Posts from GovConWire for 03/18/2016

Skot Butler to Succeed Kay Sears as Intelsat General President; Stephen Spengler Comments

Skot Butler, vice president of satellite networks and space services at Intelsat General — a U.S. subsidiary of the Luxembourg-based satellite services provider — has been promoted to president…
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L-3 to Support Navy Destroyer Program Under General Dynamics Contract

L-3 Communications has landed an initial contract from General Dynamics‘s Bath Iron Works subsidiary to provide eight integrated electrical system units for the U.S. Navy‘s destroyer ships…
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Microsoft Enters Public-Private Partnership to Build Solar Energy Facility in Virginia

Microsoft will collaborate with Dominion Virginia Power and the government of Virginia to build a new solar energy facility in Fauquier County through a public-private partnership. The companies and the government of Virginia expect the facility to commence operations in 2017 and supply the state’s power grid with 20 megawatts of solar energy, Dominion Virginia Power said Wednesday
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ViON Subsidiary Ascolta Names Brad Cox Chief Data Scientist, Clint Green CTO

Ascolta, a subsidiary of ViON, has appointed Brad Cox as chief data scientist and Clint Green as chief technology officer. Cox will be responsible for the design and execution of detection tools intended for network intrusions in his role at the Herndon, Virginia-based analytics firm, Ascolta said Thursday
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Northrop’s JPSS Microwave Sounder Contract Reaches $390M on New NOAA Order

Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a contract modification to manufacture two passive microwave instruments for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Joint Polar Satellite System, increasing the total contract value to $390…
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Peter Simpson Rejoins Analytics Firm Datawatch as Visualization Strategy VP

Peter Simpson, a 20-year information technology veteran, has returned to Datawatch as vice president of visualization strategy at the Bedford, Massachusetts-based visual analytics company. He will oversee the company’s efforts to grow its visual data discovery business and capital market footprint in his new position, Datawatch said Wednesday
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March 17 Market Close: GovCon Index Up On Strong Economic Data

The GovCon Index continued on a steady upward trend to close at 74.289, up 0.408%. The Index rode the market up as WTI broke the $40/barrel mark and on positive economic news from the Federal Reserve agreeing to hold interest rate firm, at least for the time being…
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