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Parsons Eyes 7 Research Areas for NRL Contract Work; Mary Ann Hopkins Comments

Mary Ann Hopkins

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 2, 2016 — Parsons will work to deliver research and development as well as engineering services to the Naval Research Laboratory under a previously awarded $245 million multi-award U.S. Navy contract, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the contract covers support to NRL’s information technology division …

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ViaSat Secures Potential $73M DISA Contract for Ku-Band/Ka-Band Communications Services

GPS satellite

The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded a potential $73.2 million contract to Carlsbad, California-based company ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) to provide Ku-band and Ka-band communications for the agency’s senior leaders and support staff. The Defense Department said Wednesday the contract covers ViaSat subscription-based services for personnel travelling aboard an aircraft. The …

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Bert Ravelo, Wells Barlow Join AITC Executive Mgmt Team; Gabriel Ruiz Comments

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Advanced IT Concepts has enlisted Bert Ravelo and Wells Barlow to join its executive management team in support of the company’s expansion efforts. Ravelo has been appointed as chief operations officer while Barlow will serve as a senior program manager for the company, AITC said April 27. Gabriel Ruiz, AITC president and CEO, …

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Janus Global Operations Unveils New Regional Hub in Dubai


TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 10, 2016 — Janus Global Operations, formerly Sterling Global Operations, has opened a new regional hub in Dubai to support government and commercial clients in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Thursday the Dubai office will also serve as an administrative …

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Harris to Provide More Satcom Terminals to Army; Ed Zoiss Comments

Ed Zoiss

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 10, 2016 — Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) will provide additional satellite communications terminals to the U.S. Army under new orders worth $41 million, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Thursday the orders are part of the Army’s Modernization of Enterprise Terminals program and the terminals will serve as “backbone” to …

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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

big data

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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