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Avaya Names SVP, GM for New Cloud Business

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 12, 2018 — Avaya has formed a new cloud business and hired Mercer Rowe, IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) former vice president of strategic partners for the Watson and cloud computing platforms, as the new unit’s senior VP and general manager, GovCon Executive reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday Rowe brings …

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Leidos Employees to Get Awards at BEYA Conference; Roger Krone Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 11, 2018 — Several Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) employees are set to receive recognition at the 32nd annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards conference from Feb. 8 to 10 for their work in technology development, mentoring as well as sales and marketing, GovCon Executive reported Jan. …

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AT&T Previews Infrastructure Monitoring Tech for Smart Cities

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 11, 2018 — AT&T (NYSE: T) is testing a technology platform that will work to support organizations in the remote monitoring of roads, railways and other infrastructure as part of smart city initiatives, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the AT&T Smart Cities Structure Monitoring offering …

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Cubic Transportation Systems Plans Facility, Workforce Expansion in India

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 11, 2018 — A Cubic (NYSE: CUB) business unit aims to expand its regional presence in India with a larger facility and workforce to support new U.S. contracts, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the future expanded Cubic Transportation Systems facility in Hyderabad and doubled personnel headcount …

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DSA Taps Former DHS, Justice Dept CIO Luke McCormack for Federal Advisory Board

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 11, 2018 — Data Systems Analysts has added Luke McCormack, former chief information officer of the Department of Homeland Security, to its federal advisory board, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. The company said McCormack, who has also served as CIO of the Justice Department, brings to the board his experience in information …

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Deloitte Names FBI Vet to Lead Efforts Under Cyber Risk Services Practice

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 11, 2018 — Deloitte has hired James Turgal, former executive assistant director of FBI‘s information and technology branch, as managing director of the cyber risk services practice within the company’s risk and financial advisory unit, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday the retired FBI official brings experience in counterterrorism, …

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Matt Desch: Aireon Payload on Iridium NEXT to Facilitate Cheaper Air Travel

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 10, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has said the Aireon system payload on the Iridium NEXT satellites is aimed to enable airlines to fly more direct routes as air traffic control is anticipated to cover the entire planet, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 27. He told CNBC …

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SSL’s Richard White: Future Satellite Manufacturing to Become On-Orbit

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 10, 2018 — Richard White, president of government systems at Maxar Technologies‘ (NYSE: MAXR) SSL subsidiary, has said he believes future satellite production and other operations will occur on orbit as associated government projects continue, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 27. “The satellite-manufacturing facility of the future could …

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AECOM JV Picked for Architect-Engineering Support on Army Flood Risk Mgmt Projects

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 10, 2018 — The AECOM (NYSE: ACM) joint venture with Moffatt and Nichol will support the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ coastal storm and flood risk management efforts under a potential $30 million contract from the U.S. Army, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The Defense Department said Monday the …

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ICF Lands 2 BPAs to Support NCI-Led National Cancer Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 10, 2018 — ICF (Nasdaq: ICFI) will work to provide web and content development, communications and other services to two units within the National Cancer Institute under two blanket purchase agreements worth $70 million in total, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Monday the re-compete BPAs serve to …

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