Boeing Buys Hardware, Software Engineering Provider Ventura Solutions

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has bought hardware and software engineering provider Ventura Solutions Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Ventura Solutions will operate within Boeing’s network and space systems division, Boeing said Friday. Annapolis Junction, M.-based Ventura Solutions employs nearly 140 people. LinkedInShareTweet+1E-mail

Report: Oracle Moves Closer to $5B Acquisition of POS Tech Firm Micros Systems

Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is close to sealing a billion deal to purchase Maryland-based retail and hospitality business software maker Micros Systems, Reuters reported Monday. Reuters reports the transaction could be unveiled as early as Monday and would mark the largest for Oracle since its $5.6 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems in 2009. Oracle has been buying other technology firms as part of...

Doug Graham: Lockheed Extends Air Force ICBM Work Under Potential $452M Contract

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been awarded a potential $452 million contract to sustain the reentry subsystems for the U.S. Air Force’s intercontinental ballistic missiles. Lockheed will work to modify and test the hardware and software components of the Minuteman III ICBM’s reentry system-reentry vehicle subsystem, the company said Thursday. The initial contract contains a one-year base period,...

Army Awards $774M to 6 Firms for IT Tools, Services

The U.S. Army has awarded a one-year, $774 million contract modification to six companies for information technology hardware, software and related services. The Army issued the modification to the contractors under the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – 2 Hardware vehicle, the Defense Department said Monday. Funding and work locations will be determined with each order. Awardees...

Mike Corkery: Deltek Purchases Axium to Boost ERP Software Market Presence

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Deltek has moved to expand its customer base in the enterprise resource planning software market by purchasing Axium, a project management software provider to architecture and engineering firms. “Acquiring Axium is part of our ongoing commitment to offer solutions that power the front and back offices of A&E firms of all sizes,” Mike Corkery, Deltek president and CEO, said Wednesday. “Axium’s...

Bill Madison: LexisNexis Picks Up Software Developer to Grow Law Enforcement Work

LexisNexis has acquired iyeTek, a developer of traffic accident and citation reporting software, for an undisclosed amount as the companies aim to further develop integrated products for law enforcement usage. A LexisNexis-made crash report management platform uses iyeTek’s technology to help public safety officers process, store and exchange collision data electronically, LexisNexis said Thursday. “By...

Google Acquires Enterprise Mobility Tech Firm Divide

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has acquired mobile device management platform developer Divide for an undisclosed amount in a move aimed at expanding Google’s Android enterprise customer base, InformationWeek reported Tuesday. Thomas Claburn writes that Divide’s mobility software is designed to support both Android and iOS applications and helps IT departments manage business and personal devices...

Esri Unveils Mapping Tech Licensing Program for Local Gov’t Customers

Geographic information systems provider Esri has introduced a licensing program that allows small U.S. government units to leverage its online mapping technology for an unlimited number of enterprise deployments. Esri aims to help public-sector clients integrate the ArcGIS software into servers, desktops and mobile devices through a Small Government Departmental Platform Agreement, the company said...

DOJ Selects Palantir Software to Analyze Money Laundering Cases

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The U.S. Justice Department has awarded Palantir a five-year, .9 million contract to provide software to federal investigators for collaboration and examining large-scale financial crimes, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Aliya Sternstein writes that Palantir will supply and implement a data analysis tool to support money laundering investigations by DOJ and the departments of Homeland Security and Treasury. DOJ...

Cloud Tech Firm Opower Goes Public to Raise $116M

Cloud energy management software provider Opower raised 5.9 million in its initial public offering Friday on the New York Stock Exchange, the Washington Post reported Friday. Steven Overly writes that Arlington, Va.-based Opower’s shares climed 21 percent to $23 on the company’s first day of trading. Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley served as book-running managers for the IPO, according...