Mary-Louise Hoffman

Second Lockheed MUOS Comm Satellite Lifts Off

The U.S. Navy launched a Lockheed Martin-built (NYSE: LMT) narrowband military communications satellite Friday at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Lockheed’s second Mobile User Objective System lifted onboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket and the satellite aims to maneuver into its geostationary orbit within nine days, …

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Report: EADS Mulls Rename for Reorg

EADS is set to reorganize in a move that could include adopting the corporate name of its Airbus commercial aircraft business unit, Reuters reported Thursday. Citing several sources, Tim Hepher and Sabine Siebold write EADS is reviewing strategies for its aerospace and defense activities and the company’s board will meet at the …

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Lockheed Relocates Labor Dept Data Center; Frank Armijo Comments

Lockheed Martin has relocated a data center for the Labor Department under an agreement to help the agency accomplish its part in the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative. The move represents the first milestone of a potential seven-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to consolidate DOL data centers and eventually migrate these to …

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Foreign Sales for Raytheon Thermal Imaging Devices Reach $75M; Jeff Miller Comments

Raytheon has won more than $75 million in foreign military sales contracts during the past year for thermal imaging devices used to identify threats during combat operations. PhantomIRxr bioculars, thermal weapon sights and driver’s vision enhancer weapon sights work to help troops detect targets through smoke, fog or darkness, Raytheon said Tuesday. …

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Report: McAfee’s Phyllis Schneck Emerges As Potential DHS Cyber Undersecretary

Phyllis Schneck, McAfee vice president and chief technology officer for the public sector, has emerged as a possible candidate to head cyber operations at the Department of Homeland Security, The Hill newspaper reported Monday. Jennifer Martinez, citing two sources, writes Schneck is the most likely choice to succeed Mark Weatherford as DHS …

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Deltek Buys Project Mgmt Software Maker Acumen; Mike Corkery Comments

Deltek has bought project management software and services provider Acumen for an undisclosed sum in a move aimed at growing Deltek’s enterprise-class offerings. Texas-based Acumen adds analytics, project planning and risk management products to Deltek’s portfolio for government contracting and professional services organizations, the companies said in a joint statement. …

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Ray Ozzie, James Skinner, Robert Bennett Elected to HP Board

Ray Ozzie, former chief technical officer at Microsoft, is among three new appointees to the board of directors at Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ), All Things Digital reported Monday. Arik Hesseldahl writes HP also named James Skinner, formerly CEO of McDonald’s, and Robert Bennett, former CEO of Liberty Media, to its board. …

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Mark Cleary to Head Northrop Electronic Systems Supply Chain; Gloria Flach Comments

Mark Cleary, a 34-year Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) veteran, has been appointed vice president of supply chain management for the company’s electronic systems sector. His appointment is effective immediately and he will report to Gloria Flach, corporate vice president and president for the electronic systems sector, Northrop said Tuesday. In …

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GSA to Issue Final $60B OASIS Vehicle Solicitations; Jim Ghiloni Comments

The General Services Administration has set a timeline to launch final solicitations for its potential $60 billion multiple-award One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services contract, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes OASIS program head Jim Ghiloni recently said the agency will issue one request for proposal for the …

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Unisys Among 7 to Join NetApp’s Public Sector Cyber Alliance; Mark Weber Comments

Unisys (NYSE: UIS) and seven other cybersecurity services providers have joined a NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) collaborative program that aims to develop technologies for government agencies to mitigate cyber threats. NetApp’s U.S. public sector cyber alliance program also seeks to build partnerships and interoperability of cyber platforms based on NetApp virtualization, …

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