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ICF finishes Wyoming transmission lines study

Hired by the state of Wyoming to aid its Infrastructure Authority, ICF International announced on Monday the completion of its independent study to develop and apply a framework for determining the minimum separation distance between proposed transmission lines in the state. The study was deemed necessary after concerns were raised …

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More than $800 million headed Serco’s way

Serco announced today that it has been awarded three contracts with the United Kingdom Department for Work and Pensions, with the cumulative worth totaling between 400-500 million pounds ($813 million). Serco is to earn its keep by being a prime contractor delivering a program assisting jobseekers in returning to work …

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R&D company bought by Raytheon

On Tuesday, Raytheon Co. announced its plan to acquire research and development company BBN Technologies, with the actual date of close expected to occur in the fourth quarter. The acquisition of BBN, which specializes in advanced networking, speech and language technologies, information sensor systems and cybersecurity, has raised Raytheon’s expectations …

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EMC and VMware Join Together To Help Customers Virtualize

EMC Corp. and VMware have announced today that they are expanding their partnership with the goal of maximizing the customers experience using VMware vCenterTM Product Family and the EMC® Ionix TM portfolio. This new agreement will allow EMC to be a fully authorized reseller of VMware vCenter AppSpeed. The two …

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Raytheon Announces Third-Generation of Cross-Domain Guard

Raytheon has announced the release of a new version of its High-Speed Guard cross-domain information-sharing solution aimed at government organizations. The firm promises that the latest version will be more economical, reducing hardware costs up to 75 percent and that it will be up to 625 percent faster, with peak …

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$23.5 Million Task Order Awarded to American Systems

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Specialty Center Acquisitions (NAVFAC SCAN) in Port Hueneme, CA, under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), has awarded Chantilly based, American Systems a task order worth approximately $23.5 million as part of an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award already in place.

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Revised Cybersecurity Emergency Bill

Sen. John Rockefeller (D-W. VA), has written a revised draft of the proposed cybersecurity bill. The bill had initially caused alarm among interested parties due to language allowing the President to shut down the Internet in the case of a cybersecurity emergency. The current draft still gives the President the …

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$13.4 Million Contract Awarded to Northrop Grumman

A $13.4 Million Air Force contract was awarded to Northrop Grumman Corp. The contract calls for services on an unmanned aerial vehicle, Global Hawk. According to the Pentagon, Grumman will replace the Global Hawk’s current engine turbine with a commercial variant through engineering, manufacturing, and development services.

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Entrepreneur Brad Antle’s Latest Venture: Salient Solutions LLC

Led by CEO Brad Antle, newly-formed Salient Solutions LLC is set to compete for acquisitions in the government services industry.  Antle previously served as the president and CEO of SI International for three years, until it was bought by Serco in 2008. He’s not the only former SI International executive …

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Teresa Taylor Appointed COO of Qwest

On Monday, Business markets group head Teresa A. Taylor was appointed to fill the recently-vacated chief operation officer position at Qwest Communications International, Inc.  The move was made necessary after former COO Thomas E. Richards, who served for the past 13 months, left his post to accept an offer to …

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