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Former Cisco Security Exec Christopher Young to Head Intel Security; Renee James Comments

Christopher Young, former senior vice president of Cisco‘s (Nasdaq: CSCO) global security and government group, has joined Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) as SVP and general manager of Intel Security and member of the management committee. Intel said Monday Young will report directly to President Renee James, who noted that Young’s cybersecurity expertise would help him …

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Mission Technologies to Support NASA’s Quality Assurance, Workplace Safety Programs

Mission Technologies has won a potential $48.3 million contract to provide mission safety and assurance services at NASA‘s Langley Research Center in Virginia. NASA chose the company to support Langley’s programs aimed at fostering a safe workplace for agency and contractor employees doing aeronautical and spaceflight activities, NASA said Monday. …

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Cisco Acquires Metacloud for Hybrid Cloud Push

Cisco has bought hosted cloud technology provider Metacloud in a move aimed at accelerating the development of Cisco’s intercloud service. Metacloud works with enterprise customers to help them implement and operate data center infrastructure in the cloud through the company’s OpenStack-based software-as-a-service platform, Cisco said Monday. Employees of Metacloud will …

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CDC Issues Public Health Data Management RFI

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is soliciting information on commercial infrastructure that the agency can use to collate, analyze and share public health information. CDC said Friday it needs a single electronic platform for managing data gathered from epidemiologic studies, outbreak surveillance, pathogen tests and environmental health …

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DRS, Laurel Technologies JV to Produce Tech Insertion Hardware for Navy Submarines

A DRS Technologies and Laurel Technologies joint venture will develop,  integrate and manufacture technology insertion hardware for the combat control and sonar systems of U.S. Navy submarines under a new $171.1 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. The Defense Department said Monday that DRS Laurel Technologies‘ TIH will be installed on new Virginia-class submarines and upgrade the current systems on SSN 688i, …

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James Bahel Joins Leidos’ Integrated Systems Org as BD VP; Sam Gordy Comments

James Bahel, a 35-year intelligence veteran and former senior business development officer at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), has joined Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) as vice president of BD for the company’s integrated systems group. He succeeds Mike Stewart, who has been named ISG operations manager, and will oversee the organization’s development …

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General Dynamics Subsidiary to Help Navy Engineer Nuclear Submarines

General Dynamics‘ (NYSE: GD) Electric Boat subsidiary has received a $311 million contract from the U.S. Navy to provide planning yard, engineering and technical services for the branch’s fleet of nuclear submarines. The contract’s value could increase to $1.5 billion over a five-year period if the Navy exercises all options, …

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Army Awards 11 Firms Shared $444M Contract for Test, Evaluation Support

The U.S. Army has awarded 11 companies positions on a potential five-year,  $444 million, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for test and evaluation support services, the Defense Department said Friday. The contract covers services such as database management support, test and safety management, analytical and verification support and studies and analysis, DoD said. Four small businesses won …

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NASA Taps 8 Firms for Construction, Nonconstruction Services to Glenn Research Center

Eight companies will compete for task orders under a new five-year NASA contract worth up to $200 million to provide construction and nonconstruction services to the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland. NASA said Thursday that task orders will include include architecture and civil, mechanical and structural engineering,  demolition and design build, instrumentation and …

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State Department OKs $2.5B Ambush-Protected Vehicles Sale to UAE

The State Department has approved a foreign military sale of mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles and related support services totaling $2.5 billion to the United Arab Emirates. The UAE government wants to purchase modified MRAP vehicles,  MaxxPro LWB chassis, Expedient Armor Program capsules without armor,  MRAP recovery vehicles,  Caiman multiterrain vehicles without armor and MRAP all-terrain vehicles from …

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