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Todd Probert: Raytheon Leverages Silicon Valley Partnerships to Adapt Commercial Tech for Military

TYSONS CORNER, VA, November 29, 2018 — Todd Probert, vice president of mission support and modernization at Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), has said the company is working with Silicon Valley partners to identify commercial technologies that could potentially be applied for military use, ExecutiveBiz reported Nov. 2. Aviation Today reported Nov. 1 …

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Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit DIUx to get Emergency Funds

Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx,) the Department of Defense’s outreach office to Silicon Valley, needs emergency funding to keep key programs operating, and DoD is poised to grant their request, Defense News reports. The vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Paul Selva, said Tuesday that DIUx chief Raj …

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U.S. Digital Service Details Progress on 10 Federal Cyber Modernization Projects

The U.S. Digital Service released its first report to Congress under the Trump administration, detailing its progress on 10 projects to modernize digital functionality within Federal departments. Projects include the General Services Administration’s common identity project login.gov, modernizing the Small Business Administration’s certify site, simplifying the Department of Veterans Affairs’s Vets.gov, sponsoring …

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Lockheed’s Venture Capital Arm Buys Minority Stake in Chip Maker IQ-Analog

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has purchased a minority stake in San Diego-based semiconductor firm IQ-Analog for an undisclosed amount through the former’s venture capital arm, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Doug Cameron writes the move is part of Lockheed’s efforts to tap emerging technology firms as the Defense Department seeks technology …

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Weekly Roundup October 24 – October 28, 2016: Sector Execs Offer Outlooks at 3Q Checkpoint & more

October 24 – October 28, 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Outlooks of the government contracting market’s future trajectory and its ongoing dynamics dominated the attention of sector leaders and observers this week, during which GovCon Wire helped capture the larger …

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Weekly Roundup October 10 – October 14, 2016: DigitalGlobe Enters M&A Picture, L-3 Buys Again & more

October 10 – October 14, 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson We have yet another player in the GovCon M&A scene in the form of the company whose satellites help governments and businesses around the world map every piece of planet …

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Airbus Names Paul Eremenko CTO, Andy Anderson Corporate Tech Office COO

Paul Eremenko, CEO of Airbus Group’s A3 innovation center, will take over as chief technology officer of the aerospace and defense contractor on July 1. Airbus said Tuesday Eremenko will continue to lead A3 in San Jose, California, until the company finds a successor. Andy Anderson, acting Airbus CTO, will …

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Weekly Roundup April 4 – April 8 2016: Leidos Adds Zika Vaccine Program to Burgeoning Health Biz & more

April 4 – April 8 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson The global effort to combat the spread of mosquito-borne Zika virus in the Western Hemisphere now will include the company soon to become the largest U.S. government services contractor. …

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Weekly Roundup Feb. 22 – Feb. 26 2016: GD’s Robotics Buy Keeps Tech M&A Wheels Turning & more

Feb. 22 – Feb. 26 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Consolidation among the large players the government services market have been well-documented in spaces such as these but the product makers in GovCon also have been in on the M&A …

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Weekly Roundup Feb. 16 – Feb. 19 2016: The M&A Deal Leaders in 2016’s Wash100 & more

Feb. 16 – Feb. 19 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson Over the past two weeks here, we have taken different looks at Executive Mosaic’s 2016 Wash100 list of the government contracting arena’s most influential voices and pulled out some similarities between …

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