Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 09/30/2016

KBR-Triple Canopy JV Wins $118M Contract for Army Security Services in Kuwait, Vectrus Shares Plummet on Loss

A joint venture of KBR (NYSE: KBR) and Triple Canopy has won a one-year, $117.8 million contract that includes separately-funded option periods to operate a U.S. Army base in Kuwait and provide security support services for the military branch’s area support group in the country…
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Fluor-Atkins-Westinghouse JV Lands $318M Contract to Operate DOE’s Nuclear Conversion Sites

A joint venture of Fluor (NYSE: FLR), Atkins and Westinghouse has received a five-year, $318 million contract to operate the Energy Department’s depleted uranium hexafluoride conversion facilities at two locations…
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AECOM Names Mark Whitney COO of Nuclear & Environment Unit; John Vollmer Comments

AECOM (NYSE: ACM) has named Mark Whitney, formerly principal deputy assistant secretary for the Energy Department‘s office of environmental management, as chief operating officer of the company’s nuclear and environment strategic business unit…
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Boeing Installs Simulation Training Equipment for NASA Starliner Crew

Boeing has outfitted NASA‘s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, with new simulation training equipment to support the crew of the company-built CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. The company’s Crew Part-Task Trainers are designed to simulate various Starliner mission aspects, NASA said in a blog post published Wednesday…
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CSRA-Led Team Completes Updates to NIH Supercomputing Infrastructure

A consortium led by CSRA has expanded a supercomputing cluster at the National Institutes of Health’s Center for Information Technology in an effort to help NIH researchers process and analyze large data sets…
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HR Vet Steve Bloom Joins QTS as Chief People Officer; Chad Williams Comments

QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS) has appointed Steve Bloom, formerly senior vice president and chief human resource officer for ProBuild, as the new QTS chief people officer. Bloom has provided organizational management, strategy development and talent management in industries such as technology, healthcare, consumer products and financial services for more than 25 years, QTS said Thursday…
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Natl Gallery of Art Posts Managed IT Security Services RFI

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., has issued a request for information on potential industry sources to support the museum’s information systems security programs. A sources sought notice posted Sept…
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Harris Ships 1st GPS OCX Satellite Receiver, Encryptors to Raytheon Under Subcontract

Harris Corp. has shipped the first of 34 satellite receivers for the GPS Operational Control System to Raytheon after the former company completed an electromagnetic interference test of the initial hardware, Space News reported Thursday…
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Comtech Board Chair Fred Kornberg Returns to CEO Post, Northrop & Harris Vet Michael Galletti Named COO

Comtech Telecommunications (Nasdaq: CMTL) has undergone a series of executive and organizational changes that include the appointment of Board Chairman Fred Kornberg to the CEO and president roles he served in between 1976 and 2015…
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Navy Solicits Proposals for SPAWAR Crypto I&Y Cable Production Contract

The Department of the Navy has solicited offers from vendors to supply the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command with crypto I&Y cable assemblies designed to support the service branch’s command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance functions…
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Booz Allen Updates Sailfish Data Analytics Platform Offering; Josh Sullivan Comments

Booz Allen Hamilton has updated the company’s analytics platform to include a machine-learning algorithm for commercial and government clients to gain insight from data. A team of more than 600 Booz Allen data scientists worked to develop algorithms in an effort to help maintain vehicle safety, expand access to vaccines and combat human trafficking activities with the Sailfish technology, the company said Thursday…
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