Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 01/21/2016

Engility Issues FY 2016 Guidance Below Wall Street Forecasts

Engility Holdings (NYSE: EGL) — one of 30 companies listed on Executive Mosaic’s GovCon Index — issued its fiscal year 2016 earnings and revenue guidance Thursday below the consensus Wall Street analyst estimates for both figures…
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State Dept Clears $2B Sale of F-16 Weapons, Logistics Services to Iraq

The State Department has approved Iraq’s request to buy munitions, weapons, related equipment and logistics support services for F-16 fighter jets from the U.S. government under a potential $1.95 billion foreign military sales agreement…
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Microsoft Vet Kirill Tatarinov Joins Citrix as President, CEO; Robert Calderoni Comments

Kirill Tatarinov, formerly executive vice president of Microsoft’s (Nasdaq: MSFT) business solutions division, has joined Citrix (Nasdaq: CTXS) as president and CEO. Tatarinov will also join the Citrix board and succeed interim President and CEO Robert Calderoni, who will continue his role as executive chairman of the board, Citrix said Wednesday…
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NCI Lands Air Force Research Lab IT Subcontract; Brian Clark Comments

NCI has been awarded a $9 million contract with CDO Technologies to extend the company’s information technology support for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory site in Rome, New York. NCI will work to engineer communications and computer core services, develop applications and test the cyber research network under the contract, the company said Wednesday…
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CSIS Urges End to Sequestration for US’ APAC Rebalance Efforts

The Center for Strategic and International Studies believes that Congress must end sequestration budget cuts in order to fund the U.S.’ Asia-Pacific rebalance efforts, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday…
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BlackMesh Obtains FedRAMP Certification for Red Hat Cloud Platform-Based PaaS Product; Eric Mandel Comments

BlackMesh’s platform-as-a-service cloud offering has received a Federal Risk Authorization Management Program certification. BlackMesh’s SecureCloud PaaS product is based on Red Hat-built OpenShift cloud platform, BlackMesh said Tuesday…
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Loretta Lynch: DOJ to Initially Hire Contractors for FBI’s Gun Buyer Background Check System

Attorney General Loretta Lynch has said the Justice Department will initially employ contractors to immediately fill positions at the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System that works to conduct background investigations on gun purchasers, GovExec reported Wednesday…
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ACT-IAC Issues Report on National Cyber Ideation Effort; Kenneth Allen Comments

The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council has released the findings of its recent effort to gather feedback from industry, government and academia on how to build up the nation’s cyber posture…
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