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Northrop Receives Software Updates Work on AF Drones

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 30, 2015 — The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) Aerospace Systems a $16.2 million contract for software integration work on the service’s Global Hawk fleet of unmanned aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Pentagon said Friday the modification includes corrections to current software …

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Stu Shea Elected to Board of Trustees at Riverside Research

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 29, 2015 — GovCon Executive reported Friday on Riverside Research announcing Stu Shea being elected as the newest member of the company’s board of trustees. The appointment is a nod to Shea’s 30 years of leadership, strategy and business development experience in the government contracting space, Riverside Research …

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Jeff DeMarrais Named New CA Tech Chief Communications Officer

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 29, 2015 — GovCon Executive reported Friday on Jeff DeMarrais assuming the role of senior vice president and chief communications officer at CA Technologies (Nasdaq: CA) from July 20. DeMarrais joins CA Tech after 18 years at GE, where he occupied various leadership positions, most currently …

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IBM Gets FCC ATO for New Federal Cloud Service

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 29, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Friday on IBM (NYSE: IBM) receiving Federal Communications Commission approval to operate its new cloud services and Softlayer data centers for the federal sector. According to a Nextgov report, the authority to operate applies to two facilities designed to handle government data …

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General Atomics Looks to Update Reaper Drone for European Skies

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 29, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Friday on General Atomics is looking to update its MQ-9 Reaper to comply with European air-worthiness regulations ahead of a plan to sell the unmanned aircraft to U.S. allied nations in the region. According to a DoD Buzz report, Christopher Ames, …

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CACI Lands $29M Task Orders to Provide SEC Probe, Legal Support

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 29, 2015 — The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has tapped CACI International (NYSE: CACI) to provide investigation support and legal assistance to its offices for compliance inspection and investor advocate, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. CACI said Thursday the two task orders have a total value of …

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June 29 Morning Report: GovCon Index Down on Friday’s Close

The GovCon Index closed at 75.917on Friday, shedding 0.114 points for a fourth straight day of loss. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 56.66 points to 17, 947.02, the Standard & Poor’s 500 composite index fell 0.70 points to 2, 101.61 and the Nasdaq composite index lost 31.68 points to 5, 080.50. Top Percentage Gainers   Company   $ Stock Price …

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Dan Johnson: Cogswell Award Highlights General Dynamics Commitment to Security

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 26, 2015 — GovCon Executive reported Thursday on the Defense Security Service awarding General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) the James S. Cogswell Award, citing excellence in security practices at four of its facilities in Chesapeake, Oakton, Philadelphia and Scottsdale. “General Dynamics is proud to be among the …

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Northrop Awarded $74M to Update F-16 Targeting Systems

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 25, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday on Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) landing a contract worth $74 million from the U.S. Air Force to update the targeting system onboard F-16 jets into Litening G4 technology. Jim Mocarski, vice president of Northrop Grumman’s airborne tactical sensors business unit, …

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Huntington Ingalls Breaks Ground on New Shipyard Facility

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 25, 2015 — Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) company Newport News Shipbuilding has broken ground on a new facility at the Virginia shipyard for the manufacture of submarines and aircraft carriers, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. HII said Monday the planned Joint Manufacturing Assembly Facility will bring work …

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