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

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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

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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...

Harris CapRock to Build Satellite Systems for FAA’s Alaska Network; David Cavossa Comments

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Harris CapRock Communications has won a potential 10-year, $46 million contract to continue developing satellite systems for the Federal Aviation Administration’s telecommunications infrastructure in Alaska. The subsidiary will build two satellite systems for voice and data connectivity under the Alaskan Satellite Telecommunications Infrastructure program, through which the FAA manages air traffic...

Lockheed Awarded $105M for Air Force SATCOM Logistics

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded a $105,083,207 contract modification to help operate and sustain two satellite communications systems for the U.S. Air Force. This modification covers the fourth option year of a cost-plus-award-fee contract for Milstar and the Defense Satellite Communications System, the Defense Department said Friday. Orbital operations and logistics sustainment work...

GTRI to Deploy Veterans Affairs Voice Comm Net; Barbara Beckner Comments

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Global Technology Resources Inc. has won a potential two-year task order to help the Department of Veterans Affairs implement a new infrastructure for the VA’s enterprise voice communications network. The VA intends to deploy a new unified communications infrastructure based on voice, data and Internet service technologies, GTRI said Tuesday. Barbara Beckner, vice president federal programs at...