Posts from GovConWire for 01/20/2015

US, UK Seek to Expand Cybersecurity Cooperation

President Barack Obama wants to expand the cybersecurity cooperation between the U.S. and U.K. in a move to protect critical infrastructure, businesses and privacy from cyber threats, DoD News reported Friday
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Peter Hoene Appointed to Lead SES Government Solutions; Tip Osterthaler Comments

Peter Hoene has been named president and CEO of SES Government Solutions, a subsidiary of global satellite operator SES. The U.S. Air Force retired brigadier general will assume the new roles from his current post as corporate vice president for development, SES-GS announced Monday
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Billy Moore to Take CFO Role at Grant Thornton; J. Michael McGuire Comments

Billy Moore is set to take over from retiring Russ Wieman as chief financial officer of Grant Thornton LLP. Moore will come into the new role on Aug. 1 from his current post as professional standards partner for the firm’s offices in Charlotte, Raleigh and Columbia…
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BAE Unveils New Thermal Weapon Sight Product for Military Customers; Marc Casseres Comments

BAE Systems has introduced a thermographic weapon sight platform designed to help military users recognize threats when they conduct surveillance missions during the day or night. The Universal Thermal Clip-On XII device is built with a 12-micron thermal imaging camera to allow operators to observe target locations that are surrounded by fog, dust or smoke, BAE saidMonday
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Frank Jimenez Joins Raytheon as General Counsel; Thomas Kennedy Comments

Frank Jimenez, formerly a general counsel, secretary and managing director at agribusiness firm Bunge, has been named general counsel at Raytheon (NYSE: RTN). He assumed the roleMonday and succeeds Jay Stephens, who will retire from the company on March 31 after a 12-year career there, Raytheon saidFriday
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January 20 Morning Report: GovCon Index Scores Gain on Friday’s Close

The GovCon Index ended a week of trading with an increase of 0.711 points (0.990%) to close at 71.121 on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average reported a 1.10 percent gain to 17,511.57, the Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 1…
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DeEtte Gray: BAE Systems Seeks to Enhance US Navy’s Aegis Weapon System

BAE Systems has won a five-year, $120 million contract to integrate and test the U.S. Navy’s Aegis combat system onboard surface ships. The company will also work to develop, engineer and maintain the system in order to sustain the weapon’s readiness, BAE said Monday
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Mary Petryszyn: Japan to Order Northrop Hawkeye, Global Hawk ISR Planes

The Japanese government intends to buy Northrop Grumman-built (NYSE: NOC) E-2D Hawkeye and RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft through a foreign military sales program run by the U.S. Defense Department. Northrop said Sunday the Japanese defense ministry chose the two aircraft platforms to support the agency’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations…
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