Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 09/01/2016

Harris Unveils 2 Board Appointments Under Jana Partners Pact

Melbourne, Florida-based Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has confirmed one appointment to the board of directors and the nomination of a second as part of the communications technology maker’s cooperation agreement with activist hedge fund Jana Partners…
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Jerry Dotson, Mark Castleman Take New VP Roles at Avaya

Avaya has named Jerry Dotson, former vice president for civilian sales, as the new VP for civilian and advanced programs within the company’s government solutions business. Dotson will oversee the design and implementation of communication services to support the various operations of Avaya government customers, the company said Thursday…
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Reuters: SWIFT Discovers Cyber Theft Attempts Against Member Banks

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication has detected cyber theft attempts against its member banks that resulted in some successful attacks, Reuters reported Wednesday. Jim Finkle writes a SWIFT letter to clients stated the hacking attempts have been discovered since June — after SWIFT gave customers its latest update on cyber attacks…
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Progeny Systems Receives $66M Navy Contract for Lightweight Torpedo Sonar Assembly Kits

The U.S. Navy has awarded Progeny Systems a $66.4 million cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-only Small Business Innovation Research Phase III contract to provide MK 54 Mod 1 lightweight torpedo sonar assembly kits and associated test equipment, spare units and engineering and hardware services…
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Artis Obtains DoD Approval to Test Active Protection System With Israeli Radars

Artis has received the Defense Department‘s approval to test and evaluate Israel-based Rada Electronic Industries‘ radars with an Artis-built active protection system, Defense News reported Tuesday…
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NASA to Launch Lockheed-Built Spacecraft for Asteroid Sample Return Mission

A Lockheed Martin-built spacecraft is scheduled for liftoff on Sept. 8 from Cape Canaveral, Florida aboard a United Launch Alliance rocket as part of a NASA  mission to survey a near-Earth asteroid and return a sample back home…
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Huntington Ingalls Secures $65M Navy Contract Modification for USS Enterprise Long Lead-Time Materials

Huntington Ingalls Industries‘ shipbuilding business has landed a potential $65.3 million undefinitized contract modification from the U.S. Navy for the purchase of long lead-time materials for a Ford-class aircraft carrier…
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BAE’s US Arm to Unveil ‘Beowulf’ Utility Vehicle at National Guard Symposium

BAE Systems‘ U.S. subsidiary has scheduled the debut of its new all-terrain utility vehicle on Sept. 10 at the National Guard Association of the United States symposium in Baltimore, Maryland. Beowulf is an unarmored version of BAE Systems’ BvS10 combat vehicle built to replace the BV206 small unit support vehicle, BAE Systems Inc…
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USmax to Offer Physical Security, Training Services on GSA Schedule 84

The General Services Administration has awarded USmax Corp. a position on GSA’s Schedule 84 contract vehicle, allowing the company to provide technical/physical security and training services to federal customers…
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DOE Awards Geothermal Energy Research Funds to Sandia Labs, University of Utah

The Energy Department has allocated $29 million in total funds for two separate geothermal systems research efforts led by the University of Utah and the Sandia National Laboratories. Eeach team will receive funds to instrument, define and permit candidate sites for an underground laboratory as part of DOE’s Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy program, the department said Wednesday…
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OMB Kicks Off Search for IT Category Mgmt Specialist

The Office of Management and Budget is looking for an information technology professional to support OMB’s category management efforts for approximately $50 billion in annual IT investments across the government…
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Antonio Rucci Joins Information International Associates as Info Security Program Chief

Antonio Rucci, owner and principal of Insider Threats Consulting, has been named head of the information security program at Information International Associates. Bonnie Carroll, founder and CEO of IIa, said Rucci’s experience in program management, cybersecurity governance and policy development will help IIa expand its threat intelligence footprint, build up its cybersecurity programs and service current contracts…
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