed capabilities.