Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/02/2016

Huntington Ingalls Launches $1B Govt Services Segment As $380M Camber Buy Closes

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has officially launched its new government services business segment upon the completion of the Newport News, Virginia-based military shipbuilder’s $380 million purchase of Camber Corp…
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Accenture Closes Defense Point Security Acquisition to Expand Cyber Defense Portfolio

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its purchase of Alexandria, Virginia-based cybersecurity provider Defense Point Security in a push to expand cyber defense services for the U.S. federal government…
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Lockheed Updates Air Force GPS Satellite Ground Control System; Vinny Sica Comments

Lockheed Martin has completed its work to update a ground control system that supports the U.S. Air Force‘s Global Positioning System satellite constellation. Lockheed said Thursday the Commercial Off-the-Shelf Upgrade #2 project is part of the Air Force’s multi-year plan to modernize the GPS constellation’s legacy Operational Control Segment…
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FirstNet Senior Manager Steven Smith Joins Sevatec’s Advisory Board

Steven Smith, senior manager of the First Responder Network Authority, has joined the board of advisers of Fairfax, Virginia-based technology services contractor Sevatec. He brings to Sevatec’s advisory board three decades of information technology management experience in both the public and private sectors, the company said Thursday…
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GSA Taps W.M. Jordan to Build New NASA Langley Lab; Dave Bowles Comments

The General Services Administration has awarded W.M. Jordan Co. a $95.6 million contract to build a new research-and-development laboratory at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. W…
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Georgia Tech Receives DoD Cyber Attribution Framework Development Contract

Georgia Tech has received a $17.3 million contract from the Defense Department to build an attribution framework the military hopes can help identify the actors behind cyber attacks. A Georgia Tech blog post published Tuesday says Rhamnousia will help gather evidence against cyber attackers and identify their methods, errors and other characteristics…
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Engility to Update, Maintain VA Budget Tracking Tool; Lynn Dugle Comments

Engility has secured a potential $16.8 million contract from the Department of Veterans Affairs to operate, update and maintain a government-owned off-the-shelf application that works to help VA manage programs and operations…
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Jeff Barr: AWS Unveils Anti-DDoS Managed Service

Amazon Web Services has launched a new cybersecurity managed service intended to help clients protect web applications against three types of distributed-denial-of-service attacks. AWS Chief Evangelist Jeff Barr wrote in a blog post published Thursday the AWS Shield  offering is designed to work alongside Elastic Load Balancing, CloudFront and Route 53 platforms…
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State Dept Chooses Nlyte Platform to Manage Data Center Infrastructure

The State Department has selected Nlyte Software to provide an enterprise-grade  technology platform to help DOS manage data center operations and comply with the government’s Data Center Optimization Initiative…
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Boeing’s Matthew Jones, Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Susan Nelson Join CompTIA Space Enterprise Council

CompTIA has appointed Matthew Jones, director of C4ISR and advanced technology and government operations at Boeing, as chair of the technology industry association’s space enterprise council. Susan Nelson, director of government affairs and Washington operations at Aerojet Rocketdyne, will serve as vice chair of SEC, CompTIA said Thursday…
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17 Industry Groups Ask Trump to Advance Tech Infrastructure Investments

The chief executives of 17 technology industry organizations have asked President-elect Donald Trump to advance investments in technology infrastructure as part of efforts to create jobs and build up the U…
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