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Northrop Receives Software Updates Work on AF Drones

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 30, 2015 — The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) Aerospace Systems a $16.2 million contract for software integration work on the service’s Global Hawk fleet of unmanned aircraft, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. The Pentagon said Friday the modification includes corrections to current software …

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Systems Made Simple Lands VA Caregiver, Payroll Support Contracts; Horace Blackman Comments

Systems Made Simple has been selected to sustain the Department of Veterans Affairs’ caregiver application tracker in an effort to address the growing requirements of caregivers. The CAT system works to provide resources to the caregivers who conduct in-home healthcare services for veterans through the caregiver support program, Systems Made …

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Hilton Romanski: Cisco to Buy OpenDNS in Connected-Device Security Push

Cisco has agreed to purchase network security firm OpenDNS for $635 million cash in a push to help organizations protect their connected devices against sophisticated threats. The companies seek to integrate OpenDNS’ predictive threat intelligence and software-as-a-service cloud security platform with Cisco’s Security Everywhere framework to mitigate the risk of …

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MDA Taps IDT to Automate Ballistic Missile Defense System Tests, Integration

The Missile Defense Agency has awarded Innovative Defense Technologies a three-year, $9.99 million contract to develop and deploy the company’s Automated Test and Re-Test tool suite for testing and integration work on ballistic missile defense systems. The Defense Department said Monday the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract runs through June 24, 2018. MDA has already issued a $50, …

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PAE-Parsons JV Awarded Navy Guam Base Operations Support Contract

A PAE–Parsons joint venture has been awarded a potential $85, 266, 729 contract to help the U.S. Navy operate a service branch facility at Joint Region Marianas in Guam. DZSP 21 LLC will help manage ports, ordnance, materials, wastewater, electricity, steam, vehicles and equipment at the base, the Defense Department said Monday. The contract contains a …

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David Kopf Joins Anaren as President of Space & Defense Group

David Kopf, formerly vice president of engineering and operations at Astronics AeroSat, has joined Anaren as president of the company’s space and defense group. His experience in leadership and business development at various technology-based space and defense companies works to support the business group’s capabilities, Anaren President and CEO Larry Sala …

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June 29 Market Close: Greece Default Fears Sink GovCon Index, US Stocks

The GovCon Index mirrored across-the-board losses in U.S. markets Monday with a decline of 2.386 percent to 74.333 on a day that saw the possibility of default by Greece on a repayment to the International Monetary Fund loom over trading activity. Greece closed down its banking system and Standard & Poor’s puts the …

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Stu Shea Elected to Board of Trustees at Riverside Research

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 29, 2015 — GovCon Executive reported Friday on Riverside Research announcing Stu Shea being elected as the newest member of the company’s board of trustees. The appointment is a nod to Shea’s 30 years of leadership, strategy and business development experience in the government contracting space, Riverside Research …

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IBM Gets FCC ATO for New Federal Cloud Service

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 29, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Friday on IBM (NYSE: IBM) receiving Federal Communications Commission approval to operate its new cloud services and Softlayer data centers for the federal sector. According to a Nextgov report, the authority to operate applies to two facilities designed to handle government data …

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General Atomics Looks to Update Reaper Drone for European Skies

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 29, 2015 — ExecutiveBiz reported Friday on General Atomics is looking to update its MQ-9 Reaper to comply with European air-worthiness regulations ahead of a plan to sell the unmanned aircraft to U.S. allied nations in the region. According to a DoD Buzz report, Christopher Ames, …

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