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Harris Claims Army Deal

According to the Department of Defense, “Harris (NYSE: HRS) was awarded a $78, 500, 000 firm-fixed-price contract for Foreign Military Sales radio base stations, vehicle mounts, and man packs for the government of the Philippines.  Work is to be performed in Rochester, N.Y., with an estimated completion date of Nov. …

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Boeing Rolls Out Fiscal Numbers

Boeing (NYSE: BA) released the following fiscal information: “Second-quarter earnings per share of $1.06 on operating margin of 8.4 percent and revenue of $15.6 billion, with operating cash flow of $0.3 billion reflects continued investments in development programs.  Also, cash and marketable securities of $10.0 billion provides strong liquidity and …

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Mike Bradshaw on Google’s New Cloud Apps for Federal Government

Google is taking another step in an effort to bring the cloud to the federal government by releasing a version of its hosted suite of applications in compliance with federal IT security certification, Datamation reports. “I think this is indicative also of our commitment to the federal marketplace, ” said …

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Mark Johnson, Oracle Help Sacramento, Boston Boost Data Transparency

Boston and Sacramento recently implemented Oracle applications and infrastructure software aimed at increasing data transparency and citizen service quality, cutting costs and enhancing operational efficiency. “Local governments face unfunded mandates and reduced tax revenues while their constituents are demanding improved services, ” said Mark Johnson, senior vice president, Oracle Public …

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Lockheed’s Linda Gooden Talks Eureka Streams

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) unveiled a new open-source project for enterprise social networking called Eureka Streams. According to eWeek: “The Eureka Streams technology, which looks and behaves much like existing commercial social networking software, is aimed at helping what Lockheed Martin refers to as knowledge workers make informed decisions by …

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Mac Curtis on Vangent’s New Deal for VA Upgrades

Vangent has a deal in place to upgrade the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)’s Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) to comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Electronic Transaction Standards, enabling streamlined third-party health care revenue and payments. According to the firm, “Vangent will operate …

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BAE Picks Up $365 Million Deal to Modernize Destroyers

BAE Systems signed a contract to modernize 11 Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) class guided missile destroyers.  The deal is worth a reported $365 million. According to the firm, “this work, along with the recent acquisition of Atlantic Marine, reflects BAE Systems’ efforts to support new-era requirements of customers for the …

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Versar Completes ‘Wounded Warrior’ Project

Versar (NYSE Amex: VSR) reports that the firm, in partnership with Court One Corporation completed a $1.3 million design and build project to renovate Building 17, a residential building housing wounded soldiers and Army Community Service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. “Its always very satisfying to be …

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SAIC Picks Up Joint Warfare Center, Nevada Support Task Order

SAIC (NYSE: SAI) won a task order from the 55th Contracting Squadron (55 CONS), Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., to support the Joint Electronic Warfare Center, Nevada (JEWC-N). According to the firm, “the task order has an 11 month base period of performance, three one-year options and a total value …

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Wednesday’s Featured Job: C&A Engineer at BAE Systems

The candidate should possess good organization skills with the ability to exercise discretion and ingenuity to determine the proper course of action while following established standards. The candidate should be innovative, with resourcefulness and a strong drive for results. The candidate must possess and demonstrate good written and verbal skills. …

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