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IBM Lands IARPA Research Grant for Quantum Computing Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 10, 2015 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) will conduct research on logical qubits in support of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity‘s efforts in quantum computing, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday IARPA awarded the research grant under its LogiQ program. About Executive Mosaic: Founded in 2002, Executive Mosaic is a …

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Boeing Named Principal Contractor on $70M Munitions FMS Deal With Turkey

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 10, 2015 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) will serve as the principal contractor on a potential $70 million foreign military sale of Joint Direct Attack Munitions tail kits to Turkey, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Monday the State Department approved the proposed sale, which includes …

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Parsons Gets NASA Award for Small Business Support; Mary Ann Hopkins Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 10, 2015 — Parsons has received a NASA award for its support to small businesses as the prime contractor on the Facility Construction, Engineering, and Technical Services contract, GovCon Executive reported Tuesday. The space agency named Parsons the “Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year” for the Goddard Space Flight …

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Raytheon’s David Wajsgras: Communication Key to Boost Awareness of Cyber Careers

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 10, 2015 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has worked with the National Cyber Security Alliance to study ways that could boost young people’s interest in cybersecurity careers, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Fortune reported Monday a joint Raytheon-NCSA report released in October indicated that one approach is to increase the …

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Orbital ATK to Produce, Test Sidewinder Missile Rocket Motor for US Allies

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 9, 2015 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) will provide AIM-9P rocket motors for the Sidewinder missile system and conduct an acceptance test on the motors under a contract from the U.S. Air Force, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the contract is part of a foreign military …

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Boeing Delivers Last Chinook Helicopter Under Current UK Order

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 9, 2015 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) has delivered the 14th Mk6 Chinook helicopter to the U.K. air force as the last unit in a recent order by that country’s defense ministry, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the U.K. uses Chinook helicopters to support air assault, troop …

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SAIC, Booz Allen See Potential Federal Spending Increase on Defense; Tony Moraco Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 9, 2015 — Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC),  Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) and other defense companies could see an increase in business as the federal government works to counter terrorist threats, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Washington Business Journal reported Friday SAIC CEO Tony Moraco and Booz …

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SAIC’s Bob Fecteau, Vencore’s Barry Barlow Talk Ways to Boost Cyber Workforce

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 9, 2015 — Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) CIO Bob Fecteau and Vencore CTO Barry Barlow have discussed ways to address the cyber workforce shortfall during a recent conference in Virginia, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. GCN reported Friday Fecteau suggested cybersecurity certifications for students while Barlow pointed to community …

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Neil Albert: MCR Eyes Space Market With New Task Orders From Air Force SMC

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 9, 2015 — MCR Federal will provide financial management and acquisition services to the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center under two task orders with a combined value of $24.6 million, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The company said Monday the task orders are in support of SMC’s milsatcom …

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HID Global to Update US Green Cards, EADs Under $88M Contract

HID Global has secured a five-year, $88.3 million contract to redesign and supply the U.S. government-issued Permanent Resident Cards and produce Employment Authorization Documents with radio-frequency identification technology. The company said Tuesday the contract includes the continued manufacture, delivery and storage of as many as 34 million electronic identification cards issued as PRCs …

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