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ITT Buys EchoStorm, Furthers Geospatial Portfolio

ITT (NYSE: ITT) has a deal in place to purchase the business operations of EchoStorm Worldwide, a firm specializing in video and data management technology. According to the firm, EchoStorm offers “a suite of secure, net-centric commercial products that enables users to capture, manage, and disseminate full-motion video in near …

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Defense Dept. Goes with Intelligent Decisions for Air Mobility Test Solutions; CEO Harry Martin Comments

Intelligent Decisions has an agreement in place with the Defense Department to support the air mobility test suite leveraging IDOptimize, the firm’s COTS-based suite of testing applications. According to the firm, “the air mobility test suite is designed to perform a series of validation and verification activities related to communication …

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WATCH: SAIC CEO Walt Havenstein on the Art of Leadership

SAIC (NYSE:SAI) CEO Walt Havenstein spoke to students at the University of Maryland about the finer points of leadership in business. “At the end of the day, if you’re going to be effective in business, it’s more about leadership than it is about administration, ” he told the class. Watch …

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Pres. Skip Nowland Breaks Down Apptis’ Video Teleconferencing Support Deal

Apptis picked up a deal to provide video teleconferencing support to U.S. forces based in Afghanistan. This contract has a total value of $6.8 million with a one-year base term and three option years. The firm will provide engineers to support the capability to schedule, conduct, and troubleshoot across Afghanistan …

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Friday’s Featured Job: Cyber Threat Analyst at ManTech

Provide support to the Security Operations Center in the detection, response, mitigation, and reporting of cyber threats affecting client networks Maintain an understanding of the current vulnerabilities, response, and mitigation strategies used to support cyber security operations Produce and deliver reports and briefs to provide an accurate depiction of the …

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Lockheed Martin Doubles Up with Defense Work

According to the Department of Defense, “Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) was awarded a $10, 010, 466 contract modification, which will provide for upgrade/retrofit of five gunship multispectral sensor systems.  At this time, the entire amount has been obligated.  ASC/WISK, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8629-08-C-2402; P00017). …

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GSA Turns to Google, Unisys for Email, Collaboration Solutions

GSA has a deal in place with partners Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Unisys (NYSE: UIS) to migrate 17, 000 employees and contractors to Google Apps for Government, which will provide cloud-based programs like Gmail and Google Calendar to the agency. The decision follows a competitive request for proposal process to …

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ARINC to Construct New Hangar at Okla. Facility

ARINC is set to construct a new 62, 000-square foot hangar increase space for aircraft servicing at the firm’s Aircraft Modification and Operations Center in Oklahoma. With a January ground breaking scheduled, the new hangar will double the facility’s hangar capacity. “We have been very aggressive in developing more business …

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SAIC Picks Up Customs, US-VISIT Contracts from DHS; Senior VP Doug Wagoner Comments

SAIC (NYSE: SAI) won a pair of contracts from DHS in support of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the US-VISIT program, respectively. The firm will work to overhaul CBP’s tactical communications systems used by law enforcement agents and officers on the nation’s borders. The task order has a two-year …

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General Dynamics Declares Dividend

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) released the following financial statement: “The board of directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of 42 cents per share on the company’s common stock, payable Feb. 4, 2011, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Jan. 14, 2011.”

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