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Microsoft’s Susie Adams: Feds Should Focus on Device Security as IoT, Mobility Grow

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 20, 2016 — Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Federal CTO Susie Adams has said federal agencies should consider Internet of Things technology in efforts to secure devices within their networks, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. She told MeriTalk in an interview published June 13 that such an approach to cybersecurity focuses on …

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Parsons to Provide MDA Facility Life Cycle Mgmt Support; Mary Ann Hopkins Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 20, 2016 — Parsons has received a contract from the Missile Defense Agency to provide advisory support on MDA’s military construction activities, facilities and environmental management directorate, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the facility life cycle management support contract covers support for the European Phased Adaptive …

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Raytheon-GDIT JV Manages Satellite Launch With New GPS Payload; Dave Wajsgras Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 20, 2016 — The Eutelsat 117 West B geostationary satellite, which was equipped with Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) GEO 5 payload built for the Federal Aviation Administration‘s Wide Area Augmentation System, has been sent to space aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Raytheon said Wednesday the WAAS GEO …

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Report Names 10 Key Companies in Growing UCaaS Market

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 17, 2016 — Research and Markets predicts that the unified communications-as-a-service market will post a compound annual growth rate of 11.2 percent through 2022 due to increased investments, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The market research firm said May 26 the rise of business process outsourcing in the banking, financial services, insurance and …

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CAE Lands $111M in UAE Contracts for Naval Training Facility, Helicopter Simulators; Gene Colabatistto Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 17, 2016 — CAE (NYSE: CAE) has received $111 million in contracts to establish a naval training center for the United Arab Emirates’ navy and and provide helicopter simulators to the country’s joint aviation command, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. The company said Wednesday the contract for the training center …

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Iridium Preps Launch of 1st NEXT Satellites Batch in September; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 17, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has scheduled the launch of the first batch of Iridium NEXT satellites on September 12 following completion of assembly, integration and testing activities, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday contractors Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) and Thales Alenia Space …

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DigitalGlobe, exactEarth Alliance to Integrate Tech for Maritime Surveillance; Tony Frazier Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 17, 2016 — DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) has partnered with exactEarth to offer an integrated big data and predictive analytics technology to support the government’s efforts against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The companies will combine DigitalGlobe’s commercial satellite imagery and exactEarth’s automatic identification system for …

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AT&T’s Chris Smith: Agencies Can Use Commercial Managed Services Amid Small IT Budgets

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 14, 2016 — Chris Smith, vice president of technology at AT&T‘s (NYSE: T) global public sector solutions business, believes teaming between industry and federal agencies with limited budgets for information technology will help drive cybersecurity efforts, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Channelnomics reported Wednesday that Smith has said …

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Parsons’ Biff Lyons Named to Critical Infrastructure Tech Institute Fellows Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 14, 2016 — Biff Lyons, executive vice president and manager of Parsons‘ federal defense and security division, has been named a fellow in the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology’s Fellows Program along with other company officials, ExecutiveBiz reported Friday. Parsons said Thursday the other new ICIT fellows are Josh Salmanson and Juan …

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Raytheon’s Dave Wajsgras: Early Exposure to Drive Cyber Workforce Dev’t

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 13, 2016 — Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon‘s (NYSE: RTN) intelligence, information and services business, believes early exposure to the potential of cybersecurity and technology careers will help build on the future cyber workforce, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Wajsgras wrote in a guest piece published Wednesday on …

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