CH2M HILL Closes Buy of TERA Environmental Consultants; Chris Shea, Piers Fothergill Comment

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CH2M HILL has completed its acquisition of TERA Environmental Consultants in a move to grow environmental service offerings across Canada. TERA provides environmental consulting services to pipeline, power line and oil and gas customers in that country, CH2M HILL said Monday. Chris Shea, president of CH2M HILL’s environment and nuclear market, said the company intends for the TERA buy to help address...

Peyton Baker Named Babcock & Wilcox President, COO; James Ferland Comments

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Peyton Baker Peyton “Sandy” Baker has been appointed president and chief operating officer at Babcock & Wilcox Co. (NYSE: BWC) as the company has realigned its government market operations. Baker will lead the Charlotte, N.C.-based company’s nuclear operations and technical services groups, as well as its nuclear fuel services subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox said Friday. “Consolidating...

Marillyn Hewson: Lockheed to Buy Industrial Defender for Commercial Cyber Push

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Marillyn Hewson Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has moved to expand its cybersecurity business by agreeing to buy Foxborough, Mass.-based Industrial Defender for an undisclosed amount. Lockheed expects to close the transaction within 30 days subject to customary closing conditions, Lockheed said Wednesday. “Industrial Defender’s expertise in cyber security for critical infrastructure is a natural...

DigitalGlobe Buys Digital Imagery Provider Spatial Energy; Jeffrey Tarr Comments

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Jeffrey Tarr DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) has moved to grow its presence in the oil and gas market by acquiring digital imagery provider Spatial Energy for an undisclosed amount. Energy companies use Spatial Energy’s geospatial tools and services to manage exploration and production projects, DigitalGlobe said Wednesday. Jeffrey Tarr, CEO of DigitalGlobe, said the company intends for the Spatial...

Army Issues New Round of $7B Renewable Energy Program Awards; Robert Ruch Comments

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The U.S. Army added 21 companies in January and February to the branch’s $7 billion program covering work to develop and produce renewable energy for the Army and Defense Department. Seventy-nine contractors now hold positions on the 30-year program and awardees will compete for task orders to provide renewable energy by owning, operating and maintaining the energy assets, the Army Corps of...

Peter Oosterveer Appointed Fluor COO in Realignment; David Seaton Comments

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Peter Oosterveer, formerly president of Fluor Corp.’s (NYSE: FLR) energy and chemicals group, has been promoted to chief operating officer at the Irving, Texas-based energy and construction services contractor. He will lead the company’s commercial business lines and Fluor will create a new organization based on its work in commercial markets, Fluor said Monday. David Seaton, Fluor chairman...

Research and Markets: Critical Infrastructure Protection Market to Grow 10% Over 5 Years

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A new survey by Research and Markets forecasts the critical infrastructure protection market to grow double digits over the next five years. The “Critical Infrastructure Protection: Global Advancements, Market Forecasts & Analysis 2013-2018” report seeks to highlights countries’ efforts to build up defenses against disruption of assets in event of a terrorist attack. Research and...

Aneesh Chopra, Former Federal CTO, Helps Spearhead Startup Hunch Analytics

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Aneesh Chopra Aneesh Chopra, who served as the U.S.’ first federal chief technology officer, helped co-found Arlington, Va.-based data analytics incubator Hunch Analytics in October 2013 and serves as an executive vice president there. The company works with healthcare and education leaders to use new data sets and algorithms for decision-making processes in their organizations, according to...

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...

Curtiss-Wright Restructures Businesses, Maintains 2013 Guidance; David Adams Comments

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Curtiss-Wright Corp. (NYSE: CW) has moved to restructure the company’s business segments in an effort to align strategies with market requirements. The new Curtiss-Wright segment structure will consist of commercial, industrial, defense and energy businesses starting on Jan. 1, 2014, Curtiss-Wright said Wednesday. “I am pleased to announce the new ‘One Curtiss-Wright’ vision and...