Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 12/12/2017

Rockwell Collins Shareholders Set Jan. 11 Vote on UTC Deal

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is set to hold a shareholder meeting on Jan. 11 to decide on proposals associated with United Technologies Corp.’s (NYSE: UTX) proposed $30 billion acquisition of the Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based avionics contractor…
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Federal News Radio: Jose Arrieta to Become HHS Acquisition Official in January

Jose Arietta, current director of the General Services Administration‘s Office of Information Technology 70 Schedule Contract Operations, will join the Department of Health and Human Services in January as deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and senior procurement executive, Federal News Radio reported Monday…
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Esri to Help UN Member States Use ArcGIS-Based Data Hub for Sustainable Development Efforts

The United Nations Statistics Division has partnered with Esri in an effort to help UN member states implement a data respository for assessing, monitoring and reporting sustainable development goals…
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FAA OKs LifePort Ballistic Protection Tech for Bell Helicopter Integration

LifePort, a business unit of Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary, has received supplemental type certification from the Federal Aviation Administration to integrate ballistic protection technology into a Bell Helicopter aircraft platform…
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NEC Subsidiary Enters Agreement With DOJ to Update Software Product Security Protocols

NEC‘s Netcracker Technology Corp. subsidiary has agreed to implement additional measures to secure software products and service offerings for U.S. customers under a “non-prosecution” agreement with the Justice Department…
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L3’s Michael Strianese: Lack of Defense Budget Visibility Harms Industry R&D Efforts

L3 Technologies CEO Michael Strianese told Defense News in an interview published Monday a lack of visibility over budgets as a result of continuing resolutions drives defense contractors to take more risks when it comes to research and development…
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CenturyLink to Supply Data Networking Products to Pennsylvania

CenturyLink has received a five-year contract from the state government of Pennsylvania to supply data networking products. The telecommunications company said Monday it will work with Comcast‘s business arm to deliver network services and last mile connectivity to state agencies, commissions, councils, bureaus, authorities and boards…
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Keith Rigdon Promoted to Comprehensive Health Services Program Director

Keith Rigdon, former director of operations at Comprehensive Health Services, has been promoted to program director at the Cape Canaveral, Florida-based workforce medical services company. Comprehensive Health Services said Monday Rigdon will oversee the company’s work with the Department of Health and Human Services and will continue his role as program coordinator for the HHS Shelter Care contract…
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Report: Germany Eyes Eurofighter Typhoon as Potential Tornado Fighter Jet Replacement

Germany’s defense ministry said it considers the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft as its primary option to replace its fleet of 85 Tornado fighter jets by 2025, Reuters reported Tuesday. The European country’s parliament would need to approve the procurement of new fighter jets over the next two years with a plan to have the contract signed by 2021 to facilitate deliveries by 2025…
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Rockwell Collins to Produce Software Baseline for Navy E-2D Trainer Upgrade

The U.S. Navy has awarded Rockwell Collins a three-year, $13.7 million contract modification to produce a supplementary software platform for the E-2D Hawkeye Integrated Training Systems III modernization effort…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Rob Silverman, SVP at Booz Allen Hamilton

What is so artificial about artificial intelligence? Portrayals of A.I. in movies and television have engineered an image of personable robots, sentient and more humane than humans. In reality, however, A…
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House OKs Bill to Revamp DHS Cyber Mission

House lawmakers have approved through a voice vote a bill that would reorganize the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity functions, The Hill reported Monday. The legislation would elevate DHS’ National Protection and Programs Directorate into a standalone agency from its current status as a component within department headquarters…
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Navy Taps Ultra Electronics for Air Defense Systems Integrator Support, Sustainment IDIQ

Ultra Electronics has secured a potential nine-year, $49.2 million contract from the U.S. Navy to sustain AN/TSQ-214 Air Defense Systems Integrator products and ancillary equipment. The Defense Department said Monday the company’s advanced tactical systems unit will support for the ADSI platforms of the Navy, joint DoD forces and the Department of Homeland Security…
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VIDEO: Navy Weekly Wire Rundown: Dec. 11, 2017

The Weekly Wire Rundown is a weekly video blog from the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel, highlighting the top stories affecting Sailors and their families. The video compliments the print edition of the @USNPeople Weekly Wire, which you can subscribe to by e-mailing usnpeople…
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