Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/01/2015

SAIC to Help USDA Develop New Crop Insurance Products; Bob Genter Comments

Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) has received a $156 million contract from the Agriculture Department to develop new crop insurance products and design information technology systems for USDA’s Risk Management Agency…
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L-3 NSS Division to Provide Army Cloud IT Services; Les Rose Comments

An L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) division has received a potential five-year, $107 million task order to provide technical support and cloud-based services for about 20,000 computing systems of the U…
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Jon Rymer to Resign as Pentagon IG in January

Jon Rymer, inspector general at the Defense Department, will step down from his post by Jan. 8 as he plans a return to the financial industry, Military Times reported Monday. Andrew Tilghman writes that Glenn Fine, principal deputy IG at the Pentagon, will hold the IG role in an acting capacity until the Senate confirms a successor to Rymer…
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Report: OMB Seeks Govt-Wide Plan for Hiring of Breach Response Contractors

The Office of Management and Budget has instructed the General Services Administration to develop a single vehicle for all federal agencies to contract outside cybersecurity professionals in the event of a breach, Federal News Radio reported Monday…
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Harris to Refresh NAVSEA Radar Systems for $113M; Rich Sorelle Comments

The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) a potential four-year, $113 million contract for the modernization of AN/SPS-48E three-dimensional radar systems. The contract has a one-year base value of $39 million and calls for Harris to convert the maritime radars into the SPS-48G configuration under the U…
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Christopher Kapellas Named Washington Headquarters Services HR Director

Christopher Kapellas, formerly deputy director of the human resources directorate within the Defense Department‘s Washington Headquarters Services organization, has been named HR director for WHS…
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John Thomas Joins SOS International Board of Advisers; Julian Setian Comments

John Thomas, formerly executive vice president and chief strategy officer at Leidos, has joined SOS International’s board of advisers. He most recently oversaw Leidos’ corporate strategy, communications, mergers and acquisitions and government and legislative affairs, SOS International said Monday…
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Senate Approves Gayle Smith as USAID Administrator

Gayle Smith, senior director at the National Security Council, has received Senate confirmation as the new administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the New York Times reported Monday…
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