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Ball Aerospace to Build Ozone Mapping Instrument for NOAA Mission

Ball Aerospace and Technology (NYSE: BLL) has won a $113 million contract to build an instrument for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s ozone mapping and profiling mission. Boulder, Colorado-based Ball Aerospace will also work to integrate the Ozone Mapping and Profiling Suite system into the Joint Polar Satellite System-2, test the instrument and support the spacecraft’s …

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Este Geraghty Named Esri Health, Human Services Lead; Jack Dangermond Comments

Este Geraghty, a former deputy director of the California Health Department’s Center for Health Statistics and Informatics, has joined Esri as manager of its health and human services practice. Esri said Thursday Geraghty will help explore potential applications of geographic information systems in the health and human services industry. “As both a medical professional and …

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Cryptzone Buys HiSoftware, Kurt Mueffelmann to Lead Combined Firm

Cryptzone has bought compliance and security provider HiSoftware Inc. for an undisclosed amount in a move to grow security offerings for data stored in cloud computing platforms, mobile devices and data centers. Kurt Mueffelmann,  HiSoftware’s CEO, will serve as chief executive at the combined company,   Cryptzone said Friday. “Through this acquisition, we believe …

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Health IT Vet Ivan Fleet Moves to CSG Government Solutions’ HHS Unit

Ivan Fleet, a 20-year health information technology veteran, has joined the healthcare and human services unit of Chicago-based consulting firm CSG Government Solutions. He most recently served as director for Medicaid management information systems at the state of Georgia’s Community Health Department, CSG said Thursday. Fleet has managed state-level health …

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DISA to Acquire Red Hat Software From DLT; Jim Propps Comments

DLT Solutions has been awarded a new blanket purchase agreement worth up to $40 million to provide Red Hat software and services to the Defense Department and intelligence agencies. The Defense Information Systems Agency awarded the new contract, which will run for five years through June 2019 as part of the …

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Report: Boeing, Lockheed Seen as Frontrunners for Canadian Fighter Contract

The government of Canada might choose between Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to supply the nation with fighter jets, Reuters reported Thursday. Reuters reports that Boeing’s F-18 Super Hornet and Lockheed’s F-35 have been deemed as suitable platforms to meet the requirements set forth by the Canadian …

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Oracle to Begin 2nd Tender Offer Period for Remaining MICROS Shares

A subsidiary of Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) will begin a second tender offer period for shares of MICROS Systems (NASDAQ: MCRS) following the completion of the initial tender offer on Tuesday. Oracle said Wednesday that its Rocket Acquisition arm has tendered around 82.8 percent of the MICROS outstanding shares,  with the remaining shares expected to be acquired in the …

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Report: Michael Burke Details Leadership Moves in AECOM-URS Combination

AECOM (NYSE: ACM) and URS Corp. (NYSE: URS) will have a restructured senior management setup after the completion of their $4 billion merger, Building.co.uk reported Wednesday. Vern Pitt writes that Michael Burke, AECOM president and CEO, has told employees that the integrated company will comprise of four operating groups and a business development organization that …

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Robert Mehrabian: Teledyne Adds Acoustic Tools Through $171M Purchase of Bolt Technology

Teledyne Technologies (NYSE: TDY) has agreed to acquire Bolt Technology Corp. (NASDAQ: BOLT) for nearly $171 million in a move that Teledyne Chairman and CEO Robert Mehrabian says is intended to expand his company’s marine instrumentation portfolio. Mehrabian said Wednesday that Bolt’s SeaBotix business will become a part of Teledyne’s marine systems business. “Bolt’s geophysical acoustic sources …

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Kofax Buys E-Signature Firm Softpro

Kofax (NASDAQ: KFX) has moved to build up its information security offerings with the acquisition of German verification systems provider Softpro for an undisclosed amount. Irvine, California-based Kofax said Tuesday it expects the transaction to add fraud detection and electronic signature verification to its First Mile business process management software. Kofax expects …

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