BAE Systems has completed its acquisition of Ball Aerospace, marking a pivotal moment in expanding its space, science, and defense capabilities. With over 5,200 new U.S. employees joining the ranks, this move bolsters BAE Systems’ portfolio. The acquisition forms the foundation of the newly established Space & Mission Systems business.

Daniel W. Fisher, chairman and chief executive officer shared that this move “marks a significant milestone in Ball’s 144-year history. We extend our best wishes for continued success to our former colleagues and their new BAE Systems, Inc. teammates.”

Contract Opportunities to Watch: Leidos

Leidos secures a $143 million contract with the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Science & Technology Directorate to develop a cutting-edge Tasking, Collection, Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (TCPED) system for the Open Source Intelligence Integration Center (OSIC). This initiative underscores Leidos’ commitment to advancing artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities, empowering critical intelligence missions amidst evolving national security challenges.

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Cleared Opportunities

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Jillian Hamilton has worked in a variety of Program Management roles for multiple Federal Government contractors. She has helped manage projects in training and IT. She received her Bachelors degree in Business with an emphasis in Marketing from Penn State University and her MBA from the University of Phoenix.