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RapidSOS Appoints Former Raytheon Chair, CEO William Swanson to Advisory Board

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 13, 2017 — RapidSOS has named William Swanson, former Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) chairman and CEO, to the advisory board of the New York-based emergency communications technology company, GovCon Executive reported Thursday. Swanson has at least 40 years of experience in cybersecurity, defense and communications, RapidSOS said Tuesday. He held various …

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ACT I to Provide Acquisition Support to DHS Cyber & Comms Office; Michael Niggel Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Dec. 2, 2016 — Advanced Concepts and Technologies International will provide acquisition support to the cybersecurity and communications office within the Department of Homeland Security‘s national programs and protection directorate under a three-year, $21 million task order, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The task order was awarded through the General …

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Harris’ Falcon III Radio Receives NSA Certification to Utilize MUOS Waveform

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 18, 2016 — Harris (NYSE: HRS) has received certification from the National Security Agency to allow the Falcon III AN/PRC-117G manpack radio system to operate with the Defense Department‘s Mobile User Objective System waveform, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the AN/PRC-117G can now utilize the MUOS waveform in efforts to …

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SES, Raytheon Vet Kevin Benedict Joins DataPath as US Govt Sales SVP

Kevin Benedict, former vice president of business development at SES Government Solutions, has joined Atlanta-based remote field communications and information technology provider DataPath as senior VP of U.S. government sales. DataPath said Tuesday Benedict will oversee efforts to expand the company’s work with U.S. defense, intelligence and civilian agencies customers and takes his new role …

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Motorola Solutions Closes Spillman Technologies Buy; Bruce Brda Comments

Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) has completed its purchase of Spillman Technologies, which will be part of the Illinois-based communications technology provider’s smart public safety solutions business. Bruce Brda, executive vice president of products and services at Motorola Solutions, said Thursday the company made the acquisition with the goal to market …

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Harris, Capstone Vet Richard White Joins Space Systems Loral as US Govt Lead

Richard White, a 31-year veteran from Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) and former CEO of government services contractor Capstone Corp., has joined spacecraft system and satellite manufacturer Space Systems Loral to lead SSL’s U.S. government business as a senior vice president. Palo Alto, Calif.-based SSL said Thursday White will be based out of …

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Raytheon Lifts Guidance as 3Q Earnings Top Street; L-3’s 2017 Outlook Below Analyst Consensus

GovCon Index– and S&P 500-listed defense contractors Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) lifted full-year earnings per share and revenue guidance before markets opened Thursday with third quarter EPS above Wall Street’s expectations for both companies. Raytheon showed a year-over-year revenue increase for the third quarter on growth …

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L-3 to Supply Comms Equipment for UK Defense Ministry

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 26, 2016 — L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) will supply a joint common remote viewing terminal to the U.K. ministry of defense under a $23.2 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the terminal will work to support MoD’s effort to integrate the operations of its intelligence, surveillance, …

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Battelle Backs Bid for Ohio Project to Support USDOT Connected/Autonomous Vehicle Research

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 24, 2016 — Battelle has backed the winning bid of a team of local government units in Ohio for a $6 million grant from the Transportation Department, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The nonprofit company will help the Dublin, Marysville and Union counties in Ohio to establish a dedicated short-range communications …

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Northrop Grumman to Supply ATC Comms Equipment to South African Airports

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 17, 2016 — A subsidiary of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will provide the T6 Radio and other air traffic control communications equipment to airports in South Africa under a subcontract from prime contractor AME Air Traffic Management, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Northrop said Thursday Park Air Systems will supply the radio as …

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