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Phacil Adds Mehdi Cherqaoui, Bill Grabner, Mark Milleker, Andrew Cheney to Leadership Roles

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Mehdi Cherqaoui, formerly vice president and corporate controller at PAE, has joined Phacil as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Phacil said Monday that Cherqaoui previously held financial management positions at URS Corp. (NYSE: URS), Apptis, KPMG and PwC. The Arlington, Virginia-based contractor also named William Grabner SVP of ...

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Harris Unveils Company’s New Structure Post-Exelis Acquisition; William Brown Comments

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Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has unveiled the company’s new business structure that will take effect Friday, almost one month after the defense and communications technology maker closed its $4.75 billion acquisition of Exelis. Harris said Wednesday its reorganization into four business units will coincide with the end of the company’s 2016 fiscal year on Friday. ...

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Jeanie Wade Named Northrop Service Center Operations VP; Mark Caylor Comments

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Jeanie Wade, formerly director of enterprise talent acquisition at Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC), has been named vice president of the company’s service center operations. Northrop said Tuesday the 15-year company veteran will report to Mark Caylor, the company’s corporate vice president, president of enterprise services and chief strategy officer. “Jeanie ...

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NIST Vet Jeremy Grant Joins Chertoff Group as Managing Director

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Jeremy Grant, formerly senior executive adviser at the National Institution of Standards and Technology, has been appointed to a managing director role at The Chertoff Group. He will advise the firm’s clients on policies related to cybersecurity and information technology and help them craft strategic growth initiatives, The Chertoff Group said Tuesday. At NIST, Grant ...

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Vencore to Help DARPA Research Comms Disruption Defense Methods; Steve Omick Comments

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The applied research organization of Vencore has been awarded an $11.8 million contract to develop techniques for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to mitigate cyber communication disruption. Vencore Labs will create systems to detect degraded network performance, assign network resources to communications and alter protocol stack configurations during disruption, the company said ...

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South Korea Selects Airbus Tanker Jet for Military Aircraft Refueling

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South Korea has ordered four aerial refueling tanker jets from Europe-based aircraft manufacturer Airbus, adding to the company’s portfolio of international customers, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Jeyup Kwaak and Robert Wall write that other buyers of Airbus’ A330 MRTT or multirole tanker transport include Australia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the U.K. ...

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