Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 05/03/2017

Thales 2017 Report: 96% Federal Workers Fear Data Breaches

Thales released in conjunction with analyst firm 451 Research its second annual data security research brief 2017 Thales Data Threat Report, Federal Edition. The report indicated that ninety six percent of federal workers consider themselves “very” or “extremely” vulnerable to data breaches…
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Public Safety Industry Vet Jeff Robertson Named Airbus DS Communications President, CEO

Jeff Robertson, formerly president and managing partner of Ten Eight Solutions, has been appointed to succeed Bob Freinberg as president and CEO of the communications business within Airbus‘ defense and space segment…
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Navy Clears Accelera’s Cloud-Based Active Directory Service; Steve Weiss Comments

The Department of the Navy has granted Accelera Solutions authorization to operate a cloud-based active directory service intended to help U.S. Navy reservists access to applications hosted in Microsoft‘s Office 365 environment…
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Oracle to Dramatically Cut Sales Team, Grow Cloud

Oracle is reducing its sales to make more money from its fastest growing sector: cloud. While the exact size of the cuts are uncertain, one report says Oracle is preparing to cut up to two-thirds of its current sales force as soon as this summer, and layoffs are expected to start after the end of this month, the UK Register reported…
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BAE, Boeing Complete F-15 Eagle EW Warning System Design Review

Boeing and BAE Systems have concluded a critical design review of an electronic warfare warning platform for the U.S. Air Force’s fleet of F-15 fighter aircraft. The companies wrapped up the CDR phase on the Eagle Passive/Active Warning Survivability System in February as part of the F-15 modernization program, BAE said Monday…
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Craig College, Shawn Gundrum, Janice Lambert Take New EVP Roles at Calibre

Calibre Systems has promoted three executives to executive vice president roles as part of leadership changes in support of the company’s strategic transformation efforts. Craig College, formerly senior vice president of strategy development at Calibre, will serve as EVP and chief strategy officer at the Alexandria, Virginia-based employee-owned information technology and management consulting firm, Calibre said Tuesday…
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Army’s Darrell Williams Gets Lt. Gen. Rank to Head DLA as New Director

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Darrell Williams, commanding general of the Army Combined Arms Support Command and Sustainment Center of Excellence at Fort Lee, will take over as director of the Defense Logistics Agency at Fort Belvoir…
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Boeing Adds KC-46A Aircraft to Tanker Test Program, Jeanette Croppi Comments

Boeing has added a sixth aircraft to its tanker test program to help expand the company’s capacity to conduct ground and flight-test activities. The company said Tuesday that it conducted test activities on the new KC-46A multi-role tanker to evaluate the aircraft’s capacity to operate through radar- and radio tower-produced electromagnetic fields…
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AWS to Make Services Accessible in Red Hat’s Container Platform

Amazon Web Services and Red Hat have collaborated to make AWS services directly accessible within the latter company’s container platform. Red Hat said Tuesday the integration is designed to give customers the capacity to build and extend enterprise applications on the Red Hat OpenShift container platform using various AWS services…
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Paul Sale Joins FLIR Systems as SVP, Chief HR Officer; Andrew Teich Comments

Paul Sale, formerly chief human resources officer at electronic design automation company Mentor Graphics, has joined sensor technology manufacturer FLIR Systems as senior vice president and chief human resources officer…
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VIDEO: SpaceX partners with Pentagon, launches spy satellite

On Friday morning, SpaceX launched a satellite for the US Department of Defense. Very little is known about the top-secret payload, which is believed to be a spy satellite. Dr. John Logsdon, professor emeritus of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University, joins RT America’s Anya Parampil to discuss the launch as well as what we can expect from SpaceX in the near future…
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