Mercury Buys RF Module Maker Atlanta Micro; Mark Aslett Quoted

Mercury Systems (Nasdaq: MRCY) has purchased radio frequency modules manufacturer Atlanta Micro as part of efforts to expand its presence in the radar, electronic warfare and weapons markets. Atlanta Micro is a Norcross, Georgia-based maker of high-performance RF modules, monolithic microwave integrated circuits and related components, Mercury Systems said Monday. “The acquisition of Atlanta Micro,

Steven Bilby: Cherokee Federal Seeks to Grow Intell Services Through Preting Consulting Buy

Cherokee Federal has bought Alexandria, Virginia-based intelligence community support provider Preting Consulting for an undisclosed sum as part of growth and diversification efforts. Ninety-five percent of Preting’s 150 employees are security clearance holders authorized to handle top secret or sensitive compartmented information and they provide operational support to customers in various work areas such as

Cloudera’s Carolyn Duby: AI in Data Analysis Could Help Strengthen Agencies’ Cybersecurity Posture

Carolyn Duby, field chief technology officer and cybersecurity lead at Cloudera, said government agencies seeking to protect their systems from cyberattacks should recognize the importance of data and adopt artificial intelligence to glean insights from collected data. “AI speeds analysis and is particularly effective when agencies move from signature-based to behavior-based threat detection,” Duby wrote.

Raytheon Completes SEAKR Engineering Acquisition; Roy Azevedo Quoted

Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) has expanded its intelligence and space business with the addition of SEAKR Engineering, a Centennial, Colorado-headquartered space electronics manufacturer it recently acquired for an undisclosed sum. Roy Azevedo, president of Raytheon Intelligence & Space, said in a statement published Monday there is an increasing demand in the space market for innovation,

Beginner’s Guide to Becoming a Government Contractor

“Terrifyingly complicated.” These two words may probably sum up the usual experience of every small business owner who wants to take a shot at becoming a government contractor. It is pretty expected to be intimidated, though, especially when the industry’s leading players are famed conglomerates. Most of them are known for their expertise in developing cutting-edge defense and

GovCon Expert McAleese: Defense Primes Posted Higher Q3 Sector Profit

A new McAleese & Associates report says major defense prime contractors recorded a 4 percent to 6 percent increase in sector profit during the third quarter of 2021. Jim McAleese, founder of McAleese & Associates and a three-time Wash100 winner, presented an analysis of the Q3 financial performance of Boeing (NYSE: BA), General Dynamics (NYSE:

BlueHalo to Develop Cloud Tech for Missile Defense Agency

BlueHalo was awarded a $30.3 million contract from the Missile Defense Agency to create a cloud platform that will be used for monitoring, identifying, targeting and engaging weapon system threats. The Department of Defense said Wednesday the contractor will conduct integration and assessment activities aside from developing a Command, Acquire, Track, Assess, eNgage and Analyze

Air Force Starts Rolling Admission for Eglin Wide Agile Acquisition Contract

The U.S. Air Force is seeking proposals for the first on-ramp of a multi-year engineering and analytics support contract managed by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Eglin AF Base. According to the request for proposals posted Wednesday on, AFLCMC is conducting a full and open competition and will make multiple indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity

Boeing Receives $213M SOCOM Order for Additional Chinook Helicopters

Boeing (NYSE: BA) will provide six more MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopters to U.S. Special Operations Command under a $212.6 million delivery order modification. The company will also provide eight spare shipsets to SOCOM for the remanufactured rotary-wing military aircraft, the Department of Defense said Wednesday. In a separate statement, Boeing said the modification brings