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Speedcast Receives CFIUS Clearance for Globecomm Deal

Speedcast International announced Thursday that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has approved the company’s $135M acquisition of Globecomm Systems. CFIUS found no unresolved national security concerns holding up the acquisition. Speedcast expects the purchase of Globecomm to finalize before the end of 2018, pending customary closing conditions. On Aug …

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Novetta, AWS Launch Two Cyber Platforms at 2018 re:Invent

During the 2018 Amazon Web Services re:Invent event, held Nov. 25th through Nov. 30th, Novetta participated in two cyber platform launches. The McLean, Va.- based analytics technology company assisted in the launch of the AWS Snowball Edge with a Graphic Processing Unit (GPU). Novetta was also a featured partner in the launch …

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UTC-Rockwell Collins Merger: New Financial Details Emerge

On Nov. 26th, United Technologies announced its move to split the company into three separate businesses following the completion of the $30B Rockwell Collins acquisition on Nov. 23rd. The move will combine UTC’s Pratt & Whitney and United Technologies Aerospace Systems with Rockwell Collins to form Collins Aerospace Systems. The …

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Andrew Couch Talks CryptoFuse’s Role Rethinking Blockchain

Last week, Andrew Couch, founder of Cryptofuse, spoke with GovConWire about how his company is looking to redefine blockchain technology and drive value in the federal market. As Couch explained, his company devised a way to exchange information without the internet by relying on asynchronous updating and the global blockchain. …

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Expert Panel Offers Insights Into Cloud Migration During Potomac Officers Club’s Are We There Yet? Event

On Thursday, Nov. 29th, GovCon leaders from the public and private sector gathered for the Potomac Officers Club’s Are We There Yet? Your Journey to the Cloud and the Pit Stops Along the Way Agenda, featuring an expert panel consisting of Dr. Emma Alexander and Kshemendra Paul of the Department …

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Potomac Officers Club Hosts Are We There Yet? Cloud Event; Dr. John Zangardi Gives Keynote

On Thursday, Nov. 29th, GovCon leaders from the public and private sector gathered for the Potomac Officers Club’s Are We There Yet? Your Journey to the Cloud and the Pit Stops Along the Way Agenda event, featuring a keynote address from Dr. John Zangardi, chief information officer for the Department …

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China, US at Odds Over AI Technology’s Future

On Nov. 14th, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission warned the U.S. government of the potential dangers of being too reliant on Chinese technology in its annual report. A congressional advisory panel claims purchasing internet-linked devices manufactured in China is leaving the United States open to possible security breaches. …

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Amazon HQ2 to Help Create up to 37,850 Jobs by 2034; Lynn Dugle Quoted

Amazon’s decision to establish new headquarters in Northern Virginia and New York is expected to help create up to 37,850 jobs by 2034, the Washington Business Journal reports. Over the next two years alone, the tech giant plans to to hire 1,200 people in the Greater Washington area to work …

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