Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 10/20/2014

Coracias Pledges $100M to Establish D&A Innovation Hub; V.D. Dhaduk Comments

Startup technology and consulting firm Coracias will invest $100 million to create a network for U.S. and Indian businesses to offer new technologies in the defense market. Coracias seeks to collaborate with the U…
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Chieh-san Cheng: GST Extends NOAA Weather Data Program Support

Global Science & Technology will continue its operations and expansion support for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s National Mesonet Program under a potential $11.36 million task order from the National Weather Service…
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DLA Issues 5-Month, $58M Maintenance IDIQ to SAIC

The Defense Logistics Agency has awarded a five-month, $58 million contract to Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAI) for continued maintenance, repair and operations services. SAIC will perform work in New Jersey through March 2015 under the firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, prime vendor contract, the Defense Department saidFriday
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Gen. Joseph Dunford Assumes Marine Corps Commandant Role

Gen. Joseph Dunford, the former International Security Assistance Force commander in Afghanistan, has taken a new role as the Marine Corps‘ commandant, DoD News reported Friday. Claudette Roulo writes Gen…
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NIH to Put $656M Toward Biomedical Big Data Research Initiative; Francis Collins Comments

The National Institutes of Health will invest about $656 million in a biomedical big data research initiative through 2020 to develop software and support a training program for data discovery. Program grantees will work to identify novel analytics to extract large volumes of data in order to improve human health, NIH said Oct…
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Robert Griffin Named DHS Sci-Tech Deputy Undersecretary

Robert Griffin, formerly acting deputy undersecretary of the Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate, has assumed that position on a full-time basis as of Oct. 5…
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IBM to Shed Semiconductor Business in $1B Deal With Globalfoundries

IBM (NYSE: IBM) has agreed to sell its global commercial semiconductor technology business to Santa Clara, California-based computer chip manufacturer Globalfoundries for $1.5 billion, which would be paid to IBM over the next three years…
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