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

William Brown

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

Jeremy Grant

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

Steven Omick

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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Atos Closes Xerox IT Outsourcing Business Buy

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France-based digital services firm Atos has completed its purchase of Xerox‘s (NYSE: XRX) information technology outsourcing services portfolio. Xerox said Tuesday it wants to concentrate on the business process outsourcing and document outsourcing markets following the sale. Atos disclosed in late 2014 that the transaction includes a $1.05 billion upfront ...

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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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Army Selects 5 Companies for Rapid Prototyping Program Munitions Tech

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The U.S. Army has chosen five companies to work on the design and development of next-generation munitions under the $200 million Rapid Prototyping and Technology Initiative – Generation 2 program, Military & Aerospace reported Tuesday. John Keller writes that the contractors will work with the Army Armament, Research, Development and Engineering ...

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June 30 Market Close: GovCon Index Down, US Stocks Crawl Up Ahead of Eurozone Meeting

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The GovCon Index closed Tuesday’s trading session in negative territory for the sixth consecutive day with a loss of 0.081 points to end at 74.232. U.S. stocks also crawled back into positive territory during the afternoon as investors continued to watch the Greece debt negotiations ahead of a scheduled Wednesday meeting of Eurozone ...

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Systems Made Simple Lands VA Caregiver, Payroll Support Contracts; Horace Blackman Comments

Horace Blackman

Systems Made Simple has been selected to sustain the Department of Veterans Affairs’ caregiver application tracker in an effort to address the growing requirements of caregivers. The CAT system works to provide resources to the caregivers who conduct in-home healthcare services for veterans through the caregiver support program, Systems Made ...

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Hilton Romanski: Cisco to Buy OpenDNS in Connected-Device Security Push

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Cisco has agreed to purchase network security firm OpenDNS for $635 million cash in a push to help organizations protect their connected devices against sophisticated threats. The companies seek to integrate OpenDNS’ predictive threat intelligence and software-as-a-service cloud security platform with Cisco’s Security Everywhere framework to mitigate the risk of ...

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