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FBI Pulls Back Call Center Award to ECS Federal

The law enforcement agency will rethink its decision and didn't take long to determine it would do so.

While Evaluating Proposals, Agency Learned Awardee Had Been Acquired. Should the Agency Have...

While evaluating proposals, the agency learned that the eventual awardee had been acquired by another company. But the acquisition didn't really register with the...

ManTech-Carlyle Only the Start of Recent Private Equity M&A Activity

ManTech's agreement to be acquired by the Carlyle Group in a $4.2 billion transaction started a week of private equity-driven acquisitions across the government...

How to Mitigate the Threat of Industrial Base Consolidation

The Defense Department recently released a report, State of Competition in the Defense Industrial Base, which came to the bold conclusion that consolidation in...

Cybersecurity M&A Activity to Continue; Growth Funding to be More Conservative

Venture capital financing for cybersecurity firms was high throughout 2021, resulting in numerous new unicorns. Last year, and the first quarter of 2022, were...

Fifth Circuit Says SEC’s In-House Court Is Unconstitutional

A Fifth Circuit panel ruled that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's use of in-house courts to bring a securities fraud case against a...

Investment Opportunities Within the Defense Maritime Sector

The defense maritime sector has arguably never been more relevant than it is today, creating a wealth of opportunities for companies in the space,...

Cyberespionage Group Targeting M&A, Corporate Transactions Personnel

Security researchers at Mandiant are documenting the discovery of a new hacking group focused on cyberespionage targeting employees responsible for corporate development, large corporate...

Assessing the Value of Intellectual Property Rights in M&A Deals Involving Government Contractors

King & Spalding - The value of a government contractor can take several forms. For example, the value can be based on the number...

New Space Investments and Acquisitions Take Off

Perkins Coie - Responsible for lowering the cost to access space, the "new space" industry has been developing new and fast-moving business models that...

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