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M&A Trends and Activity from 2010 to Today

Government services M&A for 2010 finished with 98 transactions closed, a level not reached since 2007 when 99 acquisitions closed. Acquisition focus for the year was predominately on cybersecurity and intelligence targets, accounting for ~40% of total deal volume, followed by civilian (21%), DoD (21%), and diversified services (17%).

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2012 Defense Budget Sparks Changes to Government Programs

After months of budget debate and speculation, President Obama sent the 2012 DoD budget request to Congress on February 14th. The proposed $671 billion budget, which includes $553 billion in discretionary authority for the base budget and $118 billion to support overseas contingency operations (“OCO”), is 5% lower than the 2011 request.

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Industry Week in Review – February 11, 2011

Stocks ended a strong week higher on Friday as the Dow and S&P 500 ended at their highest levels since mid-June 2008. As the U.S. government is more than one-third of the way through its FY11, the Pentagon continues to be restrained by last year’s spending plan.

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Industry Week in Review – February 4, 2011

Stocks ended the week experiencing slight to moderate gains with the Dow gaining nearly 2.3%, the S&P approximately 2.7%, and NASDAQ more than 3.0%.

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