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Harris Unveils Reorganized Australian Defense Unit, Appoints Alan Callaghan Lead

Allan Callaghan

Alan Callaghan, a 13-year veteran of Harris (NYSE: HRS), has been named president and managing director of the communications and information technology company’s reorganized defense business in Australia that operates as Harris Defence Australia. He will oversee the Brisbane-based organization’s business development, operations, shared services, government relations and marketing initiatives across the Australian defense …

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Mitel to Buy Polycom in $2B Cash-and-Stock Deal

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Mitel (Nasdaq: MITL) has agreed to purchase Polycom (Nasdaq: PLCM) for approximately $1.96 billion in cash and stock as both companies seek to establish a business that will offer communications and collaboration systems to enterprise customers. Both companies expect to close the acquisition in the third quarter of 2016 and create a …

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Harris Vet Howard Lance to Join MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates as President, CEO

Howard Lance

Howard Lance, former chairman and CEO of Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS), has been appointed president and CEO of Richmond, British Columbia-based communications and information services company MacDonald, Dettwiler & Associates. Lance will assume his new roles on May 16 and succeed Daniel Friedmann, who has led the company over the past 21 years and will …

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Polycom-Genband’s Comms System Nears JITC Certification; Sean Berg Comments

Sean Berg

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 21, 2016 — The integrated Polycom (Nasdaq: PLCM) and Genband Local Session Controller technology has completed a certification test by the Joint Interoperability Test Command, ExecutiveBiz reported March 8. Genband said March 7 the two companies await the JITC final certification before their joint offering can be integrated into the Defense …

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AT&T Eyes Comms Services for DISA Under GNS Contract; Kay Kapoor Comments

Kay Kapoor

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 9, 2016 — AT&T (NYSE: T) will seek to provide communications services to the Defense Information Systems Agency through potential task orders awarded under the $4.3 billion Global Networking Services contract, GovCon Executive reported March 2. The company said March 1 it will offer software-defined networking, network integration and …

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Army, Engility Build Universal Encryptor for Military Comms

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 29, 2016 — Engility (NYSE: EGL) has helped the U.S. Army develop a universal communications encryptor for military devices to aid in the transmission of classified information, ExecutiveGov reported Friday. The Army reported Wednesday Engility and its partners worked with the Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center …

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TCS Expands Text-to-911 Public Safety Messaging Service Coverage

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 22, 2016 — TeleCommunication Systems (Nasdaq: TSYS) has expanded the coverage of its text-to-911 public safety messaging service to at least 700 answering points across 38 U.S. states and territories, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. TCS said Thursday it targets 100 million wireless subscribers to the service by mid-2016 as it …

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Jacobs to Train Marine Special Ops Forces on Comms Systems

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TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 10, 2016 — Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) will provide training support to the U.S. Marine Corps to help them operate data and radio communication systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Tuesday it will also help the Marine Special Operations Command on the implementation of satellite and …

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CACI Closes $550M L-3 NSS Govt Services Business Buy; Ken Asbury, Michael Strianese Comment

acquisition, merger

CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has completed its $550 million cash acquisition of the National Security Solutions business from L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) as part of a growth strategy to target enterprise information technology and intelligence markets. CACI said Monday it expects NSS, a mission services provider for the government sector, …

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NASA Taps Mori Associates for $300M Johnson Center IT, Comm Services Contract

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Mori Associates has received a potential five-year, $300 million contract from NASA to provide information technology, multimedia and communication services to the Johnson Space Center in Texas. NASA said Tuesday work on the cost-plus-award-fee contract will begin April 1 and covers support to JSC’s information resources directorate and external relations office. The center serves as the …

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