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Gary Newgaard Named Pixia Federal Sales VP; Rudi Ernst Comments

Gary Newgaard, who previously served as federal sales director for EMC‘s Isilon division, has been appointed vice president of U.S. federal sales at Reston, Va.-based data technology provider Pixia Corp. The two-decade sales veteran led the division to double federal sales during his first year as director,  Pixia said Tuesday. Rudi Ernst, Pixia …

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Brian Chappel Appointed Northrop F-35 Program Head; Patricia McMahon Comments

Brian Chappel, a two-decade veteran of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), has been named vice president and program manager of the F-35 program. He will oversee costs, schedule, quality, customer satisfaction and technical services related to production of the F-35’s center fuselage for prime contractor Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Northrop said …

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Vyomesh Joshi Named Harris Board Member

Vyomesh I. Joshi, a retired Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) executive vice president, will begin serving on the board of directors at Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) starting Sept. 1. The 59-year-old veteran, who was a Yahoo Inc. board member from 2005 to 2012 and is currently a Wipro Ltd. director, retired last year after …

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Army Picks 22 Solar Tech Contractors for $7B Program

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has selected 22 contractors to compete for task order projects relating to solar technology under a $7 billion contract vehicle for renewable energy. Both the Army and Defense Department will issue the task orders under the Renewable and Alternative Energy Power Production for DoD Installations program, through which …

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Pratt & Whitney, Pentagon Ink F-35 Engine Deal

A United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) subsidiary has reached an agreement with the Defense Department to produce the sixth batch of engines for the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 jet. Pratt & Whitney will work to build 38 F135 propulsion engines, including 36 install engines and two conventional takeoff and …

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DARPA to Develop Unmanned Submersible Mothership

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has released a broad agency announcement for a five-year unmanned submersible project, Military and Aerospace Engineering reported Tuesday. John Keller’s post indicated the submersible will function as a mothership that can launch unmanned aerial and underwater vehicles undetected. The report said DARPA has …

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Harris Air Force Comm Equipment Contract Increases to $215M

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) will continue to provide communications equipment for a U.S. Air Force facility under a contract modification worth $27.3 million, the Orlando Sentinel reported Tuesday. The company’s government communications systems division will work to retrofit gear at the Air Force Space and Missile Center in El Segundo, Calif., according to …

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CACI to Help Manage Air Force Healthcare Facilities; Ken Asbury Comments

CACI International Inc. (NYSE: CACI) has won a $26.6 million contract to provide the Air Force Medical Support Agency with management support services intended to help modernize its healthcare sites. CACI will work with the AFMSA Health Facilities Division to plan, design, program, restore and sustain the U.S. Air Force’s …

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Air Force Adds 8 Companies to $7B NETCENTS-2 Contract, Now 16 Awardees

The U.S. Air Force has added eight companies to a potential $6.9 billion contract for information technology products, doubling the number of awardees to 16. Eight companies were announced in April as winners for the six-year NETCENTS-2 contract and the Air Force decided to add more companies based on final proposals received …

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Michael Berry Named IO CFO; George Slessman Comments

Michael Berry, formerly executive vice president and chief financial officer at SolarWinds, has joined data center technology developer IO as the company’s CFO. He will oversee financial planning, investor relations and treasury activities and report directly to CEO George Slessman in his new position, IO said Thursday. Slessman said Berry …

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