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EM’s Weekly Roundup: Leidos Acquires L3Harris’ Security Division; Wash100 Voting Ends June 1st; Executive Spotlight with Zscaler’s Stephen Kovac

Leidos Completes $1B Purchase of L3Harris’ Security Detection, Automation Businesses; Roger Krone Quoted Leidos has finalized its acquisition of L3Harris Technologies’ security detection and automation businesses for approximately $1 billion in cash, Leidos said Monday. The company also announced that Jim Moos, president of Leidos’ civil group, will oversee the acquired businesses. “In …

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Dana Deasy: DoD’s JEDI Cloud Program Offers Unique Capability to Warfighters

Dana Deasy

Dana Deasy, chief information officer at the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, told Breaking Defense in an interview published Tuesday that the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud computing program seeks to deliver a unique capability to troops operating at the tactical edge. He said JEDI satisfies several warfighting needs that other cloud environments cannot meet, including the capability to transmit data across unclassified, secret and top secret classification levels and handle data outside the continental U.S. and CONUS.

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KBR to Continue Support for NAVFAC Facility Projects in Africa; Byron Bright Quoted

Byron Bright

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 5, 2020 — KBR (NYSE: KBR) will continue to support construction, repair and maintenance of facilities at a U.S. Navy-led installation in Africa under a $15M bridge contract from Naval Facilities Engineering Command Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia, ExecutiveBiz reported April 22.

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Leidos Closes $1B Purchase of L3Harris’ Security Detection, Automation Businesses; Roger Krone Quoted

Roger Krone

Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) has finalized its acquisition of security detection and automation businesses of L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX) for approximately $1B in cash. Jim Moos, president of Leidos’ civil group, will oversee the acquired businesses, which operate with over 1,200 employees combined and provide automated tray return systems, airport screening products and other industrial automation platforms to customers in the government, critical infrastructure, transportation and aviation markets, Leidos said Monday.

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Report: Former DIB Exec Director Joshua Marcuse to Join Google’s Public Sector Business

Joshua Marcuse

Joshua Marcuse, who served as executive director of the Defense Innovation Board for more than three years and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, as been tapped to serve as head of strategy and innovation at Google's (Nasdaq: GOOGL) global public sector unit, Defense One reported Friday.

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