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Orbital ATK Lands Cape Launch Work for Air Force SensorSat

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 15, 2015 — Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) will launch the ORS-5 SensorSat spacecraft aboard a Minotaur IV rocket in 2017 under a $23.6 million contract from the U.S. Air Force, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. Rich Straka, vice president and general manager of Orbital ATK’s launch vehicles division, …

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July 14 Market Close: GovCon Index Extends Gain Streak to 4 Days

The GovCon Index closed in positive territory for the fourth consecutive trading session Tuesday with a gain of 0.470 points to end at 76.867. Semiconductor and biotechnology stocks drove gains in U.S. markets Thursday despite a report that said consumer purchases fell 0.3 percent in June after a 1-percent climb in May, according to Bloomberg. …

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BAE, Nexter Enter Full-Rate Production for British Cannon System

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 13, 2015 — BAE Systems is developing a cannon system for use in British ground combat vehicles through its CTA International joint venture company with French government-owned weapons maker Nexter, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. BAE said the 40mm cased telescoped technology under the $234 million contract is …

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MTSI Secures Acquisition, Tech, Logistics Work for WHS

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 14, 2015 — Modern Technology Solutions Inc. will provide capability portfolio management, acquisition oversight and engineering and technical support to Defense Department agencies through December 2019. “The ATSS award builds upon MTSI’s exceptional performance at AT&L and reputation across DoD as a high quality technical and …

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CenturyLink’s Tim Meehan: Demand Up for Cyber Detector Tools

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 14, 2015 — Continued wide-ranging security breeches at government agency networks has been driving demand for better cybersecurity tools not just by banks and major retailers but also by small businesses in sectors such as agriculture, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. “My team is definitely a lot busier …

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Dave Wajsgras: Raytheon Taps Security Tech to Help Solve DARPA Cyber Challenge

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 14, 2015 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) said participation in the Defense Advance Research Project Agency’s Cyber Grand Challenge is in line with the company’s mission to help address today’s emerging cybersecurity threat challenges, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. “The emergence of the Internet of Things and the growth of …

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GardaWorld’s Dirk van der Vaart: Security Sector Wide Open for New Talent

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 14, 2015 — Dirk van der Vaart, president of GardaWorld Government Services, said the security sector is always wide open for new talent looking to transition from military and government to industry. “Speaking specifically to the defense sector, the defense industrial base and the subcategory of …

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Casey Coleman Sees Industry Respond to Alliant 2 ‘Listening Tour’

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 13, 2015 — Casey Coleman, former GSA CIO and current group vice president for civilian agencies at Unisys, said industry has had a favorable response to the Government Services Administration’s Alliant 2 listening tour, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. The one-on-one meetings have attracted over 300 companies interested …

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Doug Wagoner: SAIC Seeks Way Forward in Training, Education, Simulation Tech with New Serious Games Studio

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 13, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Friday on Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) opening a new facility in Seattle where it will produce game-based training platforms for the defense, education and healthcare sectors. The serious games studio will employ game designers and animators alongside engineers to develop …

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Thomas Vecchiolla: Raytheon Pledges 100K to Advance STEM Studies in Poland

TYSONS CORNER, VA July 13, 2015 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has pledged $100, 000 in donations to two technical universities in Poland as part of the company’s support to further science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in the region, GovCon Executive reported Friday. Military University of Technology and Warsaw University …

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