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Polycom-Genband’s Comms System Nears JITC Certification; Sean Berg Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 21, 2016 — The integrated Polycom (Nasdaq: PLCM) and Genband Local Session Controller technology has completed a certification test by the Joint Interoperability Test Command, ExecutiveBiz reported March 8. Genband said March 7 the two companies await the JITC final certification before their joint offering can be integrated into the Defense …

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Matt Desch: FAA Should Decide Soon on Transition to New Aircraft Surveillance System

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 21, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has urged the Federal Aviation Administration to make its decision on the transition to a new aircraft surveillance system by the end of 2016, ExecutiveBiz reported March 9. Reuters reported March 8 Desch said at the Satellite 2016 conference that FAA …

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Harris to Provide Air Traffic Mgmt VoIP Platform to NATS; Ed Sayadian Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 21, 2016 — Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) will provide the Voice Communications System for the 21st Century platform to NATS, ExecutiveBiz reported March 9. Harris said March 8 the voice over Internet protocol communications platform contract aims to support air traffic management services in the U.K. through …

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Microsoft, Partners to Build Solar Power Facility in Virginia

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 21, 2016 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has entered into a public-private partnership with Dominion Virginia Power and the government of Virginia to build a facility that will work to provide solar energy to the state, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Dominion Virginia Power said Wednesday the facility is expected …

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Johns Hopkins APL Builds Prototype of Submersible, Corrosion-Resistant UAV

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 21, 2016 — Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has built an unmanned aerial vehicle that can also operate underwater or launch from the sea, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The lab said Thursday it built a prototype of the Corrosion Resistant Aerial Covert Unmanned Nautical System using additive manufacturing methods. CRACUNS is …

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March 21 Morning Report: GovCon Index Closes With Gain for 3rd Straight Day

The GovCon Index closed Friday with a gain of 1.417 percent to 75.314. With Friday’s performance, the Index is on its third consecutive day in positive territory. Top GovCon Index Gainers Symbol Company $ Current Price Net Change % Change I Intelsat 2.60 0.12 +4.84% MCK McKesson Corp.* 158.31 6.62 +4.36% VEC Vectrus Inc. …

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Iron Mountain Eyes Utility Cost Savings With Wind Farm Energy Purchase

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 18, 2016 — Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM) will purchase renewable energy from New Jersey Resources’ Ringer Hill wind turbines in an effort to save $500, 000 a year, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Iron Mountain said Tuesday the power purchase agreement will run for 15 years and works …

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Lockheed Seeks Reduced Satellite Dev’t Time, Costs With 3D Printing; Rick Ambrose Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 18, 2016 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has incorporated 3D printing technology as part of the company’s efforts to decrease satellite development time by 40 percent and reduce total spending, ExecutiveBiz reported March 8. “Ultimately [the government] is going to go to a new architecture, so by …

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Intel Security, DLT Solutions to Launch Cybersecurity Laboratory

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 18, 2016 — Intel Security (Nasdaq: INTC) and DLT Solutions will form a cyber laboratory within the DLT Innovation Center as part of their efforts to provide help to federal agencies facing cybersecurity challenges, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. “The federal government is projecting to spend $19B in the coming …

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Lockheed-Raytheon Javelin JV Gets DoD Performance-Based Logistics Award

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 18, 2016 — A Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) joint venture has received a performance-based logistics award from the Defense Department for its work in the Javelin program, GovCon Executive reported Thursday. Lockheed said Wednesday its Javelin Joint Venture and the U.S. Army‘s close combat weapon …

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