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Pentaho’s Chuck Yarbrough: Agencies Should Make Data ‘Actionable’ Through Analytics Adoption

Chuck Yarbrough, vice president of solutions management and marketing for data integration and analytics at Hitachi Vantara’s Pentaho subsidiary, has said government agencies should implement data analytics tools to make data more actionable and facilitate the decision-making process. Yarbrough wrote that self-service analytics tools work to empower non-technical users by …

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FCC OKs CenturyLink’s $34B Buy of Level 3

The Federal Communications Commission has cleared CenturyLink‘s (NYSE: CTL) proposed $34 billion acquisition of Level 3 Communications (NYSE: LVLT). CenturyLink said Monday the FCC approval came two weeks after the California Public Utilities Commission cleared the acquisition at its Oct. 12 meeting. John Jones, senior vice president for public policy and government …

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Former VA CIO Rob Thomas Named Leidos Strategic Accounts, Govt Relations VP; Gerry Fasano Comments

Rob Thomas, formerly chief information officer and acting assistant secretary for the office of information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has joined Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) as vice president for strategic accounts and government relations. Thomas will help Leidos advance organic growth strategies and client relationships in his …

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Navy Picks 3 Firms for Potential $994M Wireless Devices, Services IDIQ

AT&T (NYSE: T), T-Mobile and Verizon have won spots on a potential five-year, $993.5 million U.S. Navy to provide wireless services and devices to federal and defense agencies. The Navy received four bids for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract and distributed $15,000 to all three winning contractors at the time of award, the Defense Department said …

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MTSI to Provide Engineering Support for MDA Ballistic Missile Defense System Under $89M Contract

Modern Technology Solutions Inc. has won a one-year, $88.7 million contract from the Missile Defense Agency to provide specialty engineering advisory and assistance services for the Ballistic Missile Defense System. The Defense Department said Thursday MTSI will help MDA engineer sensor, directed energy and space systems as well as support BMDS …

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VT Group Appoints Alicia Townes as SVP, CFO

Alicia Townes, formerly vice president and corporate controller of Vistronix, has joined defense technology firm VT Group as senior vice president and chief financial officer. VT Group said Friday Townes joins the company’s executive leadership team that aims to drive strategic growth and development efforts. Her appointment comes six weeks after VT …

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CACI Wins $91M Army Airborne ISR Tech Support Order; Ken Asbury Comments

CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has won a potential four-year, $91 million task order to help a U.S. Army organization research, develop and evaluate airborne intelligence systems. The company said Monday it will assist the Flight Activity of the Army’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center in efforts to maintain, integrate, operate and provide …

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Michael Strianese: L3 Evaluates ‘Strategic Options’ for Vertex Aerospace Business

Michael Strianese, chairman and CEO at L3 Technologies (NYSE: LLL), has said the company has begun to assess strategic alternatives for Vertex Aerospace business after the New York-based aerospace and defense contractor posted a goodwill impairment charge for Vertex during the third quarter of 2017. Strianese said in a statement …

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Raytheon Gets $1.5B MDA Follow-On IDIQ to Continue Support for Ballistic Missile Radar Platforms

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) has received a potential $1.5 billion indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to help the Missile Defense Agency operate and maintain two kinds of ballistic missile radar technology. The Defense Department said Friday Raytheon’s integrated defense systems unit will continue to provide logistics support, transition and transfer, depot transition and sustaining engineering services for …

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Iridium Announces Q3 2017 Govt Services Revenue, Subscribers; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) recorded $22 million in government service revenue with 95,000 government subscribers during the third quarter of 2017. Iridium said Thursday government data and voice subscribers rose 14 percent to 40,000 during the third quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with the same period last year. The McLean, …

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