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Paul Adams to Succeed David Hess as Pratt & Whitney President; Alain Bellemare Comments

Paul Adams, chief operating officer at United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) subsidiary Pratt & Whitney, will lead the subsidiary as president starting on Jan. 1, 2014. Adams will succeed the retiring David Hess, a 34-year veteran of UTC who has led Pratt & Whitney since 2009, UTC said Tuesday. Alain Bellemare, president and …

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Boeing, Air Force Agree on Final KC-46A Design

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and the U.S. Air Force have agreed on the final design of the company’s KC-46A tanker jet after months of component and subsystem reviews and a three-day weapon system critical design review in July. The company intends to deliver 179 total tankers to the Air Force, as well …

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Nancy Laben Named Booz Allen EVP, General Counsel

Nancy Laben, formerly general counsel at engineering and design company AECOM Technologies, has joined Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) as executive vice president and general counsel. She will officially succeed the retiring Robert Osborne on Sept. 30 and also will serve on the firm’s executive management committee,  Booz Allen said Wednesday. …

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Joanna Cangianelli, Manish Parikh Join BAE Intell Leadership Team; DeEtte Gray Comments

Joanna Cangianelli and Manish Parikh, both formerly of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), have joined BAE Systems in business development and strategy positions within the intelligence and security sector. Cangianelli was appointed vice president for business development and Parikh was named VP for strategy and emerging markets, BAE said Tuesday. DeEtte Gray, president of …

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Harris Hands NOAA Weather Satellite Simulators; Romy Olaisen Comments

Harris Corp. (NYSE:HRS) has provided five simulators to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for a satellite system intended to help meteorological bureaus detect, identify and track severe weather conditions. Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series satellites are designed to acquire and transmit 40 times the amount of data currently provided by …

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Grant Thornton Buys MarketSphere’s Oracle Unit; Stephen Chipman Comments

Grant Thornton has acquired MarketSphere‘s Oracle solutions unit as part of plans to grow its consulting business. That 160-employee business unit will be absorbed by Grant Thornton’s technology solutions practice under the firm’s business advisory services, Grant Thornton said Tuesday. “This transaction positions Grant Thornton to continue its focused growth, …

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Microsoft to Pay $7.2B for Nokia’s Phone Business, Patent Licenses; Steve Ballmer Comments

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has agreed to acquire the cellphone business and license the patents of Nokia for $7.2 billion in cash as Microsoft seeks to increase its footprint in the mobile device market. The transaction is subject to approval from Nokia stockholders and regulatory clearances and Microsoft expects the transaction …

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Boeing Wins $212M Air Force A-10 Wing Order

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has won a $212 million order to build 56 replacements wings for the U.S. Air Force‘s A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft, extending the fleet’s service life to 2035. The company is contracted to build up to 242 wings and the Air Force has ordered 173 wings, Boeing said Wednesday. According to …

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Verizon Wireless Receives 6-Month Federal Protective Service Contract Extension

Verizon Wireless (NYSE: Z) has received a six-month, $787, 000 extension on its contract with the Federal Protective Service to continue providing the agency with mobile devices and services, GSN reported Tuesday. Jacob Goodwin writes the extension period covers three base months and a three-month option period to continue the contract …

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Mark Bruno Promoted to TASC Global Systems Business Unit VP; Al Pisani Comments

Mark Bruno, a 20-year veteran at TASC, has been promoted to vice president of the Chantilly, Va.-based company’s global systems business unit. Bruno will lead a team of systems engineers, technologists and other workers that provide systems engineering services to TASC’s intelligence customers,  the company said Tuesday. He will oversee work …

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