Elizabeth Leigh

SAIC to Mentor C4ISR Firm RLM Under Army Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 10, 2015 — Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) will seek to build RLM Communications’ proposal and administrative practices as a small business defense contractor under a three-year mentorship program sponsored by the U.S. Army, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The mentor-protégé agreement provides SAIC with the opportunity …

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IBM Plans to Acquire Merge Healthcare Tech for $1B

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 10, 2015 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) is looking to strengthen Watson’s image analytics and cognitive abilities with a planned purchase of Merge Healthcare (Nasdaq: MRGE), maker of medical imaging and clinical systems based in Chicago, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. IBM said Thursday it expects the $1 billion transaction …

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Vencore’s Tom Sheridan Picked for AIAA Von Braun Award; Mac Curtis Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 10, 2015 — The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics has picked Tom Sheridan of Vencore as this year’s recipient of the Von Braun Award for his contributions to space program management, GovCon Executive reported Friday. The retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant general is currently senior …

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SAP NS2’s Mark Testoni Sees Shift in Cyber Defense Posture

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 10, 2015 — Mark Testoni, president and CEO of SAP (NYSE: SAP) National Security Services, said the defense community continues to move away from protecting the cyber domain using a one-dimensional approach, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. C4ISR & Networks said such shifts are making it harder and …

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August 10 Morning Report: GovCon Index Down on Friday’s Close

The GovCon Index closed Friday with a loss of 0.258 points to 76.239. Engility Corp. (NYSE: EGL) led gainers with a jump of 37.92 percent following a positive second quarter earnings report to close the week at 30.44. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 46.37 points to 17, 373.38, the Standard & Poor’s 500 composite index …

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Frost & Sullivan: FireEye Captures Network Security Sandbox Market Lead

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 7, 2015 — A Frost & Sullivan report has found that advanced persistent threats continue to push demand for network security, with FireEye at the forefront among sandbox providers capturing two-thirds of market share in 2014, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The network security sandbox market will reach a …

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Ken Asbury: CACI Continues Health IT Work with Defense Medical Logistics System Modernization Contract

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 7, 2015 — CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has received a $60.9 million contract to support the Defense Health Agency’s work to update its medical logistics system, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Through the contract, CACI looks to continue helping the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support system make sure …

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ICF Awarded USGCRP Technical, Programmatic Support Contract

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 7, 2015 — NASA has selected ICF International (Nasdaq: ICFI) to provide technical, analytic and programmatic support for the U.S. Global Change Research Program National Coordination Office confederation of research laboratories, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The contract includes a one-year base period and four one-year options for a …

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Dan Allen: New Navy Systems Installation Task Order Builds Serco’s C4ISR Work

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 7, 2015 — Dan Allen, Serco Inc. chairman and CEO, said the company has won C4ISR systems installation work from the U.S. Navy through a contract in support of joint warfighter initiatives, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The nine-month, $13 million task order includes testing and certification service …

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DBTA Readers Choose Cloudera Hadoop, Big Data

TYSONS CORNER, VA August 7, 2015 — Cloudera’s Hadoop and big data platforms have received votes of confidence from readers of the Database Trades and Applications magazine for the second straight year, GovCon Executive reported Thursday. The two services named to the DBTA Readers Choice Awards for 2015 include the …

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