FILE- In this April 26, 2017, file photo, the IBM logo is displayed on the IBM building in Midtown Manhattan, in New York. IBM says it is getting out of the facial recognition business over concern about how it can be used for mass surveillance and racial profiling. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Private equity makes big play for government services companies

IBM’s acquisition of Octo highlights a trend toward increasing mergers and acquisitions in the government services sector.

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DoD’s concerns about industry consolidation may hold water for all of government

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