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HPE, Microsoft Vet Frank Vella Joins Information Builders as COO

Frank Vella, formerly chief revenue officer at BlueJeans Network, has joined New York-based business intelligence and analytics platforms provider Information Builders as chief operating officer. Vella will collaborate with Information Builders’ executive group to seek new market opportunities, support expansion efforts and create growth strategies, the company said Monday. His appointment …

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Foreign Investment Committee Completes Ultra Electronics-Sparton Transaction Review

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. has finalized its review of the proposed acquisition of Schaumburg, Illinois-based electromechanical technology company Sparton (NYSE: SPA) by U.K.-based defense and aerospace contractor Ultra Electronics. Ultra said Monday it signed a timing agreement with the Justice Department and that the deal is still subject to antitrust …

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Report: DoD IG Lauds USAF Acquisition Strategy, Risk Mgmt for Bomber Program

The Defense Department’s inspector general has said the U.S. Air Force developed a “comprehensive” risk management process and procurement strategy to support its $80 billion B-21 bomber aircraft program, Bloomberg reported Monday. DoD IG said in the redacted version of its audit report that the bomber program has “clearly defined” warfighter requirements …

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ServiceNow’s Bob Osborn: ‘Service-Aware Enterprise’ Can Help Agencies Understand Security Risks

Bob Osborn, chief technology officer for federal at ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW), has said that federal agencies should implement a “service-aware capability” to understand security risks and increase awareness of real-time computing boundaries as they receive and process data derived from internet-connected devices. Osborn wrote that agencies seeking to maintain contextual …

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AWS Unveils ‘Secret’ Cloud Region for Intell Community Clients; Teresa Carlson Comments

Amazon Web Services has launched a new cloud region designed to host datasets and workloads with the “secret” classification status for intelligence community clients. IC agencies can access the AWS Secret Region through the Commercial Cloud Services contract, the company said Monday. Teresa Carlson, vice president of AWS’ worldwide public …

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Lockheed Gets $122M Navy Tech Engineering Contract Modification

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has landed a potential $122.3 million contract modification to continue to provide engineering services for the U.S. Navy‘s Technical Insertion 18-20 Acoustic Rapid Commercial Off-the-Shelf Insertion program. The Defense Department said Monday Lockheed’s rotary and mission systems unit will conduct work under the modification through December 2018 in …

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