Susan Miller: Inmarsat Targets Global Xpress Service for US Govt Clients

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An Inmarsat Plc subsidiary will act as a value added reseller of the parent company’s Global Xpress satellite communications offering to U.S. government customers. Inmarsat Government will build and maintain that technology and provide bandwidth leases on the GX system, Inmarsat said Thursday. Susan Miller, Inmarsat Government president and CEO, said the subsidiary intends for the Global Xpress...

George Helm: USSOCOM Orders Harris Radios for Tactical Net

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has won an $18 million order from the U.S. Special Operations Command for manpack and handheld radios as USSOCOM aims to grow its tactical communications network. The company intends for users to communicate voice, video and data during intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations with each other through the Falcon III radios, Harris said Monday. “This new network...

Sudhakar Kesavan: ICF to Buy Belgium-Based Mostra for Europe Market Push

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ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) has moved to grow its communications services portfolio in Europe by agreeing to buy Brussels, Belgium-based Mostra S.A. for an undisclosed amount. ICF intends for the acquisition to increase its earnings per share starting in the second quarter of its 2014 fiscal year and will adjust the company’s 2014 metrics to reflect the transaction, ICF said Tuesday. Sudhakar...

Tracey Haslam Appointed Harris CapRock President; Jim Morris Comments

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Tracey Haslam, formerly vice president and general manager of Harris CapRock Communications’ energy business, has been appointed president of the Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) business unit. Haslam will report directly to Jim Morris, group president of Harris Integrated Network Solutions, and be responsible for Harris CapRock’s satellite and terrestrial communications services for the energy, government...

Ron Crocker Joins Alion’s GSA Communications, IDIQ Strategy Team; Alex Heidt Comments

Ron Crocker, a 30-year public and private sector veteran, has joined Alion Science and Technology to support the firm’s communications and strategic programs related to General Services Administration Schedule contracts. He aims to help the company build relationships with clients working under GSA government-wide acquisition contract vehicles, Alion said Monday. Alex Heidt Prior to Alion, Crocker...

Inmarsat Closes $45M Buy of Globe Wireless; Frank Coles Comments

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Inmarsat Plc has completed its $45 million acquisition of Globe Wireless LLC, a provider of shipping communications services. Inmarsat worked to comply with regulatory approvals and other conditions in order to close the transaction, the company said Friday. The mobile satellite communications provider acquires the business and all assets of the Florida-based company. Globe Wireless generated $91...

Avaya to Help Suez Canal Authority Unify Comms System; Mohamed Hindy Comments

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Avaya Inc. has been selected to connect the Suez Canal Authority’s communications system with a company platform in an effort to centralize the organization’s network and infrastructure. Suez Canal will move its communications ports into Avaya’s Aura Communication Manager system in order to consolidate the network with technology for finding employees and coordinating text, email and voice services,...

CalAmp Buys Mobile Resource Provider RSI; Michael Burdiek Comments

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CalAmp (NASDAQ: CAMP) has bought mobile resource management provider Radio Satellite Integrators for $6.5 million as part of efforts to grow in the state and local public safety market. The acquisition is intended to raise CalAmp’s total profits and non-generally accepted accounting principles earnings per share in its 2014 fiscal year, CalAmp said Wednesday. Michael Burdiek, president and CEO...

Cisco, Finmeccanica Form Defense and Civil Market Alliance

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Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) and Finmeccanica have agreed to combine both companies’ technology offerings for the defense and civil customers in an effort to pursue business opportunities in the systems integration market worldwide. Finmeccanica’s industry services will be integrated with Cisco’s information technology, networking and communications technologies in order to jointly develop services...

Ronald Alepian Joins CA Technologies as SVP, Chief Comm Officer

Ronald Alepian, formerly communications and marketing lead at TMX Group, has joined CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) as senior vice president and chief communications officer, PRWeek reported Monday. Diana Bradley writes Alepian will report directly to EVP and Chief Marketing Officer Lauren Flaherty and be responsible for CA’s media and analyst relations, government transactions, corporate social...