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Industry Week in Review – May 30, 2014

President Obama announced this week that the U.S. plans for approximately 9,800 American troops to remain in Afghanistan in 2015, following the scheduled completion of combat operations in the country this year.

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Industry Week in Review – May 23, 2014

Airbus confirmed this week it plans to increase seating on its A320 aircraft from 180 to 186 seats, while maximum capacity on A321 aircraft will increase from 220 to 240 seats. Although full details will not be revealed until next month, the European Aviation Safety Agency also confirmed Airbus’ “process for significant modification” has already started.

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Big Data Spending and M&A Activity on the Rise

On May 6 at the C4ISR & Networks Conference in Arlington, VA, Deltek’s principal research analyst, Alex Rossino, discussed an improving spending environment for Big Data services and technologies in 2016 and beyond, despite broader sequestration effects across all areas of the Federal budget.

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Industry Week in Review – May 16, 2014

International competition between the aerospace giants, Airbus and Boeing, continues to heat up as both companies secured multi-billion dollar orders in China this week. China Southern Airlines Company announced an order of 50 Airbus A320neo aircraft, as well as 30 A320 jets, with a combined order value of approximately $7.3 billion.

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Industry Week in Review – May 9, 2014

The House Armed Services Committee (“HASC”) unanimously approved a measure that would authorize just over $600 billion in defense spending for the 2015 fiscal year. The HASC’s version of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act includes the Pentagon’s previously requested $495.8 billion base budget, as well as $79.4 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations (“OCO”).

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YTD M&A Recap – Deal Volume Up, But a Long Way to Go

There is considerable buzz in the marketplace about activity, with rumors abounding about potential public government and defense firms exploring strategic alternatives (e.g., Mercury Systems), as well as an expectation of continued divestitures (e.g., QinetiQ’s divestiture of its U.S. Services Division), as companies realign and refocus their growth strategies.

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Industry Week in Review – May 2, 2014

According to a new Deloitte report analyzing the financial performance of the top 20 major U.S. aerospace and defense sector companies, U.S. defense contractors posted a 2.6% revenue decrease in 2013.

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Intelligent Strategy: ESITE as a Catalyst for Organic and Acquisitive Growth

Consolidation remains a key IT priority for the Department of Defense (“DoD”) and the nation’s Intelligence Community (“IC”). On March 18th, the Defense Intelligence Agency (“DIA”) released an RFP for its Enhanced Solutions for the Information Technology Enterprise (“ESITE”) contract vehicle, a 5-year, $6.0 billion, multiple-award IDIQ, designed to integrate IT services across national intelligence agencies.

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