Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 05/25/2017

CSRA to Buy IT Firm NES Associates; David Keffer, Larry Prior Comment

CSRA (NYSE: CSRA) has agreed to purchase Alexandria, Virginia-based information technology services contractor NES Associates for an undisclosed amount. David Keffer, chief financial officer of CSRA, said Wednesday that the pending acquisition is in line with the Falls Church,Virginia-based company’s “long-term approach to capital allocation, as our balance sheet continues to evolve…
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Northrop to Help Sustain Navy’s Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator Under $65M Contract Option

Northrop Grumman has received a $64.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to help operate and maintain the service branch’s Broad Area Maritime Surveillance-Demonstrator aircraft. The Defense Department said Wednesday that Northrop will also provide sustainment engineering and logistics services for RQ-4 Global Hawk peculiar items, support equipment and technical publications under the BAMS-D program…
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COMSAT Gets DoD BPA for Inmarsat Global Xpress, BGAN Mobile Satcom Services

COMSAT has received a blanket purchase agreement from the Defense Department to provide internet protocol-based mobile satellite communications services through Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Ka-band network and Broadband Global Area Network…
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Eric Barton Named CTO for DataDirect Networks’ Software-Defined Storage Portfolio

Eric Barton, former lead architect of Intel‘s high performance data division, has joined DataDirect Networks as chief technology officer of its software-defined storage portfolio. DDN said Wednesday his new role entails oversight of strategic roadmap, technology architecture and product design for the company’s newly formed Infinite Memory Engine business unit…
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NASA Advances Metal Asteroid Mission Launch Schedule by 1 Year

NASA has moved from 2023 to the summer of 2022 the launch of a robotic space mission that seeks to explore a metal asteroid called 16 Psyche and investigate its formation and surface. The change in schedule will make the launch of the Pysche mission a year earlier than planned and advance the arrival of the spacecraft at the asteroid by four years, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Wednesday…
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Red Hat Acquires Codenvy

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), a provider of open source solutions, announced Thursday that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Codenvy, a provider of cloud-native tools that developers use to create modern container-based and cloud-native applications…
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Cloudera Unveils Managed Data Engineering Service

Cloudera has introduced a platform-as-a-service offering designed to help data engineers run large-scale data processing applications in a public cloud environment. Altus works to help enterprise users accelerate the development and operation of elastic data pipelines that power data-driven applications through on-demand infrastructure, Cloudera said Wednesday…
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Genius SIS Debuts Training Mgmt Tool on AWS Govt Cloud

Genius SIS has launched its training management system on Amazon Web Services‘ GovCloud region in an effort to help U.S. government agencies register, track and report on their training programs…
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InfoZen Helps NASA Create Online Multimedia Database

InfoZen has helped NASA to develop and launch a searchable database of 14,000 downloadable images, video and audio files on the images.nasa.gov website, GCN reported Wednesday. The database is hosted in Amazon Web Services‘ cloud platform and powered by Limelight Network‘s content delivery service, according to the report…
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VIDEO: Lockheed Martin Conducts First Underwater Unmanned Aircraft Launch from Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

Lockheed Martin successfully launches Vector Hawk, a small, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), on command from the Marlin MK2 autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) during a cross-domain command and control event hosted by the U…
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PODCAST: Navigating Cloud Choices in Government

Information technology approaches in the public sector are changing fast. Cloud computing is driving much of that change. More enterprise applications are going to the cloud. But because they must continue to operate legacy applications, agencies are creating hybrid infrastructures consisting of their own data centers, shared tenancy clouds, and – depending on the application and data involved – government-specific clouds…
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