Anna Forrester

MDA Increases Northrop Missile Defense IT Services Contract by $750M

Northrop Grumman‘s (NYSE: NOC) contract with the Missile Defense Agency to help run information technology and facilities for the U.S. ballistic missile defense system has received $750 million in additional funding. The Defense Department said Wednesday the modification increases the contract’s total value from $2.5 billion to $3.25 billion. Work under the hybrid …

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Tom Eldredge: Lockheed, Northrop JV to Help Sustain Radars for UK Helicopters

A joint venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a five-year, $96 million subcontract by AgustaWestland to help sustain fire control radars on British military helicopters. Longbow International will provide engineering, logistics and repair services for the radars as part of AgustaWestland’s operational support contract with …

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Paul Jona Joins Cobham SATCOM in SVP Role; Walther Thygesen to Retire in June

Paul Jona, formerly CEO and chairman of CoActive Technologies, has been appointed a senior vice president at Cobham SATCOM. He started his new role at Cobham on March 3 and will work with incumbent SVP Walther Thygesen, who plans to retire from the company in June, Cobham said Monday. Jona, a 30-year technology …

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General Dynamics to Maintain USS Minnesota Submarine for $57M

A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) subsidiary will perform maintenance and repair work on the USS Minnesota attack submarine under a $57.2 million contract awarded by the U.S. Navy. General Dynamics Electric Boat will perform post-shakedown availability testing, repairs and other technical work on the Virginia-class vessel, the company said Tuesday. Work will occur at the subsidiary’s …

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Robert Vrij Joins HP as SVP, Americas Region Enterprise Sales Lead

Robert Vrij, formerly global sales chief at Alcatel-Lucent, has joined Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) in November as senior vice president and general manager of enterprise sales for the Americas, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Regional leaders in the U.S., Canada and Latin America region will report to Vrij as he takes on a …

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Navy Orders 4 Lockheed, Austal Littoral Combat Ships for $1.4B

The U.S. Navy has awarded approximately $1.4 billion in contract funds to Austal USA and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for construction of four additional Littoral Combat Ships. Contract line items for each ship cover seaframe construction, systems integration and test and systems equipment, the Defense Department said Monday. Lockheed was awarded …

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DigitalGlobe Crowdsourcing Tech Used in Search for Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane

DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) has launched a program with its Tomnod crowdsourcing platform to help in the search of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 jetliner that went missing on Saturday. The FirstLook subscription service works to compate pre- and post-event satellite imagery for emergency management functions,  the company said Monday. Two DigitalGlobe satellites have …

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Siki Giunta to Head Verizon’s Cloud, Enterprise IT Business

Siki Giunta, formerly a cloud computing executive at Computer Sciences Corp. (NYSE: CSC) has joined Verizon Enterprise Solutions (NYSE: VZ) to lead the Verizon Cloud offering, Telecom Lead reported Friday. Giunta will also oversee the company’s technology convergence work and connected offerings through wireline and wireless networks. Her background includes service as CEO at …

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