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GE Wins Air Force Neuromorphic Computing System Order; Rod Rice Comments

General Electric‘s (NYSE: GE) intelligent platforms business unit has won a computing system order from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s Information Directorate for neuromorphic architectures. The high-performance embedded computing technology will be built to process high-bandwidth data from radio frequency sensors using NVIDIA’s graphics processing unit accelerators, GE said Tuesday. …

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Agilent Electronic Measurement Spinoff To Be Named Keysight Technologies; Ron Nersesian Comments

Agilent Technologies expects to complete the spinoff of its electronic measurement operation into a new entity called Keysight Technologies in early November. The business will use the tagline “unlocking measurement insights for 75 years” to honor the original Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ), from which Agilent was spun off, Agilent said. Ron Nersesian …

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Jacobs Engineering Acquires Wireless Comms Provider FMHC; Kevin McMahon, John Cankar Comment

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) has bought the assets of FMHC Corp., a provider of wireless communications services. Chicago, Ill.-based FMHC works to design and build sites and deploy networks for wireless telecommunications customers, Jacobs Engineering said Tuesday. Kevin McMahon, a Jacobs group vice president, said the acquisition is …

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Bill Gates Sells $711M in Microsoft Shares

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Chairman Bill Gates sold 20 million company shares worth $711 million during the fourth quarter of 2013, Computer World reported Sunday. Gregg Keizer writes that Gates owns an estimated $13.2 billion in Microsoft common stock as of Friday and remains as the company’s biggest individual stockholder. Gates …

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Rob Kinnear Rejoins GCS as Company Makes Watson Tech Services Push

Rob Kinnear, a former senior applications engineer at GCS’ spinoff company TerraEchos., has rejoined GCS as director of strategic partnerships. Kinnear will work to develop big data services based on IBM‘s (NYSE: IBM) Watson cognitive computing system for new markets, GCS said Tuesday. He most recently served as senior applications engineer …

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Casey Coleman Appointed AT&T Government Solutions Client EVP

Casey Coleman, formerly chief information officer at the General Services Administration, has joined AT&T (NYSE: T) as client executive vice president for the company’s U.S. federal business division, AT&T Government Solutions. She will be responsible for developing long-term customer relationships and delivering customized offerings to civilian agencies, AT&T said Tuesday. …

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Jerry DeMuro to Succeed Linda Hudson as BAE’s US CEO

Jerry DeMuro, who previously led the information systems and technology group at General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) from 2003 to February 2013, has been appointed president and CEO of BAE Systems Inc., the British contractor’s U.S. subsidiary. DeMuro joins the subsidiary as it moves to diversify its portfolio for military, intelligence, government and …

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Allan McArtor Appointed Airbus North American President, CEO

Allan McArtor, a 13-year Airbus veteran and chairman of the conglomerate’s U.S. commercial aircraft organization, has been appointed president and CEO of the North American subsidiary Airbus Group Inc., formerly called EADS North America. He will assume the roles on March 1 and succeed Sean O’Keefe, who will continue working with …

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Kevin Boyle Named Alion General Counsel; Bahman Atefi Comments

Kevin Boyle, who most recently served as general counsel for MCR, LLC, has been named general counsel at Alion Science and Technology. In this new role, Boyle will  support Alion’s initiatives for corporate governance and ethics as well as Alion’s worldwide growth strategy, the company said Tuesday. He will lead the global engineering …

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Jeff Standerski to Head Rockwell Collins’ Info Mgmt Services Arm

Jeff Standerski, a 25-year veteran at Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) and a former vice president and general manager, has been appointed to lead the aviation technology maker’s newly-formed information management services business that is partly comprised of ARINC, which Rockwell Collins purchased for $1.2 billion last year. The new business …

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