Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 10/28/2016

Cognosante Eyes Public Health IT Sector Expansion Through BITS Purchase

Cognosante has purchased Business Information Technology Solutions for an undisclosed sum in a push to expand the former’s presence in the public health information technology sector. BITS will operate as a subsidiary and Founder and CEO Dan McQuay will continue to lead the business under the new ownership, Cognosante said Thursday…
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ICF Lands Program Evaluation Support Task Order for USAID Food Security Initiative; Ani Hyslop Comments

ICF has received a potential five-year, $11 million task order from professional services firm Mendez England & Associates to provide support services for a U.S. government program that seeks to advance food security efforts in partner countries…
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Gen. John Raymond Becomes Air Force Space Command Chief

Gen. John Raymond, former deputy chief of staff for operations at the U.S. Air Force, has succeeded Gen. John Hyten as leader of Air Force Space Command during a ceremony held Tuesday at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado…
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Engility Awarded $71M Naval Aircraft Engineering Services Contract

Engility has received a 21-month, $71 million contract from the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division to provide systems engineering services on U.S. aerial platforms and weapons systems. The company said Friday it will assess the technical performance, suitability and risks of NAWCAD’s aircraft, weapons and integrated systems as part of the contract and perform a majority of the work in Maryland…
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Tony Scott: White House Unveils Proposed Federal IT Modernization Guidance

The White House has released draft guidance that details several actions on how federal agencies can develop and execute plans to update their information technology systems. Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott wrote in a blog post published Thursday the Obama administration issued the proposed guidance as part of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan…
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Matt Simon: NASA Eyes Similar Structure for Deep Space Transit & Surface Habitats

Matt Simon, habitation lead for NASA’s Evolvable Mars Campaign, has said the agency  wants a similar structure for future deep space modules that will serve as transit and surface habitats for Mars and moon explorations, Ars Technica reported Wednesday…
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UK Air Force Awards Raytheon $159M Contract Extension for Surveillance Aircraft Support Services

The U.K.-based subsidiary of Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) has secured a five-year, $159.3 million contract extension from the British air force to manage support services for the country’s Sentinel surveillance aircraft fleet…
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International SOS Appoints IT Vet Ramesh Munamarty as Group CIO

Ramesh Munamarty, former Verint Systems chief information officer, has been named group CIO at medical and travel security services company International SOS. Munamarty will drive strategic imperatives such as enterprise information technology, digital transformation and business process optimization for the business, International SOS said Thursday…
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Saab to Engineer Replacement Ship Integrated Combat System for Australian Navy

Saab has secured a $25 million contract to design and build an integrated combat system for integration into two replenishment vessels that Navantia will build for the Australian navy. Saab said Friday the contract also covers procurement of combat system equipment such as helicopter control radar and decoy systems as well as systems engineering services…
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Raytheon Completes Indianapolis Hub Renovation

Raytheon held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to mark the completion of a multimillion dollar renovation project at the company’s systems modernization and sustainment facility in Indianapolis, 13 WTHR reported Thursday…
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SwRI to Provide R&D, Technical Services to Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division

Southwest Research Institute has received potential five-year, $39 million contract to help the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division build tactical and non-tactical systems. SwRI said Tuesday it will provide research, development, testing and support services intended to help NSWCDD address technical challenges…
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