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Patricia Lewis, Jennifer Whitlow Promoted to SVP Ranks at Lockheed

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has promoted Patricia Lewis to senior vice president of human resources and Jennifer Whitlow to SVP of communications effective January 1, 2015. The company said Tuesday Lewis and Whitlow were also elected to the corporate leadership team as part of their appointment. Lewis, with 25 years of experience on global HR strategy, is currently …

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ATK, Orbital Delay Expected Merger Closure Date to February

ATK (NYSE: ATK) and Orbital Sciences (NYSE: ORB) have delayed their expected closure date for the spinoff of ATK’s sporting group and the merger between Orbital and ATK’s aerospace and defense groups to February. The companies said Monday they have also rescheduled their stockholder meetings to Jan. 27, 2015 from the previous announced date of Dec. …

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Rick Fitz Named VP of IT Markets at Splunk; Steve Sommer Comments

Rick Fitz, former vice president of product strategy and management at Thomson Reuters‘ (NYSE: TRI) MarkMonitor subsidiary, will work as VP of information technology markets at Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK). Splunk said Monday Fitz will be in charge of global market strategy for IT operations and application delivery and lead a team of marketing, product …

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Ike Song: Northrop to Supply Mission Computers for Marines’ Helicopter Update Program

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) will provide the Naval Air Systems Command mission computers to be fitted onto UH-1Y and AH‑1Z helicopters as part of the U.S. Marine Corps‘ upgrade program for H-1 helicopters. The company said Monday it will deliver FlightPro Gen III mission computers through October 2017 to provide the aircraft with weapons, mission support …

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Raytheon, DRS Subsidiary Win $28M Contract for Army Tech Integration Program

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and a subsidiary of DRS Technologies will support the U.S. Army‘s Horizontal Technology Integration Second Generation Forward Looking Infrared program under a $28 million contract. The Defense Department said Thursday that Raytheon and DRS Network and Imaging Systems will provide manufacturing, program and configuration management, test and logistics, quality assurance and other support services …

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Canada Orders General Dynamics Vehicle Surveillance System; Danny Deep Comments

A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) business arm will provide a surveillance system for the Canadian military to integrate on vehicles for the Light Armored Vehicle III Upgrade program under a $252.7 million contract. General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada said Thursday the system includes radars, image intensification sights, thermal imaging, laser range finder and GPS and works with …

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ORBCOMM, Inmarsat to Share SkyWave M2M Business Under $130M Deal

ORBCOMM (NASDAQ: ORBC) will buy Inmarsat partner SkyWave Mobile Communications under a $130 million transaction as part of ORBCOMM’s efforts to add new operational and manufacturing tools in its machine-to-machine offering, SatNews reported Thursday. The potential acquisition will be in the form of $122.5 million in cash and a $7.5 million promissory note for some of Inmarsat’s shares in …

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Dennis Kelly: A-T Solutions to Upgrade USAF Investigative Software

A-T Solutions will perform an upgrade on the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations‘ evidence collection management software and provide associated modifications, testing and support services under a new contract. The company said Thursday it will update the software’s interface with new reporting and export functions and support for Defense Department crime scene …

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Kamal Narang: SRA to Help CDC Run Nat’l Electronic Disease Surveillance System

SRA International will provide support services for the National Electronic Disease Surveillance System under a three-year, $9 million contract from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The company said Wednesday it will support the NEDSS base system development and deployment and help shape practices for public health surveillance. Kamal Narang, vice president …

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State Dept OKs Iraq’s $700M in Requests for BAE Weapons, General Dynamics Vehicle Parts

The State Department has approved a potential sale to Iraq of $97 million in Advanced Precision Kill Weapon Systems built by BAE Systems and $600 million in vehicle parts made by General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Wednesday the proposed sale of 2, 000 APKWS includes spare and repair parts, documentation, personnel training and …

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