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Boeing to Acquire Liquid Robotics, Maker of Autonomous Maritime Vehicle ‘Wave Glider’

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has agreed to purchase Sunnyvale, Calif.-based autonomous maritime vehicle manufacturer Liquid Robotics for an undisclosed sum in the airplane maker’s strategy to create new information services functions between the ocean and space. Boeing said Tuesday its acquisition of the company behind the Wave Glider ocean surface robot also aims to continue a partnership …

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Orbital ATK Backs Govt Satellite Orders to Help Offset Weak Commercial Market Demand

Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA) said Tuesday the aerospace and defense contractor sees satellite orders from military and other government agencies as a counterbalance to continued soft demand from commercial customers. CEO David Thompson told investors the Dulles, Virginia-based company forecasts orders from the defense community, NASA and other science agencies to represent 75-80 …

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KBR Unveils Rebranded Wyle as $570M Acquisition Closes

KBR (NYSE: KBR) has closed the $570 million purchase of government engineering and technical services contractor Wyle, which will operate under the name of KBRwyle within the parent company’s government services segment. KBR CEO Stuart Bradie said Tuesday the company expects government services revenue to total $2 billion per year post-acquisition and have …

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KBR CEO Stuart Bradie: Wyle Purchase Adds US Govt R&D Contracts as Complement to Overseas Work

KBR‘s (NYSE: KBR) move to purchase U.S. government engineering and technical services contractor Wyle Laboratories for $570 million aims to add a pipeline of domestic research-and-development services to federal agencies as a complement to work carried out overseas, KBR CEO Stuart Bradie told investors Monday. Bradie said a majority of KBR’s government …

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Raytheon, US News Report Shortage in Local STEM Talent; Dave Wajsgras Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 20, 2016 — Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and U.S. News & World Report released the findings of a joint study that points to a shortage in homegrown science, technology, engineering and math talent in the U.S., ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The 2016 U.S. News/Raytheon STEM Index report indicates that while the …

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Huntington Ingalls Unit Awards Grants for Alabama, Mississippi STEM Projects

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 27, 2016 — The shipbuilding division of Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has awarded $100, 000 in grants to schools in Alabama and Mississippi to fund 25 projects in science, technology, math and engineering, GovCon Executive reported Tuesday. The company said Monday its STEM program is in its …

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Battelle-Led Team Lands $185M Contract to Manage Army STEM Programs

A Battelle-led consortium has won a potential 10-year, $185 million contract to help administer the U.S. Army’s portfolio of programs for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. Battelle said Monday it will support the service branch’s Army Educational Outreach Program in partnership with the Academy of Applied Sciences, Education First, …

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Jacobs, NASA Ink $120M Marshall Center Services Modification

Jacobs Technology (NYSE: JEC) and NASA have signed a potential one-year, $120 million contract modification for the company to continue engineering and science services at the agency’s based Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. NASA said Monday the modification falls under a potential $600 million contract the company was awarded in July 2012 and …

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Frank Bruno Appointed Battelle Air Force Unit VP; Steve Kelly Comments

Frank Bruno, a retired Air Force brigadier general and former logistics director for the branch’s Materiel Command, has joined Battelle as vice president for the nonprofit science and technology organization’s Air Force unit. The 29-year military veteran will be responsible for managing Battelle’s Air Force account and the nonprofit’s relationships …

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