Posts from ExecutiveBiz for 01/09/2017

Engility Sells USAID Business to Research Triangle Institute

Engility Corp. (NYSE: EGL) has sold its international development services business to North Carolina-based nonprofit organization Research Triangle Institute International for $24 million as part of the former’s efforts to pay down debt and reshape its portfolio…
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LLR Partners Buys Automation & Cyber Hunting Unit ‘BluVector’ From Northrop

Philadelphia-based private equity firm LLR Partners has purchased an automated threat detection and cyber hunting technology business unit from Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) for an undisclosed sum to grow a commercial market footprint for machine learning-based tools…
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SSL Awarded $75M Contract to Build Asteroid Exploration Spacecraft Platform for NASA

MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates‘ U.S. subsidiary SSL has received a $75 million contract to provide a composite-based spacecraft platform for a NASA mission that aims to explore the 16 Psyche metallic asteroid…
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FedRAMP Board Approves 3 New AWS GovCloud Services; Teresa Carlson Comments

Amazon Web Services has received a provisional authority-to-operate from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program‘s joint authorization board for three of the company’s GovCloud service offerings for U…
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Deloitte: Global Aerospace & Defense Revenues to Grow 2% in 2017

A new Deloitte study forecasts the global aerospace and defense industry’s overall revenue to grow 2 percent in 2017. Tom Captain, Deloitte global aerospace and defense leader, said Monday sales in the defense sub-sector could expand 3…
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OPM Releases Guidance on Cyber Job Coding at Agencies

The Office of Personnel Management has released new guidance that aims to help agencies apply updated procedures on assigning job codes to cybersecurity positions. The guidance published Wednesday seeks to align with the Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Assessment Act that requires OPM to create procedures to help agencies apply the coding structure within the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education’s cybersecurity workforce framework…
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McKesson, Change Healthcare to Run Combined Health IT Firm Under ‘Change Healthcare’ Brand

McKesson (NYSE: MCK) and Change Healthcare Holdings will name their new healthcare information technology firm Change Healthcare in an effort to reflect the merger of McKesson’s technology solutions business with the Nashville, Tennessee-based software and analytics provider…
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Johns Hopkins APL to Provide Telescopic Camera, Spectrometer for NASA’s 2 Future Asteroid Exploration Missions

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has been chosen to supply instruments to NASA for a pair of Discovery-class missions that aim to explore asteroids that might help scientists understand the earliest history of the solar system…
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UTC Vet Stephen Oswald to Join Ducommun as CEO

Stephen Oswald, former CEO of Capital Safety and a senior executive at United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), will join electronic and structural systems company Ducommun (NYSE: DCO) as president and CEO on January 23…
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Rear Adm. Bret Batchelder Named Assessment Division Director at Office of CNO

Rear Adm. Bret Batchelder, commander of the Navy Warfare Development Command since August 2016, has been appointed as director of the assessment division (N81) within the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations…
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VIDEO: Tactical Undersea Network Architecture (TUNA) – Phase 1 Completed

DARPA’s Tactical Undersea Network Architecture (TUNA) program recently completed its initial phase, successfully developing concepts and technologies aimed at restoring connectivity for U.S. forces when traditional tactical networks are knocked offline or otherwise unavailable…
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