Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/12/2014

Senate to Vote on FY 2015 Defense Authorization Bill Friday

The Senate has moved forward on the proposed $585 billion defense spending bill and will hold a vote on the legislation Friday, The Hill newspaper reported Thursday. Ramsey Cox writes senators voted 85-14 to end debate on the bill, which allocates $521 billion in discretionary spending for Defense Department operations and $64 billion for overseas contingency missions…
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BAE’s US Arm Inks Deal for Eclipse Electronic Systems, Parent Closes SilverSky Buy

BAE Systems Inc. — the British defense contractor’s U.S. subsidiary — has agreed to acquire Eclipse Electronic Systems from Esterline Corp. for nearly $28 million cash in order to add new intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance products to BAE’s portfolio…
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John Hassoun: Vistronix Buys ACG, Objective Solutions, ExaTech to Expand IC Tech Portfolio

Vistronix has acquired information technology firms Agency Consulting Group, Objective Solutions Inc. and ExaTech Solutions in a push to grow Vistronix’s IT product and service offerings for the intelligence sector…
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OPM Embeds Cyber Code in Federal Workforce Database; Sydney Smith-Heimbrock Comments

The Office of Personnel Management has moved to monitor cyber personnel performance and attached a cybersecurity job code into the federal workforce, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Billy Mitchell writes the codes seek to reflect the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s cybersecurity workforce framework…
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GSA Wants Info on Commercial Payment Services; Tom Sharpe Comments

The General Services Administration has asked for industry feedback on commercial payment services and best practices for charge card usage. GSA issued a request for information to develop the third iteration of the SmartPay program for government-wide payment and charge card system, the agency said Thursday
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Defense Sec. Chuck Hagel Backs Navy LCS Modernization Plan

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel supports the U.S. Navy‘s proposed modernization effort of the Littoral Combat Ships that are made by Austal USA and Lockheed Martin, Reuters reported Thursday. Andrea Shalal writes the Navy wants to integrate new missiles, radar technology and other combat systems into the LCS fleet…
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